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Sambi Lokonga on verge to join Arsenal after personal agreed terms with London club a week ago
Albert Sambi Lokonga is on verge to join Arsenal after agreed personal terms with the London club, according to report.
The 21-year-old midfielder, who already played 78 games for Anderlecht, establish himself as one of the exciting prospect in Europe.
His impressive performances attracted interest from Arsenal, who are in market to strengthen their midfield options ahead of next campaign.
The Gunners have already submitted the bid for the Belgian international but knocked back by Anderlecht and reports by Football Insider, claim Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team are optimism the deal will be completed after agreed personal terms with the central midfielder.
The reports explain in details that the Gunners are preparing to submit improved bid that will satisfy Anderlecht’s demands after their opening offer of £12million plus £2.5m in add-ons was rejected around eight days ago.
Arsenal remains interest in signing Ben White after their bid rejected
Arsenal are remains optimism of completing the signing of Brighton centre-back Ben White after their opening offer of £40million was rejected a week ago.
The Gunners are in market for a new defender following the departure of David Luiz and White, who establish himself as one of best defender in Premier League become an emerged target.
The north London club are already submitted offered for centre-back, but it was rejected by Brighton and reports by Football Insider also claim that Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team are willing to stretch even further to bag the England international.
The Seagulls would want closer to £50m if they are to sell the centre-back, who was a late addition to Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 England squad.
Arsenal make James Maddison top transfer target despite ‘Leicester rejecting £70m bid’
Arsenal have made James Maddison one of their main transfer targets as they pursue a creative midfielder to replace Martin Odegaard, who return to his parents club.
The Gunners have begun stepping up work on their planned summer overhaul with Leicester playmaker Maddison, who establish himself as one of best playmaker in Premier League added to their shortlist.
The 24-year-old, who contributed 14 goals in 16 matches between December and February, signed a new four-year deal at Leicester worth about £100,000 a week last summer.
His contractual position and homegrown status mean Leicester would be in an extremely strong bargaining position but reports by Daily Mail claim Arsenal believe there is still an opportunity to strike an agreement.
The reports explain in details that the Gunners officials confident a package worth about £60m may get the deal done despite Leicester rejected £70million offer from another club this time last year.
Aston Villa prepare a new for Emile Smith-Rowe
Aston Villa have reportedly preparing to submit an improved offer of £30million for Arsenal playmaker Emile Smith-Rowe.
The north London club are rejected an opening offer of £25million from Villa for their academy product last week.
However, reports by Football Insider claim that Villa refuse to be put off in their pursuit and they are readying a second offer for Smith-Rowe, 20, worth £5m more in total.
The Englishman, who scored seven goals and contributed eight assists in 36 appearances for Arsenal last season, is out of contract in 2023.
Talks over new long-term contract extension has been discussing since March but yet to to finalise and Villa are keen to exploit the uncertainty over his future by submit an improved offer for the talented playmaker.