North London giants Arsenal will have to fend off the interests of five clubs in their quest to sign FC Porto midfielder Hector Herrera at the end of his contract with the Portuguese champions this summer.
Hector Herrera has six months left on his FC Porto and he’s on course to becoming a free agent in the summer with no contract extension talks in sight.
The Mexican international star is an integral part of the FC Porto squad that has impressed a great deal in both the Portuguese top flight and the Champions League this season.
Several clubs are interested in his signature with reports claiming that Italian capital club AS Roma tried to sign him this month after offering him a four-year contract.
According to popular Italian transfer news portal, Tutto Mercato Web, Arsenal and five others want to sign Hector Herrera on a free transfer this summer.
The Gunners will have to face the threat from fellow Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers as well as two Spanish La Liga sides and two Italian Serie A clubs.
Spanish outfits Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are keen on the 70-cap Mexican international player.
Italian sides AS Roma and Inter Milan are also interested.
€60m Asking Price Slammed On Arsenal Target
North London giants Arsenal have been dealt a major transfer blow in their pursuit of Barcelona winger Malcom after his club slammed an outrageous transfer fee on him.
The Gunners are one of many clubs interested in the young Brazilian player but the transfer fee quoted by Barcelona will almost certainly scare them away.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Barcelona won’t let Malcom leave the club permanently unless they receive €60m for him which will represent a profit of €19m.
Malcom became a Barcelona player last summer after the Catalan giants snapped him up from under the noses of Italian Serie A club AS Roma.
The Italian capital club had agreed on a deal with his then club, Bordeaux before Barcelona swooped in on him.
The 21-year-old has spent one year at Barcelona but he has not been able to nail down a spot in the first XI.
Malcom has been on the fringes of the first team at Barcelona and the recent arrival of Antoine Griezmann has pushed him further down the attacking order at the Nou Camp.
Apart from Arsenal, the Brazilian player has also been linked with a move to other Premier League sides like Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal Target Demands Exit
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has told the club that he wants to leave the club this summer.
This is according to Sky Sports which claimed that the Eagles player wants to leave Selhurst Park when he returns from holiday.
Wilfried Zaha is presently on holiday after the rigors of a long and hard season for Crystal Palace.
The 26-year-old also represented the Ivorian national team this summer.
He was a key player for Ivory Coast who crashed out at the quarterfinal stage of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt.
Zaha wants to leave Crystal Palace this summer and he has already told senior club officials about his intentions.
His first choice is Arsenal whom he supported as a kid but the player still wants to move if he doesn’t get his dream transfer to the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners were rebuffed after they made a £40m bid for Zaha with Crystal Palace holding out for double of that amount.
Crystal Palace want £80m for Wilfried Zaha who signed a new contract at the club last summer.
In the last Premier League campaign, the Ivorian national team player scored ten goals and also added five assists.
Spurs Pull Out Of Race To Sign Arsenal Target
North London giants Tottenham Hotspur have pulled out of the race to sign Saint Etienne defender William Saliba according to the newest reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.
William Saliba has sparked the bidding war between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks but it seems like the Gunners have won the race to sign the young French defender.
According to Sky Sports, Spurs have pulled out of the race to sign the 18-year-old centre back.
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal made the same €30m bid for the player but his preference for the Gunners tipped the transfer in favor of the 2006 Champions League finalists.
William Saliba wants to join Arsenal this summer though he’s expected to return to French club Saint Etienne on loan for just one season after his signing has been confirmed.
He enjoyed a breakthrough season for Saint Etienne in the last campaign which saw him make 16 league appearances for his French club as they finished in fourth position.
Saint Etienne narrowly missed out on Champions League football.
Only the top three teams qualified for the Champions League.
Lyon, Lille and French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) all finished ahead of Saint Etienne.
Arsenal Closing In On 22-year-old Player Signing
North London giants Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.
According to Sky Sports, the loan signing of Dani Ceballos is almost a done deal for the Gunners.
It was revealed that the loan transfer will go through once Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane gives his go ahead.
Dani Ceballos is surplus to requirements at Real Madrid at the moment but the Spanish midfielder is keen to prove his worth at the club in the long-term.
The 22-year-old wants to go out on loan this summer rather than a permanent transfer as he still retains the hopes of securing a spot in the Real Madrid XI in the future.
Dani Ceballos became a Real Madrid player two years ago following his transfer from fellow Spanish La Liga club Real Betis.
He was recently part of the victorious Spanish team at the 2019 Euro u-21 Championship in Italy and San Marino.
Dani Ceballos was part of the Spain team that won the tournament via a 2-1 win over then champions Germany.
He would be the second signing of this summer for Arsenal after young Brazilian attacker Gabriel Martinelli.
The Brazilian player joined Arsenal from Ituano FC of Brazil.
Arsenal Target Set For RB Leipzig Medical
French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) are about to see the exit of one of their midfielders this summer.
According to French publication L’Equipe, PSG midfielder Christopher Nkunku is set for his medical at German Bundesliga club RB Leipzig ahead of a proposed move.
PSG and RB Leipzig had earlier agreed on a €15m move for the Arsenal target.
RB Leipzig will pay €13m for the young French midfielder while the remaining €2m will be in bonuses.
Christopher Nkunku was given his big break at PSG during the 2017/18 season by Unai Emery who spent two years with the reigning French champions.
Unai Emery was the PSG manager between 2016 and 2018 before he left to join Arsenal last summer.
The Spanish tactician tried to sign Christopher Nkunku during the winter transfer window in January.
The Frenchman also wanted the move to Arsenal earlier this year but the Gunners were unable to get the deal over the line.
Arsenal wanted to sign him on loan until this summer with the option of a permanent deal at the end of the loan spell.
The Gunners signed only Dennis Suarez during the winter transfer window.
The Spaniard joined Arsenal on loan from La Liga champions Barcelona until this summer and he has since gone back to Spain.
AS Roma Agree On €19m For Arsenal Target
Italian Serie A giants AS Roma have reportedly agreed on a €19m bid for Fiorentina midfielder Jordan Veretout.
The agreement for the midfielder was revealed by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
It was also revealed that the Romans have been given permission by Fiorentina to discuss personal terms with the player.
French midfielder Jordan Veretout was previously linked with a move to Arsenal earlier this summer as the Gunners try to sign a replacement for Aaron Ramsey who has left for Juventus.
Welsh international Ramsey became a Juventus player at the start of this month.
The 28-year-old has signed a four-year deal at Juventus until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Aaron Ramsey spent over a decade as an Arsenal player before he left this summer.
The midfielder joined Arsenal as a teenager from English Championship club Cardiff City in 2008 after the Gunners won the race to sign him ahead of Manchester United.
The Gunners paid around £4.8m for his transfer.
During his time at Arsenal, Ramsey won three FA Cup titles.
He won the FA Cup title in 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Ramsey scored the winning goal during the 2014 FA Cup final against English Championship side Hull City and the 2017 FA Cup final against London rivals Chelsea.
Again! Celtic Turn Down Arsenal Bid For Kieran Tierney
Scottish champions Celtic have rejected an offer from Premier League giants Arsenal for one of their defenders.
Arsenal have made the signing of a new left-back top priority this summer and Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is said to be the top transfer target for that position.
The Gunners had earlier made an opening offer of £15m for Tierney which was swiftly rejected by Celtic.
The Scottish champions want an upfront transfer fee of £25m before they can sanction the move for Kieran Tierney who’s highly rated in and around European football.
According to the Daily Record, the Gunners made a second offer for the Scottish international left-back at the weekend and that it has been rejected just like the first bid.
The second offer from Arsenal is an upfront transfer fee of £18m plus £7m in add-ons totaling the £25m fee demanded by Celtic but it was turned down by the Scottish champions.
Celtic want an upfront payment of £25m rather than the latest Arsenal offer of £18m.
Another bid closer to the upfront payment of £25m is expected from Arsenal in the coming days.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen to add a new left-back to his squad before the new season.
Arsenal Will Release Laurent Koscielny On One Condition
North London giants Arsenal will release wantaway defender Laurent Koscielny this summer on one condition according to Sky Sports.
Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny has been down tooled at the club after he was not granted his request to leave the club on a free transfer this summer.
The French international refused to embark on the preseason tour of the United States (US) with the rest of the Arsenal squad.
Sky Sports revealed that Arsenal officials will only let Laurent Koscielny leave the club if their terms are met.
The Frenchman has one year left on his current deal at Arsenal and senior club officials will demand a sizeable fee for him from interested clubs.
French Ligue 1 sides like Lyon, Bordeaux and Rennes are all keen on the Arsenal skipper who has been made to train with the Arsenal youth team as a consequence of his action.
The club has also opened disciplinary proceedings against him due to his no show for the aforementioned US tour.
Laurent Koscielny has been at Arsenal for nine years having joined the club in the summer of 2010.
Since his transfer from Lorient to Arsenal nine years ago, the French defender has made 255 Premier League appearances for the Gunners.
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