Wrapping up the Arsenal transfer news, rumors and gossip in the 2022 summer window.
Nketiah staying at Arsenal & finalizing new deal
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah now set to STAY at the club, with one source telling Sky Sports News he is finalizing details on a new contract.
Nketiah’s current deal is up in the summer and it looked increasingly likely he would leave – with Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbach both interested in signing him on a free transfer.
Who have Arsenal been linked with?
Cody Gakpo – PSV are hoping to keep Gakpo at the club by creating a special financial package as they fend off interest from several high-profile European sides, including Arsenal (Daily MirrorMay 26).
Tammy Abraham – Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is pondering a move for Roma striker Abraham as part of a busy summer which will most likely see nine senior players leave the club (The Sun.May 24).
Mathias Olivera – Arsenal want to sign Getafe left-back Olivera according to reports in Italy, another hint that Nuno Tavares might not have a long-term future at the Emirates (Daily MirrorMay 24).
Gabriel Jesus – Tottenham are poised to compete with Arsenal for Gabriel Jesus after beating their rivals to a place in next season’s Champions League (Daily Telegraph, May 23); Arsenal are expected to bid £ 35million for striker Jesus, who is surplus to requirements at Manchester City following their capture of Erling Haaland (football.london, May 19); Jesus‘ agents are in “no hurry” to sort the player’s future after Arsenal’s Monday night collapse against Newcastle (The Sun., May 18); Jesus’ agent has confirmed talks have taken place over a move to Arsenal but also revealed another six clubs are interested in the Manchester City striker (Daily Star, May 12); Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the signing of Manchester City striker Jesus in what promises to be a busy summer at the Emirates (The Sun.May 10).
Luis Sinisterra – Arsenal’s pursuit of the Feyenoord winger has been handed a major boost as the player has admitted that he will sit down to consider his future at the end of the season (Sunday MirrorMay 22).
Samuel Umtiti – Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona center-back Umtiti (Daily StarMay 19).
Raheem Sterling – Arsenal are ready to explore a move for Sterling should he become available this summer when his Manchester City contract enters its final year (Daily TelegraphMay 10).
Lautaro Martinez – Arsenal have been dealt a hammer blow in their pursuit of the Inter Milan striker (The Sun.May 11).
Aaron Hickey – Arsenal executives recently met with Bologna transfer chief Riccardo Bigon in London but Hickey’s name was not the only one up for discussion, with the Gunners also interested in midfielders Mattias Svanberg and Jerdy Schouten (Daily ExpressMay 12) Scotland full-back Hickey is closing on a move to Arsenal (The Sun, May 12); Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their attempts to sign Scotland star Aaron Hickey as a replacement for Nuno Tavares. (The Mirror, May 11)
Ruben Neves – The Wolves midfielder would prefer to stay in the Premier League if he leaves Wolves this summer with the club ready to demand about £ 70m for their star midfielder. Wolves midfielder (Daily MailMay 7); Neves is emerging as one of Arsenal’s top summer transfer targets, with a new central midfielder one of the club’s top priorities (Sky Sports, April 11). Wolves boss Bruno Lage says the club have slapped a £ 100m price tag on Ruben Neves amid rumored interest from Manchester United, the Gunners and Tottenham.
Victor Osimhen -Arsenal have been told by Napoli that the striker will cost them no less than £ 100m (The Sun, May 3). Arsenal will reportedly have to pay up to £ 34m if they are to land Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz this summer (Daily ExpressMay 10)
Youri Tielemans – Arsenal are reportedly one of three clubs looking to prise Tielemans away from Leicester in the summer (The Sun., May 10); Arsenal are closing on a £ 40m deal to sign Tielemans but could face late competition from Real Madrid (The Sun., May 8); The Leicester midfielder has reportedly set his heart on a move to Spain despite interest from Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham (Daily MailMay 1).
The latest players linked with an Arsenal exit
Eddie Nketiah – Arsenal’s last-ditch effort to tempt Nketiah to stay at the Emirates includes a massive pay rise which would see any new deal earn him £ 100,000 a week (Daily Mail, May 26); Nketiah now set to STAY at the club, with one source telling Sky Sports News he is finalizing details on a new contract (Sky Sports, May 25); Crystal Palace are ready to revisit a deal for Nketiah should Arsenal fail to keep him at the Emirates Stadium this summer (Daily Telegraph, May 25); Arsenal are prepared to make Nketiah one of the club’s highest-paid players to tempt him to stay at the Emirates (The Sun., May 12); Arsenal are pulling out all of the stops to keep Nketiah but face a massive battle as six Premier League clubs – including Crystal Palace and West Ham – want to sign him (The Mirror, May 11); Arsenal will make a final attempt to persuade Nketiah to sign a new contract with the striker generating plenty of interest from clubs across France, Germany and the Premier League (Daily Mail, May 3).
Gabriel Magalhaes – Gabriel is happy at the club and will not push for a move to Juventus (Daily Telegraph, May 25); Arsenal chiefs are considering whether to sell defender Gabriel with a reported m 51million offer on the table from Juventus (TuttosportMay 19).
Nicolas Pepe – Club-record signing Pepe could push for a move out of Arsenal after growing frustrated with his lack of game time (Daily Mirror, May 19); Arsenal are offering Pepe to Premier League rivals in a bid to get the £ 72m winger off their books (Sunday Express, May 1).
William Saliba – Marseille president Pablo Longoria will continue his attempts to talk with Arsenal over a permanent deal for defender Saliba despite Mikel Arteta’s recent comments that he would get a chance to earn a first-team spot with the Premier League club this summer (Daily Mirror, May 26); Arsenal defender Saliba has reportedly informed Marseille of his desire to remain with the club despite being backed for a prominent role with the Gunners next season (Daily Mirror, May 21); Matteo Guendouzi has risked disrupting Arsenal’s transfer plans by telling Saliba he wants him to remain in Marseille alongside him (Daily MirrorMay 20).
What are the latest contract talks?
Mohamed Elneny – the Egypt midfielder has signed a new one-year contract with Arsenal keeping him at the club until next summer (May 25).
Bukayo Saka – Arsenal are under pressure to include a release clause in the new contract they are planning to offer Saka, with formal talks with his representatives due to start at the end of the season (Daily MailMay 21)
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