It was reported some days ago that English Premier League side Arsenal were interested in signing a striker and that they had set their sights on striking a deal with Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan for the signing of their forward Lautaro Martinez. The Argentina international striker has been linked with an exit from the San Siro amid reports that the club are currently in a financial crisis and need to sell players to raise funds and avoid going into liquidation. The Italian Serie A Champions have already sanctioned the sale of star striker Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea and were also said to be willing to listen to offers for Martinez but that seems to have changed
Arsenal have made Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale their number one target this summer in their bid to sign a goalkeeper and they have been told to pay £32m for him. English publication The Times revealed that the Gunners have been quoted £32m as the transfer fee required to prise the shot stopper away from his club.
Newcastle United have continued to push forward in their attempts to convince Arsenal in letting go of their youngster Joe Willock this summer. The 21-year-old spent last season at St James’ Park and had an excellent campaign as he was in the form of his life for the Tyneside club. Willock was in such great form that he ended the last Premier League season by scoring in seven consecutive games, setting a record, and also doing so while playing most of the games coming on as a second-half substitute.
The highly anticipated Tokyo Olympics has continued to draw nearer gradually and the participating countries have already started preparing for the tournament by sending call-plus and invitations to the players they want to represent them at the 2020 edition of the tournament which will hold later this year. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics was originally scheduled to hold last year but was moved to this year following the huge impact made by the outburst of the coronavirus pandemic especially during the beginning of last year.
Arsenal have been told by Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid that if they want to get midfielder Martin Odegaard, they should be prepared to let go of Emile Smith-Rowe in return, according to reports coming from various sources. Odegaard’s fantastic season at Arsenal last season has made the London club establish a serious interest in signing the Norwegian international midfielder on a permanent basis. Their quest to sign the 23-year-old has made them open talks with Madrid over a possible transfer since before the end of the last season, but both clubs have not been able to reach an agreement.
It is expected to be a long summer for Premier League club Arsenal who have lined up a summer rebuild that will see them let go of a couple of players and have also planned to sign their replacements. However, they are in a very precarious situation at the moment and will find it very hard to attract their first-choice transfer targets this summer because they have missed the chance to participate in the UEFA Champions League next season.
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has revealed that he still thinks about his failed Arsenal transfer two seasons ago and wishes that the move had happened. The Ivory Coast international attacker was very close to joining the Gunners in the last two summer transfer windows only for the move to break down toward the closure of the window.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has reportedly given a confirmation that London club Arsenal will be handling some transfer businesses when the summer transfer window opens for business in a few months. Mikel Arteta has been reported to be highly interested in adding some firepower to his squad ahead of assembling a side that will try to do better next season, and there seems to now be a confirmation that he will engage in some business activities in the window.
In what will come as one of the most surprising transfer rumours in the summer, it looks as though London club Arsenal will be readily willing to listen to offers for want-away striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker has been out of form for the majority of this campaign and is also reportedly not settled at the club, leading to reports claiming that he may not be an Arsenal player when Arsenal play their first fixture of the next season.
Aubameyang has come under huge criticism from pundits this season after failing to replicate his fine form of last season while he has also sparked debate among fans who believe he should no longer start games for the club. French striker Alexandre Lacazette has started the Gunners’ last few games during which Aubameyang was relegated to the substitutes’ bench, adding even more fuel to the speculations linking him away from the club.
Arsenal will have a job in their hands in their bid to keep defender Pablo Mari at the club with the central defensive star attracting interest from a couple of clubs across Europe. The Spanish La Liga outfit are in the market and on the hunt for a defender who will be a direct replacement for Pau Torres who has been linked with an exit from the club.
Pau Torres has had his name among transfer rumors in the last two years and the situation does not look like it will change anytime soon given that clubs are still monitoring his situation at Villarreal and plotting a move as well.