Arsenal ‘enter race’ for Real Madrid star amid ‘interest’ in Bayern Munich winger

All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta and his men continue their pre-season preparations.

Arsenal are already preparing for the new season with pre-season now underway.

Mikel Arteta will be putting his men through their paces to get them back into playing shape ahead of the new season.

Soon, the Gunners will be joined by new signing Gabriel Jesus, who has already been pictured in an Arsenal shirt ahead of his £45million move from Manchester City.

And Arsenal are unlikely to stop there, with more incomings and outgoings expected by the end of August.

With that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

Raphinha blow

Barcelona are being tipped to hijack Arsenal and Chelsea’s chase of Leeds United star Raphinha.

It was reported earlier this week claiming that Chelsea had a bid accepted after the Gunners had failed with their opening proposal.

But The Times now say Barca, who are struggling financially, may be willing to strike a deal worth up to £60m snap up the Brazilian ahead of the two London clubs.

Asensio links

Arsenal are said to have entered the race for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio.

According to Diario AS, the Gunners are one of a number of clubs chasing a deal for the Spaniard, along with AC Milan and Juventus, while Liverpool have also been linked.

Asensio could well be available this summer with his Real Madrid deal up next summer and with no new deal in sight.

Gnabry alert

Another wide man facing contract uncertainty is Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry.

There is a stand-off of sorts between Gnabry and Bayern ahead of his deal expiring next summer, and Arsenal are said to be monitoring the situation.

That’s according to 90min, who say the Gunners have not yet made a move, but they are tracking the situation in case Gnabry becomes available on the cheap this summer.