Arsenal keen on Barca star Rafinha, Arsenal contact agent of El Shaarawy, PSG send Guendouzi message, Arteta tells fans to relax about Auba, Lyon sends message about Aouar deal
Arsenal keen on Rafinha, PSG send Guendouzi message, fans told to relax about Auba deal, Lyon open up about Aouar swap deal, Arsenal contact El Shaarawy agent in Arsenal roundup…
Arsenal have been informed that no deal involving Matteo Guendouzi and Houssem Aouar will be considered by Lyon.
Aouar is one of the most exciting midfielders in the game right now and he has become a top target of Mikel Arteta after the Spaniard was impressed by the midfielders performances in the Champions League last season.
However, Lyon are seeking a massive fee to let the player leave this transfer window, and it is believed that Arsenal do not have the funds to pay that £54 million that could wrap up a transfer deal.
And that led to reports in the media which suggested that Arsenal are willing to offer Guendouzi as part of the deal, as they seek to get the Frenchman off their books this transfer window.
However, it seems that Arsenal will have to pay the full price if they are to get Aouar this transfer window, as Lyon have informed Arsenal that no swap deal will be taking place this summer.
He also admits to having held discussions with the Gunners, but no transfer has been put in place, Juninho told RMC Sport: “I get on very well with Edu, we spoke on the phone. Aouar is really appreciated by Mikel Arteta.
“Guendouzi was discussed during the call, he is a great player, but he is the wrong profile. We are not interested in that at all, we cut the conversation.”
Arsenal have joined the race for Italy international Stephan El Shaarawy, who reportedly wants a move back to Europe.
There are still a few weeks of the transfer window to go in order for Mikel Arteta to find a few bargains that will come into the club and add a bit more quality to the squad, and a bit more depth.
Arteta knows that he will not be able to go out and spend £80 million to land a world class winger, but he does have some money left in the transfer kitty to add players like El Shaarawy to the club.
And they have seemingly been given the green light to try and make a move to sign El Shaarawy this summer, as Di Marzio claims the forward is desperate to quit Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua after just one year at the club.
It’s understood he has his sights set on a return to Europe and has the likes of Arsenal, Roma, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain all interested in offering him a contract, and have even contacted his agents about a possible deal
El Shaarawy started his career at Genoa but shot to prominence when at AC Milan, who he played for between 2011-2016, but Following loan spells at Monaco and Roma, he joined the latter on a permanent deal before getting his move to China last summer.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to offer Rafinha a way out of Barcelona this summer transfer window.
With Mikel Arteta seeking to improve a number of key areas of the pitch this summer transfer window, there has been alot of speculation in the media that he wants to adding to his midfield this summer
It is no secret that he does not have the type of money to go out and spend crazy money landing a world class player to two, but he does have some funds available to him to be able to spend £13 million on Rafinha.
The midfielder has returned to the Nou Camp after a loan at Celta Vigo, But Sin Concesiones claims Ronald Koeman has no room for Rafinha in his squad and the Dutch boss will allow the player to leave the club this summer.
The academy product is now available for just under £13million, well within that budget that Arsenal currently have, and although he may not be the statement signing that fans would like to see arrive, he has big experience.
Look, Arsenal are linked to every player that usually comes onto that transfer market and Rafinha to the Emirates has been talked about a lot in the past, but a move has ever happened.
Thomas Tuchel has sensationally ruled out making a £30million move for Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi.
Despite being one of the most highly-rated talents at the club, there is growing feelings that Mikel Artets is desperate to get Guendouzi off the books as soon as he can and use the funds to bring in his top target Thomas Partey.
Paris Saint-Germain were reported to be frontrunners for the unwanted Arsenal midfielder and reports even suggested that they are willing to pay the big money to try and take him away from Arsenal and back to his homeland.
But Tuchel has now come out and told Arsenal he is not interested in the midfielder, as the French side close in on versatile Roma ace Alessandro Florenzi, Tuchel said ON L’EQIPE: “I’m confident over the Alessandro Florenzi signing from AS Roma.
“We’re also in talks to keep Eric Choupo-Moting here. Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal? No.”
This will be a massive blow to the plans of Arteta, as PSG were really the only club that were really interested in trying to strike a deal for Guendouzi this summer window.
But considering he is done at the Emirates and seemingly has no future at the club, it will be very interesting to see how this all plays out, especially as the club will need to raise some funds to finish off their summer of business.
Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal’s transfer business is far from complete as he told fans they can “relax” over the future of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners have signed playmaker Willian on a free transfer from Chelsea, while also spending improving the back-line by completing a transfer deal for the highly-rated Gabriel Megalhaes.
But there is talk that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has not finished his transfer dealings for the summer and has been looking at possible deal for Thomas Partey, who would cost £43 million and Houssem Aouar, who could cost £54 million.
Arteta did little to quell speculation about future signings as he confirmed they are hopeful of more arrivals, while also telling the fans that they can relax about the future of star man Aubameyang.
“I can say that I am even more confident than I was at the end of last season when you asked me the same question 10 times!” Arteta said on the Arsenal website
“I am very optimistic. I think [those fans who are worried] can be pretty relaxed!”
“We are still active in the market, we are looking at different options.
“We are active in the market with players in and out, at the moment the squad balance is not ideal.
“There is still some work to do, but we have to bear in mind the complications of this market. The complexity and as well the timing because you can see that clubs are behaving in many different ways and it is a bit uncertain how this is going to evolve in the next few weeks. Numbers-wise, some positions are overbooked. Some others, in terms of the specific qualities we need, are still not there.”