Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2021

Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Emirates; summer transfer window runs from June 9 to August 31

Ben White

Wrapping up the Arsenal transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.

Who have Arsenal been linked with?

Ben White - The defender is expected to have his Arsenal medical on Wednesday with a £50m deal for the defender having been agreed with Brighton last week (Sky Sports News, July 25); Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign the Brighton centre back White for a fee believed to be around £50m (Sky Sports News, July 19).

Aaron Ramsdale - Arsenal are considering a third bid to sign the Sheffield United goalkeeper (Sky Sports News, July 24); Sheffield United have told Arsenal they will need to raise their offer for England goalkeeper Ramsdale to £32m after two previous bids were rejected by the Championship club (The Times, July 22); The Gunners will make a third and final offer for Ramsdale (The Guardian, July 22). The 23-year-old is expected to take a medical when he returns from holiday on July 26, but what will the Gunners be getting for their money? Read our analysis here.

James Maddison - Maddison is reportedly 'open' to a move to Arsenal with the club also meeting Tammy Abraham's wage demands (Sunday Mirror, July 25); Arsenal could offer fringe players Nelson and Maitland-Niles to Leicester City as part of an offer for Maddison (Daily Mail, July 21). Arsenal are expected to make a major move for Leicester City playmaker in the coming weeks (Daily Star, July 12).

Matchoi Djalo - Arsenal are considering a £1m offer to Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira for the talented teenage winger (The Sun, July 27).

Neto - Arsenal are interested in signing Barcelona goalkeeper Neto. The Gunners were quoted £12million when they approached Barca to sign the 32-year-old in early 2021 (Mundo Deportivo, July 22).

Renato Sanches - Barcelona are preparing to make an offer for Lille and Portugal midfielder Sanches, although Arsenal are believed to still be top of the list of clubs trying to sign him (Daily Express, July 22).

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Jordan Henderson - Arsenal have emerged as favourites to sign Henderson, should stalled contract talks with Liverpool end in him leaving the club as early as this summer (Daily Star, July 21).

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Sky Sports News' Rob Jones assesses how Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be looking to strengthen his squad this summer in the transfer window

Manuel Locatelli - Agent Andrea D'Amico claims Arsenal have made an opening £34m offer for Sassuolo midfielder Locatelli (The Sun, July 21); Arsenal are willing to pay Sassuolo's £34m asking price for the Italy midfielder but his preference is to join Juventus (The Guardian, July 19).

Tammy Abraham - Chelsea are prepared to let Abraham join Arsenal on loan to speed through a deal (The Sun, July 21); Arsenal are interested in Abraham, who Chelsea have already offered to a number of clubs as part of their search for a new striker (Daily Telegraph, July 16).

Houssem Aouar - Lyon have increased their asking price for Aouar, who is a possible target for multiple Premier League clubs, to in excess of £25m (Daily Express, July 21); Arsenal will go on a £100m spending spree with the Lyon midfielder set to join White in signing for the club next week (Daily Star, July 18).

Martin Odegaard - Arsenal are "ready to pounce" should the Real Madrid playmaker become available this summer (Mirror, July 17); Arsenal hopes of bringing the playmaker back to the Emirates have been boosted by claims Real Madrid need to slash their salary cap, with Odegaard at risk of being moved on (The Athletic, July 13).

Ruben Neves - Arsenal have begun negotiations with Wolves over the signing of Neves (Record, July 12).

Thilo Kehrer - Arsenal have enquired about PSG defender Kehrer as they line up a transfer replacement for right-back Hector Bellerin (The Sun, July 14).

The latest players linked with a Arsenal exit

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After signing in January for Newcastle on loan from Arsenal, Joe Willock scored nine Premier League goals for the Magpies as he was crucial in their survival in the Premier League

Alexandre Lacazette - Arsenal are willing to sell Alexandre Lacazette for £15m (Daily Mirror, July 26); the Gunners will not be offering a new contract to Lacazette and are inviting bids for their former record signing (The Sun, July 24).

Hector Bellerin - Bellerin appears to be heading closer to the Arsenal exit door following reports Mikel Arteta is set to leave him out of his starting XI for the opening game of the season (Daily Mirror, July 26); the Arsenal defender is prepared to leave this summer but the club have yet to receive an official bid (Daily Telegraph, July 23); Inter Milan are in pursuit - but do not want to commit to paying a fee (The Sun, July 17).

Joe Willock - Newcastle United are hopeful Emile Smith Rowe's new contract at Arsenal might accelerate their move for Gunners team-mate Joe Willock (Sky Sports, July 22). Newcastle are in talks to bring Joe Willock back to Tyneside (The Times, July 13)

Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles - Arsenal could offer fringe players Nelson and Maitland-Niles to Leicester City as part of an offer for James Maddison (Daily Mail, July 21).

Granit Xhaka - Roma's pursuit of Xhaka has reportedly hit a roadblock, with the two clubs unable to agree a fee (Daily Mail, July 26).

Alex Runarsson - The Arsenal goalkeeper is on the verge of a loan transfer to Altay S.K (The Sun, July 27).

Confirmed Arsenal signings

Nuno Tavares - Benfica, undisclosed

Albert Sambi Lokonga - Anderlecht, £15m

Confirmed Arsenal departures

Matteo Guendouzi - Marseille, loan

William Saliba - Marseille, loan

Dani Ceballos - end of loan

Mat Ryan - end of loan

Martin Odegaard - end of loan

David Luiz - contract expired

Mark McGuinness - Cardiff, undisclosed

Trae Coyle - FC Lausanne-Sport, undisclosed

Zech Medley - KV Oostende, undisclosed

Dinos Mavropanos - Stuttgart, loan

Daniel Ballard - Millwall, loan

Ben Sheaf - Coventry, undisclosed

Matt Smith - Doncaster, loan

Deyan Iliev - SKF Sered, loan

Arsenal contract news

Emile Smith Rowe - The midfielder had been the subject of two bids from Aston Villa, but signed a new contract at Arsenal on July 22.

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