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PSG make opening bid for Hector Bellerin worth £30m
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly opened talks with Arsenal over a £30million move for Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin
The Gunners do not wish to lose the 25-year-old defender but recognise any substantial fee could be utilised to strengthen the squad elsewhere.
Bayern Munich and Juventus are also among Bellerin’s admires but the Ligue 1 champions have made the first move.
According to The Athletic, claims PSG have proposed £25m with a further £5m in add ons for Bellerin, who under contract until 2023 but is open to a new challenge.
It adds that the north London club are value him higher than that and talks will continue. Bellerin’s departure could pave the way for Ainsley Maitland-Niles to stay.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey wants Arsenal move
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey is reportedly interested in becoming the latest star name to arrive at Emirates this summer.
The 27-year-old Ghana international has establishing himself as one of the best player in La-Liga and a mainstay of Diego Simeone’s side, though can leave the club if his £44million release clause is triggered.
This summer, the midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal with Mikel Arteta identified him as player to bolster his midfield options and according to Goal, the 27-year-old is now open to making the move happen.
Thomas Partey’s current deal runs until 2023, though it is reported that the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in Atletico Madrid being unable to offer the player a financially lucrative extension.
Diego Simeone is said to be very keen on keeping hold of his player, though talks between Partey and Atletico have not been fruitful.
Dani Ceballos to fly into London on Wednesday to finalise terms
Dani Ceballos is set to return to Emirates for a second season-long loan spell from Real Madrid.
The two clubs are working to finalise a deal for the 2020-21 campaign that is again not expected to include an option for Gunners to buy the 24-year-old permanently.
Midfielder Ceballos has already agreed to move back to the Emirates following talks with manager Mikel Arteta and is expected to land to London today for finalise terms.
Dani Ceballos spent last season at the Emirates, making 37 appearances in all competitions, scoring twice and finished the season strongly for FA Cup winners.
Arsenal opened talks with Lyon over Houssem Aouar
Arsenal have opened talks with Lyon over a £40million move for French midfielder Houssem Aouar.
The Gunners have been identified the 22-year-old, who scored nine goals and registered eight assists in a French season that was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, as midfielder to bolster Mikel Arteta’s side.
Aouar has been monitoring by Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester City, along with Serie A champions Juventus but the French star reportedly prefer Premier League move with Arsenal are only club submitted bid for him but it was rejected by the Ligue 1 side.
According to The Athletic, claims the Gunners have opened talks with Lyon over a £40million move for the 22-year-old midfielder, who also reportedly wants a move to the Premier League this summer.
Gabriel Magalhaes’s Gunners move is official
After a long wait, Arsenal have finally confirmed the signing of highly-rated defender Gabriel Magalhaes.
The centre-back arrives from Ligue 1 side Lille, and the Gunners announced the deal on social media with a call between Gabriel and Brazil compatriots and new team-mates David Luiz and Willian.
He will take the number six shirt, most recently worn by Laurent Koscielny in the 2018/19 season, with the club confirming he has signed a ‘long term’ contract.
Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta told Arsenal’s website: ‘He has many qualities which will make us stronger as a defensive unit and as a team.
‘He has proved with Lille that he is a defender with many outstanding attributes and we are looking forward to watching him grow as an Arsenal player.’
Sokratis set for Arsenal exit
Sokratis is set to leave Arsenal, according to reports.
Rai Sport (via Tutto Napoli) are reporting that Napoli are set to sign the Greece international for just €4.5m (£4m).
William Saliba is ahead of him in the pecking order, never mind Gabriel or Dayot Upamecano should those deals be completed.