78 players now tipped to join Arsenal this summer – the full list



By Sir Hardly Anyone

It is being said that Arsenal’s almost certain failure to make it to the Champions League has scuppered many of their transfer plans, but the Telegraph in an article “Arsenal to significantly invest in squad even if they suffer Champions League disappointment”  have suggested that the Europa League was the ambition from the start of the season, and so plans are afoot to up the quality of the squad to Champions League qualifiers in 2022/3.

As a result, six more names have been added to the list of candidates for purchasing with six other players having been reported as actively on the move with more clubs interested (marked as “update”) as they have all appeared in the list before.

That makes 78 players we are tipped to sign and 24 who are leaving the club.

No Player Source Club Notes
1 Max Aarons Daily Cannon, Carrowroad.net, HITC Norwich City Right back.  Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund interested £20m
Update Tammy Abraham TBR, Mirror, Just Arsenal  (Left Chelsea under one year ago).  Telegraph – AFC interested Roma; Mourinho says he can go Forward. Will cost over £35m.  Wil cost €80million (Just Arsenal)
NEW Manuel Akanji Mirror says he wants to come to AFC Borussia Dortmund Centre back.  Contract ends next summer
4 Kerem Akturkoglu TeamTalk Galatasaray. Forward
5 Houssem Aouar Football 365 Lyon Attacking midfield
6 Ronald Araujo Express Barcelona Defender
7 Yves Bissouma HITC, 90 Min Brighton Midfield. Requested a transfer. Liverpool want him
8 Julian Brandt Mirror Borussia Dortmund ready to sell Midfield
9 Gleison Bremer Football365 Torino Tottenham also want the centre back
10 Armando Broja Mirror, Caught Offside Chelsea (loan at Southampton) Forward
11 Dominic Calvert-Lewin Express, Mirror, Mail, F365, Caught Offside, TeamTalk.  Player says he wants AFC (Football Insider) (NUFCBlog) Everton Forward; Everton now ready to sell.  WHU want him.  AFC cooling (Football Insider) TT says AFC not interested
12 Reyes Cleary Foot365, Canon. WBA 17 year old forward
13 Phillipe Coutinho Mirror, Give Me Sport, Sport Witness, TBR Aston Villa £33.57m.  £337m release clause (TBR)
14 Danilo Teamtalk Leeds Defensive midfield
Update Jonathan David Express, Mirror, Foot365, PBR, FoLo. Telegraph – still interested Lille Forward; agent confirms he’s leaving.  It’s on; Edu met agent
NEW Moussa Dembele Telegraph: in final year of contract Lyon Forward
17 Memphis Depay TBR Barcelona Forward
18 Sergino Dest Football London Barcelona Full back
19 Moussa Diaby Mirror – £84m Bayer Leverkusen Winger
Update Paulo Dybala HITC: Totts want him also. Football London. Story now repeated.  Mirror now saying he doesn’t want to come.  Mirror now saying he is coming. Juventus Forward available on a free.  Talks ongoing (FoLo). Man U and Newcastle also want him.
21 Khayon Edwards Express: AFC youth player now ready to sign full contract Arsenal Forward.  Jeorge Bird says he has signed.
22 Joao Felix Football London, Daily Canon, HITC Atletico Madrid Replacement for Lacazette
23 Cody Gakpo Sport Witness, Star, Bavarian Football, HITC PSV (the Dutch Thierry Henry) Winger.  AFC favourites to get him. Tottenham interested
NEW Florian Grillitsch Telegraph Hoffenheim Midfield.  Free agent this summer
25 Serge Gnabry Mirror Bayern Munich Player says he wants to leave
26 Arda Guler Mirror, Sport Witness, Ozil says he’s world class (HITC) Fenerbahce Midfield. Liverpool and Bayern interested
27 Erling Haaland HITC, Sky, Express, Mirror Borussia Dortmund Age 21.  £250m. Odegaard tells AFC to sign him
28 Eden Hazard HITC, AS, Mirror, Give me Sport, Real Madrid £33.5m; meetings being held (Mirror)
Update Aaron Hickey Sport Witness.  Fo.Lo Arsenal now lead the race. Express – transfer just hours away (10 May).  Still talking (Telegraph) Bologna Full back £17m; Napoli interested
30 Alexander Isak Express, Mirror, Real Sociedad Forward, £75 release clause. Only if can’t get Abrahams.
Update Gabriel Jesus Mirror, Athletic, Sport Witness “Talks Ongoing”.  Mirror its on the cards.  Telegraph: he likes the project. Man City Athletic: Discussions have been going on for months. Mirror: discussions yet to begin
32 Frenkie de Jong Mirror, but later article says he’s an “outside candidate” Barcelona Midfield
33 Luka Jovic Football.London Real Madrid Everton, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund
34 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Hard Tackle Dinamo Batumi on leave from Rubin Kazan Napoli also interested
35 Noa Lang Hard Tackle; Team Talk Club Brugge Liverpool and Milan also want him.  Seen as replacement for Pepe but player fancies Milan.  £25m
36 Rafael Leão SI.com, Fichajes.net AC Milan Forward. Newcatsle interested
37 Robert Lewandowski Express Bayern Munich Striker
38 Jesper Lindstrom HITC Eintracht Frankfurt Attacking midfield
39 James Maddison Sport Review Leicester Midfield.  Totts also interested but Maddison wants to play in team with Saka (Mirror)
NEW Marquinhos Mirror.  Metro: deal done.  Telegraph – about to complete Sao Paulo 19 year old winger.  £2.5m
41 Lautaro Martinez Caught Offside, Sport Witness.  La Gazzetta dello Sport: £50m. FoLo says it is on Inter Milan Forward. WHU and Atletico Madrid interested
42 Arthur Melo Football London; TBR.  Swap deal for Thomas Partey Juventus Midfield
43 Nahuel Molina  Il Messaggero Veneto Arseblog, Just Arsenal Udinese Right back
44 Alvaro Morata Sport Witness Juventus Striker – transfer looking very likely
45 Cristhian Mosquera Express Valencia 17 year old centre back
46 Nordi Mukiele Football.London RB Leipzig Defender, Totts also interested
47 Neto TBR, Sport Barcelona Part of swap for Gabriel
48 Ruben Neves Express. WW wanted £100m.  Barcelona interested (Mirror) Still on (London World) Wolverhampton Man U interested, but warning about his injury situation.
49 Darwin Nunez Mirror, Standard, Express 442, TBR, F365, Football London, Caught Offside, Sky Sports, Mirror: “AFC have let him slip through their grasp – he’s going to Man U Benfica. £67m Forward. Transfer in progress. At Madrid no longer interested. AFC in the lead (Express). Main target (FoLo), AFC need him (Mirror). AFC now in the lead
50 Luca Ocampos SportsMole Seville; winger Swap with Pepe
51 Michael Olise HITC Crystal Palace £24m
52 Victor Osimhen AllNigeria, Express, Football London, Mirror Napoli Forward
53 Lucas Paqueta Hard Tackle, Sport Review Lyon PSG, At Madrid also want him.  AFC now competing with Newcastle. Playmaker
54 Pepe (the Porto player!) ABola, HITC Porto Winger
55 Yeremy Pino HITC Villarreal Release clause worth €80m.  Forward
56 Paul Pogba Football.London Man U Contract talks broken down.  AFC to blow other clubs out of the water
57 Marcus Rashford 90 Min, HITC, TalkSport, Daily Cannon, Express, Sport Review, TBR, Teamtalk Man U Forward; Keene warns AFC against buying him. Totts could hi-jack deal.  “Suprise swoop” (Sp Rev) AFC want him.
58  Richarlison Football Insider, Caught Offside.  Forward Everton Man U interested
59 Sergi Roberto Football London Barcelona Right back. At Madrid no longer interested
60 Cristiano Ronaldo Express, Mirror, Fo.Lo Man U Piers Morgan says AFC should sign him
61 Fabian Ruiz TBR Napoli Midfield; swap for Gabriel
62 Allan Saint-Maximin Football London Newcastle Winger. Leno going in part exchange
63 Renato Sanches Sun, Mirror, Sports Mole, HITC Lille Midfield.  Juventus want him but can’t afford him
64 Gianluca Scamacca HITC “Arsenal will not take ‘no’ for an answer” Sassuolo No 9.
65 Djed Spence Hard Tackle, Fo.Lo.  Just Arsenal say Forest are getting him Middlesbrough on loan at Forest Right back.  £15m but Tottenham now looking favourites
66 Raheem Stirling HITC.  Contract ends next year. Arteta worked with him at Man C.  Caught offside: wage demands will scupper deal Man City Available for £80m
67 Aurelien Tchouameni WeallfollowUnited, Sun AS Monaco Midfield, £60m+
NEW Matt Turner Telegraph New England Revolution Goalkeeper – deal done
Update Youri Tielemans Star, Mirror.  “Top target” Fo.Lo, The Athletic, Just Arsenal  TBR – been playing badly recently. Leicester Man U also interested, Midfield, Contract ends next summer. Telegraph – very possible.
70 Raul de Tomas Star, HITC Espanyol “Being watched”  Wright things he’s unbelievable.
71 Ivan Toney Sun – about to happen Brentford Striker
NEW Auston Trusty Telegraph – will sign and go out on loan Colorado Rapids
73 Lesley Ugochukwu HITC Rennes 2nd Patrick Vieira.  AFC convinced of signing
74 Jesus Vazquez Express Valencia Left back
75  Dusan Vlahovic F365 Juventus Serbian Striker
76 Wilfried Zaha TBR Crystal Palace He’s been in each of the last 3 summer transfer rumours
77 Cristian Zavala Colo Colo Player says “my dream transfer” Midfielder, hasn’t actually played for Colo Colo yet!
78 Edon Zhegrova 442, Sunday Mirror, Sky Teamtalk, Shoot Lille 23 year old forward available for a bargain price

Part 2: The players who are planning to say farewell.

Meanwhile 24 players are going to say goodbye to the Arsenal – at least according to reports.  No one new this time but three players find their quests being updated.

No Player Source Club Notes
1 Dan Ballard News at Den Millwall Loan
2 Folarin Balogun Team Talk Fulham To help Fulham survive in PL
Update Hector Bellerin Team Talk, Mirror Real Betis Free Agent. Permanent move to Betis (Mirror). TBR: he doesn’t want to come back. Mirror: Betis out of money
4 Khayon Edwards The Athletic Chelsea HITC,  Brighton also interested
Update Mohamed Elneny Turkish-Football Galatasaray Free Agent.  Mirror: he will stay if asked to by Arteta
6 Matteo Guendouzi Team Talk Marseille Loan made permanent
7 Rob Holding Mirror Open to offers
8 Alex Lacazette Arseblog Free Agent.  Lyon interested
Update Bernd Leno Team Talk; Telegraph Newcastle Mirror. Deal agreed  – TBR; 90 min.  Likely to go – Telegraph
10 Ainsley Maitland-Niles Team Talk On offer for £10m
Update Gabriel Magalhaes TBR, Sport, Mirror, Last Word, Star, Caughtoffside Barcelona, Juventus Barca offering swap deal.  Gabriel says he feels at home at AFC and not going (Mirror).  Last word says Juventus move possible. Star: Juve’s top priority. F365 its on.
11 Pablo Mari Team Talk, Metro, Canon Leaving if Saliba joins first team, player says he does not want to return
12 Gabriel Martinelli Sports Review, Foot365, TBR Liverpool, Juventus Klopp expressing admiration; Juventus seriously interested, TBR – At Madrid “likely”
13 Konstantinos Mavropanos TeamTalk, HITC Stuttgart Loan made permanent.  He’s been excellent this year.
14 Reiss Nelson Daily Cannon Looking for a club to take him off the books
15 Eddie Nketiah Evening Standard, Football.London , TBR Crystal Palace Free Agent.  Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbaach interested. Souness says he’s amazed Eddie wants to leave.  WHU leading the race (Newshopper)
16 Thomas Partey Express, Caught offside Juventus Juve propose swap deal with Arthur Melo
17 Nicolas Pepe Mirror, African Football West Ham Club happy to lose him for £44m or even £25m  (CalcioMercato). £25m being  quoted widely
18 Alex Runarsson Team Talk HITC says he stays,  Daily Canon says AFC looking for a buyer
19 William Saliba Caught Offside Marseille; Milan Happy to stay at the club. Team Talk “exclusive” he wants to stay.
20 Cedric Soares Team Talk
21 Kieran Tierney Mirror Real Mad £50m
22 Lucas Torreira Team Talk Fiorentina
23 Auston Trusty Team Talk
24 Granit Xhaka Team Talk, Just Arsenal Roma But may stay – Roma not willing to meet price

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