Arsenal ‘in dialogue’ over Serie A transfer amid bid to complete £34m signing

All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta looks to add to his first signing of the summer.

Mikel Arteta will be looking to kick on with his transfer plans after the capture of Brazilian starlet Marquinhos.

The Gunners haven’t exactly got off to a running start to the summer window, but they will be pleased to get their first signing in through the door.

Arteta will need more, though, as Arsenal prepare for their first season back in Europe, and it’s clear the emphasis is on improving the front line.

The Gunners need a striker, but they also have other areas to improve, and with that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours.

Arthur links

Juventus star Arthur Melo is said to be pushing for a move to Arsenal this summer.

According to Corriere Dello Sport, via SportWitness, dialogue is already underway between the two clubs as they look to strike a deal.

Juve are said to be looking to sign PSG star Leandro Paredes, and it seems Arthur could be pushed out, with the Gunners the beneficiaries.

Vitinha interest

Arsenal are said to be pushing to sign Porto star Vitinha this summer.

The Portugal international is said to have attracted interest from Barcelona and Manchester United this summer.

But a fresh report from Record claims Arsenal are now in the race, willing to pay the midfield star’s £34million release clause.

The Gunners do want to improve their midfield this season, and Vitinha has Premier League experience having spent time with Wolves on loan.

Torreira returns

Arsenal will not get the chance to sell Lucas Torreira quickly and easily this summer.

Torreira spent this season on loan with Fiorentina, and the Gunners may have been hoping the Italian side would make the deal permanent.

But the Uruguayan has now confirmed he willl return to Arsenal for now, despite wanting a stay.

“Unfortunately there were those who, acting in a bad way, according to my understanding, managed to prevent this from happening and that is why I have to leave,” he wrote on social media.