91 players tipped to join Arsenal this summer



By Sir Hardly Anyone

These two headlines published by the same mass circulation newspaper on its website within a couple of hours of each other, tell you pretty much how the media works…

Yes it is the time of the year when the Daily Mirror doesn’t actually know what it is doing (although actually in that regard every day is that time of the year when it comes to the Mirror) when it is able to run two utterly contradictory headlines on the same day.

What’s more, after a season of being told that Arsenal are not good enough because the squad is too small we are now told, “Arsenal’s big squad means you might have forgotten some of these players still play for the club. An uncertain summer awaits some.”   That is from Football.London, owned by the same people as own the Mirror.  What a funny bunch of ne’er-do-wells these fellows are!

Here’s the list of players these well-informed media chaps are tipping to come to Arsenal this summer.  And we are only four days into the transfer window!!!

No Player Source Club Notes
1 Max Aarons Daily Cannon, Carrowroad.net, HITC Norwich City Right back.  Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund interested £20m
2 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)
Update Manuel Akanji Mirror says he wants to come to AFC. Price dropped deal is on. 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
NEW Marco Arsensio Mirror Real Madrid Attackinig midfield
8 Gareth Bale Express Real Madrid Released.  AFC, Chelsea or Tottenham are the options
9 Yves Bissouma HITC, 90 Min Brighton Midfield. Requested a transfer. Liverpool want him
NEW Sven Botman Express Lille, defender AFC trying to hijack Newc deal
NEW Jarrod Bowen Mirror – club in contact with him. West Ham Winger
12 Julian Brandt Mirror Borussia Dortmund ready to sell Midfield
13 Gleison Bremer Football365 Torino Tottenham also want the centre back
14 Armando Broja Mirror, Caught Offside Chelsea (loan at Southampton) Forward
15 Dominic Calvert-Lewin Express, Mirror, Mail, F365, Caught Offside, TeamTalk.  Player says he wants AFC (Football Insider) (NUFCBlog). Ready to move (Just Arsenal) Everton Forward; Everton now ready to sell.  WHU want him.  AFC cooling (Football Insider) TT says AFC not interested
16 Reyes Cleary Foot365, Canon. WBA 17 year old forward
17 Phillipe Coutinho Mirror, Give Me Sport, Sport Witness, TBR Aston Villa £33.57m.  £337m release clause (TBR)
Update Danilo Teamtalk, Mirror Juventus Defensive midfield
19 Jonathan David Express, Mirror, Foot365, PBR, FoLo. Telegraph – still interested Lille Forward; agent confirms he’s leaving.  It’s on; Edu met agent
20 Moussa Dembele Telegraph: in final year of contract Lyon Forward
21 Memphis Depay TBR,  Mirror: Barca set price, AFC in pole position Barcelona Forward
22 Sergino Dest Football London Barcelona Full back
23 Moussa Diaby Mirror – £84m.  FoLo says he wants Champs Lge football Bayer Leverkusen Winger
24 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.  “Meeting in London”. Juventus Forward available on a free.  Talks ongoing (FoLo). Man U, Inter and Newcastle also want him.
25 Khayon Edwards Express: AFC youth player now ready to sign full contract Arsenal Forward.  Jeorge Bird says he has signed.
26 Joao Felix Football London, Daily Canon, HITC Atletico Madrid Replacement for Lacazette
NEW Marcello Flores Express, TBR Arsenal under 23s Replacement for Saka
28 Ben Foster Football London ex-Watford Now without a club, says he is hoping to go to Arsenal
29 Cody Gakpo Sport Witness, Star, Bavarian Football, HITC, Mirror (who say PSV “upping his wages” in a cunning way of keeping him) PSV (the Dutch Thierry Henry) Winger.  AFC favourites to get him. Tottenham interested
30 Florian Grillitsch Telegraph Hoffenheim Midfield.  Free agent this summer
Update Serge Gnabry Mirror (and repeated in 2nd and 3rd article) Bayern Munich Player says he wants to leave
32 Arda Guler Mirror, Sport Witness, Ozil says he’s world class (HITC) Fenerbahce Midfield. Liverpool and Bayern interested
33 Erling Haaland HITC, Sky, Express, Mirror Borussia Dortmund Age 21.  £250m. Odegaard tells AFC to sign him
34 Eden Hazard HITC, AS, Mirror, Give me Sport, Real Madrid £33.5m; meetings being held (Mirror)
35 Aaron Hickey Sport Witness.  Fo.Lo Arsenal now lead the race. Express – transfer just hours away (10 May).  Still talking (Telegraph).  HITC rated in 4/10 in match. TBR – he’s stand out player. Bologna Left back £17m; Napoli interested.  Sport Review: Arsenal about to sign him: HITC AFC favourites
36 Adam Hlozek Mirror – AFC want him but have been too slow. Spart Prague Striker
37 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. Talks underway (Mirror).  Teleg again make him a feature (28 May).  Boot Room.  Chelsea put in counter bid  (Just Arsenal News) Man City; Left Back Athletic: Discussions have been going on for months. Mirror: discussions yet to begin.  HITC: “done deal”.  Express – happening
39 Frenkie de Jong Mirror, but later article says he’s an “outside candidate” Barcelona Midfield
40 Luka Jovic Football.London Real Madrid Everton, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund
41 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Hard Tackle Dinamo Batumi on leave from Rubin Kazan Napoli also interested
42 Noa Lang Hard Tackle; Team Talk.  FoLo other clubs are trying to sign him, Arsenal being too slow. Club Brugge Liverpool and Milan also want him.  Seen as replacement for Pepe but player fancies Milan.  £25m
43 Rafael Leão SI.com, Fichajes.net AC Milan Forward. Newcastle and Man C interested
44 Robert Lewandowski Express Bayern Munich Striker
45 Jesper Lindstrom HITC Eintracht Frankfurt Attacking midfield
46 James Maddison Sport Review Leicester Midfield.  Totts also interested but Maddison wants to play in team with Saka (Mirror)
SIGNED Marquinhos Mirror.  Metro: deal done.  Telegraph – about to complete.  Wolverhampton taking legal action (Mirror) Sao Paulo 19 year old winger.  £2.5m
48 Lautaro Martinez Caught Offside, Sport Witness.  La Gazzetta dello Sport: £50m. FoLo says it is on Inter Milan Forward. WHU and Atletico Madrid interested
49 Arthur Melo Football London; TBR.  Swap deal for Thomas Partey.  Mirror: swap deal for Martinelli is on Juventus Midfield.  Hard Tackle: being offered in part exchange for Martinelli
50 Nahuel Molina  Il Messaggero Veneto Arseblog, Just Arsenal Udinese Right back
Update Alvaro Morata Sport Witness, Guardian (a deadline day signing forecast) Juventus Striker – transfer looking very likely
52 Cristhian Mosquera Express Valencia 17 year old centre back
53 Nordi Mukiele Football.London RB Leipzig Defender, Totts also interested
54 Neto TBR, Sport, HITC Barcelona Part of swap for Gabriel
Update Ruben Neves Express. WW wanted £100m.  Barcelona interested (Mirror) Still on (London World). Contact made (Mirror) Wolverhampton Man U interested, but warning about his injury situation.
NEW Christopher Nkunku Guardian.  £100m, Mirror (35 goals in 50 games), Independent RB Leipzig PSG and Man U also interested
57 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
58 Luca Ocampos SportsMole Seville; winger Swap with Pepe
59 Michael Olise HITC Crystal Palace £24m
60 Mathias Olivera Mirror Getafe Left back
Update Victor Osimhen AllNigeria, Express, Football London, Mirror: worries about cost of player. Napoli Forward; swap deal with Saliba
62 Lucas Paqueta Hard Tackle, Sport Review Lyon PSG, At Madrid also want him.  AFC now competing with Newcastle. Playmaker
63 Pepe (the Porto player!) ABola, HITC Porto Winger
64 Yeremy Pino HITC Villarreal Release clause worth €80m.  Forward
65 Paul Pogba Football.London Man U Contract talks broken down.  AFC to blow other clubs out of the water
NEW Raphinha 4th official Leeds Winger
67 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.
Update  Richarlison Football Insider, Caught Offside.  Forward.  Mirror: being sounded out Everton Man U interested.  He snubbed AFC for Chelsea (Football Talk)
69 Sergi Roberto Football London Barcelona Right back. At Madrid no longer interested
70 Cristiano Ronaldo Express, Mirror, Fo.Lo Man U Piers Morgan says AFC should sign him
71 Fabian Ruiz TBR Napoli Midfield; swap for Gabriel
72 Allan Saint-Maximin Football London Newcastle Winger. Leno going in part exchange
73 Renato Sanches Sun, Mirror, Sports Mole, HITC Lille Midfield.  Juventus want him but can’t afford him
Update Gianluca Scamacca HITC “Arsenal will not take ‘no’ for an answer”. Express: great ariel threat Sassuolo No 9. Coaching staff have reservations (HITC)
75 Luis Sinisterra Mirror: players wants to move, AFC favourites to get him Feyenoord Forward, scoring 12 goals in 30 games.
76 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
77 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
78 Aurelien Tchouameni WeallfollowUnited, Sun AS Monaco Midfield, £60m+
79 Matt Turner Telegraph.  Daily Canon “any day now” New England Revolution Goalkeeper – deal done
Update Youri Tielemans Star, Mirror.  “Top target” Fo.Lo, The Athletic, Just Arsenal  TBR – been playing badly recently. Sun: the deal is on. He wants to come (Mirror), but offer of £51m rejected.  But Edu persuing him (also Mirror) Leicester Man U also interested, Midfield, Contract ends next summer. Telegraph – very possible.  Guardian says could be
81 Corentin Tolisso Bavarianfootballworks.com.  Man U also interested Bayern Munich Midfield.  Free transfer.
82 Raul de Tomas Star, HITC Espanyol “Being watched”  Wright things he’s unbelievable.
83 Ivan Toney Sun – about to happen Brentford Striker
84 Auston Trusty Telegraph – will sign and go out on loan Colorado Rapids
85 Lesley Ugochukwu HITC Rennes 2nd Patrick Vieira.  AFC convinced of signing
86 Jesus Vazquez Express Valencia Left back
87  Dusan Vlahovic F365 Juventus Serbian Striker
88 Wilfried Zaha TBR Crystal Palace He’s been in each of the last 3 summer transfer rumours
89 Cristian Zavala Colo Colo Player says “my dream transfer” Midfielder, hasn’t actually played for Colo Colo yet!
90 Edon Zhegrova 442, Sunday Mirror, Sky Teamtalk, Shoot Lille 23 year old forward available for a bargain price
Update Oleksandr Zinchenko Telegraph, Standard.  AFC really want him Man City

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