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Latest transfers: the 32 players tipped as coming to Arsenal this month

By Sir Hardly Anyone.

Just ten days to go and at last the gibberish-mongers are managing to get across the saloon bar of the Toppled Bollard public house on the edge of Wapping Swamp in East London, in order to make up more transfer news stories.

Remember that only 3% of all transfer stories are generally true (at least that is the figure from recent years) so most of this is pure and utter gibberish – but you knew that anyway.

So, you may well be asking, what have we got?
Well Talk Sprout are telling us that “Arsenal step up pursuit of defensive reinforcements as Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa and Getafe centre-back Djene Dakonam are targeted.”  In a later report they are certain Kurzawa is about to happen.

Meanwhile 442 report that Arsenal are about to make a Jerome Boateng loan while they prepare £50m summer move for Dayot Upamecano .  (Actually that is FourFourTwo not 442 – Tony).

HITC (and yes that is HITC which stands for, well, “Here is the City” or “Hughes Information Tech Corp” or “Half inch tape cartridge” or “Hope in the Community” (if you live in Kent) or Hanoi International Tech Centre (in Vietname) or “Highest Interexchange Transporter Charge) or something else say that “According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are set to step up their chase for Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng this month, before pushing for Dayot Upamecano in the summer.”

Fo Lo (which stands for 50 Arsenal stories a day) tell us that “Thomas Lemar continues to be linked with a loan move to north London, with Tottenham also reportedly interested.”  Hmmm.

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But now, what’s this, Wilfried Zaha, the star of the summer window, “continues to be linked too, alongside Dayot Upamecano, two players Arsenal have held interest in previously.”  Wow.  Another winger??????

Pep Clotet has suggested that ‘half of Europe’ watched Liverpool and Arsenal target, Jude Bellingham, in action, (I think that is what we human beings call an exaggeration) as he is confident that the highly-rated youngster will stay at Birmingham (which is what we call a let down).

“At the age of, 16, Bellingham is already wowing one and all, therefore, it isn’t a surprise that the European champions and the soon-to-be Premier League champions, Liverpool, are keen on the English sensation, along with a host of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal.”  Or so we are informed.

The Daily Mail previously claimed that Liverpool are keen on the attack-minded midfielder, whilst The Telegraph also reported that the likes of Arsenal, Bournemouth, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are also interested in his services.

So there we are and here we are, and so say all of us.  Here are the transfer rumours thus far…

No Player Currently At Position Source / Notes
??? ??? ??? Centre back HITC devote whole article to saying we are getting someone but we don’t know who.  https://tinyurl.com/quxj5ak  Red London now copying this approach.
2 Nathan Ake Bournemouth Centre back FoLo.  Chelsea want him
3 Max Aarons Norwich Full back £30m; Mail
NEW Jude Bellingham Birmingham Striker Football London; Liverpool also want him
Update Jerome Boateng Bayern Munich Centre back Gunnersphere, Football Fancast. Sempremilan says no deal.  TBR says it will be a loan.
6 Hakan Calhanoglu Milan Attacking midfield Football fan cast say the “fans” have already turned against him.
NEW Edinson Cavani
PSG Striker Edinson Cavani has handed in a transfer request over the weekendTBR Football
8 Yan Couto Coritiba Defender A teenager, no less!
Update Djene Dakonam Getafe Defender Centre back can play right back.  Talk Sport have this is a major possibility today
10 Merih Demiral Juventus Defendender 50m. Fotomc / Sport Witness
11 Firmino Liverpool Attacking midfield TalkSport. Speculation
12 Omari Forson Man U Attacking midield He’s 15; HITC
13 Bruno Guimarães Athletico Paranaense Midfield Benfica and Borussia Dortmund both want him – The Star
14 Christian Kabasele Watford Defender NBC Reports
15 Thilo Kehrer PSG Part swap for Lacazette; Bleacher
Update Layvin Kurzawa PSG Left back The Sun “according to reports” in  France Football, say he’s signed a five year deal from next season.  PSG says no (Caught Offside).  Or yes, contract agreed (Caught Offside!)  Free transfer in June (Mail)
Update Thomas Lemar Atletico Madrid Left Wing Read Arsenal. Team Talk says as part of Lacazette deal.  Football London says its a loan deal.
19 James Maddison Leicester Playmaker Football Insider
20 Dries Mertens Napoli Striker or winger Metro, FoLo.  WHU want him also
21 Thomas Meunier PSG Right back World Soccer Talk
22 Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid Defensive midfield Express
23 Leandro Paredes PSG Central midfield Part Swap for Lacazette; Bleacher
24 Adrien Rabiot Juventus Midfield Star.  £25m
25 Boubakary Soumare. Lille Midfield Read Arsenal
26 John Stones Man C Central defence Sun, HITC
27 Dominik Szoboszlai Red Bull Salzburg No 10 FoLo
28 Samuel Umtiti Barcelona Centre back Sport Witness
28 Cengiz Under Roma Winger The Boot Room.  £34m
30 Dayot Upamecano Leipzig Central defence Express.  France u-21
31 Kevin Volland Bayer Leverkusen. Forward World Soccer Talk
NEW Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Forward Football.London, who seem to be re-running the summer transfers to save them making up anything new.

There will be more, of that I think we can all be sure.  Meanwhile, the British Royal Family is moving to the North Pole.  I thought you’d like to know that.

More anon.

1 comment to Latest transfers: the 32 players tipped as coming to Arsenal this month

  • Les Williams

    are you sure it is 3% accurate for transfer news. I think that figure is too optimistic More like 0.0003% to me