By Sir Hardly Anyone and a pineapple
Football journalists write transfer stories because for the most part they require no research, and when proven to be wrong, as about 97% will be, they simply blame the club for being slow or stingy. It is the same reason as to why they won’t comment on tactical changes (see for example Arsenal’s ten greatest triumphs under Mikel Arteta, ranked) because that requires real live work.
Here is their fantasy list.
|No||Player||Current club||Position||Reported by|
|1||Patrick van Aanholt||Released by Palace||Left Back||HITC; Hardtackle. Backup for Tierney|
|2||Max Aarons||Norwich||Full back||Daily Express|
|3||Abdul Abdulmalik||Millwall||Forward||Mail. Swansea have made a bid. Express says Millwall trying to hold him|
|5||Tosin Adarabioyo||Fulham||Centre back||Daily Express. Just £10m (Daily Cannon) until 1 month before new season. Top Flight: Arsenal interested. Centre back£10m release clause. The Athletic|
|Update||Amine Adli||Toulouse||Forward||TBR: Leicester also interested. Player has rejected new contract. SportWitness, no he’s staying put. Sports Lens: replaces Odegaard|
|7||Nathan Ake||Manchester City||Centre or left back||Express; AFC close link with Man C cited.|
|8||Yuri Alberto||Inter||Forward||20 year old Brazilian. Inter need the money|
|9||Joachim Andersen||Lyon||Centre back||Replacement for David Luiz. £20m. FFC.|
|Update||Houssem Aouar||Lyon||Midfield||Football.London (FoLo). Negotiations at advanced stage Back on (FoLo). A bargain (HITC). Going well (Arsenal station). Bid Tabled (Give me sport)|
|11||Loic Bade||Lens||Defender||Boot Room. £22m Leeds also want.|
|12||Folarin Balogun||Arsenal academy||Striker||All Nigeria Soccer says he is in the party going to USA for pre-season.|
|13||Dominico Beradi||Sassuolo||Winger||€50million (Arsenal Fever).|
|14||Nicolo Barella||Inter Milan||Centre midfield||Anfield Central|
|Update||Andrea Belotti||Palermo||Striker||Man U, Liverpoool, Chelsea, Everton also interested. 101 great goals. Decision about to be made TBR|
|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. Caught Office: Arsenal reaching agreement. Sportsmore says no go. Napoli & Atalanta want him (Star). AFC circling (FL World)|
|17||Ryan Bertrand||Southampton||Left back||Mirror|
|Update||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. Star: AFC / Liverpool “head to head”. SportReview: he has a chequered past.|
|19||Josip Brekalo||Wolfsberg||Winger||Just Arsenal|
|20||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|
|21||Hakan Calhanoglu||AC Milan||Midfield||Out of contract this summer. HITC – “exceptionally talented”|
|22||Dominic Calvert-Lewin,||Everton||Forward||Express: Arsenal weighing up options. Hard Tackle: Arsenal “keeping tabs”. Man U trying to beat Arsenal. Football Talk, Sports Lens|
|Update||Eduaro Camavinga||Rennes||Midfield||Will cost around €50million, Caught offside. TBR say he is compared to Vieira. HITC its on. SportsMole: he’s the main target. Arsenal tracking him (Mail). Caught Offside: Man U about to muscle in. 4th Official: Talented anchorman who can spray passes all around the park. AFC, Chelsea, Man U fighting it out (442)|
|24||Luis Campos||Lille||Sporting director||Would handle transfers. Charlie Watts says good idea|
|25||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. Mail says interest is still on.|
|26||Nathan Collins||Stoke City||Defender||Sun, TBR. (Arsenal buying an “uncompromising” Stoke defender????). The 72.|
|27||Jesus Corona||Porto||Right back or wing||Metro. Signing this week. HITC – he’s refusing to sign a new contract. Still a target (xpress)|
|28||Joaquin Correa||Lazio||Forward||TBR £30m. Offer is now Torreira plus cash (TBR). One offer rejected already|
|29||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. Mirror says AFC want report on his injury. PSG have made a bid: The Lazalai. HITC: Arsenal make contact|
|30||Patson Daka||RB Salzburg||Striker||TBR Football; Leicester want him so Arsenal no chance Express|
|31||Moussa Dembele||Lyon (At. Madrid)||Striker||Daily Express, HITC. FoLo: “Fresh Arsenal links”. Just Arsenal: he can leave|
|32||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|
|33||Amadou Diawara||AS Roma||Defensive midfield||Moving to Arsenal as part of the Xhaka deal: Hard Tackle|
|34||Josh Doig||Hibs||Left back||The Scotsman. £5m. FoLo say Arsenal desperate to buy a new left back.|
|35||Oddsonne Edouard||Celtic||Striker||Daily Star. FoLo says Leicester and Milan want him. Now FoLo say he’s staying at Celtic!|
|36||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. 101 says most realistic transfer. Talks with player’s rep (TBR)|
|37||Ferreira||Grêmio||Winger||23 years old (Caught offside)|
|38||Florian Grillitsch||Hoffenheim||Midfield||Only one year left on contract HITC|
|39||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. Just Arsenal now re-running that story|
|40||Miguel Gutierrez||Real Madrid||Full Back||The Athletic; Hard Tackle; TBR – Arsenal still interested. Sport Witness says “surprising claims”. Arsenal made off (TBR)|
|41||Achraf Hakimi||Inter Milan||Right Back||Daily Express, HITC|
|42||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. Chelsea & Liverpool also want him. (Sports Mole). Tottenham also want him HITC. Arsenal met the asking price. Star agrees. Release clause £60m – Media Referee. Teamtalk: nearly there. HITC – price has just gone up.|
|NEW||Isco||Real Madrid||Midfield||Mirror. Milan & Totts also keen. It’s a bargain (Just Arsenal).|
|44||Sam Johnstone||WBA||Goal||If Ramsdale won’t come (Star). Arsenal’s new focus (Mirror), (Footballleagueworld)|
|45||Joan Jordan||Sevilla||Midfield||TBR says Sevilla don’t want to sell.|
|46||Kaio Jorge||Santos||Forward||Wolverhampton also interested (Caught offside). Available on a free (HITC)|
|47||Kyle Joseph||Swansea||Forward||Wales online: Swansea, Rangers, Celtic also want him|
|48||Glen Kamara||Rangers||Midfield||Rangers News. Watford News says he’s going to Watford.|
|NEW||Thilo Kehrer||PSG||Defender||TBR – AFC looking into… PSG Talk ditto, TeamTalk also.|
|50||Jonjoe Kenny.||Everton||Right Back||Mail / TBR. We need a right back??? Celtic Star calls him “Celtic flop”.|
|51||Franck Kessie||AC Milan||Midfield||£42m (HITC). Arsenal out front (Mirror). Insidefutbol “Arsenal sniffing around”|
|52||Tenu Koopmeiners||AZ Alkmaars||Midfield||23 year old playing for Netherlands|
|53||Jules Kounde||Sevilla||Centre back||Daily Express, Star, HITC. Sports Mole says offer about to go in. TBR says Arsenal moving in. Express: Man U backing out.|
|54||Layvin Kurzawa||PSG||Left Back||Sport Witness|
|55||Tariq Lamptey||Brighton & Hove||Right back||Sky Sports News. TBR says still on|
|Update||Manuel Locatelli||Sassulo (Serie A)||Midfield||Express: player will decide after Euros. £34m asked. Juventus also interested. Arsenal made offer. Juventus leading – HITC. Arsenal set to miss out (Shoot). FoLo: Bid launched. F365 – 40m Euro offer. FoLo he wants to go to Juventus. Offer made F365. AFC have not made a bid (Sports Mole; IB Times). Bid Made (Sports Witness – big offer) AFC in the lead (FFC). €35 million offered (HardTackle). Sassulo interested in sale (HITC). New talks TBR. Caught off: AFC winning. TBR: Juve offer long way behind. Mail: he wants to go to Juve. Not AFC (HITC). (SportsMole)|
|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. Canon – details of contract and salary. Shirt no discussed (Canon). Personal terms being discussed (Fresh Arsenal). Done (Team Talk). It will happen (HITC). The first transfer (Hard Tackle), Talks are on (ThisisFutbol). Not in Anderlecht pre-season (Daily Canon). Improved off (Mail Online) Only offering €15m with add ons (Sport Witness). New bid entered (365). Deal done (Football Fancast). Happening (Sportwitness). This week (Sport Witness). Medical happening (Express), Getting close (Sport Review). In London sorting deal (Canon). Sportwitness 99.9% done; medical now|
|Update||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). Arsenal giving up on other buys to get him. Was top target but now too expensive (Fansided). He’s top target (Express). AFC keen (Sports Lens). AFC offering big pay rise (Cannon). Deal on (Teamtalk) Could happen (FFC)|
|59||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. Mirror, ask make enquiry. Player is interested (Football Tavern)|
|60||Noussair Mazraoui||Bayern Munich||Right back||101 great goals|
|61||Mert Muldur,||Sassuolo (Italy)||Full back||Can play left and right (Just Arsenal)|
|Update||Neto||Barcelona||Goalkeeper||Caught Offside. Back on (HITC), Hard Tackle Mirror. On transfer list (365)|
|Update||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. Talks ongoing. Sports Mole|
|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). Not Arsenal (HITC). Real Mad ready to offer on loan (Mirror). Coming back to AFC. (Last word)|
|65||Michael Olise||Reading||Midfield||All Nigerian Soccer|
|Update||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. “Talks ongoing” Sports review. Lyon want him (HITC) Still going HITC. He’s gone to Lyon. 101|
|67||Paul Onuachu||Genk||Striker||Sport Witness. HITC: Watford and WHU interested.|
|68||Charlie Patino||Arsenal Academy||Defensive midfield||17 year old. Maybe going to under 23s first. HITC|
|69||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|
|70||Alassane Plea||Borussia Monchengladbach||Attack||Express; Hard Tackle|
|71||Dennis Praet||Leicester||Midfield||Athletic, Express, Sport Review|
|Update||Aaron Ramsdale||Sheffield Utd||Goal||Last word, Sky Sport. HITC says price AFC offering is far too low. Caught offside: deal is on. Talks on (Canon), (Teamtalk, HITC). £20m+ (The72). Offer made (Mail). Been looked at (Mail). Offer soon (Hard Tackle). About to bid (FL World)|
|73||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. Mirror – AFC can’t afford wage demands|
|74||Sergio Ramos||Free agent (ex Real Madrid)||Centre back||AFC want him to lead the team (Express). AFC will hi-jack PSG move. (Sports mole; FoLo). Asked to be kept in touch (givemesport)|
|75||David Raya||Brentford||Goal||“Been looked at” FoLo|
|76||Ricardinho||Grêmio||Forward||20 year old: Caught offside|
|77||Sergi Roberto||Barcelona||Full Back||Express: replacement for Bellerin|
|78||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.|
|79||Guido Rodriguez||Real Betis||Defensive midfield||HITC; Arsenal best placed TBR. AFC leading race, Just Arsenal. Price as gone up as others make offers Sportwitness. He wants Real Mad (TBR)|
|80||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). Yes Arsenal (Football Insider)!!!! Not coming (Caught off). Gone to Sociadad (ESPN)|
|82||Marcel Sabitzer||RB Leipzig||Midfield||FootballFancast. £15m. Just Arsenal.|
|Update||Renato Sanches||Lille||Midfield||Talks ongoing: TBR, HITC, TBR returns to subject saying Arsenal have made contact. Getting close (Eyefootball). He’s a target (Express). On radar (TBR). Still keen but Tots also (inside Futbol) (TBR) (Givemesport)|
|84||Martin Satriano||Inter Milan||forward||Daily Mail, Tottenam, WHU, Everton all want him but he’s never played in the first team. Club anxious to sell (SportsLens). AFC hoping Inter financial problems will force sale (Canon)|
|85||Cadena Ser||Real Sociedad||Striker||The Athletic|
|86||Andre Silva||Eintracht Frankfurt||Forward||Metro: Lacazette replacement; TBR contact made. Hammers News: AFC trying to take over the signing. Price discussed. Player informed (Sport Mole, Highbury House. Talks ongoing Football 365. Lacaz must go first Mirror. Offer made (Sports Review). AFC to miss out (HITC)|
|NEW||Thierry Small||Everton||Left Back||TBR|
|88||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)|
|89||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. Sun says it’s Arsenal. Mirror, enquiry made. He’s been offered to Totts. (HITC)|
|90||Wojciech Szczesny||Juventus||Goal||Sport Witness; Szczesny counts as home grown and that could be the key point.|
|Update||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. Sport Review Arsenal still keen. Fresh A: It’s White who’s too expensive Tapsoba is 2nd choice. Arsenal focussed: 4th official|
|92||Nuno Tavares||Benfica||Left Back||Signing a five year contract. TBR, Metro, Sport Witness. HITC: he has a release clause of £75m. (What about Tierney???) Football Talk – its probably. He has signed: HITC; Foot-Talk. Happening 30 June TBR. Canon – it’s done. He’s had his medical, Sport Witness. No, Brighton want him (also Sport Witness). Medical done at Arsenal (Caught offside). No, it was Lisbon (Canon) (SportWit). He’s in London (Mirror). Arteta has called him (HITC). Medical passed (Just Arsenal). Spotted at the airport (HITC). Deal done Sports mole. a difficult personality with worrying weaknesses (TBR, Just Arsenal). Agreed (Sport Witness)|
|93||James Tavernier||Rangers||Right back||90min.|
|94||Tiago Tomas||Sporting CP, Metro||striker||May not come as we don’t have Europe. 442: 60m euros agreed. But player refused Arsenal as they don’t play in Europe (TBR)|
|NEW||Youri Tielemans||Leicester||Midfield||CunningFox: £75m but Liverpool looks more likely|
|Update||Takehiro Tomiyasu||Bologna||Defender||Better value than White HITC. Arsenal to hijack Tots move (Football Talk), WHU move (hammers.news) AFC not interested Sport Mole|
|97||Takehiro Tomiyasu||Bologna||Centre or right back||Arseblog quoting Football Italia but saying unlikely|
|98||Ivan Toney||Brentford||Forward||Brentford say no.|
|99||Pau Torres||Villareal||Centre back||Football London|
|100||Kieran Trippier||Atletico Madrid||Right back||Star|
|101||Samuel Umtiti||Barcelona||Centre Back||Express says Barcelona are having a fire sale. Star agrees.|
|102||Cengiz Under||Roma||Right wing||HITC: In exchange for Xhaka|
|103||Donny van de Beek||Man U||Midfield||TBR|
|104||Vanderson||Grêmio||Right back||19 year old Brazilian. HITC, Boot Room., Cannon, Caught offside|
|105||Yari Verschaeren||Anderlecht||Attacking midfield||Arseblog|
|106||Dusan Vlahovic||Fiorentina||Striker||Teamtalk, FoLo. This is futbol: “he’s not going”|
|Updated||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. Still top of the list (101). Express: main target. No he’s going to PSG. Locked in talks (Mirror). Simon Jordan urges him not to sign. HITC: salary agreed. Caughtoffside says AFC see him as future captain. Deal almost done TBR. Now done TBR. No, its Everton. (Express). No its Arsenal (TBR). No its Man C (IB Times). Chelsea issue list of reasons why player should not go to Arsenal (Team Talk). Offer increased (Express). HITC allege illegal contact between Chelsea and player. Closing in – Football Talk. Giveme: playing telling friends deal is done. Wants to be at AFC (Arsenal fever)|
|108||Freddie Woodman||Newcastle||Goalkeeper||Offer in part exchange for Joe Willock (Express, 101, Mail)|
|109||Wilfried Zaha||Crystal Palace||Wing||TBR. Same story as for the last four transfer windows|
|NEW||Denis Zakaria.||Borussia Monchengladbach||Midfield||Just Arsenal|
|111||Piotr Zielinski||Napoli||Midfield||HITC rank him highly, TBR also; Hard Tackle. “Added to wishlist” Team Talk.|
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According to the BBC today, “Arsenal are set to miss out on signing PSV Eindhoven and the Netherlands forward Donyell Malen, 22, after he reached an agreement to join Borussia Dortmund as a replacement for Jadon Sancho.”
So yet another to add to the list…….although “missing out” on someone we’ve never actually been linked to is perhaps taking things to extremes!!
Malen was of course one of our youngsters who we allowed to escape. I’m not sure that he offers anything more than the other youngsters who we still have on our books. I just hope we had a sell on clause so that we get some further income.
Another for your list.
According to The Metro we have joined the race to sign Tammy Abraham from Chelsea. This apparently originally comes from the Telegraph.
Our poor transfer team must be getting knackered with all these races they are entering.
Is entering the race a step beyond “eyeing” or “keeping tabs on”?
111 numbers of new players link with Arsenal for signings in this summer transfer window that’s still has over months to close are to me a kind of over rumoured Arsenal summer transfer rumours in the media. But that shouldn’t be a surpluse as it has become the norm in the media exaggerate Arsenal transfer rumours every window.
Nut whatever is it that’s going be the final numbers of new players whom Arsenal will sign this summer. The new incomings may not be not more than 6 in numbers. A new RB if Bellerin leaves. A centreback to replace the departed David Luiz. A new LB in Nuno Taveres who has already been brought in. A new midfield enforcer and a new play maker who are yet to be recruited. And a new striker signing that is yet to be signed too.
I think with these 6 new recruitment done if they are recruited this summer by Arsenal to bolster Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal first team squad, who of course should all be of the top quality grade kinds with good resale value. I believe Arsenal will be home and dry in the Premier League campaign come next season.
But who should those 6 new incomer signings be is a job left to Arteta, Edu and Carrick to make a very good job of it for Arsenal this summer.
And I think they are on their ways already at doing that as a new midfielder in Lokonja is reportedly looking will soon be on the Arsenal books very soon in addition to Taveres who is already on their books. And hopefully, Ben White will soon join them.
But will Okwonko be a good backup to Leno? If Arteta and Edu this he will be. Then it’s okay. But if he wouldn’t, the new incomings to Arsenal this summer cloud reach 7 in numbers. For, the club will have to sign a new top quality grade goalie as well. But maybe he will be Onana who they will sign I don’t know.
And of course a clear out of a good number of some Gunners will also take place at the club this summer too. And this exercise is already taking place there at the club.
Why is it we are being asked to pay over inflated prices when looking to buy but our players seem to be under valued when we look to sell.
EG Sander Berge £35 million, Xhaka £15-20 million.
Seems cockeyed to me given their respective quality.
According to Football365 Arsenal are still hopefull of getting Odergaard and are ready to ‘pounce’.
Yesterday we were going to ‘swoop’ on Koopmeiners, today we are about to swoop.
I have visions of Arteta hiding behind a tree and ‘pouncing’ out on an unsuspecting Odergaard as he walks home with a pint of milk from the local shops in Madrid.
Or Edu mid-air hanging on to a kite and ‘swooping’ down on a terrified Koopmeiners whilst he walks from the training ground.
Yesterday we were going to ‘swoop’ on Koopmeiners, today we are about to ‘pounce’ on Odergaard.
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