Welcome to The Score Nigeria as we take you through the latest happening at Arsenal premier league summer transfer window news
Who have Arsenal been linked with?
Neto – Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona goalkeeper Neto. The Gunners were quoted £12million when they approached Barca to sign the 32-year-old in early 2021 (Mundo Deportivo, July 22)
Renato Sanches – Barcelona are preparing to make an offer for Lille and Portugal midfielder Sanches, although Arsenal are believed to still be top of the list of clubs trying to sign him (Daily Express, July 22)
Aaron Ramsdale – Sheffield United have told Arsenal they will need to raise their offer for England goalkeeper Ramsdale to £32m after two previous bids were rejected by the Championship club (The Times, July 22)
Jordan Henderson – Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Henderson, should stalled contract talks with Liverpool end in him leaving the club as early as this summer (Daily Star, July 21)
Manuel Locatelli – Agent Andrea D’Amico claims Arsenal have made an opening £34m offer for Sassuolo midfielder Locatelli (The Sun, July 21); Arsenal are willing to pay Sassuolo’s £34m asking price for the Italy midfielder but his preference is to join Juventus (The Guardian, July 19)
James Maddison – Arsenal could offer fringe players Nelson and Maitland-Niles to Leicester City as part of an offer for Maddison (Daily Mail, July 21).Arsenal are expected to make a major move for Leicester City playmaker in the coming weeks (Daily Star, July 12).
Tammy Abraham – Chelsea are prepared to let Abraham join Arsenal on loan to speed through a deal (The Sun, July 21); Arsenal are interested in Abraham, who Chelsea have already offered to a number of clubs as part of their search for a new striker (Daily Telegraph, July 16).
Houssem Aouar – Lyon have increased their asking price for Aouar, who is a possible target for multiple Premier League clubs, to in excess of £25m (Daily Express, July 21); Arsenal will go on a £100m spending spree with the Lyon midfielder set to join White in signing for the club next week (Daily Star, July 18).
Martin Odegaard – Arsenal are “ready to pounce” should the Real Madrid playmaker become available this summer (Mirror, July 17); Arsenal hopes of bringing the playmaker back to the Emirates have been boosted by claims Real Madrid need to slash their salary cap, with Odegaard at risk of being moved on (The Athletic, July 13).
Ruben Neves – Arsenal have begun negotiations with Wolves over the signing of Neves (Record, July 12).
Thilo Kehrer – Arsenal have enquired about PSG defender Kehrer as they line up a transfer replacement for right-back Hector Bellerin (The Sun, July 14).