Arsenal receive asking price ‘boost’ over bargain £20m target as failed transfer explained

All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta’s men prepare for their derby clash with Tottenham.

Arsenal are back in action this weekend with the international break now wrapping up.

The Gunners return to action with one of the biggest games of their season, facing north London rivals Tottenham in the first of this season’s derbies.

Mikel Arteta’s men are top of the table as things stand, but Tottenham are just one point worse off, and this weekend’s clash should prove a real test of the title credentials of both teams.

It should be one of the games of the weekend given the starts to the season both teams have enjoyed, but in the meantime, we have rounded up the latest transfer news and rumours concerning the Gunners.

Tielemans boost

Arsenal continue to be linked with a move for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners were tipped to make a move for the Belgian in the summer, but they decided to move for Douglas Luiz instead.

According to 90min, Tielemans could become a target of Arsenal’s in January when Leicester could sell for less than £20million.

That’s because the midfielder is out of contract in the summer, unlikely to sign a new one amid Leicester’s disappointing start to the season.

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal do attempt to push through a move, with competition likely given the reduced asking price.

Danilo situation explained

Arsenal are said to have been blocked from signing Palmeiras star Danilo.

The Gunners are said to have made a £20million offer to sign the Brazilian, but Palmeiras president Leila Pereira has opened up on why a deal did not go through.

He said via SportWitness: “Regarding Danilo: I said he wasn’t going to leave and he didn’t.

“I’ll tell you: players of this size, important in the history of Palmeiras, I don’t make decisions alone. I always consult our coach, coaching staff. If my coach says he can’t lose the player under any circumstances, he doesn’t leave.”