Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Aaron Ramsdale BLOW, Onana eyed, Lautaro Martinez £275k-a-week offer, Bernardo Silva update

ARSENAL are still very much in the hunt for Lautaro Martinez, according to reports.

The Gunners have indicated to the Inter star that they are willing to pay him £275,000-a-week in wages.

But the Gunners are hit a major blow in their hunt for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Meanwhile the North Londongers are not ruling out a deal for £42m-rated former loanee Martin Odegaard, should Real Madrid decide to sell.

And they could even make a shock move for Bernardo Silva, who is expected to be out of favour at Man City this season following the arrival of Jack Grealish.


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  • Jake Lambourne


    Arsenal are reportedly prioritising a move for Martin Odegaard over James Maddison, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

    And he also insisted that Joe Willock is closing in on a return to Newcastle

    Romano tweeted: "Martin Odegaard has always been Arsenal priority, more than Maddison.

    "Arsenal board now waiting for Real Madrid final decision on Odegaard future – they’d be ready to bid for the Norwegian talent.

    "Joe Willock deal with Newcastle will be ‘completed soon.'"

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    Arsenal have given an update on the fitness of Thomas Partey, Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel.

    Ghana midfielder Partey is not expected to be back in training for another three weeks.

    Striker Nketiah is suffering with an ankle knock like Partey, though he won't be back in action for a month.

    And centre-back Gabriel continues to be assessed over a knee injury with the club giving no time frame on when he will return to duty.

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    Arsenal have reportedly been set a deadline of August 15th to sign Fiorentina target Dusan Vlahovic.

    Both the Gunners and rivals Tottenham are eyeing up a move to bring the Serbia international to North London.

    And according to Corriere dello Sport, the two clubs have been given until Sunday to find an agreement to sign the 21-year-old.

    Vlahovic has earned rave reviews in Italy after banging in 21 Serie A goals in 37 games last season.

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    Former Man Utd and Tottenham striker Louis Saha believes Arsenal have no chance of finishing in the top four this season.

    He told GentingBet: "To be honest, I don’t see any chance that Arsenal can reach the Champions League places this season.

    "They haven’t done enough in the transfer market.

    "I don’t see any kind of inspiration in the friendlies, so I don’t know.

    "Maybe I’m wrong but I will be very, very surprised if they make the top four."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Roma are on the verge of completing a deal for Tammy Abraham as the Chelsea striker ponders a £34million move to Italy.

    Reports suggest a fee has been agreed between the two clubs with the Blues keen to cash in on a homegrown talent who has failed to impress since Thomas Tuchel took charge.

    Roma transfer chief Tiago Pinto is currently in London to do the deal and a £34m bid has been accepted, according to Goal.

    The offer includes a 'large' buy-back clause that could one day see Abraham return to Stamford Bridge.

    Arsenal remain in the mix for the 23-year-old with Southampton and Atalanta also linked with a move.

    It is said that Abraham wants to stay in the Premier League but Italian media detail Chelsea's preference that he moves abroad, so as to not strength a local rival.

    Jose Mourinho reportedly called the striker on Tuesday and was told that a decision would be made in the following 48 hours.

  • Jake Lambourne


    Jack Wilshere has admitted that 'nothing has come up yet' with regards to finding a new club after being released by Bournemouth.

    Asked on talkSPORT about his future by co-host Darren Bent, he said: "Erm… woah… that’s a big question, Benty.

    "I’ve actually had a good pre-season. I’ve been training with a club just to keep myself fit. I’m in a good place, physically. I’m 29…

    "I’m waiting for the right opportunity to come up, to be honest, mate. But, having said that, nothing has come up at the minute and there’s nothing happening.

    "I don’t know the answer to that question to be honest, mate."

    He added: "I’m just waiting. I don’t really know how long I can wait, I don’t really want to wait as long as I did last time when I left West Ham in the summer, and then I didn’t get a club until January when I went to Bournemouth."

  • Jake Lambourne


    Arsenal are ready to abandon their pursuit of Aaron Ramsdale – because Sheffield United's asking price is too steep.

    The Gunners had hoped to make the England stopper, 23, their fourth senior signing this summer after Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ben White.

    But after a meeting between the two parties on Wednesday, it seems apparent a compromise cannot be reached on the fee, with the Blades still holding out for £35million.

    That has forced Arsenal to look elsewhere and the North Londoners have informed Ramsdale they will be moving on to other targets.

    The stopper is understood to be gutted as he had his heart set on a move to the Emirates.

    Ramsdale only joined United last summer from Bournemouth but suffered relegation to the Championship.

  • Jake Lambourne


    "You don’t want pressure to build — it’s imperative they win the first game. Brentford will want to show everybody they can play so it won’t be a pushover.

    “Then Arsenal play Chelsea and Manchester City in the first three games, with Tottenham to follow in September.

    “If they start well they are going to finish really high in the Premier League because it’s a really difficult start.

    “It’s always a big season when you’re the manager of Arsenal. But the players have to rise to the challenge now — we need them to step up. Granit Xhaka produced his best season last term.

    “I like Bukayo Saka and what he did in the summer endorses my belief in him. He’s immensely talented, he wants to carry Arsenal.

    “And I want to see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a smile on his face once more. He lost his way last year.”

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    EXCLUSIVE – Martin Keown has branded Ben White as the "real deal" following his £50million move to Arsenal.

    He said: "Ben looks a really good signing and the real deal — a proper player. He was high on interceptions — joint fifth — in the Premier League last season, reads the game really well, is intelligent and can pass the ball.

    “He is a young player but he has got to make those qualities spread across the group quickly. 

    “Arsenal have had a succession of young central defenders but I think he’s the real deal. He can play in a three or a back four. Now is the platform for him to prove how good he is.

    “He will need a lot of support and help because it’s about the team structure defensively and not just one player.

    “And he will need a partner to play alongside. Is it Rob Holding, Gabriel or Pablo Mari? But you are looking at Ben to go in there, lead immediately and not be frightened of that.”

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    The wait is almost over, the Gunners get their 2021/22 Premier League season underway TOMORROW as they travel to newly promoted Brentford.

    In transfer news though Arsenal's pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso has been given a huge boost after Manchester United pulled out of the race to sign him.

    The Bundesliga giants had initially wanted £17million for the star, according to Metro, but with only one year left on his contract with Bayern they’re eager to cash in on him before his deal ends..

    After receiving no concrete offers for the Frenchman, they’ve slashed that price significantly to just £8.5m, Bild have reported.

    Manchester United have also ended their interest in Kieran Trippier in another boost for Arsenal.

    Hector Bellerin's long-term future appears set to be away from the Emirates, meaning the Gunners need a replacement, and former Spurs man Kieran Trippier is reportedly the man they want.

    Tammy Abraham’s future could be decided today, with the 23-year-old said to have already agreed personal terms with Arsenal.

    But the Gunners are yet to make an official bid, while Chelsea have agreed a £34million fee with Roma for the striker.

    Abraham is said to be unsure about moving to Italy though and would rather a switch to his boyhood club, but Chelsea aren’t keen on selling Abraham to a Premier League rival.

    And finally Arsenal’s pursuit of Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli has come to an end.

    The 23-year-old Italian is edging ever-closer to a move to Italian giants Juventus, with Arsenal no longer in the race to sign him according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

  • Giacomo Pisa


    Joe Willock and Newcastle have not yet reached an agreement on personal terms after the Gunners agreed an initial £22million fee for the 21-year-old.

    That’s according to Sky Sports, who claim Willock and the Magpies are “a distance apart on agreeing personal terms” with the midfielder unsure on a permanent move.

    Willock scored eight goals in 14 games while on loan for the Magpies in the second half of last season, and also became the youngest player to score in seven consecutive games.

    The Gunners are willing to move Willock on permanently to free up funds for further transfers, but the player himself is not convinced by a move away from his boyhood club.

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    Arsenal have been drawn away at West Brom in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

    That tie at the Hawthorns will take place in the week commencing August 23.

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    Arsenal will not sign Manuel Locatelli from Juventus, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

    The Italian midfielder is instead likely to join Juventus, who he has been strongly linked with all summer.

    The Gunners have now pulled out of the race for the 23-year-old after being linked with him in recent weeks, with Locatelli said to prefer a move to Turin.

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    Arsenal and Tottenham are locked in a five-club transfer battle for Denis Zakaria, SIMON MAIL reports.

    The Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder could be heading for a £17million move this summer.

    Arsenal and Spurs are reportedly set to face competition from Everton, Roma and Napoli for the highly-rated midfielder.

    The Switzerland international has attracted plenty of interest this summer with a move from Germany looking increasingly likely.

    The 24-year-old was troubled by a knee injury last season and this could result in Monchengladbach accepting a lower transfer fee.

    Zakaria only has one year remaining on his current contract and the German club could be ready to offload him before his deal runs out.

  • Giacomo Pisa


    Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United, according to reports.

    Mikel Arteta’s side have had two bids rejected already but a deal is expected to be agreed soon, according to Football London.

    The Blades value the England man around £30million but it’s expected that the Gunners will pay an upfront fee in the region of £24m.

  • Giacomo Pisa


    Tottenham have the upper hand over Arsenal when it comes to the signing of Lautaro Martinez in the form of midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso.

    That's reported by, who claim Martinez would rather a move to Spurs as it would see him link up with his Argentina teammate.

    But with Romelu Lukaku set to be unveiled as a Chelsea player in a matter of hours, Inter are reluctant to lose both of their star man.

    That's despite reports last week suggesting Spurs had agreed a £60million deal for the 23-year-old striker.

    However with Edin Dzeko on his way to Milan the Nerazzurri could yet part ways with both of their star strikers.

  • Giacomo Pisa


    Contrary to reports, Manchester United are NOT in the running for Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso, per Fabrizio Romano.

    That leaves the door open for Arsenal to make their move.

    And after receiving no concrete offers for him, Bayern Munich have slashed their asking price for the Frenchman to just £8.5m, Bild have reported.

    The France international only has one year left on his contract with Bayern and they’re eager to cash in on him before his deal ends.

    And now with United out of the running the Gunners have got a clear path to land their man.

  • Giacomo Pisa


    Mikel Arteta will speak to the press tomorrow ahead of the Gunners' opening game of the Premier League season.

    The Arsenal boss will answer questions from 10.30am tomorrow morning as he looks ahead to a new campaign.

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    Arsenal get their 2021/22 season underway on Friday evening as they travel to Premier League new boys Brentford.

    And ahead of that game Bees boss Thomas Frank has sung Arsenal's praises, saying:

    "It’s a massive club, one of the biggest in England and Europe. They are [going] through a transition.

    "I’m not saying anything wrong by that. They want to be a top four club again or a top six club after finishing eighth, I think, in the last two seasons.

    "They’ve done the right thing to appoint a very promising manager in Arteta and try to build a new team, new culture, but that takes time.

    "Every manager and team needs to win games but I think they can create something exciting and new in the future.

    "I’m convinced they can do that but of course it’s a massive club and they need to perform."

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    Roma general manager Tiago Pinto will jet in to London in a bid to complete the signing of Tammy Abraham, it’s claimed.

    But the Chelsea striker reportedly prefers a move across London to Arsenal. Abraham has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel since the German’s appointment last season.

    Jose Mourinho wants to bring the striker to Roma and, according to The Athletic, Pinto is heading to London in an attempt to finalise a deal.

    But the 23-year-old is yet to be convinced over a move to Italy and his preference is to join the Gunners.

    Roma do not want to wait for long over a decision and are ready to switch to an alternative target if Abraham fails to agree a move by the end of this week.

    Abraham is in Chelsea’s squad for their Super Cup match against Villarreal. But it is clear his future lies away from the Blues with the club on the verge of completing the £97.5million signing of Romelu Lukaku.

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    AC Milan are leading the race for highly rated Bordeaux man Yacine Adli in a £10million deal, ahead of Arsenal and Spurs.

    The 21-year-old midfielder is a product of the PSG academy, but made the move to Bordeaux from the French capital in 2019 for a £5million fee after making just one professional appearance at the Parc des Princes.

    Since then he’s played 69 times for Bordeaux, scoring five goals and notching eight assists in his time so far in South West France.

    Bordeaux President Lopez told RMC Sport :”It is true that there is interest from Milan.

    “We are discussing it. It’s not wrong to say that Milan are interested and in a good position. We’re talking and will see if this transfer will go through or not over the next few days.”

  • Giacomo Pisa


    Former Arsenal man Jack Wilshire is excited by Arsenal’s transfer business this summer, and has backed Thomas Partey to have a better second season than a disappointing first campaign at the Emirates.

    Partey is currently out injured after picking up a knock in the Mind Series game against Chelsea, and is set to miss the first two games of the season.

    But Wilshire believes Partey has got what it takes to succeed at the Emirates, telling talkSPORT: “I think Ben White is a good signing and I like the look of the boy [Albert Sambi] Lokonga, he looks really good.

    “I also think they’ll get more out of Thomas Partey this year. He’s a top player and I think he will come good.”

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    Arsenal and Tottenham have been given an August 15 deadline by Fiorentina to sign Dusan Vlahovic, according to Corriere dello Sport.

    The report states that if the Serbian striker is still in Italy on that day, he will remain a remain a Fiorentina player.

    The 21-year-old is valued at around £50million by Calciomercato, with Spurs desperate to bring in a new striker should Harry Kane leave the club.

    Arsenal meanwhile are on the search for a new frontman as Alexandre Lacazette enters the final year of his contract at the Emirates.

    The Gunners are willing to listen to offers of around £15million for the Frenchman rather than letting him leave on a free next summer, but that would mean signing a replacement up front – with Vlahovic said to be one of Edu's targets.

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    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has sung the praises of Lionel Messi following the Barcelona legend's move to PSG.

    When asked about the 34-year-olds departure from the Catalan club, Arteta told Sky Sports:

    "He’s the best ever player on the planet. He was raised in Barcelona, in a similar part to where I was.

    "To let him go in the way it happened is sad, but it also tells you that there is no club exempt from this financial crisis.

    "As sad as it is, they had to be in the position to do it to save the club."

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    Joe Willock and Newcastle have not yet reached an agreement on personal terms after the Gunners agreed an initial £22million fee for the 21-year-old.

    That's according to Sky Sports, who claim Willock and the Magpies are "a distance apart on agreeing personal terms" with the midfielder unsure on a permanent move.

    Willock scored eight goals in 14 games while on loan for the Magpies in the second half of last season, and also became the youngest player to score in seven consecutive games.

    The Gunners are willing to move Willock on permanently to free up funds for further transfers, but the player himself is not convinced by a move away from his boyhood club.

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