28 players Arsenal planning to sign; 20 players leaving this summer.




By Sir Hardly Anyone

The legal website Claims.co.uk has given an interesting review of how transfers are allowed to work.

The article emphasizes that clubs must talk to clubs, not to players or agents with the latter only being involved once the clubs have agreed a deal.  However, clubs can contact the agent of the player, who may then take the matter to the club that the player is currently with (with of course the option of “sell him or up his salary”.  But the agent specifically must not approach a player to persuade him to leave his current club.

As we will remember Ashley Cole and his agents illicitly met Chelsea who were then deducted three points, along with various other penalties.

However as The 3AM Verdict recently pointed out, the reports that we all see, seem to suggest personal terms come first in the rumours, but this seems incredibly unlikely, as it suggests a set of close yet highly secret meetings between club and player or agent, before the selling club are contacted.   More likely this is just media fantasy.  

Here is our update on reports.  We have 28 players Arsenal are interested in buying as covered in 93 separate reports.

There are 20 players said to be leaving Arsenal including nine who appear already to have been released.

Part One: The 28 players Arsenal are buying (according to reports)

No Player Position From  Sources No of reports
1 Ilias Akhomach Forward Barcelona Football Express 1
2 Marco Asensio Right wing Real Madrid Metro, HITC 2
3 Sacha Boey. Defender Galatasaray HITC  GMS 2
Update Moises Caicedo Def midfield Brighton Fo-Lo  Give Me Sport  Terms Agreed – Mirror  Sports Bible, Arsenal Station Telegraph  AFC pulled out  FoLo – its now unlikely 8
5 Joao Cancelo Full back Manchester City On loan with Bayern.  Sky Football Talk  GiveMeSport – it will be difficult.   FFC  Football Talk   “Agreed” FoLo  HITC  FFC 8
Update Timothy Castagne Right back Leicester City Leicester having a fire sale  Modest price 2
7 Federico Chiesa Forward Juventus TBR 1
NEW Moussa Diaby Winger Bayer Leverkusen Football Talk  Arsenal in the lead  Team Talk 3
9 Serge Gnabry Midfield Bayern Munich FoLo 1
10  Wilfried Gnonto Winger Leeds FoLo 1
11 Ilkay Gundogan Midfield Manchester City Evening Standard   GivemeSport  Hard Tackle TBR TBR (2) Telegraph 7
Update Kai Havertz Attacking midfield Chelsea TheRealChamps  3 Added Minutes, TBR HITC  Henry says he’s worth it  FoLo Football Fancat Bayern want him  HITC  Chelsea say no  90min  EPL Index  Team Talk  HITC  Chlesea want £70m  Goal- he’s going to Bayern   AFC leading  Compared to Bergkamp 19
NEW Brennan Johnson Wing Nottingham Forest HITC 1
14 N’Golo Kante Defensive midfield Chelsea Telegraph 1
NEW Romeo Lavia Defensive midfield Southampton TBR Arseblog Team Talk 3
16 Maddison Attacking midfield Leicester Mirror 1
17 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Midfield Lazio Goal 1
18 Mason Mount Midfield Chelsea Telegraph 1
19 Amadou Onana Defensive midfield Everton Telegraph 1
20 Benjamin Pavard Defender  Bayern Munich FFC 1
Update Declan Rice Defensive midfield West Ham Football London, Sun., Metro  Football Talk.   “Terms agreed” Football Transfers.  Going to Man U, 4th Official  Shoot  Give Me Sport.  Mirror (“it’s on”)  It will happen soon (HITC)  Bid Made (HITC)   Going to Chelsea (TBR) Quick move to AFC (Give me sport) The Top Flight  AFC offer too low   Going to Man C 16
Update Alexis Sanchez Forward Marseille The Sun Football 365 (player has called Arteta) 2
23 Savio Right Wing Troyes TBR 1
24 Xavi Simons Forward PSV Hard Tackle   TBR – it’s happening. Mirror 3
25 Dominik Szoboszla Attacking midfield RB Leipzig Daily Canon 1
26 Youri Tielemans Midfield Leicester City HITC Telegraph 2
27 Dusan Vlahovic Forward Juventus €80m  Calciomercatoweb,Telegraph 2
28 Nico Williams Forward Athletic Bilbao TBR 1


And the 20 players that are said to be leaving Arsenal.

No Player To Notes
NEW Balogun Crystal Palace TBR  Just Arsenal
2 Gabriel PSG PSG Talk. Hard Tackle
3 Okonkwo or Hein ? FoLo; one of the keepers will go
Released Kaleel Green
Released Joel Ideho
6 Jorginho AC Milan or Napoli Sportsmole
Released George Lewis
Released Ainsley Maitland Niles
9 Marquinhos Going on loan TBR
10 Martin Odegaard PSG FoLo
Released Okonkwo or Hein ? FoLo; one of the keepers will go
NEW Thomas Partey Two undisclosed Serie A clubs Just Arsenal
Released Tino Quamina
14 Emile Smith Rowe WHU HITC
Released Mathaeus Roberts
Released Matt Smith
Released Tom Smith
18  Pépé ??? TBR  TeamTalk: AFC may terminate contract
19 Tierney Newcastle Mirror And Mirror again   TBR
20 Xhaka ?? FoLo

2 Replies to “28 players Arsenal planning to sign; 20 players leaving this summer.”

  1. We must be mad if prepared to pay £60million for Havertz from Chelsea.
    Chelsea are desperate to sell players from their bloated squad & the crazy money the new owners have spent in the last year.
    PL clubs should cooperate in a mass non buying from Chelsea blockade until at least near the end of the next window when they’ll be forced to sell, players at rock bottom prices.
    A punishment for their years of financial doping cheating.

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