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Gunners open Andre Silva talks
Arsenal are talks with Eintracht Frankfurt over the possibility of signing Andre Silva, according to report.
The Gunners are in market for new centre-forward as Lacazette future remains doubt with his current deal with the London club expires next summer.
However, according to The Transfer Window podcast, Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team are in talk to sign Silva, who scored 45 goals in his last two campaign with Bundesliga giant.
The 25-year-old, who is currently on international duty with Portugal at Euro 2020 available around £34million.
Emile Smith-Rowe in line for new deal
Emile Smith-Rowe has reportedly in pole position to sign a new long-term contract with the Gunners.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder was introduced into Mikel Arteta’s Premier League starting line-up on a regular basis from last December and his impact was immediate, playing an instrumental role in a 3-1 win over Chelsea on Boxing Day.
Smith-Rowe has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, who pipped Arsenal to the signing of Emi Buendia from Norwich earlier this month while Real Madrid also said to be interested in services of Englishman.
However, reports by Guardian claim that Gunners chiefs want Smith-Rowe, 20, to commit his future by agreeing fresh terms in the near future.
Arsenal eyeing a summer move for Lazio playmaker Joaquin Correa
Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a move for Lazio playmaker Joaquin Correa as Mikel Arteta keen on strengthen his attacking options ahead of next season.
The Gunners are in market for attacking midfielder with Martin Odegaard top club target to bolster their midfield options.
However, Real Madrid are reportedly unwilling to let the Norway international leave the club this summer especially since appointed Carlos Ancelotti as new head coach.
Gunners, meanwhile, switch their attention to Joaquin Correa, and reports by Sky Sport Italia, claim club technical director Edu is eyeing up a move for Lazio star, who could join in a swap deal involving Lucas Torreira.
Lucas Torreira spent the second half of last season on loan at Atletico Madrid after being deemed surplus to requirements by Arteta in north London.
Arsenal want to sell the midfielder in the summer window, and Edu believes a player-plus-cash deal for Correa, who has scored 30 goals in 117 games for Lazio, could be the best solution.
Houssem Aouar bid prepared
Arsenal failed in their attempt to prise Houssem Aouar away from Lyon last summer, seeing a £30million bid rejected for the attacking midfielder.
But according to The Sun, Arteta and co. are readying another move for Aouar, who could be available for just £20million this time around.
Lyon are reportedly open to selling their star man after failing to qualify for the Champions League, meaning the Gunners are now preparing a £100,000-a-week contract offer.