Arsenal insider Charles Watts has provided an update on Arsenal and their pursuit of Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard. The Norwegian got off to an impressive start when he first joined the Gunners on loan in the January transfer window, and it looked like Arsenal had found their ‘missing piece’ when it came to the creative midfield role.
Arsenal are reportedly set to increase their offer for Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga in the coming days. The 21-year-old has become a first-team regular over the past two seasons for the Belgian giants since breaking into the senior side in 2017. Mikel Arteta is keen to bring in a new midfielder this summer and has already missed out on the signing of Emiliano Buendia, who has joined Aston Villa, while Martin Odegaard is set to stay at Real Madrid next season.
Arsenal a close to finalising a deal for Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga. Arsenal are close to making Albert Sambi Lokonga their first signing of the summer with personal terms already agreed with the 21-year-old. The Gunners are in the process of finalising a fee with Anderlecht, who have knocked back two bids from the Arsenal hierarchy so far, however, there is optimism the deal will be completed in the near future.
The Uruguayan is set to leave the Gunners in this summer's transfer window, having failed to convince boss Mikel Arteta that he can be Thomas Partey's partner in midfield Arsenal have received a major boost in their hopes of signing Joaquin Correa, with the Argentine’s current club Lazio reportedly willing to accept a swap deal involving Lucas Torreira.
Arsenal director Edu will reportedly look to benefit from Lazio’s interest in midfielder Lucas Torreira by pushing to include Joaquin Correa in a swap deal for the Uruguayan. The Gunners look set to lose Torreira this summer, with the 25-year-old having struggled to hold down a regular starting berth at the Emirates after joining the club in 2018.
Arsenal have reportedly revived their interest in Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar. The Gunners have been heavily linked with the highly-rated 22-year-old in recent transfer windows, but ultimately refused to meet Lyon's asking price of £55m. However, the Ligue 1 outfit have been forced to slash that price tag after missing out on Champions League qualification last season, meaning that Aouar could now be available for as little as £20m.
Arsenal will be looking to replace Martin Odegaard ahead of next season. Arsenal director Edu will look to benefit from Lazio's interest in Lucas Torreira by pushing to include Joaquin Correa in a swap deal for the Uruguayan midfielder, according to reports. The Gunners look set to lose Torreira this summer, with the 25-year-old never really settling in at the Emirates Stadium since joining the club in 2018.
Arsenal have been linked with summer moves for former loan star Martin Odegaard and Leicester City playmaker James Maddison. Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard is still Arsenal's priority target despite the north London club's interest in James Maddison of Leicester City, according to reports. The Gunners are in the market for attacking reinforcements ahead of next season, with club director Edu aiming to bolster Mikel Arteta's ranks over the coming weeks and months.
An Arsenal option to replace departed duo Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos appears destined to remain in place in a humbling reversal. Arsenal are in desperate need of midfield reinforcements. Ceballos and Odegaard have both returned to Real Madrid after their loan stints concluded. Furthermore, both Granti Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi have been tipped to leave in what could be a summer of great upheaval at the Emirates.
Real Madrid reportedly enquired about the possibility of including Emile Smith Rowe in a deal for Martin Odegaard with Arsenal. Odegaard made a positive impression during his short-lived tenure in North London, and the Gunners have been keen to secure his services on a permanent basis. However, the Norwegian was expected to command an extortionate fee to leave the Bernabeu, and he has supposedly now decided to stay at Real Madrid following the re-appointment of Carlo Ancelotti.
Arsenal have made James Maddison their main target this summer with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta planning on making as many as five transfers Arsenal are planning a squad overhaul this summer with Mikel Arteta aiming to bring in plenty of fresh blood. An 8th place finish last season means lots of work has to be done and it's been suggested five positions need looking at.
Arsenal will reportedly have to pay around £60million to bring James Maddison to club this summer, but which Gunners players could be sold to fund the deal? James Maddison has reportedly emerged as a top target for Arsenal this summer. The Leicester playmaker has also attracted interest from various Premier League clubs over the last year but has shown loyalty to Leicester, who have now forced their way into the top-six following back-to-back fifth-place finishes.
The Gunners are looking to strengthen in central attacking midfield in this summer transfer window, with Martin Odegaard and James Maddison among the players linked with Arsenal With the transfer window just over a week old Arsenal are starting to get the wheels in motion for some crucial summer deals.
With Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard unlikely to re-join Arsenal next season, Mikel Arteta is on the lookout for a new midfielder - and Leicester City star James Maddison is top of his shopping list Arsenal are considering a move for Leicester City star James Maddison – but they’ll need to stump up a whopping £60million for the star who is ‘top of their list’.
Arsenal’s search for a new playmaker has taken an interesting twist this week… What’s the word? According to Goal.com’s Charles Watts, Leicester City star James Maddison has emerged as a target, with the Gunners interested in his signature but his £60m price tag could prove troublesome.
Arsenal have reportedly rejected a bid from Aston Villa for Emile Smith Rowe. Arsenal do not want to sell Emile Smith Rowe this summer despite interest in the attacking midfielder, according to reports. The Gunners reportedly rejected a £25million bid from Aston Villa for the attacking midfielder this week.
Arsenal are desperate to get back to into the top four with James Maddison, Martin Odegaard, Ben White and Albert Sambi Lokonga all linked Mikel Arteta's side finished 8th in the Premier League last season and failed to find any real success in the cup competitions either.
Real Madrid are weighing up offering Martin Odegaard in order to secure the signature of Arsenal’s young playmaker Emile Smith Rowe. The 20-year-old Smith Rowe has already been the subject of an offer of around £25 million from Aston Villa, but The Mail suggests that Real could use Mikel Arteta’s interest in Odegaard to pull off a switch.
Arsenal working hard on Ben White and Albert Sambi Lokonga deals; Martin Odegaard, Ruben Neves, Aaron Ramsdale latest
Arsenal are working hard on deals for Brighton defender Ben White and Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga after having opening bids for the pair knocked back. The Gunners made offers for both players this week, tabling £40million for White and around £13m for Lokonga. Both bids were knocked back, but Arsenal remain very keen on the duo and are still working hard to bring them in.