2: UPDATE – Nunez

The Metro announces that Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are all “in the race to sign Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Nunez this summer, but they face competition from big clubs across Europe.”

He’s a 23-year-old centre-back and seemingly has a release clause of £27m.   The player has refused to sign a new contract with Bilbao have been trying to get Nunez to sign a new contract.   The Metro blames AS

3: NEW – Wout Weghorst 

Wout Weghorst is a name that will get racist commentators giggling, as they like laughing at foreigners names, especially when they realise they can say Wout Weghorst from Wolfsburg.  He will cost £32m.

This comes from Teamtalk who allege they got it from the Daily Express who say they got it from Bild.

The player is a Dutch striker who is tipped as the replacement for Aubameyang having scored 33 in 66 games.

4:  Update – Malang Sarr

“Report: Arsenal have offer in for Malang Sarr, player has recently left Nice”

This is a 21 year old French defender.  It may be noted that we already have Sokratis, Mustafi, Chambers Holding and Mavropanos.    The comes from TBR football who claim they got it from Marca.

5: NEW BUT NO BUT YES – Saint-Maximin

“Arsenal reach Allan Saint-Maximin transfer conclusion after Newcastle star’s hint” says the enigmatic Express.  But seeming Arsenal have “no interest” in striking a deal with Newcastle despite him having “been a revelation for Newcastle in his debut season, including a hat-trick of assists in the recent 4-1 win over Bournemouth.”

So that’s a “stupid Arsenal” story then.  Except The Northern Echo disagree and think Arsenal are taking a keen interest in the French winger ahead of the summer transfer window.

6: NEW Wout Weghorst of Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst has said he wants to “play at the “highest level” amid rumours that Arsenal want to sign him.”  That is from Football 365 who also say that Wolfsburg want £32m.   They blame Sport Witness for this story who blame Bild.

7: NEW 16 times over Thiago Alcantara

“Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga side, with Liverpool reportedly interested, but football expert Guillem Balague believes that Arsenal could also be in for the Spaniard.”

This story appears word for word in the Independent.ie, Chatsports, Newsbreak, Liverpool Echo, Football Transfer Tavern, Sportslens, RedandWhiteKop, Kicknews, KE opera News, Football News Views, Soccerladuma, Ilovemancity, Fussbol, Weinfilm, GLBNews, VBET

Now every single one of those drainpipes had exactly the same headline “Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been linked with a move” so they all copied exactly the same story from each other.  As did we, except Untold actually mentioned that the same story appeared in 16 different “outlets” each using exactly the same words.

Makes you think.

Anyway most of them go on to say that this shows Aubmameyang is leaving for Atletico Madrid.

8.  NEW BUT ALLEGEDLY NO Armin Gigovic

Armin Gigovic is not coming our way, “The young midfielder is making a name for himself due to his impressive defensive talents. But the Sweden youth international showed his worth at the other end of the pitch during an Allsvenskan clash with Djurgarden this week.”  HITC say that the lad has said “chances are I’ll stay”.

9.  Not Cliff Richards

“ARSENAL WANT TO SIGN BAYERN MUNICH’S CHRIS RICHARDS, BUT HANSI FLICK DOESN’T WANT TO LET HIM GO” says HITC where seemingly the caps lock on the typewriter keyboard has got stuck.

They blame Transfermarkt who say “Arsenal are still interested in signing Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards – but signing him may be difficult.   It’s claimed that Arsenal in a fiercely-contested race for Richards, with Chelsea, Valencia and one major Bundesliga side also interested.”

10  NEW Lorenzo Pellegrini

Just in case you thought Football.London had fallen off the edge of the planet they are back with this tale of a “Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini who has been linked with a move to North London, and there appear to be few better options out there.”  Teamtalk, Eurofootball Rumours, Bleacher, Sports Mole, Daily Cannon, Sky Sports all blame each other for the tale.

We will add all these to the chart and publish a revised edition shortly.  This is after all a record breaking season for Arsenal transfers.