Gunners have made Man United offer, Izzo on possible Arsenal move, £27m offer sumitted by Emery, Carrasco agent stunner, Torreira move given green light?
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Journalist Duncan Castles has claimed Arsenal have approached Manchester United defender Eric Bailly.
Bailly was signed by United for £30 million two seasons ago and firmly became a may stay in the back-line for the special one last season, as he was the most consistent defender at the club.
However, Ex-boss Jose Mourinho chopped and changed his defence this season as he searched for the best centre-back partnership, and Bailly has barely featured for the club, with the Portuguese boss dropping him from the side.
And his game time has not improved much under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with the club legend preferring Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling during his seven wins as boss.
And one club that has been linked with a move is Arsenal according to reports, with boss Unai Emery desperate to strengthen the back-line after in the coming transfer windows with his current defence receiving criticism for some of their performances.
“I know that [Arsenal] have a longstanding interest in Eric Bailly and have approached him to find out if he’d be interested in moving to Arsenal,” he said on The Transfer Window podcast.
“But the question mark in that deal has been: would they have the money to give Manchester United back what they paid to sign him three seasons ago?
“That essentially came down to whether they qualified for the Champions League or not, and when they didn’t, it doesn’t look like they’re gonna have the resources to get Bailly out.
“And Bailly himself has been told that Solskjaer doesn’t want to sell him.”
Arsenal target Armando Izzo has made it clear he is not looking for a move away from Torino at the moment.
Izzo moved to Turin from Genoa last summer and recently made his debut for the Italian national team after emerging as one of the country’s top talents, catching the attentions of Gunners boss Unai Emery.
After failing to get the Gunners back inside the Champions League, and failing to secure a trophy for the club, Emery is desperate to improve the back-line for Arsenal this summer after seeing his side concede 51 goals in the Premier League alone.
The Spaniard has been linked with the likes of Samuel Umtiti, Joachim Anderson and William Sailba in the past few months, but with their respective clubs asking for silly money, they have reportedly set their attentions to Izzo.
But Izzo has seemingly closed the door on a possible Arsenal move after admitting that he is not looking to leave the Italian side just yet.
In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, Izzo said: “For now I’m happy. Everyone likes to be courted. I have four years left on my contract at Torino, and I want to show my worth: I don’t like just being called a good player. I’m worth more.
“Among Italian defenders, other than Chiellini, I don’t see others stronger or more determined than I am. I’m honoured to wear Torino’s shirt and I will spill blood until the last day I wear it.”
Yannick Carrasco’s agent has reportedly told Arsenal he is not for sale this summer, despite reports he is close to a move.
The former Atletico Madrid star caused controversy over 12 months ago when he decided to join Dalian Yifang alongside teammate Nicolas Gaitan in big-money moves, but he desperately keen on a making a big money move back to Europe at the end of the season, with the Gunners keen.
The Gunners are known to be keen and are believed to have been close on finalising a deal for the Belgian for days and now the winger, who formerly played for Monaco and Atletico Madrid, with the TalkSport website reporting Italian journalist Nicolo Schira says personal terms have been agreed to take Carrasco to the Emirates, with Arsenal and Dalian Yifang reportedly in negotiations to agree a fee.
However, Carrasco’s agent, Christophe Henrotay, told Belgian publication that may not be the case and the Chinese club are determine to keep the £30 million rated star.
He told HLN: “There are clubs that would like to sign him.
“One club submitted a formal offer. Other clubs, such as Arsenal, also wanted to do that, but Dalian said he was not for sale.”
Fresh reports have claimed Arsenal have submitted a £27 million offer to sign St. Etienne defender Willian Saliba this transfer window.
Breaking into Saint-Etienne’s first-team in September, Saliba had an outstanding debut season in France and caught the attentions of the Premier League’s elite with his performances.
Gunners boss Unai Emery have been keeping close tabs on Saliba’s progress and reports this weekend claim that Arsenal are looking to hold talks over a possible deal for the centre-back.
Saliba, who is valued at around €30 million (£26m) by Saint-Etienne, has also impressed the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham over the past 12 months.
The Ligue 1 club are said to be open to selling the 18-year-old Frenchman this summer, but only if an interested club stumps up around €30m and then loans him back for the upcoming season.
The Gunners will reportedly bring in the teenage centre-back this summer, with RMC Sport claiming that Arsenal have stepped up their pursuit and have submitted an offer to try and get a transfer deal done.
Ray Parlour has encouraged Arsenal to gamble in the summer transfer window.
Unai Emery has been given a modest transfer budget ahead of the 2019/20 campaign after the Spaniard failed to get the club back inside the Champions League last season.
It is believed that he will only be handed around £45 million to improve the side enough to be able to challenge for a top four spot and a domestic trophy next season.
But Parlour thinks they should take more of a risk and hand the Spaniard a bigger kitty to play with.
The ex-Gunners midfielder told the Daily Star: “They are a long way behind Liverpool and Manchester City. Maybe they have to spend a bit more money.
“You see what Liverpool did – they needed a centre-back and in comes Virgil van Dijk. Nobody mentions how much he cost now. The same with Alisson in goal.
“It’s all about investment. As much as I hate to say that money is everything, but it’s always gone that way. Sometimes you have to go beyond your budget, absolutely.
“If you can attract a player and you know he is very keen to go, sometimes you have to push the boat out a little bit further and take the gamble.”
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