Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Emirates; summer transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1
Tuesday 5 July 2022 19:46, UK
Wrapping up the Arsenal transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 summer window.
Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus on a long-term contract from Premier League champions Manchester City.
The fee for the 25-year-old is understood to be £45m and he moves to the Emirates after undergoing a medical and agreeing personal terms. Jesus will wear the No 9 shirt recently vacated by Alexandre Lacazette, who left for Lyon on a free transfer.
Lisandro Martinez has told Ajax he wants to move to the Premier League - but has not yet decided between Manchester United and Arsenal.
The centre-back took time out from his holiday last Tuesday to have a meeting with Ajax in Amsterdam to make it clear that a move to the Premier League is the only outcome on his mind this summer.
The 24-year-old has now resumed his holiday and is waiting for agreements to be in place between the clubs before making a decision on his next destination.
Although the pull of working again with Erik ten Hag at United is strong, Martinez sees both the United and Arsenal projects as suiting his playing style and is also intrigued by working with Mikel Arteta.
The Gunners have officially announced the signing of goalkeeper Matt Turner on a long-term contract from MLS club New England Revolution.
The 28-year-old USA international made 102 appearances for his former side.
He joins Brazilian forward Marquinhos and Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira as Arsenal's third summer signing.
Arsenal are expected to make an improved bid for Leeds United forward Raphinha.
The Gunners' opening bid for Raphinha was rejected as it fell below Leeds' valuation of the Brazil international.
Leeds are under no pressure to sell Raphinha, 25, as he has two years left on his contract - although he is not expected to sign a new deal at Elland Road.
Barcelona are also understood to want to sign Raphinha, whose agent is the former Barca player Deco.
Arsenal have completed the singing of Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira.
Porto confirmed the deal to sell Vieira earlier this week for £34m including add-ons.
The 22-year-old Portuguese is the Gunners' third summer arrival, after goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian forward Marquinhos. Arsenal will pay £30m up front plus £4m in performance-related add-ons.
Arsenal have cooled their interest in Youri Tielemans making it more likely the Belgium midfielder will sign a one-year contract extension at Leicester.
Arsenal have long been admirers of Tielemans, who has just one year left on his existing Leicester deal, but with the Gunners having agreed a £34m deal for Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira on Friday, that interest has waned. It is thought Arsenal will only sign one central midfielder in this window, and their preference is Vieira.
Lisandro Martinez - Ajax star Lisandro Martinez is "very open" to signing for Arsenal in the summer transfer window (The Sun, July 5); In-demand Lisandro Martinez pleaded with Ajax to grant him his wish to move to the Premier League with Arsenal and Manchester United are locked in a two-way scrap for his signature (Daily Mirror, July 5; Arsenal are ready to raise their current £38million offer for Lisandro Martinez as they compete with Manchester United to sign the Ajax defender (Daily Mail, July 4); Martinez has told Ajax he wants to move to the Premier League - but has not yet decided between Manchester United and Arsenal (Sky Sports News, July 2).
Paulo Dybala - Manchester United and Arsenal will reportedly fight over the signing of Paulo Dybala this summer after his contract at Juventus expired this month (Daily Express, July 4)
Aaron Hickey - Arsenal have been given renewed hope of sealing a deal for Bologna starlet Aaron Hickey with Brentford boss Thomas Frank refusing to comment on a transfer (Daily Mirror, July 4); Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of the Bologna defender, with the Serie A club admitting the Scotland international could be sold this summer (Mirror, June 16).
Alex Grimaldo - Arsenal have reportedly contacted Benfica over a possible deal for Alex Grimaldo having missed out on the signing of Aaron Hickey (The Sun on Sunday, July 3).
Amadou Onana - Arsenal have opened talks with the representatives of the young Lille midfielder Amadou Onana over a possible transfer this summer (The Sun on Sunday, July 3).
Cody Gakpo - Cody Gakpo is keen to test his talents outside the Netherlands and the £40m-rated PSV Eindhoven winger already has interest from Leeds United and Arsenal among other clubs (Sunday Mirror, July 3).
Youri Tielemans - Arsenal's reported interest in Leicester star Youri Tielemans has faded, and now Manchester United have been placed on 'high alert' with his future unclear (Daily Star Sunday, July 3); Arsenal have been touted with a move for Leicester midfielder Tielemans for the majority of the opening exchanges of the summer transfer window - but the deal is now in doubt with Mikel Arteta putting his faith in Albert Sambi Lokonga (Daily Mirror, June 22); Arsenal's interest in Tielemans has cooled following the signing of Vieira, with a one-year extension at Leicester more likely (Sky Sports News, June 17).
Arda Guler - Arsenal are stepping up their efforts to sign "the next Mesut Ozil" with reports in Turkey claiming they have opened talks with Fenerbahce over a deal for teenage midfielder Arda Guler (Daily Mirror, July 1).
Raphinha - Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea are in a three-way battle for Brazilian stars Richarlison, Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus (The Sun, June 23); Tottenham are ready to rival Arsenal in the race for Raphinha - but both clubs could miss out on the Leeds star (Daily Star, June 22); Arsenal's opening bid for Raphinha will be rejected as it falls below Leeds' valuation of the Brazil forward. Leeds are under no pressure to sell Raphinha, 25, as he has two years left on his contract - although he is not expected to sign a new deal at Elland Road. Arsenal are expected to go back in with an improved offer (Sky Sports News, June 22).
Marco Asensio - Arsenal are considering the signing of Real Madrid winger Asensio at all costs. The Spaniard is set to enter the final year of his current deal at the Bernabeu and has admitted there are "three possibilities" regarding his future (Daily Express, June 20); Arsenal are among a clutch of clubs monitoring Asensio's contract situation at Real Madrid (Sunday Mirror, June 12).
Alvaro Morata - Arsenal have reportedly made an offer for Atletico Madrid striker Morata as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his forward line this summer (Daily Mirror, June 19);
Tammy Abraham - Manchester United and Arsenal have both shown interest in bringing Abraham back to the Premier League (Daily Mail, June 19).
Victor Osimhen - Newcastle are ready to make a "monster offer" to Napoli striker Osimhen this summer with Arsenal conceding his £85m asking price is too much for them to consider (Sunday Express, June 5).
Gianluca Scamacca - Arsenal have seen an opening offer worth in the region of £34m rejected by Sassuolo for Scamacca, the 6ft 4in striker who scored 16 goals in 38 games this season (Daily Express, June 4).
Oleksandr Zinchenko - Arsenal have been offered hope in their pursuit of Manchester City's Zinchenko, with Pep Guardiola's side unlikely to block a potential move for the Ukraine star. (Daily Express, June 7).
Manuel Akanji - Arsenal are being offered the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund's Switzerland international defender Akanji (The Sun, June 9).
Gabriel Magalhaes - Juventus are considering Arsenal ace Gabriel Magalhaes as a potential replacement for Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt (The Sun, July 5); Arsenal are braced for increased interest in Gabriel Magalhaes from Juventus should the Turin club sell Matthijs de Ligt to the Gunners' London rivals Chelsea (Daily Mirror, July 2); Gabriel remains a target for Juventus but it remains unlikely Arsenal will sell the defender this summer (Daily Mirror, July 1).
Nicolas Pepe - Arsenal are struggling to find a taker for club-record £72m signing Nicolas Pepe and might have to allow him to leave on loan despite reportedly reducing their asking price £25m (The Sun on Sunday, July 3); Arsenal fear they could be left stuck with flop Nicolas Pepe this summer (The Sun, June 22).
William Saliba - Arsenal are intending to keep William Saliba at the club next season and are hoping to tie the defender down to a new contract (Daily Mirror, July 1); Saliba has put an end to speculation he could leave Arsenal this summer after confirming he will return to the club for pre-season (various - June 5).
Hector Bellerin - Question marks remain over Hector Bellerin's future at Arsenal after he returned to training with the Premier League club on Thursday. Atletico Madrid and AS Roma are interested in Bellerin, but he would prefer a return to Real Betis after a successful 2021/22 loan spell (Daily Star, July 1); Atletico Madrid are reportedly in talks with Arsenal over a move for Bellerin (The Sun, June 30); Bellerin is willing to waiver the rest of his £5.7mi Arsenal salary on his current deal to return to Real Betis next season following a successful loan campaign. (Sunday Mirror, June 19).
Ainsley Maitland-Niles - Nottingham Forest are planning to make a move for Arsenal's versatile defender or midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Daily Mail, June 27); Arsenal are ready to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer and could have a willing partner for a deal in Premier League new boys Nottingham Forest (Daily Mirror, June 11).
Kieran Tierney - Arsenal left-back Tierney has emerged as a shock transfer target for Manchester City, according to reports (The Sun, June 19).
Lucas Torreira - Arsenal outcast Torreira has revealed he has no chance of staying at the club after being brutally told there is no place for him in Mikel Arteta's side (The Sun, June 30): Arsenal are telling miserly rivals to put up or shut up after pulling the plug on Lucas Torreira's cut-price move to Fiorentina (Sun, June 16); Arsenal could be stuck with midfielder Torreira next season after Fiorentina saw a half-price offer rejected for the player they could have signed for £12.8m at the end of his 2021-22 loan spell (Daily Mirror, June 14).
Granit Xhaka - Bayer Leverkusen are interested in Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, whose departure could force the Gunners to step up their pursuit of Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans (Sunday Mirror, June 12).
Bukayo Saka - Manchester City have stepped up their interest in Arsenal and England star Saka. (Daily Mail, June 7)
Nuno Tavares - Marseille have reportedly made an offer to sign Arsenal defender Tavares on loan with the option to buy him permanently (The Sun, June 23); Arsenal are reportedly ready to allow left-back Tavares to leave on loan next season (The Sun, June 4).
Bernd Leno - Arsenal are in negotiations with newly-promoted Fulham over the sale of goalkeeper Bernd Leno (The Sun on Sunday, June 12).
Eddie Nketiah has signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal, with the striker also being given Thierry Henry's iconic number 14 shirt in the process.
Mohamed Elneny has signed a new one-year contract with Arsenal keeping him at the club until next summer (May 25).
Bukayo Saka - Arsenal are shrugging off speculation surrounding Saka and are happy to wait for the player to finish his summer holiday before launching contract negotiations (The Sun, June 8).
Fabio Vieira - Porto, £34m
Matt Turner - New England Revolution, undisclosed
Marquinhos - Sao Paulo, undisclosed
Gabriel Jesus - Manchester City, £45m
Alexandre Lacazette - Lyon, free
Matteo Guendouzi - Marseille, £10m
Harry Clarke - Stoke, loan
Omar Rekik - Sparta Rotterdam, loan
Tyreece John-Jules - Ipswich, loan
Danny Ballard - Sunderland, free
Who will be on the move this summer when the transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1?
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