The 96 players Arsenal have been tipped to sign this summer: the complete list

By Sir Hardly Anyone

As we expected things have slowed right down in the World Cup era as the writers keep going around in circles talking about players in Russia rather than making up rumours.  What a bunch of slackers!

If they wanted to do something really useful they could count our boys back home and check if they are injured or not; the sooner they are back and out of the hands of maniac international managers the better is all I can say!

Anyway this week we have five new names in the rota and nine updates so  not too bad.  Here’s the whole list…


No. Player From Source Information
1 Yacine Adli PSG Sport Review.  Talk Sport says the deal is certainly on for a mere £250,000.  Mirror says it is for sure. Barcelona Manchester City,  Bayern Munich and Juventus want him.  He’s a wonderkid.  All set to sign NOW (DZ)
2 Toby Alderweireld Tottenham Football London Man U interested.  FL urges urgent action
3 Marco Asensio  Real Madrid Guardian Liverpool will pay up to £131m, Chelsea also keen.
4 Álvaro Odriozola Arzallus Real Sociedad Football London Mainly right back can also play on the wing
5 Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen Talk Sprout; Football London Cost £100m, he’s a winger or a midfielder who gives assists.  Chelsea more likely
6 Mario Balotelli Nice Football London (who else?), Mirror, La Gazetta dello Sport “He’s rebuilt his reputation in France”
Update Ever Banega Sevilla Daily Star, 101 Great Goals, Estadio Deportivo and Sports Keeda, agent spotted.   €20 million release clause Argentine player, central midfield
NEW Mehdi Benatia Juventus Sport Review.  He’s a 31 year old centre back.  The manager wants him. Dortmund are the rivals
9 Jack Butland Stoke The Sun, 101 Great Goals Liverpool also after this keeper
10 Karim Benzema Real Mad EPR Scouts, Football Transfer Tavern, Diario Gol, Deal agreed £35m.  No €60 million,
11 Emre Can Liverpool Fourth Official Liverpool won’t give him an extension
12 Jasper Cillessen Barcelona Mundo Deportivo, Daily Cannon A keeper.
13 Doucoured Watford Football London Play next to Ramsey to bring “much needed brawn and steel to a weak midfield.”
14 Ousmane Dembele Barcelona (joined from Dortmund for £96m) Express, Don Balon, Arsenal News, Gunnersphere, Telefoot Swap deal with Bellerin even though we don’t need any more forwards and he is injury prone, but is a friend of Aub’s. Says he’s not moving
15 Kerem Demirbay Hoffenheim TalkSport. Liga Financial, Star, AFC Fever Midfielder, AFC price agreed, Liverpool want him. Price agreed
16 Leander Dendoncker Anderlecht Fourth Official Defensive midfield, creative midfield…
17 Abdoulaye Doucoure Watford Hertfordshire Mercury Goalkeeper.  Watford want to keep him. Tots want him
18 Johnny Evans WBA Daily Mirror, Football London He’s the key man we need. £3m from WBA if they go down. FL just reignited the story in early June.
19 Nabil Fekir Olympique Lyonnais Mail.  Football London Arsenal’s number 1 target; attacking midfield. FL says maybe Liverpool
NEW Fellaini Man U Sport Witness, HLN, Read Arsenal He’s a midfielder and he’s 30
21 Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig Sportwitness and Calcio Mercato.  £47m. A replacement for Alexis Sanchez.  He’s going to be the first signing
22 Fred Shakhtar Gibfootballshow Arsenal to get him for £30m
23 Willem Geubbels Lyon Football London 16 years old forward, Barce, Leipzig and Chelsea also want him
24 Alex Grimaldo Benfica Read Arsenal Left back. Man U, PSG & Monaco fancy him
25  Jose Gimenez Atletico Madrid Marca, TalkSport, SportsReview £53m but no sooner is it announced than we are set to miss out on him.  That hardly seems fair
Update Alexander Golovin CKSA Moscow Football London.  Arsenal AFC blog.  Emery has urged AFC hierarchy to get him.   “Emery sanctions €25m move for World Cup star”.  But Arsenal Mania say the price has just doubled Midfielder. One of the players we must buy before the WC
27 Goncalo Guedes PSG Liga Financial PSG must sell because of FFP, Arsenal have announced interest
28 Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen Metro, Mail, Tribal Football AFC and Liverpool want him.  Midfielder; B,L’s youngest ever player
29 Dean Henderson Man U; Shrewsbury Mirror, Football London Wants to leave to get 1st team football.  He’s a keeper
30 Ahmed Hegazi West Brom Transfer Tavern Defender
31 Lorenzo Insigne. Napoli  Football fancast An attacker, aged 26, Italian international
32 Jakub Jankto Udinese Teamtalk It’s either Arsenal or AC Milan
33 Jorginho Napoli Hot Stepanovs Faster and smaller than Xhaka
34 Lukas Kolstermann Leipzig Bild says yes but Football Fancast says no Full back; can play left and right
35 Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli Daily Mirror, Gunnersphere, Guardian, Corriere Dello Sport, Tribal Football Centre back; top priority, Chelsea, Man C and Liverpool want him
36 Layvin Kurzawa PSG Sportsmole, the Week, To replace Bellerin
37 Alban Lafont Toulouse Arsenal Mania, Daily Canon Goalkeeper, Boyhood supporter of Arsenal.  “Set to leave”.  But he’s only 19.
38 Thomas Lemar Monaco ArsenalNewsHQ; Mirror; TalkSport. Star, Different League Deal confirmed; has rejected a new contract. All go!!!  Or he has “become available”
39 Stephan Lichtsteiner Juventus Just about everywhere SIGNED.  Right back, available free, he’s 34 and he will be the first signing.  “It’s done” (Football London)
40 Matthias De Ligt Ajax Football London, Mirror Centre back; Tots and Man C also want him.  Has handed in a transfer request
41 Bernd Leno Bayer Leverkusen Football London, Daily Express (they are certain), Bild A keeper available for just £22m.  The story has popped up again after a month of silence.He will be first signing.
42 Diogo Leite Porto A Bola (which is a Portuguese “outlet” not a virulent disease; Guardian Centre back
NEW Stanislav Lobotka Celta de Vigo Arsenal Fever He’s 23, a defensive midfielder
Update Joel Lopez Barcelona Sports Lens: Arsenal have agreed the deal 21 year old left midfield
45 Lozano PSV Sport 360, Arsenal mania Winger who can cut inside
46 James Maddison Norwich Mirror, Sport Review, Birmingham Mail says it is about to happen Midfield playmaker; Tottenham, Everton, Brighton Southampton & Man C also want him
47 Harry Maguire Leicester Sky Sports Centre half.  Man U also want him.
48 Malcolm Bordeaux FootballBible, Sport Review, Gunnerspheree, Football London Winger; everyone is interested; he says he goes in the summer.  But might go to China.  No will play in a 3 man line behind the number 9.
Update Gelson Martins Sporting Lisbon “Arsenal fail with £26m bid to sign Sporting Lisbon star” Metro, Read Arsenal, Foot London.  Later reports say cost is £52m! HITC says Everton wants him.   He’s a winger.  WHU & Lazio want him too
50 Joao Mario Inter on loan at WHU Fourth Official Midfield, and said to love London
51 Lautaro Martinez  Racing Club de Avellaneda Gunnersphere Striker.  Inter have offered €20million
52 Anthony Martial Man U Sun, 4th Official Signed by United from AC Monaco in 2015, the £75.7m
53 Alex McCarthy Southampton Football London Goalkeeper.
54 Max Meyer Schalke 04. Football London, Daily Canon, Guardian, Talk Sport, Express.  Contract ends this season.  FL still talking it up Attacking midfield or playmaker. Liverpool battling with Arsenal  New Santi Cazorla
55 Radja Nainggolan Roma The Sun, Gunnersphere He’s a powerhouse midfielder and will cost £45m
56 Keylor Navas Real Madrid Don Ballon, HITC, A goalkeeper looking for work.  He’s 31
57 Robert Navarro Barcelona Daily Mail, Canon He’s 15 and plans to leave on his 16th birthday.  Arsenal have made an offer
58 Wilfred Ndidi Leicester Mad About PL, Goonertalk, African Football, Sun Midfielder, Man U want him too
59 Saul Niguez At Madrid Mirror, Arsenal Station £130m will get him.  Midfielder
60 Stephen N’Zonzi Sevilla Football London Def midfield.  In March FL had him “jetting to London) now they are not so sure.  Maybe he got lost.
61 Abulkadir Omur Trabzonspor Turkish football says Ozil recommends him Central midfield
62 Oguzhan Ozyakup Besiktas Mail.  Football London says Wenger obsessed the transfer Arsenal to bring back their ex-player at the end of his contract
63 Cristan Pavon Boca Juniors. Mirror says WHU want him, Sports Mole says we are close We’ve already held talks.  He’s 22, a forward
64 Danilo Pereira Porto O Jogo Defensive midfield, currently injured

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AFC loaned to Deportivo Sports Keeds and FootLond report that he will return to Arsenal and be given a chance He played 35 times on loan for  Deportivo La Coruña
Update Dennis Praet Sampdoria Football London says one we we must have him, next week no.  AFC have had talks.  Release clause £22m Attacking midfielder, 24 years old
67 Pablo Moreno Barcelona Mundo Deportivo He’s 15 and his contract runs out at the end of the season
68 Jan Oblak Atletico Mad FootballBible; Gibfootballshow, Star Goalkeeper also wanted by Chelsea and Liverpool.  100m euros.  At Mad “expect him to leave”
69 Panagiotis Retsos Bayer Leverkusen Goal, 4th official Greek South African defender
70 Ivan Rakitic Barcelona Star Attacking midfield
71 Rodrigo Valencia Fotomac, Football Fancast Selling Lacazette to buy him.  He’s a 27 year old winger
72 Sergio Rico Sevilla Football London Goalkeeper; won the Europa twice
Update Sokratis Papastathopoulos Borussia Dortmund Birmingham Live, Gazzetta dello Sport, Football London, Evening Standard, Read Arsenal.  Hatchet job from Pain in the Ars.  L’Équipe says it is done.  Lots of sites now saying it is all done.  Metro says Kos is leaving to make way.  Goal and Arsenal Fever report no deal is done Man U, Juventus, Chelsea interested in 29 year old defender.  Arsenal now favourites.  He’s going to be 1st signing.  Final details being arranged
74 Adrien Rabiot PSG Football Lond spotted him at London Colney Defensive midfield; 1 year left on contract
75 Richarlison Watford EPL Scouts, 4th Official Forward, Chels & Tots also; Arsenal miss out & Arsenal to hijack deal, both on same site!!!
76 Daniele Rugani Juventus Whoscored Defender.  Agent confirms
77 Morgan Sanson  Bordeaux Express says we are fighting Tottenham for this player 23 years old, midfielder
78 Jean-Michael Seri Nice Mentioned on  From the Mirror and Metro, Star, Mail, Standard, Hard Tackle Midfielder but Arsenal have been too slow and Chelsea have got him, just as they lost out last window.
79 Bassem Srarfi Nice Foot Lond – but they changed their mind. Winger or midfielder.  He’s 20.  Going to Leicester?
80 Andre Silva Milan Mad about EPL Attacking midfield “sensation” but failed to show his attributes this year.  Wolverhampton also interested.
81 Chris Smalling Man U Daily Canon, Sport 360, Daily Star, Guardian £25m will get him
Update Caglar Söyüncü  Freiburg Football Whispers, Arsenal Station, Sky Sports, Telegraph, Talksport, The Sun, ESPN, 100 Great Goal  Price about £35m.  Football Talk & Daily Express confirms he wants to join AFC Central midfield.  Liverpool, Man C, Dortmund “in race”.  He wants a guarantee of 1st team footie. He’s going to be the first signing
83 Anderson Talisca Benfica on loan to Besiktas O Jogo Brazilian attacking midfield
84 Kieran Tierney Celtic Football London Left Back
85 Corentin Tolisso Bayern Foot Lond Bayern bought him last year for €40 million.  Now Arsenal are buying him for €60 million. No!
Update Lucas Torreira Sampdoria TuttoMercatoWeb, Sport Review, the Metro, Calciomercato Sampdoria, the Express, Daily Star – deal about to happen A defensive midfielder and he’s going to be first
87 Cengiz Ünder Roma Tuttomercato; he’s a goalscoring winger £26m offered £40m demanded
88 Josha Vagnoman Hamburg ESPN (2nd youngster player in the German league ever) Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton all want him
NEW Lucas Vazquez Real Madrid Metro says he is after more games, only got 16 last year.  Sports Lens says AFC willing to meet salary demand Right winger, earns £7m a year.  26 years old
90 Timo Werner Leipzig Arsenal mania, Sun 21 year old who has scored a multitude of goals
91 Ben Wilmot Stevenage Sportsmole, Gunnersphere. The 72 18 year old played a dozen or so games.  Totts also interested. Price is £2m
92 Jack Wilshere Arsenal Evening Standard saying he will not sign new contract until his playing position is defined by manager.  Confirmed as going Obviously he’s was ours but some sites treated him as a poss signing
93 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Liga Financial Arsenal making a bid of £25m
94 Cristian Zapata Milan Giants Football News Defender
95 Piotr Zielinski Napoli The Mirror Midfielder: “An essential signing”
96 Andrija Zivkovic Benfica Football Facts, The Record, EatSleepSportArsenalStation, Telegraph, Giants, Tribal Football, Sport Witness 21 year old striker. Man U also want him  Price is £52m

96 is not bad, but the minimum requirement for a half decent bout of predicting must be 110.   The real target is 120 so we have 24 to go.  It can’t be that hard to find 24 more rumours can it?

We wait with breath of the baited variety.



6 Replies to “The 96 players Arsenal have been tipped to sign this summer: the complete list”

  1. No mention of Lewis Dunk the Brighton defender in your list
    From yesterdays Mirror….
    ‘Arsenal cool Lewis Dunk interest as Unai Emery pulls out of race for Brighton defender’

  2. Sleep disorder is one of the great problems facing mankind in the post-modern era, and I am delighted that we are able to help overcome it – at least in your case.

  3. Just because I find a list of supposed transfers boring does not mean I have a sleep disorder.

    I suppose if one night I couldn’t get to sleep, instead of counting sheep, I could count transfer rumors.

    For me sheep counting is a touch more interesting than rumor counting.

    I agree everyone to their own.

  4. Gonnermay68 – And yet here you are, still posting on Untold on a near daily basis.

  5. The Metro, picked up by Arsenal Station have linked Junior Firpo, a 21 year old left back from Real Betis

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