Thursday's Arsenal transfer news: Yannick Carrasco, Aaron Ramsey, Hector Herrera
Last Updated: 10/01/19 9:23am
We round up the latest Arsenal transfer news from Thursday, January 10.
The Sun is reporting that Arsenal have held "successful talks" with Dalian Yifang over the transfer of Yannick Carrasco.
The newspaper also claims the Gunners are close to making an offer for the Belgian and he is willing to take a pay cut on his £170,000-per-week wages.
Arsenal are in the hunt to nab Porto midfielder Hector Herrera on a free transfer in the summer, according to Tuttomercato.
The midfielder is yet to agree new terms with the Portuguese club, with Atletico Madrid, Roma and Wolves also said to be interested in his services.
Ramsey will leave Arsenal on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season - and we reported last week that a move to Juventus was his preferred choice.
The Wales international will undergo a medical with Juventus on Sunday, and the deal is expected to be finalised after their Italian Super Cup game against AC Milan next Wednesday.
Denis Suarez is being eyed as a replacement for Ramsey, but Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde insists the midfielder has a future at the club.
"Denis can play for us in any match and he is always available," Valverde told Diario Sport. "The reality is he was with our squad when we went to Getafe on Sunday and he is always competing to be in the squad, so yes he does have a future.
"This is a period of the season when fixtures come thick and fast and we will need to make rotations, I am aware of this and so are the players. Every game now we believe there will be a few changes, between league fixtures and those in the Copa all players available have a chance."
And finally, Nacho Monreal has been tied down for a further year at Arsenal to keep him at the club until 2020, according to ESPN.
Unai Emery has been keen to extend Monreal's stay at the Emirates and he will now not be a free agent at the end of the season.