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Gunners ‘confident’ of securing deal to sign Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma
Arsenal are reportedly close to winning the race for Yves Bissouma’s signature, with club boss interested in services of Mali box-to-box midfielder.
Mikel Arteta is eager to strengthen his midfield options after landing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid last summer.
And according to The Daily Star, Arsenal believe they are winning the race to land Yves Bissouma in a £30 million deal.
The reports explain in details that Mikel Arteta is a huge admires of Bissouma and Gunners chief have already made a move ahead of summer transfer window.
This is why Liverpool and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Yves Bissouma 🤤pic.twitter.com/xshc1U7ehL— Goal (@goal) December 11, 2020
The Mali box-to-box midfielder still have two years remaining on his deal with Brighton this summer but the club will be happy to cash in on a player who they signed for £15million in 2018.
Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham and Everton also made approached for Bissouma but it appears that the midfielder is likely to heading to Emirates this summer.
Stan Kroenke ‘puts Arsenal up for sale’
Arsenal are up for sale despite Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke affirming that they not willing to entertain offers for the club, according to a report.
The Gunners’ owners Stan Kroenke have been heavily criticised by the Arsenal fanbase during their time at the club, and their involvement in the failed European Super League project saw supporters protest outside the Emirates in the hundreds.
Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek has expressed a ‘very serious’ interest in taking over the club, but a recent statement by the Kroenke’s insisted that they are ‘100% committed’ to Arsenal.
However, the Daily Mail claims that Arsenal are indeed up for sale, and the London club have technically been on the market for two years after being approached by an international financial consortium.
The report explains in details that KSE told the interested party that they would consider bids of approximately £1.7bn for Arsenal, and Ek Daniel has supposedly enlisted the help of Invincibles trio Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp to assist him with a £1.8bn offer.
A proposed takeover by Ek could reportedly see the Gunners enter the race for two most exciting youngest attacker Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe.
Arsenal are set their sight on Paul Onuachu
Arsenal are keeping tabs on KRC Genk and Nigerian forward Paul Onuachu, who would welcome a move to Emirates.
According to Transfermarketweb, Arsenal are among the clubs keeping a close eye on Paul Onuachu, who produced a big impression in front of goal in Belgian league this season.
The 26-year-old forward has been in excellent form since arrived at Genk from Midtjylland in 2019. Onuachu scoring nine goals in his debut campaign before taken his game to a whole new level in the ongoing season, having netted a whopping 30 goals in just 33 matches.
His performances in front of goal have helped Genk break into the top four of the Jupiler Pro League, with the striker emerging as the club’s top scorer, well ahead of closest competitor Thomas Henry (21).
Arsenal’s interest in Onuachu as the Gunners are bracing themselves for the departure of Alexandre Lacazette. The Frenchman has already been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid while youngster Eddie Nketiah is also facing an uncertain future at the Emirates.
It has forced Arsenal to enter the market in search of reinforcements in the offensive department. They have been already linked with quite a lot of players including last season’s Jupiler Pro League sensation Jonathan David, who is currently plying his trade at LOSC Lille.
In Paul Onuachu, Mikel Arteta will find himself an exciting option, who could bring in the tactical variety that Arsenal have lacked in the ongoing campaign.
Arsenal set to submit offer Guido Rodriguez this month
Arsenal are preparing to make a bid for Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez, according to a report.
The Gunners are set to lose Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos back to Real Madrid in the summer with loaness returning to their parent club while Mohamed Elneny future at the club remains doubt.
As a result, Mikel Arteta’s side is likely to invest in that area of the pitch in the summer transfer window and Spanish publication El Desmarque, claims that Rodriguez, who produced man-of-the-match display in Betis recent games amongst top wishlist by Emirates chief to strengthen their midfield options.
The central midfielder has been in excellent form with Betis in La Liga this season and is set to become a wanted man in the summer.
Guido Rodriguez has a release clause in his contract of nearly £70 million and as a result, he won’t come cheap to any potentially interested parties.