Arsenal transfer news
In this article, we’ll cover all of today’s Arsenal transfer news.
Ben White back-up plan
Arsenal are working to bring Ben White to the Emirates this summer having already had a bid rejected for the Brighton midfielder.
Now they have changed their offer so that more money would be provided up front in the hope this entices Brighton to change their minds.
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) July 4, 2021
However, should they fail to bring in White, Edmond Tapsoba is seen as the back-up choice to White with the Burkina Faso international being a long-term target.
Bayer Leverkusen would however want a sizeable fee who see the 22-year-old as a long-term part of the club’s future.
— Gianluigi Longari (@Glongari) July 4, 2021
Saliba buy option rubbished
William Saliba is set to leave the club for yet another loan away from the club.
Marseille are said to be the team vying heavily for his signature and the former Saint-Etienne youngster has already ‘picked’ them as his most favourable option.
William Saliba situation isn’t great but all involved accept he needs full season of regular & ideally Euro football. Not realistic at Arsenal but should be on loan (Marseille his choice). How it goes for 20yo + #AFC likely to dictate future @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/RemZlyyb5J
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 3, 2021
However there were suggestions the French side had inserted a buyout clause for the player but football.london reporter Chris Wheatley has now rubbished these claims.
There is no obligation clause in William Saliba’s loan deal to Marseille. It’s a straight loan. #AFC
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) July 4, 2021
Matteo Guendouzi’s parting words
Matteo Guendouzi could be with Saliba next season with the French midfielder set to sign for Marseille too on loan but with an obligation to buy in the deal.
Guendouzi closing in on a move to Marseille. Saliba could join him, but nothing agreed yet.
Full story 👇https://t.co/Hjsifhj13i
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) July 3, 2021
Arsenal are expected to make around £10 million for the player and he has now spoke out about the ‘failure‘ Arsenal had last season in one of his final interviews as an Arsenal player:
“To see that the club failed to qualify for European competition for the first time in 25 years hurts deeply. Arsenal must return to where it belongs. I don’t know the reasons for the failure because I wasn’t there last season.”
“But I’m concerned about the club’s situation because Arsenal deserve great things. I am a Gunner from the bottom of my heart and will remain so, no matter what.”
Smith-Rowe bid expected for third time
Aston Villa have already had two bids rejected by Arsenal for Emile Smith-Rowe. The Gunners have categorically said that the player is not for sale.
However, this is doing nothing to deter the Villans for coming back again with another offer.
A bid in the region of £32.5 million is said to be lodged in the hope it can persuade Arsenal to part with him.
Villa see Smith-Rowe as possible replacement for Jack Grealish should he leave this summer but also would like him to play with the England international.
Arsenal have been said to be unwilling to accept an offer 3 times Villa’s original bid.
Well look, every single player at a club like Arsenal has a figure where they’re sellable because more could be done elsewhere. But I was told by one source at Arsenal that triple the initial bid would not be enough. Not sure if we’ll ever find out the answer to that.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) June 28, 2021
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