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Arsenal set to ramp up efforts to complete deal of Buendia And Bissouma
Arsenal have reportedly willing to bringing in Emiliano Buendia and Yves Bissouma to Emirates stadium this summer after boss Mikel Arteta given green light over the two world-class midfielders.
After missed out of European competitions for the first time in 25 years, Mikel Arteta and club chief are ready to strengthen their squad, with reports suggested that middle of park are their priority in upcoming summer transfer window.
However, reports by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners have ‘made contact’ with the Buendia’s agent and talk are underway over the attacking midfielder propose switch to Emirates stadium.
The 24-year-old playmaker has been long-term target for Mikel Arteta’s side after establish himself as one of best exciting attacker in the world of football.
Despite the Gunners credited with an interest last summer, they never made the move, however, after tracking the midfielder’s progress at Carrow Road and witnessing his impressive form this season, Mikel Arteta is eager to add him to his ranks ahead of next season.
In a major boost for the Gunners, it seems Norwich accept that it’s time for Buendia to move on to bigger things and they won’t prevent him from leaving Carrow Road as long as they get around £40million for him, according to The Athletic.
The Argentine has been enjoyed an exceptional season and played a major role in Norwich winning the Championship and earning promotion back into the Premier League.
The attacking midfielder scored 15 goals this season and registered 17 assists – more than any other player in the division and additional to Mikel Arteta’s midfield ranks could be major boost ahead of next season.
Yves Bissouma, meanwhile, reports “appreciated” by the Emirates stadium hierarchy, with the Mali box-to-box midfielder seen by Mikel Arteta as long-term partner to Thomas Partey.
Bissouma, 24, has been in excellent form for Graham Potter’s side this season, in which ended the season with the second-highest number of tackle while also netted twice across all competitions.
His sublime season at the AMEX attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal, who believed are close to winning the race for Bissouma’s signature.
However, reports by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, claim Bissouma appreciated Gunners hierarchy approach and with Granit Xhaka set to depart at the club this summer, Bissouma switch to Emirates this summer is expected to happen.
Arsenal learn Coutinho transfer update as injury problems cause Barcelona issue
Arsenal have reportedly been handed a lengthy wait in their pursuit of Barcelona attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer.
The Gunners are apparently keen on reigniting their interest in the ex-Liverpool star in the upcoming window, having reportedly attempted to bring the Brazilian to the Emirates stadium last year.
A moved proved too costly for the Gunners and they eventually bolstered their attacking options in January with the loan addition of Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard.
Despite being said to once again hold an interest in Coutinho, who struggled to maintain his top form after return to Camp Nou on a season-loan from Bayern Munich, Mikel Arteta’s side could be in for a wait to find out if they are able to land their man this time around.
According to Sky Sports, Barcelona are unwilling to let him go until at least July as he continues his rehabilitation from a number of injury problems.
Coutinho’s season has been hampered by various injuries having had three separate surgeries on his knee alone since January.
He has already been ruled out of this summer’s Copa America and Barcelona want to see how he recovers before they sanction any move away from the club.
AS Roma Made Move For Granit Xhaka
AS Roma have reportedly expressed their interest in signing Granit Xhaka after Jose Mourinho given green light over a move for Switzerland international.
Xhaka, 28, divided opinion during his five seasons at the Emirates, and reports by Sky Italy, claim the Gunners are willing to sell the midfielder should a club reach their €25m valuation.
However, it’s look like the Swiss will head to Italy this summer to continue his career with former Spur boss Jose Mourinho reportedly want to make Xhaka his first signing as Roma boss.
Report explains in details that negotiate between Roma and Arsenal have already underway and both part arr expected to finalise the deal in the couple of weeks.
Real Betis launch Bellerin talks
Real Betis have reportedly expressed interest in taking Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin on a season-long loan deal.
The 26-year-old defender has two years remaining on his his current deal, but reports suggested he could be one of the players moved on as part of Mikel Arteta’s revamp.
According to Spanish media outlet ABC de Sevilla outline Betis opened talks’ with Bellerin about a season-long loan deal after Pellegrini identified him as primary target this summer.
The right-back, who scored one and made three assists in 35 appearances across all competitions this season, is a boyhood Betis fan and would be able to be a part of their squad as they return to European competition next summer.