Arsenal could pay £50m cut price for lethal striker target as Mikel Arteta 'blocks' player from leaving

Arsenal could sign one their main transfer targets for a cut price as Mikel Arteta has 'blocked' a player from leaving the club.
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Ivan Toney

The January transfer window is now behind us. Arsenal, along with the rest of the clubs in the Premier League, are gearing up for what could be a hectic summer transfer window - who will the Gunners look to bring on board?

Arsenal could get their hands on a transfer target for a cut price of £50 million in the summer - additionally, reports suggest that Mikel Arteta 'blocked' a move away for a midfielder. But who is it?

Arsenal could sign Ivan Toney for cut price of £50 million

The Ivan Toney-Arsenal saga has a new development. The Gunners had originally thought they would need to pay a fee of no less £80 million to pry him away from Brentford, but a report from HITC suggests that he could leave for as little as £50 million.

While Arsenal fans may be encouraged by this news, they will not be the only ones celebrating - plenty of high-profile clubs have been linked with a move for the England international over the past year. Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are all thought to be interested in Toney's services - he is expected to leave in the summer, but his next destination is unclear.

Mikel Arteta 'blocks' Jorginho from leaving Gunners

Jorginho's Arsenal tenure was expected to come to an end in June upon the expiration of his current contract - however, a report from Turkish outlet Aksam, Arteta 'blocked' potential moves from Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray in January. Additionally, the Gunners boss now wants him to extend his stay in north London.

A large contributing factor towards this is Jorginho's consummate display against Liverpool at the weekend. The Italian international held Arsenal's midfield together, always presenting himself as a passing option and picking out clever passes to find his teammates in advantageous positions.