Arsenal sent £100m transfer warning as Chelsea ‘enter race’ for 19-goal striker

All the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Arsenal as Mikel Arteta’s men touch down in Germany.

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Arsenal are already hard at work preparing for the new season as they look to go one better than last term.

The Gunners have already kicked off their pre-season preparations, and the first stop on their summer tour is Germany, with the USA still to come. Big things will be expected of Mikel Arteta’s men next season after an impressive season of last and significant investment already this summer, with more spending likely to come.

In that vein, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

Mbappe warning

Arsenal have been told they would need to pay around £100million to land Kylian Mbappe if the PSG starbecomes available this summer.

“There have been lots of stories. I’ve seen stories linking him with Liverpool in the past,” Sky Sports journalist Karveh Solhekol has said. “There’s been some stories recently linking him with Arsenal as well.

“I think the difficulty is that yes of course the Premier League is the richest, most-watched league in the world, but the numbers involved to be able to sign and satisfy a player like Kylian Mbappe are astronomical. He earns about £2 million a week, so how many clubs in the Premier League are there who could afford to pay him £2 million a week? I think his signing-on fee, loyalty bonuses, you’re talking about £100m for that as well.”

Wahi interest

Arsenal are said to be battling Newcastle United over the signing of Elye Wahi this summer.

According to Foot Mercato, the Gunners remain in the race for the forward, who is still only 20 years of age. Wahi scored 19 goals in 33 games for Montpellier last season, and it’s reported he is the subject of Premier League interest this summer.

Chelsea are also said to be interested, also needing more depth in the striker role after selling Kai Havertz this summer, while Romelu Lukaku will likely follow.