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Forget the lockdown: Arsenal now linked to 70 different players!!!

by Sir Hardly Anyone

Yes this is looking like becoming the all time record transfer window for Arsenal – in fact it is getting so back the media are going to rename it the transfer garage door.  It can still slam shut after it is all over but without the danger of breaking glass.

We really do have 70 names and a quick glance suggests they are all different players.  And seven of these (yes a whole 10%) are new for this table.

All of them have been seriously suggested by the ever idiotic media as players whom Arsenal will sign this summer.  And that despite the virus, the lack of money, and the fact that Arsenal have sunk to being a mid-table club.

So without any more whatnot, here we go…

The 70 players Arsenal are tipped by journalists to be signing this summer….
No Player From Details Source
1 Kristoffer Ajer. Celtic 22-year-old centre-back Gunnersphere; Scottish Daily
2 Miguel Almiron Newcastle Their top scorer Media Referee
3 Houssem Aouar Lyon Midfielder.  Man C want him as do Liverpool! The Sun tells us he is 25 and the price is £65m. 4th official agree. Gunnersphere also.
4 Sardar Azmoun Zenit St. Petersburg The 5th highest Iranian scorer of all time, and he’s still scoring Leicester want him.  442, HITC, TBR
5 Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen Chelsea also want him. £85m fee. Just Arsenal
NEW Wissam Ben Yedder Monaco; 29 years old Centre forward to replace Auba Sports Mole
7 Jérôme Boateng Bayern Munich 31 years old, £13m, defender Daily Mail. Read Arsenal says Bayern ready to sell
8 Ugurcan Cakir
Trabzonspor goalkeeper
Tottenham also interested HITC.  Do we need another keeper?
9 Mady Camara Olympiacos Defensive midfield HITC
10 Dani Ceballos Real Mad Currently on loan Express, SDNA
11 Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Attacking midfielder on loan at Bayern.  Being talked up as a near certainty Talksport, Express
12 Marc Cucurella Barcelona Left back or wide midfield FoLo £20.9m
13 Jonathan David Gent Second striker Football.London
14 Ousmane Dembélé Barcelona Forward AS, Sun
New Emmanuel Dennis Clubbe Brugge 22 year old forward Man U, Newcastle, Everton, Leicester, Brighton, Sheffield U, Watford and Crystal Palace want him. Talkport, HITC, Transfer market, sportsmole…
16 Axel Disasi Reims Arsenal and Monaco both enquiring about defender TBR, L’Equippe, Sun.
17 Issa Diop WHU Centre back for £60m Mirror, Metro, Read Arsenal, HITC, West Sussex Today, Sun
18 Julian Draxler PSG To replace Ozil.  Tottenham also interested Teamtalk
19 Odsonne Edouard Celtic £12m; goalscoring forward (“Scored more than Messi”) Glasgow Live, Evening Standard, Caught offside, Scotsman, Who Scored, and Celtic Star. Borussia Dortmund no longer interested (TBR)
Update Nebil Fekir Real Betis Forward, 26 years old, injury prone
Read Arsenal.  He has snubbed Arsenal (WhoScored, Just Arsenal News)
21 Noah Francoise Rennes Midfielder
HITC; TBR – he’s available on a free.  PSG interested
22 Ryan Fraser Bournemouth Scotland International, winger, £12m turned down last window
Metro; was hot topic last year as well.
23 Bruno Fuchs Internacional Centre back
Zero Hora, TBC
24 César Gelabert Palencia He’s 19
Star, Folo, the Mole and 90 mins. Real Mad want him also.
25 Antoine Griezmann Barcelona £90m for the forward.  PSG Man Utd, Chelsea, also interested Express, the Star and Mirror, Last Word on Football
26 Diogo Jota Wolverhampton He’s a 23 year old forward Sport Review, 4th official, Mail, FoLo, Whoscored
27 Gabriel
Lille Defender  £40m Everton also want him (Mirror)
28 Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich Winger Reports everywhere say he was seen in an Arsenal shirt
29 Pape Gueye, Le Harvre Defensive midfield Liverpool also interested.  Folo, World of Football.
NEW Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen midfielder 20, and is an “exciting prospect”. Football London Chelsea and Liverpool are also said to be after him, along with Bayern Munich.
Update Luca Jovic Real Madrid 30 year old striker; deal agreed.  Going to AC Milan (TBR) Daily Express / Starspost / Sport
32 Calum Kavanagh Middlesbrough 16 year old ; forward Lancs Post, The 72, Northern Echo
33 Jonjoe Kenny Schalke 04 on loan from Everton Right back Tottenham want him
Update Franck Kessie AC Milan Midfielder, the next Yaya Torre Calciomercato.  Swap for Torreira (Transfer Tavern)
35 Orkun Kokcu Feyenoord 19 year old midfielder Express, FoLo
36 Layvin Kurzawa PSG (out of contract). Media Ref says he would bring confidence 27 years old Polish left back “has agreed a 5 year deal” Standard. Express says he wants to go to Barcelona. Sport, HITC, Sport Witness, Daily Star say Arsenal. 4th official says “he’s signed
37 George Lewis Tromsø – out of contract 19 year old winger HITC, Cannon, Arsenal Youth, Kigalitoday, Arsenal Mania
38 Jesse Lingard Man U £19.8m right winger Caught offside say Celtic and Chelsea want him
39 Isaac Lihadji Marseille, 17 year old winger 17 year old.  Man U and Dortmund want him The Boot Room,  Foot Mercato, TBR Football and the Sun all have this, Discussions begun
40 Matty Longstaff Newcastle Central midfielder who will leave on a free The Mirror; Team Talk
41 Dejan Lovren Liverpool Defender. Tottenham interested Express, HITC, FoLo
42 Pablo Mari Arsenal on loan from Flamengo Left sided centre back The Athletic – he’ll be made permanent
NEW Gabriel Magalhaes Centre back with Lille Everton, Chelsea, Leicester in for him. HITC, Sports Mole, The Sun, LT Arsenal, le10Sport, Metro, Canon, Football London, TransferTavern
NEW Dries Martens Napoli, 32 year old forward  Inter Milan want him, CalcioMercato, the Metro and on Football.London
45 Dwight McNeill Burnley Winger Lancs Live.  Apparently lots of clubs want him
46 Moreno Valencia £50m Valencia, forward Metro, Mirror, replacement for Aubameygang. “A bad move” says Media Referee
47 Evan N’Dicka Eintracht Frankfurt €24m-rated France U21 international, He is left-footed, and 20-year-old Sempre Milan, Daily Canon and Sky, Star.  Liverpool also interested.
48 Wilfred Ndidi Leicester Nigerian midfielder Bleacher. Mail, Teamtalk, Sun
49 Ruben Neves Wolverhampton Midfield Sports Mole
50 Unai Nunez Athletic Bilbao Centre Back, 23, £18m Daily Mail says WHU want him.  Arsenal ready to meet price, Read Arsenal, Who Scored
51 Victor Osimhen Lille Nigerian Forward.  £87m Le Quotidien du Foot, Bootroom. Replacement for Aubameyang
Update Thomas Partey Atletico Madrid Midfielder.  Express saying this might involve a swap deal. Boot Room says Lacazette in exchange. Metro, Goal.  Squawka quote €50m.  HITC also.  He’ll move if At Mad dont get Champs Lge  Just £45m!  Guardian.  Metro now says Arsenal can’t afford him
53 Adrien Rabiot Juventus Midfield Just Arsenal, Standard.  Torreira to be sold.
54 Marc Roca Espanyol To replace Ceballos Sport, 4th official.
55 Declan Rice West Ham Holding midfielder in the style of Gilberto Express (according to Arsenal “legend” P Merson)
56 Kays Ruiz-Atil PSG ‘next Lionel Messi’, 17 year old, central midfield, on the left wing or an outright striker L’Équipe
NEW Malang Sarr   Nice.  Feb 2018: Football Observatory said “world’s fifth-most promising footballer under 20.” 21 year old centre back HITC: “Bargain of the summer,” Sun: “Skint Arsenal on hunt for free transfers”. Bleacher and Football Whispers also has this.
58 Chris Smalling Roma on loan from Man U; Roma pulled out of deal for him Centre back.  Tottenham, Liverpool on alert (Express) Just Arsenal News; Arsenal launch £25m bid; Mirror.  HITC, Express, Standard.  Only if Man U get Koulibaly (Just Arsenal)
59 Carlos Soler Valencia Central or right midfield Sky Sports, Standard, FoLo,  Agent says he’s happy to stay where he is  Daily Star.
60 Malick Thiaw Schalke 04. 18 year old central defender Sport Review; Daily Mail Liverpool and Man C also interested.
61 Corentin Tolisso Bayern Munich, central midfield Man U want him.  Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Napoli monitoring him Express, FootMercato
62 Ferran Torres Villa Real 23 years old, Centra back Santi Caz is talking him up. Sun £43m.  Santi Caz is talking him up. He’s learning English! (Just Arsenal)
63 Adama Traore Wolverhampton He’s 24, a wing back or midfield, or a winger Daily Star.  He started out with Barcelona.
64 Samuel Umtiti Barcelona Centre back Express says he’s available at a discount as he’s always injured
NEW Cengiz Under Roma Right wing, also plays for Turkey Leggo: Arsenal could swap him for Mkhitaryan and some money HITC, the Boot Room and the Express.
66 Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig Central defender.  Was all the rage as a transfer a year ago Football.London
67 Gabriel Veron Palmeiras He’s a 17 year old forward “The Brazilian wonderkid” Football London
Update Willian Chelsea, winger, attacking midfield Talks have broken down with Chelsea, Arsenal now favourites Metro, Fo.Lo, Sun, ESPN, Whoscored. Mail and Sun say he’s the top target.
69 Chris Wood Burnley Replacement for Aubameyang Lancs Live, Who Scored, Up the clarets and Team Talk
70 Freddie Woodman Newcastle on loan at Swansea Goalkeeper, 23 years Chronicle Live, TBR, HITC

1 comment to Forget the lockdown: Arsenal now linked to 70 different players!!!

  • Nitram

    Sir Hardly Anyone

    “The transfer window opens on 10 June and will close at 5pm on 1 September”

    Come Sir H, you know full well the transfer window never simply closes, it always ‘slams’.

    Get a grip man !!

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