Arsenal Serie A transfer move depends on future of former Leeds United star

Two Arsenal stars have been linked with moves away from the Emirates Stadium as the new Premier League season draws ever closer.
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Arsenal have reportedly taken a step closer to allowing midfielder Thomas Partey to depart after opening talks with Serie A giants Juventus over a deal for the Ghana international.

Sky Sports Italia have reported Juve are currently focused on a swap deal that would take striker Dusan Vlahovic to Chelsea, with Romelu Lukaku moving in the opposition direction. Former Chelsea loanee Denis Zakaria is said to be in talks with Ligue 1 club Monaco and there is also confirmation Juve have started ‘new contacts’ with Arsenal over a possible move for Partey.

Crucially, the report also reveals the deal for the Gunners star could well depend on Juventus being able to move on one of their midfielders, with former Leeds United loanee Weston McKennie looking likely to stay in Turin after spending the majority of the summer being linked with a move away.

French club eye move for Gunners winger

Marquinhos is back at Arsenal after enduring an underwhelming loan spell at Championship club Norwich City.

The Brazilian winger scored just one goal and provided one assist in 11 appearances for the Canaries in a loan move that failed to inspire confidence he could make an impact in the Gunners first-team during the new Premier League season. However, it now seems likely the 20-year-old will be handed another chance to impress away from the Emirates Stadium after two clubs showed an interest in securing his services.

Greek giants Olympiakos were said to be leading the race to land Marquinhos but the Daily Mail have now revealed Nantes are keen to complete a loan move for the Brazil Under-21 international. The Ligue 1 club narrowly avoided relegation last season but did put in some impressive performances in the Europa League as they reached the first knockout round of UEFA’s second club competition before suffering a 4-1 aggregate defeat against Juventus.