Arsenal handed ‘transfer problem’ by Premier League rivals as Juventus ‘set sights on’ defender deal

A look at all the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as they Gunners gear up for their clash with Newcastle United.

Arsenal are gearing up for another huge game in their race to land Champions League football.

The Gunners are now looking up at fourth spot after Tottenham’s narrow win over the weekend, but they can right that with a win in their game in hand against Newcastle United.

A victory at St James’ Park will but Arsenal back in control ahead of the final game of the season, but anything less will give Spurs control on the last day.

As we build up to the clash against the Magpies, and indeed for the weekend’s action, we have rounded up all the latest transfer rumours.

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Juventus are said to be looking to Arsenal to fix their upcoming defensive problem.

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Georgio Chiellini is set to walk away from Juve at the end of this season, leaving The Old Lady in need of a centre-back.

And according to TuttoMercatoWeb via SportWitness, Juve want to sign Gabriel Magalhaes as a replacement, ‘really liking’ the Brazilian defender.

Molina race

The Gunners are said to be rivalling Juventus in another deal, with Udinese full-back Nahuel Molina attracting attention.

The Udinese full-back is said to have been a target of Juventus’ for some time, but Arsenal are looking for more strength at right-back.

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And according to Calciomercato, they are keen on a deal, potentially willing to edge ahead in the race by offering up Pablo Mari as part of a potential player-plus-cash deal.

Vieira blow

Arsenal could miss out on the signing of Porto star Fabio Vieira.

The Gunners have been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder, but it seems they could now move out.

That’s because the Sunday Mirror have reported that Liverpool have already agreed a deal with Porto to have the first right of refusal on Vieira should he receive interest this summer or beyond.