Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Abraham UPDATE, Djalo exclusive, White set for medical THIS WEEK, Xhaka latest

ARSENAL are reportedly eyeing up a swoop for out-of-favour Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

The forward would cost around £40m, but grew up supporting the club and wants to play first-team football.

Ben White meanwhile looks set to complete his move to the Emirates imminently, while Granit Xhaka's switch to Roma is reportedly now in doubt.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    MATCHOI MADE IN HEAVEN?

    In case you missed it Mikel Arteta and Arsenal are reportedly keen on a move for 18-year-old winger Matchoi Djalo.

    At the age of 16 years and 122 days, he was the youngest player ever to play in the Primeira Liga for Pacos de Ferreira but has failed to live up to expectations since.

    Arsenal though view the transfer as a low risk move, with Djalo reportedly available for as little as £1million.

    With a number of young talents coming through at the Emirates in the form of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe, Djalo could thrive alongside Arteta’s improving youngsters.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SIGN THE CONTRACT

    Ousmane Dembele is a name that has been repeatedly been linked with Arsenal in recent months.

    And now with the Frenchman entering the last 12 months of his contract now could be a good time for the Gunners to make their move.

    Dembele has been offered a new contract at Camp Nou despite Barca's financial difficulties, with the club eager to retain his services.

    Mundo Deportivo though are reporting that Dembele has been told by Barca bosses to sign the contract otherwise he will not play.

    An ultimatum like that may push Dembele closer to the exit door, so watch this space.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RAMSDALE ON THE RADAR

    Sheffield United's Aaron Ramsdale has been widely linked with a move to the Emirates to provide competition to Bernd Leno for the starting spot in goal next season.

    Sheffield United have reportedly turned down two bids from Arsenal that were around the £20million mark, with Arsenal now preparing a bid worth closer to £30million.

    However the Mirror are reporting that relegated Sheffield United are holding out for £40million, a British transfer record.

    It would match the fee paid by Everton for Jordan Pickford in 2017, but with Ben White reportedly set to sign for the Gunners in a £50million deal, it's likely that Mikel Arteta would have to free up funds through player sales for a move for Ramsdale to be sanctioned.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    SELL BEFORE BUYING

    According to the Telegraph Arsenal may have to let go of a few players to free up some funds to continue spending.

    The imminent £50million arrival of Ben White from Brighton represents a large chunk of Arsenal's transfer kitty with a number of players set for the exit door.

    Granit Xhaka has been widely linked with a £17million move to Roma, while Hector Bellerin has been rumoured to be attracting interest from Inter Milan for the same fee.

    But the Telegraph are reporting that Joe Willock could leave North London on a permanent deal, with Newcastle keen to make a move for the 21-year-old who scored eight goals in 14 appearances while on loan at St.James' Park last season.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MORE KEEPER NEWS

    Yet more news to report from the Emirates on another goalkeeper.

    Shotstopper Deyan Iliev has joined Slovakia Super League side SKF Sered on loan for the season, rejoining the side he was on loan at during the 2019/20 season.

    The 26-year-old North Macedonian spent last season on loan at Shrewsbury Town in League One, but is not thought to be part of Mikel Arteta's plans at the Emirates.

    19-year-old Arthur Okonkwo is set to be third-choice goalkeeper, with Arsenal on the lookout for a second choice keeper to provide competition for Bernd Leno.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    WHITE MAN FOR THE JOB?

    Former Arsenal centre-back Sol Campbell is unsure whether the incoming Ben White is the right man to lead the club forward.

    The 23-year-old is nearing a move to North London from Brighton with a medical booked for Monday according to Sky Sports.

    Speaking on TalkSport, Campbell said: "Forget about the price tag it is all about experience and whether he is going to command.

    "I obviously don’t know much about him, but he got into the England’s Euros squad and is clearly a top player.

    "For me hopefully it does work out, but if you want that instant impact and you want to build your defence you bring a Ben White in, but you also bring in a Raphael Varane in you bring both of them in.

    "It is a difficult one it is a lot of money, but they are looking at the years ahead and they see a future.

    "They see someone that can come in and can play in midfield, play full back but he going to have a situation where at £50 million you are master of your position."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    ALEX TO ALTAY SPOR

    Some more news on the goalkeeper front for Arsenal fans.

    Runar Alex Runarsson is set to join Turkish club Altay Spor on loan for the season in a bid to gain more first team experience.

    Football.London are reporting that the 26-year-old Icelandic international with fly out to Turkey this week to complete the deal, with Athur Okonkwo set to be promoted to third choice keeper.

    The Gunners are still on the lookout for a second choice shot stopper to provide competition for Bernd Leno, with Aaron Ramsdale heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    GOODBYE HEIN

    Young Arsenal goalkeeper Karl Hein is set to leave Arsenal, according to reports.

    Hein is yet to make his competitive first team appearance for the Gunners but has been a feature of Mikel Arteta's squad in pre-season friendlies.

    However a new contract between the player and the club has not been agreed, with the Estonian international set to leave North London on a free transfer.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    OUT ON LOAN

    Gunners youngster Nikolaj Moller has joined German third division side FC Viktoria Koln on loan for the season.

    Moller scored eight goals and assisted three in 18 appearances for the Arsenal under-23s last season.

    The 19-year-old joined from Swedish side Malmo last season and has been sent out on loan by Mikel Arteta for experience of first team football.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    MATCHOI MADE IN HEAVEN?

    Mikel Arteta and Arsenal are reportedly keen on a move for 18-year-old winger Matchoi Djalo.

    At the age of 16 years and 122 days, he was the youngest player ever to play in the Primeira Liga for Pacos de Ferreira but has failed to live up to expectations since.

    Arsenal though view the transfer as a low risk move, with Djalo reportedly available for as little as £1million.

    With a number of young talents coming through at the Emirates in the form of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe, Djalo could thrive alongside Arteta's improving youngsters.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    IMPACT SIGNING?

    With the imminent arrival of Ben White to the Emirates can he help fire the Gunners to some silverware next season?

    The 23-year-old Englishman is expected to shore up a leaky defence and try to help Arsenal improve on last season's dismal eighth placed finish.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DATE FOR THE DIARY

    Arsenal fans clear your plans for Wednesday.

    Sky Sports are reporting that Ben White will undergo his medical on Wednesday ahead of his £50million switch from Brighton.

    It's happening.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    AARON ON THE MOVE

    Ex-Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey may leave Juventus this summer, according to reports.

    Gazzetto Dello Sport are reporting that the 30-year-old Welshman is attracting interest from Tottenham and Wolves, with Juve willing to let Ramsey leave Turin.

    Ramsey has been a Juve player for two years after joining on a free in 2019 but has been unable to establish himself as a regular starter, despite earning £6.8million per year.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BIG MONEY BEN

    With Ben White reportedly booked in for an Arsenal medical ahead of a £50million move from Brighton the England international is set to become one of Arsenal's most expensive ever signings.

    The fee paid for 23-year-old centre back will be the third most Arsenal have forked out in their history, behind the £72million fee paid for Nicolas Pepe and £57.4million paid for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    LOOKING FOR LEE

    Arsenal and Celtic are set to go head-to-head as they battle to sign Derby County youngster Lee Buchanan.

    Reports by the Daily Record suggest the 20-year-old could be sold against Derby's will due to their transfer Embargo and financial situation.

    Buchanan can play at the heart of defence or more naturally at left back, as well as further forward on the left side of midfield.

    It also represents a low risk move for Mikel Arteta but one that could have a high reward.

  • Craig Mahood

    STRUGGLING

    Granit Xhaka looked set for a switch to Roma.

    But the Italians are now struggling to strike a deal to take the Swiss international from Arsenal.

    La Stampa report that ‘everything has stopped’ as Jose Mourinho's clubaren't matching the Gunners' valuation.

    The North Londoners want €20million (£17m) but Roma have yet to meet their demands.

  • Craig Mahood

    MATCH MAKER

    Exclusive

    Arsenal are considering a move for Portuguese teenage winger Matchoi Djalo.

    The 18-year-old would be available for around £1million and is seen as a long-term prospect by the North Londoners.

    Djalo made his debut for Portugal top-flight outfit Pacos de Ferreira in August 2019, when he entered the game as a 72nd-minute sub against Benfica.

    At just 16 years and 122 days, he was the youngest player ever to play in the Primeira Liga.

    But his career has stalled since, making just five further appearances – three from the bench.

    MORE ON THIS HERE

  • Craig Mahood

    SHAQ ATTACKS

    Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has told CorSport that the club won't stand in his way this summer as he gets set to depart the club.

    He has been a bit-part player and has his eyes on a return to Italy.

    Tying in with the Correa news earlier, Lazio are his club of choice and they may need to free up funds, should they wish to strike a deal.

    I told Liverpool board I feel ready for a new challenge. They accepted my decision and will now consider bids to sell me. Liverpool won’t stop me this summer. “I’d love to come back to Italy, and I’d like to play for Lazio.

    Xherdan ShaqiriCorSport

  • Craig Mahood

    CORREA RACE

    Everton join Arsenal and Spurs in the race to sign Lazio ace Joaquin Correa.

    The player has asked to leave Lazio this summer, with the club's transfer plans revolving around his sale.

    Concrete offers are expected to be made for the 26-year-old, with offers around £40million set to be enough.

    According to Corriere dello Sport, PSG's interest has cooled over the past few days.

  • Craig Mahood

    BIG-SPENDERS

    It's unlikely we'll see any transfer this summer make this list…or is it?

    Harry Kane, Erling Haaland and Paul Pogba all well in the headlines.

     

     

  • Craig Mahood

    EDD'IN SOUTH

    Arsenal look set to miss out on a move for Celtic's Odsonne Edouard, with Brighton poised to land the striker.

    The Seagulls are likely now to wait until after the Hoops' Champions League qualifier with Midtylland in midweek.

    That tie is poised at 1-1 after the Parkhead draw last week.

    Crystal Palace are also credited with an interest in the £20million star.

  • Craig Mahood

    WHITE COMING

    Arsenal are set to finalise a move for Brighton star Ben White this weekend.

    The Gunners have chased White for much of the summer and had a £50million bid accepted earlier this month.

    The defender then agreed personal terms before the move was delayed by his late call-up into Gareth Southgate’s final England squad for Euro 2020.

    But the wait could be over soon since the 23-year-old is booked in for a medical this weekend, according to the Daily Mail.

    That delay has been caused by White’s post-tournament holiday in the Greek island of Mykonos.

  • Craig Mahood

    GIVE ME A KESS

    Arsenal – along with a host of Premier League clubs – are set to be disappointed in the chase for Franck Kessie of AC Milan.

    Speculation has mounted over his future this summer with claims he told Milan to up his salary from £35,000 to £100,000-a-week.

    Now Kessie appears to have quashed talk of a potential switch to England by declaring his desire to remain at Milan ‘forever’.

    He told Gazzetta dello Sport:

    I want to stay at AC Milan forever.
    I’m proud of this club and I’m not planning to leave AC Milan, absolutely.

    Franck KessieGazzetta dello Sport

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  • Craig Mahood

    PARTY AT THE ISCO

    The Gunners have received a boost with reports claiming Spaniard Isco could be available for £15million this summer.

    The attacking midfielder played for Los Blancos last night in their pre-season defeat to Rangers at Ibrox.

    He only has a year to run on his current Bernabeu deal.

    And according to AS, Isco could go for what would be a bargain at £15million.

     

  • Craig Mahood

     

    Arsenal are lining up a £40million bid for Chelsea ace Tammy Abraham after the striker struggled for game time under Thomas Tuchel last season.

    That is according to the Daily Mirror, who claim that the Gunners are considering a loan move for Abraham.

    The 23-year-old seeks more first team football as well as a pay rise to his current £80,000-a-week contract.

    The England international has previously confessed to being an Arsenal fan with Mikel Arteta reportedly eager to bring him to the Emirates as the Gunners aim to improve on last season's dismal eighth placed finish.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal are set to finalise a move for Brighton star Ben White this weekend.

    The Gunners have chased White for much of the summer and had a £50million bid accepted earlier this month.

    The defender then agreed personal terms before the move was delayed by his late call-up into Gareth Southgate's final England squad for Euro 2020.

    But the wait could be over soon since the 23-year-old is booked in for a medical this weekend, according to the Daily Mail.

    That delay has been caused by White's post-tournament holiday in the Greek island of Mykonos.

    And finally, Granit Xhaka’s move to Roma could be in peril as Arsenal and the Serie A giants are struggling to agree on a fee.

    Xhaka has been linked with an exit from the Emirates during the summer transfer window with the Giallorossi desperate to sign him.

    According to La Stampa, though, ‘everything has stopped’ because the Italian outfit isn’t matching the Gunners’ valuation.

    The north Londoners want €20m (£17m) for the midfielder but Roma have yet to meet their demands.

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