Missing Europa League football was a bitter blow to the club’s chances of attracting the world’s elite players, but London’s bright lights still hold a lot of pulling power for potential recruits.
The re-signing of Martin Odegaard, either on loan or permanently, remains one of the artetahas major concerns, while reports claim he may be drawn as a replacement for Bernd Leno. ajax Andre stops Onana.
Here’s the latest Arsenal gossip doing the rounds today.
Arsenal’s hopes of signing Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmund Tapsoba are fuming amid reports the midfielder has been approached by them Premier League rivals.
Sportbuild Claims (via Metro) round man The 22-year-old has been tracking the centre-back with a view to making a move this summer.
But Arsenal’s failure to secure a place in Europe has ended any chances of snatching Tapsoba, who prefers a switch. Chelsea Or Man Utd – both have queried.
However, a potential saving grace could be the suggestion that neither United nor Chelsea will bid until next year, opening the doors to other clubs in the coming months.
Gunner in the Selik War
armory, Manchester United And Tottenham have entered into a transfer controversy with the opening of the summer transfer window for Lille right-back Zeki Celic next week.
Celik starred for Lille this season, with the right-back becoming their first choice as they mounted a stunning title challenge to win Ligue 1 for the first time in a decade.
But Les Dogs are set to rebuild a total squad after new owners take over, with title-winning manager Christophe Gaultier departing at the end of the season.
With Celik ready to walk Gaultier out the exit door, the Turkey international is now attracting interest from clubs across Europe.
The Evening Standard reports that the three teams chasing his signature are Arsenal, United and Spurs, with Premier League rivals all “supervising” the 24-year-old.
Bisouma Option ‘Identity’
Brighton may be demanding a hefty fee for midfielder Yves Bisouma amid growing interest in their star.
But with his cost expected to exceed £40 million, Arsenal could look for a cheaper alternative.
And according to Belgian outlet Nieuwsblad, they may have found one.
Arsenal failed in their approach to signing Anderlecht star Albert Sambi Lokonga two years ago, but now he may be ready to make a return effort to reward the Emirates.
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