9am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Hector Bellerin ‘ready to join PSG’, Ceballos loan-only, Aubameyang new contract LATEST – The Sun

HECTOR BELLERIN is reportedly open to joining PSG as he considers a change of scenery from North London.

Meanwhile Dani Ceballos could return to the Emirates for another season, but the loan deal from Real Madrid is not set to include an option to buy.

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  • TORR-INO?

    Torino and Fiorentina are still interested in bringing Lucas Torreira back to Serie A.

    The Fiori have reportedly made a bid for the Gunners midfielder, but their initial offer was knocked back by Arsenal.

    Italian journalist Francesco Porzio posted an update on Twitter as to where discussions are.

  • SPECIAL GUEZ'T

    James Rodriguez was spotted at Willian and David Luiz's London restaurant as he edges closer to his Everton transfer.

    The Real Madrid flop posed for photos with fans – including Irish jockey Rossa Ryan – inside Babbo, the swanky Italian place owned by the Arsenal pair.

    Footballers and celebrities are often spotted at the popular Mayfair eatery with the likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Rio Ferdinand and Niall Horan all dining there previously.

    And it is thought after his meal last night Rodriguez headed straight up to Merseyside ahead of his medical today.

    The Colombian, 29, is expected to pen a three-year contract worth £4million per year at Goodison Park as he is signed by Carlo Ancelotti for a third time.

    It is believed Real Madrid have accepted an offer thought to be around £22million.

  • MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    New Gunner Gabriel Magalhaes can't wait to play alongside childhood idol David Luiz.

    The 22-year-old arrived from Lille shortly before as Manchester United and Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano admitted holding transfer talks with unnamed clubs – but insisted he is in “no hurry” to leave RB Leipzig.

    And Gabriel said of his fellow Brazilian centre-back Luiz: “David messaged me and welcomed me, this is very important to me and makes me very happy.

    “I watched him since I was a kid, I played video games with his character and today it is a dream come true to be here with him.”

    Meanwhile, Villarreal have joined Aston Villa in eyeing Gunners keeper Emiliano Martinez after struggling to secure Granada’s Rui Silva.

    Arsenal are keen for Martinez to stay, along with England squad newcomer Ainsley Maitland-NIles.

    But Hector Bellerin is reportedly open to a possible exit if PSG pursue their £30million interest in the Spain right-back.

    Any sale would help Emirates boss Mikel Arteta raise funds for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid anchorman Thomas Partey.

    But there are conflicting stories in Spain over just how serious Arsenal still are in pursuing £45m-rated Partey.

  • CAGIGAO: I'LL NEVER FORGET

    Scout Francis Cagigao has announced his Arsenal departure after two decades.

    The former Barcelona B midfielder, 50, helped discover the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin.

    In a farewell letter, he said: “Today is my last day after 24 years + at The Arsenal.

    “The club I started at as a youth player also, back in the late 80s.

    “Everything in life has a start and an end. This is no different. Now I will look to the future but never forgot the values instilled in me.”

  • EMILIANO IN DEMAND

    Villarreal have joined Aston Villa in eyeing Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez after struggling to secure Granada’s Rui Silva.

    Ex-Gunner Francis Coquelin, Takefusa Kubo and Dani Parejo have already joined Villarreal this summer.

    And Estadio Deportivo say Martinez is making a viable alternative to Silva.

    But Arsenal are thought to want Martinez to stay, especially after his FA Cup final heroics.

  • UNLIKELY HERO

    Gabriel Magalhaes says he can't wait to play with David Luiz, as he has idolised him since he was a child.

    The new Gunners signing said of his fellow Brazilian: “David messaged me and welcomed me, this is very important to me and makes me very happy.

    “I watched him since I was a kid, I played video games with his character and today it is a dream come true to be here with him.”

  • COULD LACAZETTE PART FOR THOMAS?

    Arsenal are still keen on £45million-rated Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey with speculation in some quarters that Alexandre Lacazette could be sold to raise funds.

  • DAYOT: NO HURRY TO MOVE

    Manchester United and Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano is in “no hurry” to leave RB Leipzig despite admitting holding transfer talks with other clubs.

    The French centre-back, 21, has signed a new three-year deal with the Germans.

    But it is thought to have a £53million release clause, dropping to £40m next summer.

    He said: “I extended my contract with Leipzig because I feel good with my team-mates.

    “I’ve been in Leipzig for more than three years, I feel good.

    “I’ve been in demand. I talked to some clubs, it’s true, but I’m not in a hurry. We’ll see what happens in the future.”

  • MATT'S BACK

    Arsenal misfit Matteo Guendouzi has ended his virtual three-month break from social media – but without mentioning the Gunners.

    Emirates boss Mikel Arteta has pretty much shut out the France Under-21 midfielder since he grabbed Brighton's Neal Maupay by the throat in Arsenal's 2-1 defeat in June.   

    And until today Guendouzi has shunned making any posts, except for adding an image to his Instagram stories when the Gunners beat Chelsea 2-1 in last month's FA Cup final.

    Now he has made a quiet return with just a picture of him training with France.

    The 21-year-old is tipped to leave, but PSG appear to have dropped out of the running.

  • BELL CAN RIN THE CHANGES

    PSG are thought to have offered £30million for Hector Bellerin after losing Thomas Meunier on a free transfer to Borussia Dortmund.

    Bellerin would compete with Thilo Kehrer for the right-back spot under Thomas Tuchel.

    And it seems that Arsenal are ready to enter talks as they look to raise funds for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.

  • HEC OF A DEAL?

    Hector Bellerin is reportedly open to leaving Arsenal for Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

    Football London claim the right-back, 25, is considering leaving the Gunners after a nine-year spell.

    Bellerin apparently feels the time may be right for a change of scenery.

    And Arsenal are open to selling as they believe they can get a good fee for the defender.

  • COUTINHO RETURNS TO BARCA

    Bayern Munich loanee Philippe Coutinho, who has been linked with Chelsea and especially Arsenal this summer, is returning to parent club Barcelona.

    The ex-Liverpool playmaker netted as Bayern beat Barca 8-2 in the quarter-finals on the way to winning the Champions League.

    Bu a statement on the Germans' website read: “After the treble-winning season, FC Bayern says 'Thank you' and “Goodbye, take care” to Philippe Coutinho.

    “The Brazil international, who joined Bayern on loan from Barcelona last August, returns to the Catalan side following the expiration of his season-long deal.

    “Due to the suspension of matches resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the 28-year-old attacking midfielder’s contract at Bayern was extended to cover the end of the Champions League finals tournament in Lisbon.”

  • TWO VILLAS HOME IN ON EMILIANO

    Villarreal have joined Aston Villa in eyeing Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez after struggling to secure Granada’s Rui Silva.

    Ex-Gunner Francis Coquelin, Takefusa Kubo and Dani Parejo have already joined Villarreal this summer.

    And Estadio Deportivo say Martinez is making a viable alternative to Silva.

    But Arsenal are thought to want Martinez to stay, especially after his FA Cup final heroics.

  • SEAD TALKS THE SCHALKE

    Sead Kolasinac told pals “I just want to go home” as a move back to Schalke gathers pace.

    Bild reports the Arsenal hardman has already met three times with sports director Jochen Schneider.

    The Bosnian defender, 27, joined the Gunners from Schalke in 2017 but the report states he has maintained fantastic relations with the Bundesliga outfit.

    And he reportedly told his close circle of friends: “I just want to go home and that stadium will explode if we announce it.”

    Schalke are looking to strengthen their options at left-back and Kolasinac‘s return would be a popular signing with fans.

  • FANS WITH PLANS

    Arsenal want to welcome Gunners fans back to Emirates Stadium on October 3 against Sheffield United.

    The club are hopeful they can have fans in on a reduced capacity basis to comply with the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

    To begin with, just gold season ticket holders and premium members will get priority access to tickets.

    Fans returned to football on Saturday when 2,500 attended the pre-season game between Brighton and Chelsea at the Amex.

    Games had been held exclusively behind closed doors since Project Restart launched in June.

    But as part of the government’s latest pilot scheme to try and get sports fans back inside stadiums safely, a small percentage of Seagulls supporters were admitted.

    Arsenal confirmed their first home game of the new campaign against West Ham on September 20 will come too soon for spectators.

  • PARTEY OVER

    Arsenal have ‘given up’ on Thomas Partey, according to reports in Spain.

    AS claim the Gunners are no longer interested in signing the midfielder after failing to land him so far this summer.

    The Ghana midfielder has a £44.5million release clause, but after various attempts to offer a lower fee, as well as a fee-plus-players, Atletico have declined all the Gunners’ offers.

    The Spanish publication say that after Mikel Arteta signed Dani Ceballos for another season on loan, they have given up on Partey.

  • PROFIT AND 'LOS

    Arsenal have NO option to buy Dani Ceballos when his second loan stint expires, according to reports.

    Spanish outlet Diario Madridista claim Real Madrid refused to include the clause as they see the Spaniard’s long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    It comes with the midfielder understood to be on the verge of returning to Arsenal for a second successive season on loan.

    The report adds that Ceballos is desperate to be playing regular first-team football ahead of next summer’s European Championships.

    The 24-year-old spent 2019-20 with the Gunners and departed in style after the FA Cup triumph.

    He made a lasting impression on Arsenal fans, making 37 appearances in all competitions and scoring twice, and looked particularly sharp after the restart.

  • TUNED OUT

    The FSA has called on the Premier League to give fans a chance to watch their teams, saying in a statement:

    “Last week the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) had discussions with the Premier League which indicated that 160 of the season’s 380 games would not be broadcast live to UK audiences during 2020/21. They still insist this will be the case.

    “It means regular match-goers will not always be able to watch their team as fans are not expected to be readmitted to stadiums until October.

    “Eleven games during September will therefore be played behind-closed-doors with no regular match-goers in the UK able to watch those games through legal means.

    “As a matter of urgency top-flight supporters urge the Premier League to resolve this issue. Do not stop fans from watching their teams during a global pandemic.

    “It would be a disastrous decision by the Premier League and they must listen to supporters.”

  • BILLY NEW MAITS

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles looks to be enjoying himself in England training as the Arsenal ace aims to win his first cap off Gareth Southgate.

  • HOME IS WEAR THE HEART IS

    Sead Kolasinac told pals “I just want to go home” as a move back to Schalke gathers pace.

    Bild reports the Arsenal hardman has already met three times with sports director Jochen Schneider.

    The Bosnian defender, 27, joined the Gunners from Schalke in 2017 but the report states he has maintained fantastic relations with the Bundesliga outfit.

    And he reportedly told his close circle of friends: “I just want to go home and that stadium will explode if we announce it.”

    Schalke are looking to strengthen their options at left-back and Kolasinac‘s return would be a popular signing with fans.

  • HE'LL COST YOU 'MILS

    Villarreal are in for Emiliano Martinez after struggling to get a deal done for Granada’s Rui Silva.

    El Submarino Amarillo have already added Francis Coquelin, Takefusa Kubo and Dani Parejo this summer.

    According to Estadio Deportivo, Martinez is making a viable alternative to Silva between the sticks.

    Unai Emery has reportedly made an enquiry about the availability of the keeper but it will come down to cold hard cash for the North London club.

  • TICKET TO RIDE

    The statement adds:

    “The capacity at Emirates Stadium will initially be much reduced due to UK Government guidelines, Premier League directives and our responsibility to apply appropriate social distancing measures to ensure our fans can return as safely as possible.

    “Based on our consultation with various fan groups we anticipate very high demand for the limited tickets available. Taking these factors into account we have determined that Gold season ticket holders and Premium members will have priority access to the limited tickets available.

    “We hope to be able to safely increase the capacity during the 2020/21 season and we will share further information if we are able to allocate tickets to other member.”

  • GROUNDS FOR OPTIMISM

    Arsenal have released details of how they will allow season ticket holders into reduced-capacity games at the Emriates.

    Here is a statement on the club’s website:

    “Although our home fixture against West Ham United on Sunday 20 September will be played behind closed doors, based on the current UK Government guidelines, we hope to be able to welcome supporters back to Emirates Stadium on a reduced capacity basis from the Sheffield United game scheduled for Saturday 3 October.

    “While we finalise the details surrounding our reduced capacity matches, we want to update you on our plans to welcome you back to Emirates Stadium safely.

    “In devising an agile plan for the season ahead, we are focused on maximising the number of supporters able to safely attend matches at Emirates Stadium and providing fair and equitable access to the limited tickets available for all season ticket holders.”

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