Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as doubt continues to cloud the futures of the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
BARCA DITCH BELLERIN BID
Barcelona have ditched plans to sign Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin during the summer transfer window, according to Sport .
Bellerin had previously been Barca’s leading target to fill the right-back role next season, but Arsenal were unwilling to sell the Spaniard.
And, with new coach Ernesto Valverde reportedly having doubts over Bellerin’s physical and technical capabilities, Barca have decided against pursuing a €40 million deal.
WENGER MET WITH MBAPPE
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger met with French prodigy Kylian Mbappe on June 14 in Paris, according to France Football.
The French manager tried to convince the Monaco teenager that London would be the best home for him in a meeting that lasted more than three hours, appealing to the 18-year-old to follow in the footsteps of French legend Thierry Henry.
PSG HOLD MORE MBAPPE TALKS
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery met with Kylian Mbappe’s entourage last weekend in an attempt to convince the Monaco striker to move to the Parc des Princes, reports L’Equipe .
Arsenal and Real Madrid are among the clubs trying to sign the teenage sensation, but PSG are determined to win the race for the France international.
Club president Nasser al-Khelaifi and sporting director Antero Henrique met Mbappe’s entourage earlier in July, and now Emery has made his pitch to persuade the 18-year-old to choose PSG.
ARSENAL JOIN VAN DIJK HUNT
Arsenal are ready to battle Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, claims The Sun .
The Dutch centre-half has emerged as one of the most sought-after talents in the Premier League, with big-money bids being readied from across the division.
MAN UTD SNUBBED LACAZETTE
Manchester United passed up the opportunity to move for Alexandre Lacazette before landing Romelu Lukaku, according to The Guardian .
Having decided against making a move for the Lyon striker, the France international ended up completing a £46 million transfer to Arsenal.
CARVALHO CLOSING ON PREMIER LEAGUE MOVE
Sporting Lisbon midfielder Carvalho is expected to complete a move to the Premier League this summer, according to A Bola .
Carvalho has regularly been linked with a transfer to England, and Sporting are now prepared to sell the 25-year-old after reinforcing their squad.
West Brom have seen a €20 million offer rejected, while Arsenal, Manchester City, Newcastle and Tottenham are all reportedly willing to bid in the region of €30m.
MARSEILLE KEEN ON DEMBELE
Marseille have made in-demand Celtic striker Moussa Dembele their No.1 summer transfer target, according to Sky Sports .
Dembele proved a revelation during his debut season at Celtic last term and was wanted by Chelsea during the January transfer window.
Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United have also previously shown an interest in Dembele, with Marseille likely to face fierce competition for the Frenchman if they make a concerted move.
ARSENAL WANT £80M FOR ALEXIS
Arsenal have told Manchester City they want £80 million for Alexis Sanchez, according to the Sunday Mirror .
The Gunners have resigned themselves to losing the Chile international to their Premier League rivals, but City’s initial offer of £50m falls well short of their valuation.
ARSENAL TURN TO INTER MIDFIELDER BROZOVIC
Arsene Wenger has marked Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic as a summer target as he looks to reinforce his Arsenal midfield ahead of the new season, according to a report from ESPN .
The Gunners have already added Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette to their squad, though Wenger is keen on strengthening his options in the middle of the park.
LEMAR AGREES £90K ARSENAL DEAL
Arsenal have agreed personal terms of £90,000 a week with Thomas Lemar, but have still to reach a deal with Monaco for the winger, according to The Sun .
A second bid of €45 million for Lemar has reportedly been rejected by Monaco, who are under no pressure to cash in on the 21-year-old.
And, while Arsenal have reportedly agreed a long-term contract with Lemar, the player will not force through a summer transfer to the Emirates Stadium.
ARSENAL BLOCK ALEXIS MOVE
Arsenal have made it clear that they will not sell Alexis Sanchez or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to a Premier League rival, reports the Daily Star .
Manchester City have been leading the hunt for Sanchez, while Oxlade-Chamberlain has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool.
ARSENAL EYE NEW KEEPER
Arsenal have expressed an interest in Toulouse’s highly-rated goalkeeper Alban Lafont, reports Le 10 Sport .
The 18-year-old is seen as a possible long-term replacement for Petr Cech, with the Gunners also keeping an eye on Saint-Etienne’s Stephane Ruffier as a more experienced option.
MAHREZ FURIOUS WITH LEICESTER
Riyad Mahrez has been left fuming at Leicester City after Arsenal turned their attention to Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, reports the Mirror .
The Foxes are demanding £50 million for the playmaker, a number he feels is pricing him out of a move to join the Gunners after Arsene Wenger’s side offered up £40 million for Monaco’s 21-year-old star.
ALEXIS SET ON CITY MOVE
Alexis Sanchez has told Arsenal that he wants to make a summer move to Manchester City, Chilean outlet El Mercurio reports.
An agreement has been reached between Alexis and Pep Guardiola’s side, with the latter having bid £46.5 million for the attacker’s services.
The Gunners, however, are still reluctant to let their star player leave and risk losing him on a free transfer next season if they do not accept City’s offer.
ARSENAL MAKE €45M LEMAR BID
Arsenal have made an improved €45 million offer for Thomas Lemar, but Monaco are expected to reject the latest bid for the winger, reports L’Equipe .
A €40m bid from Arsenal has already been turned down by Monaco, while Lemar won’t look to force a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Manchester United, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid are all keeping an eye on Lemar’s situation as Arsenal consider making a third offer for the 21-year-old.
MARSEILLE CONFIDENT OF GIROUD
Marseille are confident they can bring Olivier Giroud back to Ligue 1 from Arsenal, according to the Telegraph .
Giroud has spent five seasons in the Premier League since moving from Montpellier in 2012, and Marseille are hoping to beat West Ham, Everton and fellow French club Lyon to the signature of the €28 million (£25m) rated forward.
BARCA TO BID FOR BELLERIN
Barcelona are ready to table a £26 million bid for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, claims Spanish publication Sport .
The La Liga giants have been considering a move to bring the full-back back to his Catalan roots for some time and are now preparing to make a formal approach.
ARSENAL IN FABINHO HUNT
Arsenal are being kept informed about any developments regarding the future of Monaco midfielder Fabinho, according to France Football .
Manchester United have been heavily linked with the versatile Brazilian, but the Gunners are also weighing up the merits of a move.
ALEXIS WANTS £400k-A-WEEK
Alexis Sanchez is demanding £400,000-a-week to stay at Arsenal, according to the Daily Mirror .
The Chilean forward has entered the final 12 months of his current contract and is locked in extension talks amid talk of interest from the likes of Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
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