Arsenal are plotting a club record bid for highly rated Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar ahead of the January transfer window.
According to France Football via teamtalk, Gunners boss Unai Emery is a big fan of the young French midfielder and has seen enough of him to splash a club record transfer fee on him.
It was revealed that Arsenal are ready to spend £63m (€70m) on the Lyon star next month ahead of a summer move to the Emirates Stadium.
Houssem Aouar has emerged as a key player for his French Ligue 1 side since the start of the season.
The 20-year-old has scored five goals and provided four assists for Lyon in all competitions this season.
Arsenal see him as a potential replacement for Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
Welshman Ramsey has just six months remaining on his current Arsenal deal and he’s said to be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium after the club failed to extend his contract beyond next summer.
Arsenal have been linked with several replacements for the Welsh international star ahead of the upcoming transfer market.
Denis Suarez, Juan Manuel Mata and Piotr Zelinski are some of the midfielders previously linked with the Gunners.
Celtic Eyeing 22-Year-Old Replacement For Top Arsenal Target
Scottish Premiership giants Celtic are said to be eyeing a move for Derby County defender Max Lowe who could be a possible replacement for Arsenal target Kieran Tierney.
Celtic are not the only Scottish club interested in Max Lowe.
Rangers and Aberdeen are also keen on a move for the 22-year-old left-back who spent last season on loan at the latter.
Max Lowe impressed a great deal during his loan spell at Aberdeen who want to sign him permanently but will have to contend with the top two Scottish Premiership giants.
The Derby County left-back would be a good replacement for Celtic star Kieran Tierney who’s a strong target for Premier League giants Arsenal.
The Gunners want to sign a new left-back this summer and they have identified the young Scottish international player as the man for the job.
Kieran Tierney is a key player for Celtic but the Scottish champions would be open to a deal for him if they get at least £25m for the left-back.
Arsenal have had two separate bids rejected for him but the Gunners are hopeful that they can get a deal over the line for the 22-year-old.
Apart from Arsenal, Kieran Tierney has also been linked with a move to fellow Premier League clubs Everton and Manchester United.
Everton Ready €25m Bid For Arsenal Target
Merseyside giants Everton are reportedly plotting a big bid for Torino defender Armando Izzo according to respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
It was revealed that the Toffees are ready to make a €25m bid for the Italian international centre back.
Armando Izzo made his international debut in March 2019 during a win over Lichtenstein and he played as a right-back during that game.
The 27-year-old has been an instant hit at Torino following his move from fellow Italian Serie A club Genoa last summer.
Armando Izzo joined Torino from Genoa for €8m last summer and recent reports claimed that Torino want €30m for the player who scored four goals and also provided one assist in 37 league games during the recent Italian Serie A season.
He was a regular fixture in the Torino team that finished in the top half of the table under the guidance of experienced coach Walter Mazzarri.
Izzo could be the direct replacement for Everton skipper Phil Jagielka who’s expected to leave the club at the end of this month when his contract expires.
The Torino centre back has also been attracting the interest of both Arsenal and Manchester United apart from Everton.
He turned down a move to West Ham United last summer before signing for Torino.
Transfer Target Slammed For Snubbing Arsenal
Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer has slammed star midfielder Joe Aribo over his transfer decision.
Joe Aribo was seriously linked with the Premier League clubs like Brighton and Hove Albion and Arsenal before the Charlton Athletic midfielder snubbed both teams to opt for Scottish Premiership giants Rangers.
The Charlton Athletic star will join Rangers later this summer in a deal reported to be around £300,000.
His manager Lee Bowyer was left disappointed with the player’s choice as he wondered why the midfielder will opt for the Scottish Premiership ahead of the more illustrious Premier League.
In his latest interview monitored by the Daily Record, Lee Bowyer was frank in his assessment of his next destination.
According to him, Rangers are not the proper team for Joe Aribo to develop as a player.
Lee Bowyer also pointed out his disappointment at the player on his choice of a new club having worked to ensure that the midfielder reached his current level.
Lee Bowyer wanted him to go to a club where he can test himself rather than Rangers with little or no attraction other than Steven Gerrard.
The former Liverpool midfielder has been the Rangers manager since he was appointed at the start of last season.
He led Rangers to second spot behind rivals Celtic last season.
Arsenal Add 20-year-old Star Player To Transfer Plans
North London giants Arsenal have added Borussia Dortmund defender Dan-Axel Zagadou to their transfer plans this summer according to the latest reports in the British media.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is in the market for defensive reinforcements to rectify the rearguard issues of the last campaign which saw the Gunners concede 70 goals in all competitions with 51 of those goals coming in the Premier League alone.
According to the specific report from the Daily Mirror, Unai Emery has been impressed with the impressive showing of Dan-Axel Zagadou for the French youth team and he’s ready to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.
Dan-Axel Zagadou was at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) until 2017 when he joined Borussia Dortmund.
He was a regular fixture for Borussia Dortmund as they finished second in the German Bundesliga behind champions Bayern Munich.
Zagadou and Dortmund lost the Bundesliga title on the final day of last season to Bayern Munich who sealed a seventh successive league title.
Borussia Dortmund lost a healthy point lead in December to the Bavarian giants.
Arsenal have been linked other several defenders in the transfer window in the bid to produce a better defensive showing for the new season billed for the second week of August.
Arsenal Join Spurs In £45m Transfer Battle For Star Player
Europa League finalists Arsenal have reportedly joined North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.
According to the report from the Daily Mirror, Arsenal want to sign the Spanish midfielder.
Dani Ceballos has not been able to tie down a permanent spot in the Real Madrid starting XI since his move from fellow Spanish La Liga club Real Betis.
The 22-year-old midfielder moved to Real Madrid from Real Betis in a deal reported to be around €16.5m.
Real Madrid have requested for a transfer fee of £45m to sanction the sale of the midfielder.
Arsenal are said to be prepared to pay the money for his transfer but they will have to raise funds since their transfer budget for this summer is just £45m.
The Gunners are in the market for a new midfielder following the exit of Aaron Ramsey who will join Juventus this summer on a free transfer.
Aaron Ramsey has already agreed on a four-year deal to become a Juventus player as from the start of next month.
The Gunners will have to raise funds from the sale of transfer-listed players like Shkrodan Mustafi, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Carl Jenkinson etc to sign Dani Ceballos as his replacement in the Arsenal squad.
Arsenal Target Set To Undergo Medical
Genk star Leandro Trossard is closing in on a move to Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion after the player flew into the United Kingdom (UK) for his medical on Tuesday morning.
Leandro Trossard was previously a transfer target of North London giants Arsenal and newly promoted Premier League club Aston Villa.
The 24-year-old is on the verge of sealing a big money move to the Premier League after Brighton agreed on a deal with his club Genk.
Both clubs had earlier agreed on a deal of around £18m for the 24-year-old Belgian attacker.
Leandro Trossard was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal during the winter transfer window in January but the Gunners were unable to seal a deal for him.
Arsenal wanted to sign the Genk player on loan during the January transfer window but the proposal was met with resistance from the Belgian club.
Leandro Trossard scored 14 goals and also provided seven assists for Genk in 34 games in all competitions during the recently concluded season.
In addition, the Belgian attacker scored eight goals in 11 appearances in the Europa League this season.
In total, the player scored 22 goals for Genk as well as seven assists in 45 games over two competitions namely the Belgian top flight league and the Europa League.
Arsenal Face European Opposition For €30m-rated Pacey Winger
North London giants Arsenal will reportedly have to fend off the interest of German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich in their quest to sign Dalian Yifang winger Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco during this summer’s transfer window.
This is according to the publication from the stables of the Daily Mirror which claimed that Bayern Munich are interested in a move for the Belgian international player.
The Gunners tried to sign Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco during the winter transfer window in January but his Chinese Super club blocked the move to the Premier League.
Arsenal wanted to sign him on loan for a few months with the option of signing him permanently this summer.
The Gunners were affected by a lack of finance during the winter transfer window in the bid to sign Carrasco.
The former AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid winger has already talked about a potential return to European football after almost two years.
Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco left Atletico Madrid for the Chinese Super League in February 2018.
The 25-year-old could be a direct replacement for Danny Welbeck at Arsenal.
The Gunners have confirmed that England international Danny Welbeck will leave the club this summer upon the expiration of his contract with the North Londoners whom he joined from Premier League rivals Manchester United in 2014.
Arsenal Table Fresh £20m Bid For Kieran Tierney
North London giants Arsenal have made a second bid for highly rated Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney as they chase down their first signing of this summer’s transfer window.
The Gunners have been very quiet on the transfer front but that might change in the coming days.
According to the Punch, Arsenal have made a renewed £20m bid for the Scottish national team player.
The Gunners had earlier made an opening £15m bid which was rejected by the Scottish Premiership champions.
It’s believed that Celtic are holding out for at least £25m for them to sanction the transfer for the 22-year-old defender.
Kieran Tierney is the Gunners’ top transfer target at left-back.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen to strengthen that area of his squad as he tries to improve the Gunners defensively.
Arsenal conceded a whopping 70 goals in all competitions last season with 51 of those goals coming in the Premier League alone.
Kieran Tierney is presently recovering from hip and hernia related problems but that has not stopped the Gunners from making two separate bids for him.
The Scottish defender came through the ranks at Celtic and he has been a key player for the Scottish champions who have won the three domestic trophies on offer in the Scottish top flight in each of the last three seasons.
Good News For Arsenal As Celtic Chase Down Replacement For Tierney
Arsenal fans would have been delighted with the news that Scottish champions Celtic are targeting a left-back replacement for top Gunners target Kieran Tierney.
This is according to The Sun which claimed that Celtic are eyeing a free transfer move for Iranian international Milad Mohammadi as the search for the man to replace Arsenal target Tierney continues.
It was revealed that left-back Milad Mohammadi is available on a free transfer after he rejected the offer of a new contract from his Russian club Akhmat Grozny.
Celtic are resigned to losing Kieran Tierney to Premier League giants Arsenal despite the fact that they have already turned down two bids for him from the Gunners.
The Scottish champions initially rejected an opening Arsenal bid of £15m for the 22-year-old left-back before the Gunners returned with an improved bid believed to be around £20m.
The second bid of £20m was also turned down by Celtic with reports claiming that they are holding out for a bid of £25m and it remains to be seen whether the Gunners would be willing to go further than their latest bid as they try to bolster their defense ahead of the new season billed for the second week in August.
Arsenal Must Break Transfer Record To Sign Kieran Tierney
North London giants Arsenal have been told that they must break the Celtic transfer record in their bid to sign left-back Kieran Tierney.
The Gunners have had two bids turned down for the Celtic left-back.
According to the publication from the stables of the London Evening Standard, Arsenal must break the Celtic transfer window set at the £19m received by the Scottish champions for the transfer of French striker Moussa Dembele to Lyon during last summer’s transfer window.
Arsenal opened talks with a first bid of £15m which was swiftly rejected by the Scottish champions before they returned with the latest and second bid of £18m which met with the same response as the first.
Celtic are holding out for at least £25m for Kieran Tierney.
Scottish national team player Tierney can play either as a left-back or as a centre back and he has told Celtic that he wants to listen to the offer from Arsenal.
The Gunners are expected to offer him a long-term contract worth £70,000 on a weekly basis.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has identified the left-back position as an area to be strengthened this summer as he prepares for his second season as the manager at the North London club.
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