Arsenal transfer news and rumours

Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Emirates Stadium

Last Updated: 15/06/20 9:53am


The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Arsenal – and those who could leave the club.

The latest players linked with a move to Arsenal…

Thomas Partey – Arsenal have received a major boost in their bid to sign Partey as Atletico Madrid have changed their stance and are willing to sell him (Daily Express, June 15)

Arsenal will hold crunch talks with Alexandre Lacazette amid the club’s interest in Atletico Madrid’s Partey (ESPN, June 14)

The player’s dad has told clubs they can sign the midfielder this summer if they trigger his £44.5m release clause – but says Arsenal are not the only club interested (Mirror, June 11); Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey has made it clear he would like to move to Arsenal and is hoping a deal can be struck between the clubs (Daily Telegraph, May 5); Arsenal have held talks with Atletico Madrid to sign Partey, but a £43m asking price is proving a stumbling block (Sunday Express, May 3).

Justin Kluivert – Arsenal are interested in signing Roma forward Kluivert as part of a deal that would see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Italian capital permanently.

Arsenal could work with super-agent Mino Raiola to orchestrate a swap deal which would see Mkhitaryan leave for Roma and Kluivert arrive at the Emirates (Gazzetta dello Sport, June 15)

Roma's Justin Kluivert could be on his way to the Premier League

Roma’s Justin Kluivert could be on his way to the Premier League

Orkun Kokcu – Arsenal target Kokcu has admitted his agent is ‘busy’ as speculation mounts over a summer move to the Emirates for the Feyenoord midfielder (Mirror, June 11)

Daniele Rugani – Arsenal will rival Wolves for the signature of Juventus defender Rugani, with the Italian available for £23m in the summer transfer window (SportsMole, June 7)

Victor Osimhen – Arsenal and Tottenham target Osimhen has been the subject of multiple offers according to Lille president Gerard Lopez (Daily Mail, June 1); Arsenal are eyeing Osimhen as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Daily Express, May 29)

Odsonne Edouard – Arsenal are keen to sign young Celtic striker Edouard – but the recent hiatus may put paid to that (Football.London, June 1)

Federico Bernardeschi – Juventus winger Bernardeschi is eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all monitoring the situation (Gazzetta dello Sport, June 1)

Philippe Coutinho – Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wants to strengthen his squad this summer, but the club are unsure about a move for Barcelona star Coutinho as a replacement for Mesut Ozil due to the player’s wages (football.london, May 30).

Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Coutinho with Bayern Munich unlikely to extend his loan spell (Sky Sports, May 26); Arsenal are set to begin talks with the Barcelona midfielder over the prospect of a move to the Emirates (Le10Sport, May 25)

Other players recently linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium…

Adrien Rabiot is reportedly seeking a move away from Juventus

Adrien Rabiot is reportedly seeking a move away from Juventus

  • Ryan Fraser (Daily Mail, May 29; Daily Star, May 27)
  • Adrien Rabiot (Mirror, May 22; CalcioMercarto, May 14)
  • Willian (Telegraph, May 27)
  • Raul Jimenez (Tuttosport, May 25)
  • Nicolas Tagliafico (The Sun, May 23)
  • Kaan Kurt (The Sun, May 23)
  • Domagoj Vida (Daily Express, May 22).
  • Manuel Akanji (The Sun, May 21).
  • Justin Kluivert (Corriere dello Sport, May 20).
  • Moussa Diaby (Daily Mirror, May 20).
  • Rafinha (Daily Star, May 28)
  • Neto (Metro, May 17)
  • Orkun Kokcu (The Sun, May 20).
  • Dayot Upamecano (Sport 1, May 11; Bleacher Report, May 5)
  • Dani Ceballos (AS, April 29; El Confidencial, May 12)
  • Mauro Icardi (The Sun, May 9)
  • George Lewis (Daily Mirror, May 9; Goal, May 8)
  • Angelo Stiller (Daily Star, May 6)
  • Sergio Reguilon (The Sun, May 4; Star, April 30)
  • Emmanuel Dennis (Daily Mail, May 18)
  • Eray Comert (The Sun, May 13)

The latest players linked with an Arsenal exit…

Hector Bellerin – Arsenal’s Bellerin is a target for Inter Milan this summer as their manager Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his squad (Daily Mirror, June 12)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal are hoping to sell Ainsley MaitlandNiles for £20m to fund a new contract for Aubameyang (Sun on Sunday, June 14); Arsenal are hoping their good relationship with Aubameyang’s father will lead to the striker signing a new deal at the Emirates (Daily Mirror, June 10);

Arsenal will keep Aubameyang until the end of his contract if they cannot get more than £20m for the striker (The Sun, June 3); Arsenal are yet to offer a new deal to Aubameyang as the club captain’s contract at the Emirates Stadium continues to tick down (ESPN, June 2)

Kieran Tierney – Arsenal may be willing to sell Scottish defender Tierney to Leicester, just 12 months after he moved to the Emirates (Daily Express, June 5)

David Luiz – Arsenal are ready to offer Luiz a new one-year extension – but it could be on reduced terms (Daily Mirror, June 2); Luiz wants to extend his stay at Arsenal despite being out of contract and there is a “very high chance” it will happen, says his agent (Sky Sports News, June 1)

Arsenal are considering making a contract offer to David Luiz on reduced terms to his current deal (Sunday Telegraph, May 31); Luiz’s brief spell at Arsenal could be coming to an end with the Brazilian out of contract next month and no negotiations over a new deal planned. (Sky Sports News, May 27); The Brazilian defender has opened the door on a return to Benfica when his Arsenal contract ends next summer. (Daily Star, May 23)

Other players recently linked with a move away from the Gunners…

  • Alexandre Lacazette (The Sun, May 31; Express, May 21)
  • Ainsley Maitland-Miles (Daily Star Sunday, May 24)
  • Lucas Torreira (Daily Star, May 16)
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan (The Sun, May 12).
  • Mesut Ozil (Fanatik, May 12; SportX, May 5)
  • Nicolas Pepe (Bleacher Report, May 5).
  • Bukayo Saka (Sunday Mirror, April 26; The Sun, March 9)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Daily Mirror, April 14)
  • Hector Bellerin (The Boot Room, April 7; Daily Mirror, April 10)

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