82 players tipped to join Arsenal this summer in £250m spending spree

By Sir Hardly Anyone.

“Stan Kroenke ‘approves £250m Arsenal transfer spree’ as Mikel Arteta eyes five signings” so says the Express who add that Barcelona are having a “fire sale” to solve their financial crisis.  They give us three players – Philippe Coutinho (“a decent alternative to Odegaard”) and two new names: Sergi Roberto  Roberto “the perfect replacement for Bellerin” and “Samuel Umtiti” noting that “Arsenal’s pursuit of England star White proves that Arteta wants a centre-back this summer”.  Except that there’s no proof that Arsenal were or are after Ben White, beyond the journalists.

And who’d believe a journalist?  Especially with Football.London yet again leading with “The Gunners endured a torrid time under Mikel Arteta’s tutelage last season, finishing eighth in the Premier League and not qualifying for Europe.”

And given that they have now tipped 82 players who Arsenal are looking to buy.

How many times do we have to tell them – he changed the system in a revolutionary way and for the last two thirds of the season Arsenal had a record second only to Manchester City.  But will they listen? No.  Why won’t they listen?  Because knocking Arsenal is their modus operandi.

That and making up transfers.  Here’s the list…

No Player Current club  Position Reported by
1  Max Aarons Norwich Full back Daily Express
2 Abdul Abdulmalik Millwall Forward Mail.  Swansea have made a bid.  Express says Millwall trying to hold him
NEW Tyler Adams Leipzig Midfield FoLo
4 Houssem Aouar Lyon Midfield Football.London (FoLo)
Update Tosin Adarabioyo Fulham Centre back Daily Express.  Just £10m (Daily Cannon) until 1 month before new season. Top Flight: Arsenal interested
6 Yuri Alberto Inter Forward 20 year old Brazilian.  Inter need the money
7 Joachim Andersen Lyon Centre back Replacement for David Luiz. £20m. FFC.
8 Loic Bade Lens Defender Boot Room.  £22m Leeds also want.
9 Folarin Balogun Arsenal academy Striker All Nigeria Soccer says he is in the party going to USA for pre-season.
10 Dominico Beradi Sassuolo Winger €50million (Arsenal Fever). f
11 Nicolo Barella Inter Milan Centre midfield Anfield Central
Update Sander Berge Sheffield Utd Midfield HITC; Express – he was seen out with Odegaard,   Arsenal not willing to pay the asking price. Caught offside: Price dropped.  VG says Arsenal interested, so does FoLo. Insidefutbol says AFC not willing to pay the price asked
13 Ryan Bertrand Southampton Left back Mirror
14 Yves Bissouma Brighton Midfield Africa Football, Express, TBR, HITC, FoLo. No he’s going to Liverpool (Express) – it’s a swap deal with Nketiah. “Fans in meltdown” FoLo.  He’s wanting a move (Rousingthekop).  Anfield Cental: Liverpool will regret this.  £50m quoted
15 Josip Brekalo Wolfsberg Winger Just Arsenal
16 Emiliano Buendia Norwich Playmaker Daily Mail, Metro, FL, Boot Room, Sportslens, HITC, TBR, Teamtalk, Telegraph, F365, FoLo, HITC.  Told to forget AFC and sign for Villa (Birmingham Live).  Arsenal have offered £35m (Star). Caught offside say its on. And HITC.  No – he went to Villa
Update Eduaro Camavinga Rennes Midfield Will cost around €50million, Caught offside.  TBR say he is compared to Vieira.  HITC its on.
18 Luis Campos Lille Sporting director Would handle transfers.  Charlie Watts says good idea
19 Hakan Calhanoglu AC Milan Midfield Out of contract this summer.  HITC – “exceptionally talented”
20 Zeki Celik Lille Right back Standard, Just Arsenal, Sports Lens, Sport Review  Man U, Totts also interested.  HITC say it would be a bargain fee.
21 Nathan Collins Stoke City Defender Sun, TBR.  (Arsenal buying an “uncompromising” Stoke defender????).   The 72.
NEW Jesus Corona Porto Right back or wing Metro.  Signing this week.  HITC – he’s refusing to sign a new contract.
23 Joaquin Correa Lazio Forward TBR £30m.
Update  Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Midfield Just Arsenal, FoLo: Arsenal will have to wait.  Winterburn says “don’t”.  Just Arsenal says Arsenal interested.  Express says still on
Update Patson Daka RB Salzburg Striker TBR Football; Leicester want him so Arsenal no chance Express
26 Moussa Dembele Lyon (At. Madrid) Striker Daily Express, HITC.  FoLo: “Fresh Arsenal links”.  Just Arsenal: he can leave
27 Sergino Dest Barcelona Right back Bleacher claims he has  £343 million release clause.  HITC says could be on at lower price!  HITC now says it is on
28 Josh Doig Hibs Left back The Scotsman.  £5m.  FoLo say Arsenal desperate to buy a new left back.
Update Oddsonne Edouard Celtic Striker Daily Star.  FoLo says Leicester and Milan want him. Now FoLo say he’s staying at Celtic!
30 Nabil Fekir Real Betis Forward HITC: wants to move to Arsenal.  FoLo says it is on.  TBR says he wants to join. Arsenal made an offer (Canon).  Still on Team Talk, Just Arsenal.  Star: bid far too low.
31 Ferreira Grêmio Winger 23 years old (Caught offside)
32 Matteo Guendouzi Arsenal! Midfield He’s been in disgrace so long it seems like he’s already gone but Metro is saying he will be given a contract extension & return
33 Achraf Hakimi Inter Milan Right Back Daily Express, HITC
Update Alexander Isak Real Sociedad Forward The Athletic says Arsenal interested.  HITC re-running it.  And FoLo.  Cesc says his the top man at the Euros. Others agree.  HITC raving. Chlesea & Liverpool also want him. (Sport Mole)
35 Joan Jordan. Sevilla Midfield TBR says Sevilla don’t want to sell.
36 Kyle Joseph Swansea Forward Wales online: Swansea, Rangers, Celtic also want him
37 Glen Kamara Rangers Midfield Rangers News
38 Tenu Koopmeiners AZ Alkmaars Midfield 23 year old playing for Netherlands
39 Jules Kounde Sevilla Centre back Daily Express, Star, HITC.  Sports Mole says offer about to go in.  TBR says Arsenal moving in.
40 Layvin Kurzawa PSG Left Back Sport Witness
NEW Tariq Lamptey Brighton & Hove Right back Sky Sports News
Update Manuel Locatelli Sassulo (Serie A) Midfield Express: player will decide after Euros.  £34m asked.  Juventus also interested.  Arsenal made offer. Juventus leading – HITC
Update Albert Sambi Lokonga Anderlecht Midfield Like Yaya Toure, better than Yves Bissouma.  TBR says, could be available on the cheap.  Henry recommends. Footballtalk says first bid rejected.  TBR says transfer is inevitable. Metro says Arsenal have put bid in. AFC just £4m short (Athletic).   Any moment, HITC. Fo Lo this week.  Just Arsenal, Arsenal too slow.
NEW James Maddison Leicester Playmaker Leicester Live.  Chelsea also interested.  Arsenal top of the list – £60m  FoLo, TBR, Football Fancast, Hard Tackle  He’ll have to demand transfers to get to Arsenal (Mercury)
45 Noussair Mazraoui Bayern Munich Right back 101 great goals
46 Riyad Mahrez Manchester City Forward Daily Mail, Leicester Mercury, Football London, Sport Review, TBR.  AFC pushing forward to deal. HITC says he has announced he is not going
47 Ruben Neves Wolverhampton Wands Midfield Dail Mail: Wolv. wanting £41m; TBR “move is imminent”.  Swap for Maitland Niles (Mirror).  Arriving this week.  Replacing Xhaka (HITC).  No this week (which is the following week).  F365. “A bad move” Agbonlahor
48 Neto Barcelona Goalkeeper Caught Offside
Update Martin Odegaard Real Madrid Midfield Arsenal not offering enough.  Mirror.  HITC will stay at Madrid.  Being offered in swap for Smith Rowe (sport Bible).  Still a priority (Arsenal Fever).  Arsenal out of it, going to Liverpool (Rousing)
50 Andre Onana Ajax Keeper (banned for one year, reduced to 9 months on appeal) Caught Offside, Mail, Telegraph.  Mirror says Arsenal’s keeper coach prefers him to Leno for immediate change. Teleg says we’ll buy no matter what happens in court.  Hard Tackle: deal close. HITC says he wants to join but Arsenal offer too low,  Now say Arsenal are great fans. CAS has reduced his sentence to nine months (TBR).  Inside Football says AFC to bid.  Football Talk also
51 Paul Onuachu Genk Striker Sport Witness
52 Michael Olise Reading Midfield All Nigerian Soccer
53 Charlie Patino Arsenal Academy Defensive midfield 17 year old.  Maybe going to under 23s first.  HITC
Update Rodrigo de Paul Udinese Attacking midfield Caught offside.  Liverpool and Leeds also looking.  AFC late interest (caughtoffside).  HITC. Daily Canon – he’s going to At Madrid
NEW Aaron Ramsdale Sheffield Utd Goal Last word, Sky Sport.  HITC says price AFC offering is far too low
Update Aaron Ramsey Juventus Midfield Just Arsenal News says cash plus Bellerin will do it.  Mirror says it is on.  Mirror – its swap for Bellerin plus cash.  Metro, he’s certainly leaving. Mad about says yes. TBR says deal back on
57 Ricardinho Grêmio Forward 20 year old: Caught offside
NEW Sergi Roberto Barcelona Full Back Express: replacement for Bellerin
59 Emerson Royal Real Betis loaned from Barcelona Right back Sport Witness; could happen this week (31 May).  Not happening “despite relentless speculation”- HITC commenting on its own news coverage.
60 Guido Rodriguez Real Betis Defensive midfield HITC; Just Arsenal News
61 Kays Ruiz-Atil  PSG Midfield Just Arsenal News
Update Matt Ryan Brighton Goal HITC: he wants first team football.  Going to Celtic (Football Insider). Not Arsenal (Just Arsenal)
NEW Cadena Ser Real Sociedad Striker The Athletic
NEW Andre Silva Eintracht Frankfurt Forward Metro: Lacazette replacement; TBR contact made
65 Manor Solomon Shakhtar Donetsk Winger Football.London, HITC.  “Looking for a house,” TBR.  Arsenal put in bid.  HITC.  Bid expected (Caught offside).  He’s the man they want (ditto)
66 Raheem Sterling Manchester City Forward Daily Mail, TBR. the Hard Tackle  Cost £49m. Sport Review.  HITC says Ferdinand says he’s unplayable. FoLo says he won’t go to Arsenal
67 Wojciech Szczesny Juventus Goal Sport Witness; Szczesny counts as home grown and that could be the key point.
68 Edmond Tapsoba Bayer Leverkusen Defender Caught offside.
69 Tiago Tomas Sporting CP, Metro striker May not come as we don’t have Europe
70 Edmond Tapsoba Bayer Leverkusen Centre back HITC, Just Arsenal News (twice), Daily Cannon (may be too expensive).  TeamTalk suggest it is on.  FoLo – its £60m or nothing. Chelsea, Man U beating Arsenal.
71 Tiago Tomas Sporting Lisbon Forward 442: 60m euros agreed. But player refused Arsenal
72 Ivan Toney Brentford Forward Brentford say no.
73 Pau Torres Villareal Centre back Football London
74 Kieran Trippier Atletico Madrid Right back Star
NEW Samuel Umtiti Barcelona Centre Back Express says Barcelona are having a fire sale
76 Cengiz Under Roma Right wing HITC: In exchange for Xhaka
77 Patrick van Aanholt Crystal Palace Left back Team Talk says he’s no good
78  Donny van de Beek Man U Midfield TBR
79 Vanderson Grêmio Right back 19 year old Brazilian.  HITC, Boot Room., Cannon, Caught offside
80 Dusan Vlahovic Fiorentina Striker Teamtalk, FoLo.   This is futbol: “he’s not going”
Update Ben White Brighton Centreback Givemesport say £50m; Shoot / Mirror “Arsenal in chase”.  MadaboutEPL. Eurosport, 101: Mirror; Daily Canon – talks on; Express says Arsenal will swap multiple players for him. FoLo its on.  Football Insider, Hard Tackle say £40m. Fo Lo – this week will be done. Insider says £50m
82 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Wing TBR.  Same story as for the last four transfer windows

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