Arsenal tipped to sign striker after Edu contact, Pep issues Aguero message, Arsenal confident on signing £30m midfielder, Arteta told big money will get midfielder signed

Arsenal tipped to sign Tomas, Guardiola issues Aguero message, Arsenal confident on Bissouma deal in Arsenal roundup…

Arsenal have been tipped to make a summer move and sign Sporting Lisbon striker Thiago Tomas.

The transfer window may not be open, but there is still business being done around the Premier League ahead of the summer, and Mikel Arteta will be a man that knows he needs to add to his squad in the coming window.

Arteta only managed to get a couple of stop-gap deals done in the January window, as the COVID-19 outbreak stopped big deals taking place, but the summer should be a different story for the Spanish boss as he will have a bit more money to spend

Earlier reports claimed Arsenal were impressed by Tomas’s performance when they watched him against Benfica as they scouted their Europa League opponents earlier in the season , and are now ready to get a deal done after talking to their Portuguese counterpart through Edu.

now, A Bola via Daily Star reports that the Gunners are preparing to make an offer for his signature, and The report says he has a release clause of £52m which ties him to Sporting until 2025.

The 18-year-old has emerged as the next big star from the Sporting Lisbon production line and the Gunners want to sign him early, rather than see his valuation rise over the next few seasons to a fee that they do not want to pay.

Once again Arsenal are linked to a very exciting talent that needs a few years to develop into a player that can make any sort of impact on this Arsenal side, and one that they do not need to make right now.

He is one for the future and not a player that Arsenal need to sign, especially as he will take a significant chunk of that transfer kitty that Arteta will probably get.

Arsenal are ‘confident’ of winning the race to sign Brighton midfielder and Spurs target Yves Bissouma in the summer window, according to reports.

Bissouma has been in brilliant form for Brighton this season and his performances this season has led to alot of speculation that the likes of Arsenal are ready to make a transfer offer in the summer.

Mikel Arteta knows that he needs to add to his midfield in the transfer window and although he may not get alot of money to spend, there has been many reports that a firm bid will be made for the impressive Bissouma

However, the likes of Tottenham, Atletico Madrid and Manchester United are all interested in a potential deal, but according to the Daily Star, Arsenal believe they are winning the race to land Bissouma in a £30 million deal.

The report claims that Arteta is a huge admirer of Bissouma, while Arsenal’s hierarchy will press ahead with a move, even if they decide to change managers at the end of the season

Bissouma, who joined the club from Lille in 2018 for a fee in the region of £15m, is contracted to the Seagulls until the summer of 2023 and recently said he is not thinking about leaving at the end of the season.

“I don’t have much to say about that [transfer speculation] because I’m at Brighton for the moment,” Bissouma told The Argus.

“I consider myself a Brighton player, so the most important thing right now, as I said, is to stay up. We’ll try and stay up, and God willing, we’ll see how things go next season.”

Roundup…

If Arsenal have the funds to get a deal done, they should make a move as Bissouma is just the type of player that will bring a bit more quality to that Arteta midfield. But with so many clubs interested, will they actually have the money?

Arteta knows what type of players that he needs to improve the side, but he also knows that the board are one of the tightest in the Premier League.

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said he hoped Arsenal-linked Sergio Aguero would see out his career at the highest level after he helped City to a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Alexandre Lacazette has scored thirteen goals in all competitions for Arsenal this season, but many reports in the media believe that he is not part of the long-term plans at the Emirates under Mikel Arteta.

That has led to speculation in the media that Arsenal may be interested in signing Aguero in the transfer window now that it has been confirmed that he will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season after failing to agree a new contract with the club.

And amid the speculation, and after seeing Aguero help City close the gap on that Premier League title, Guardiola said he hoped Sergio AGuero would see out his career at the highest level after

Guardiola said on Sky Sports: “He’s an absolutely top legend, extraordinary player, behaving as the most humble and nicest human being and it’s not easy to find that. That’s why I love him as a man.

“This season, we took a difficult decision, one of the toughest ones too, especially because he was injured for a long time, but this club next season needs to make other steps and to maintain this level for a longer time. But what he has done in this club, will remain forever and we want to finish in the best way possible.

“Hopefully he can go in the place he wants to be and play the last years of his career in a high level. I never will forget it, he helped me a lot and it’s a pleasure to work with him.”

Would Arsenal fans welcome a possible deal?

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke has admitted that the right offer from the likes of Arsenal could see them complete a deal for midfielder Emi Buendia.

Argentine playmaker Buendia has been integral to Norwich’s success this season, leading the division in assists as well as scoring 14 goals, and his performances has led to speculation that Arsenal are very much interested in a transfer deal.

And Farke accepts that should “crazy offers” come in for the likes of Buendia, Aarons, and midfielder Todd Cantwell, then the club might have to consider the bigger picture:”We have to be realistic, we are a self-funding club and will always have to develop our players,” said the German on Sky Sports

“Sometimes you also have to accept if a player has outgrown the club, then there is a solution – we had this in the past with James Maddison, when without the transfer fee it would have been difficult to keep the club going.

“Now, though, we are in a much better position.

“We are not struggling financially anymore and are ourselves playing on the big stage of Premier League level, for that I am not in fear that a player of this category has to leave.”

Farke added: “They are all on long-term contracts, so if a club really wants to buy one of our key players, they have to invest an unbelievable amount of money, and it would be pretty difficult.

“But if there is a club which wants to do this and put some crazy offers out, then it is more like you can also use this money to improve and move on as a club.

“As a head coach, though, my first topic is that I want to work with our best players.”

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