Arsenal ‘back in race’ for £47m attacker, Gunners want international midfielder ‘at all costs’
All the latest transfer news and speculation involving Arsenal.
Arsenal are wasting little time in the transfer window this summer.
The Gunners have already wrapped up a new contract for Eddie Nketiah, and are expected to confirm the signing of FC Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira imminently.
But with so many rumours doing the rounds, and plenty more besides, it can be difficult to keep right up to date with all of the latest speculation.
With that in mind, here is Sunday’s Arsenal transfer news...
Arsenal back in Raphinha race
The Brazilian has been heavily touted for a move away from Elland Road this summer, and is understood to be attracting attention from a number of clubs.
Chief among his suitors are Barcelona, with Romano suggesting that an agreement has been in place between the Catalan giants and the player’s representatives for some time.
But as differences in valuation continue to linger, Barca’s hesitation could open the door for a host of Premier League sides - including the Gunners.
Writing on his personal Twitter account, Romano said: “Raphinha deal. Barcelona have full agreement with his agent Deco since February on a five year deal but Leeds want €55m (£47.2m), no plan to change their price tag.
“Barca need to be fast as Premier League clubs are back in the race, including Arsenal - but no bid submitted yet.”
Arteta gunning for Asensio
Spanish outlet Sport has claimed that Arsenal are determined to sign Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio this summer.
The 26-year-old faces uncertainty over his future with the European champions, with talks over a potential contract extension yet to yield results.
As such, he could be allowed to leave in the coming weeks, and it is understood that Real may accept an offer of as little as £35 million.
That could be enough to tempt Arsenal into action, with Sport suggesting that the Gunners will look to sign him “at all costs”.