Arsenal ‘reject bid’ for fringe star as Fabrizio Romano rules out midfielder transfer

All the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Arsenal as Mikel Arteta continues to improve his squad.

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Arsenal are already hard at work preparing for the new season, and the USA is the next stop on their summer tour.

The Gunners are determined to go one better next season, and they have put their money where their mouth is, spending big to sign the likes of Jurrien Timber and Declan Rice. Mikel Arteta may not be done there, either, with the Arsenal board putting their weight firmly behind the Spaniard as they bid to win silverware.

As the summer preparations ramp up, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

Holding bid rejected

Arsenal may have signed another centre-back, but they are still holding on to Rob Holding.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners have rejected a £2million offer from Besiktas for Holding despite the centre-back finding himself near the bottom of the pile heading into the new season. At this point, it may only be a question of the fee being offered, and it may be down to Besiktas returning with another offer.

For now, though, Holding will have to stay put and continue to work despite falling further down the pecking order following the arrival of £40m Timber.

Tchouameni deal dead in the water

Arsenal were said to be interested in a move for Real Madrid star Aurelien Tchouameni this summer, but a deal is not likely.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners were interested in snapping up the Frenchman, but Los Blancos have made it clear they will not be selling or loaning the midfielder. Carlo Ancelotti may have plenty of depth in his midfield, but he is said to believe Tchouameni has a key role to play in the coming season.

That’s according to Romano, who has effectively shut down talk of a transfer involving the midfielder.