Arsenal’s summer transfer window is set to be a busy one.
The north London outfit have already added young Brazilian winger Marquinhos, American goalkeeper Matt Turner and Portuguese playmaker Fabio Vieira to their ranks this summer, with a few more signings still expected. football.london understands that a center-forward, a winger, and a defender are all likely to arrive at the Emirates Stadium providing a number of fringe players can be shipped out in the coming months.
With all that being said, we have a look at three of the biggest transfer rumours involving the Gunners over the last 24 hours.
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Martinez price tag revealed
Ajax have reportedly told Arsenal how to complete the signing of Lisandro Martinez this summer, with the Gunners said to have had an opening bid rejected. According to The Athletic, the north London outfit have enquired about the Argentina international’s availability this summer.
Martinez, who sees his contract at The Johan Cruyff Arena expires in 2025, is said to be keen to pen a deal at the Emirates Stadium. Reports claim that the Dutch giants have already rejected a € 30 million (£ 25.8m) bid from Edu.
Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Ajax want an’incredible’ bid worth € 50million (£ 43m) for Martinez. Therefore, the Gunners must be prepared to increase their opening offer by € 20million (£ 17.2m).
Fresh Raphinha bid prepared
Edu has stepped up Arsenal’s efforts in signing Raphinha this summer amid growing interest from Chelsea and Tottenham. According to Fabrizio Romanothere was a secret clause in Raphinha’s contract that is dependent on whether Leeds were relegated or not.
Had the Yorkshire-based club been relegated it would have reportedly activated a £ 25million release clause. But, with Leeds evading the drop, the Brazil international now has a £ 65million release clause, according to The Guardian.
And, while Mikel Arteta is keen for Edu to spend big this summer, the Gunners are reportedly intent on signing Raphinha having already had an opening bid rejected. Barcelona are believed to have have registered their interest too, but the Spanish giants’ well-documented financial woes appear to be holding Xavi back from tabling a bid.
Gabriel Jesus agent claim corrected
The agent of Arsenal target Gabriel Jesus is reportedly still in Brazil amid reports that he has traveled to London to complete a deal. Recent reports have even claimed that the player’s agent is in London to finalise a deal with Arsenal, although transfer guru Freddie Paxton has now claimed that these reports are wide of the mark.
Writing on Twitter, Paxton said: “Reports that Gabriel Jesus’ agents are in London now are wide of the mark. As it stands, Marcelo Pettinati –the agent working most closely on his future –is still in Sao Paolo. Confirmed to me directly . “.”
football.london understands that the Manchester City forward is on the club’s shortlist of profiles and technical director Edu has held talks with the player’s representatives in recent times. The 25-year-old has just over 12 months left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium and game time could be hard to come by next term given Pep Guardiola’s men have already signed forwards Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez this summer.
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