Arsenal set new transfer window ‘priority’ amid fresh Youri Tielemans ‘boost’

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All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours as Mikel Arteta and his men wind down their tour of the States.

Arsenal are coming towards the end of their Stateside tour after sweating it out in the Florida heat over recent days.

The Gunners beat Orlando City 3-1 during the week and they will close out their tour of the US with a clash with London rivals Chelsea in the early hours of Sunday morning, UK time.

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We are now less than two weeks away from the start of the Premier League season, and the Gunners will kick-off the new campaign, facing Crystal Palace.

Ahead of that date, Arsenal will want to add more signings to their squad, and with that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

Saka update

Arsenal have already decided on their next priority after completing a deal to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners are now concentrating on tying Bukayo Saka down to a new contract.

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It’s claimed Arsenal are willing to offer Saka double his current wage of £70,000 to make sure he stays at the Emirates Stadium.

Tielemans latest

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans is said to want to sign for Arsenal this summer.

“It is his priority. I would say it’s a clear choice because the player would love to move, he would love to join Arsenal, but it’s up to Arsenal to submit a proposal and go strong for him,” Fabrizio Romano said on the Que Golazo Podcast.

“He’s waiting for Arsenal since April, since May. This is when the contact started – it was the end of April, beginning of May.

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“They are still there, they are discussing but still no official bid, just approaches and contacts.

“It’s up to them now to decide if they want to go for Tielemans as a priority after signing Zinchenko, or if they want to go for different positions.

“Because the player is out of contract next summer, Arsenal know it’s a big opportunity on the market having a player like Tielemans available like this.”

Leno blow

Arsenal could miss out on the sale of Bernd Leno this summer, or at least for now.

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The Gunners are likely to offload Leno this summer, with Aaron Ramsdale now the number one and having signed Matt Turner to be number two.

Fulham are said to have proposed a £10million transfer for Leno, but according to CBS Sports, Arsenal value the goalkeeper at £15million.

Fulham are now said to be considering a loan deal for Sergio Rico as an alternative.

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