Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool ‘submit transfer proposal’ for starlet compared to Lionel Messi

A look at all the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours ahead of the summer window.
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Arsenal are gearing up for one of the biggest tests of their top four bid so far, facing Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium tonight.

The Gunners have put themselves in an advantageous position, a point ahead of Manchester United and with three games in hand.

But one of those matches is against title hopefuls Liverpool, this evening, and they still have to face Chelsea and United.

Nothing is settled at this stage, but the Champions League is within sight for the Gunners, and Mikel Arteta will already have eyes on potential targets as he looks to take his squad to the next level.

With that in mind, here are the latest transfer rumours.

Hazard bombshell

Arsenal are being linked with a surprise move for Real Madrid star Eden Hazard.

According to Foot Mercato via 90min, Hazard has become a target of the Gunners, and initial contact has been made.

Hazard has struggled since his big-money move from Chelsea, battling injury and poor form, and Real Madrid will likely welcome the opportunity to offload him as they look to add to their front line this summer.

Arteta is said to be keen to add the Belgian should the finances work.

Bergwijn talk

The Gunners are also being linked with a shock move for current Tottenham star Steven Bergwijn ahead of this summer.

Bergwijn has underwhelmed at Spurs overall since his 2020, but with the club reportedly willing to listen to offers, it seems north London rivals Arsenal could be interested.

Calciomercato carry the report, and they are also naming AC Milan as a potential suitor.

Gavi offer

Arsenal are said to be in the mix to sign Barcelona starlet Gavi ahead of this summer.

The talented 17-year-old is set for a big future at Camp Nou, but he is only under contract until 2023, and he has rejected Barca’s early offers, with the Catalan giants looking to save a buck ahead of a summer of spending.

As a result, Premier League clubs are circling, and according to Gerard Romero, Arsenal, Liverpool and United have submitted a contract proposal ahead of making official offers.

United are said to have made the best offer so far for the starlet compared to Lionel Messi by Guillem Balague.

Balague said recently: “His idol is Andres Iniesta but I compare his progression to Lionel Messi, who made his debut at 17 as well.”

“There was absolutely no problem with Messi being accepted in the first team, in the same way Gavi was accepted.”