Arsenal suffer transfer windfall blow, £20m clause claim and Joao Felix development

Arsenal will already be planning for next season as they look to solidify themselves as long-term top four candidates.

Arsenal will already be planning for next season as they look to solidify themselves as long-term top four candidates.

The Gunners are challenging for a top four spot this season, with Mikel Arteta managing to turn things around following a disappointing campaign of last.

But it is looking tight, with Arsenal on course to finish in the top four, but only if they win their games in hand.

Going forward, the Gunners will want to put themselves in a position where they can challenge every year, and to do that, they may need to continue spending to improve their squad.

And with that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer rumours concerning the north London club.

Joao Felix talk

Arsenal are being linked with a move for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

The Portuguese superstar is still trying to live up to his more than £100million move to Atleti in 2019.

He has shown moments of brilliance but has largely struggled to maintain that form.

According to El Chiringuito, Arsenal could attempt to prise him away this summer in what would be a costly deal for the Gunners.

Raphinha race

Arsenal are said to have joined the race to sign Leeds United star Raphinha.

The winger is attracting plenty of interest around Europe currently, with Leeds United in talks with him over a new contract.

According to the Express, Arsenal are now interested in pulling off a move, with hope there is a release clause in any new contract, as has been reported.

It’s said that Raphinha could be available for as little as £20million if Leeds are relegated.

No transfer windfall

Arsenal are likely to miss out on a transfer windfall this summer, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles unlikely to be snapped up permanently by Roma, according to the latest reports.

According to 90min.com, loan club Roma are not planning to sign Maitland-Niles on a long-term deal.

The midfielder has had mixed form in Serie A, making six league appearances, and it seems he will return to north London at the end of his deal, as things stand.