Edu knows next Arsenal transfer decision as rival director makes ‘wouldn’t be able to pay him’ claim

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Arsenal director Edu is sniffing out what looks to be a no-brainer deal as the latest Barcelona wonderkid prepares to leave on a free transfer.

There's been good news for Arsenal forwards Leandro Trossard and Bukayo Saka while on international duty today.

Both Gunners stars have been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month Award for March after their scintillating form propelled Mikel Arteta's side to four wins from four.

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Trossard has proved a brilliant purchase from the club and these are the latest transfer rumours coming from the Emirates ahead of the summer window.

Arsenal director Edu spies Barcelona free transfer

Arsenal director Edu is thought to be keen on a move for rising Barcelona star Ilias Akhomach this summer, and doesn't want to pay a single penny for it.

The promising winger has excelled for the Catalan giants at youth level and is also turning heads in the Spanish under-19 set-up.

Sport report that Akhomach's performances have not gone unnoticed and The Gunners director Edu is believed to have reached out to the youngster's representatives over a move to the Premier League.

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The 18-year-old is out of contract at the Nou Camp this summer and is thought to have decided against extending his contract as he looks to break through elsewhere.

Ilias Akhomach has a bright future ahead of him (Image: Getty Images) Ilias Akhomach has a bright future ahead of him (Image: Getty Images)
Ilias Akhomach has a bright future ahead of him (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Leeds, AC Milan and Sevilla are also said to be following Akhomach but Mikel Arteta's know-how when it comes to young stars could help The Gunners win over Akhomach.

Celta Vigo president resigned to letting star player leave

Celta Vigo president Carlos Mouriño has given a defeated interview in which he admitted the club will be powerless in letting Gabri Veiga leave this summer.

Veiga has scored nine times and picked up three assists for Celta Vigo in 25 La Liga appearances this year and looks the real deal.

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The central midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Manchester United, Liverpool and Newcastle United joining Arsenal in courting the central midfielder.

Brighton & Hove Albion have reportedly joined the race to sign Celta Vigo wonderkid Gabri Veiga but face fierce competition from, amongst others, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur for his services. Picture by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty ImagesBrighton & Hove Albion have reportedly joined the race to sign Celta Vigo wonderkid Gabri Veiga but face fierce competition from, amongst others, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur for his services. Picture by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images
Brighton & Hove Albion have reportedly joined the race to sign Celta Vigo wonderkid Gabri Veiga but face fierce competition from, amongst others, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur for his services. Picture by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images

However, Spanish journalist Manu Sainz told AS Diario that the 20-year-old ‘dreams’ of joining the North London club.

Speaking to Spanish outlet La Voz de Galicia, Mouriño said: “We know some of the offers he has had. As much as we would like to, we wouldn’t be able to pay him what other teams are paying him.

“We don’t want to raise false expectations. We would be fooling ourselves if we said we saw any chance of him staying, we don’t. But we have to be very proud of the fact that we have a lot of pride in the club.

“But we have to be very proud of our youth players, that they have that value in the market, like Brais Méndez, Santi Mina, Borja Iglesias.”

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