114 players said to be joining Arsenal: Lampety to Zielinski

By Sir Hardly Anyone

There is a fabulous example of the insanity that journalists expect you to believe. Localetti who is a midfielder.   The Express told us that the player would decide where to go after the Euros, and the asking price was £34m asked.  Now according to Football 365 Arsenal have offered £69m.

Of course I am sure each “source” would say they were just repeating what someone else said.  As for whether arsenal actually want him or not, who knows!

We’ve now cut the list of 114 players into two.  Here is part two: Tariq Lamptey to Piotr Zielinski.

No Player Current club  Position Reported by
58 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). Another bid (Football Talk; Arsenal Fever). AFC keen but players wants Juve. Metro price agreed.  Daily Canon questions if player wants to join. Guardian: prefers Juve.  Setback – Mirror.  New AFC offer Sport Witness. AFC willing to pay £69m; F365
60 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. HITC done
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). AFC if he can play central. FoLo
62 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)
63 Noussair Mazraoui Bayern Munich Right back 101 great goals
Update Mert Muldur, Sassuolo (Italy) Full back Can play left and right (Just Arsenal).  365 – if Bellerin goes.
65 Neto Barcelona Goalkeeper Caught Offside.  Back on (HITC), Hard Tackle Mirror.  On transfer list (365)
66 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). It’s on (365)
68 Michael Olise Reading Midfield All Nigerian Soccer
69 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
70 Paul Onuachu Genk Striker Sport Witness.  HITC: Watford and WHU interested.
71 Charlie Patino Arsenal Academy Defensive midfield 17 year old.  Maybe going to under 23s first.  HITC
72 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
73 Alassane Plea  Borussia Monchengladbach Attack Express; Hard Tackle
74 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)
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.  Mirror – AFC can’t afford wage demands. Mail: ready to bid.
77 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)
78 David Raya Brentford Goal “Been looked at” FoLo
79 Ricardinho Grêmio Forward 20 year old: Caught offside
80 Sergi Roberto Barcelona Full Back Express: replacement for Bellerin
Update 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).  £26m (Metro; TBR, Just Arsenal)
82 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.
83 Kays Ruiz-Atil  PSG Midfield Just Arsenal News
84 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)
85 Marcel Sabitzer RB Leipzig Midfield FootballFancast. £15m. Just Arsenal.
86 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)
87 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)
88 Cadena Ser Real Sociedad Striker The Athletic
89 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)
90 Thierry Small Everton Left Back TBR
91 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)
92 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)
93 Wojciech Szczesny Juventus Goal Sport Witness; Szczesny counts as home grown and that could be the key point.
94 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
Update 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).  Spotted (FoLo)
96 James Tavernier Rangers Right back 90min.
97 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)
98 Youri Tielemans Leicester Midfield CunningFox: £75m but Liverpool looks more likely
99 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
100 Takehiro Tomiyasu Bologna Centre or right back Arseblog quoting Football Italia but saying unlikely
101 Ivan Toney Brentford Forward Brentford say no.
102 Pau Torres Villareal Centre back Football London
103 Kieran Trippier Atletico Madrid Right back Star
104 Samuel Umtiti Barcelona Centre Back Express says Barcelona are having a fire sale. Star agrees.
105 Cengiz Under Roma Right wing HITC: In exchange for Xhaka
106 Donny van de Beek Man U Midfield TBR
107 Vanderson Grêmio Right back 19 year old Brazilian.  HITC, Boot Room., Cannon, Caught offside
108 Yari Verschaeren Anderlecht Attacking midfield Arseblog
109 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.  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).  It’s agreed Caught offside. 101. Sun
111 Freddie Woodman Newcastle Goalkeeper Offer in part exchange for Joe Willock (Express, 101, Mail)
112 Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace Wing TBR.  Same story as for the last four transfer windows
113 Denis Zakaria. Borussia Monchengladbach Midfield Just Arsenal
114 Piotr Zielinski Napoli Midfield HITC rank him highly, TBR also; Hard Tackle.  “Added to wishlist” Team Talk.

One Reply to “114 players said to be joining Arsenal: Lampety to Zielinski”

  1. Thanks for formatting this so it can be pasted into Excel or Word. Useful reference. Would be a laugh if AFC acquired player not on this seemingly exhaustive list.

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