The 12 players to Arsenal the media are talking about this week



We have now reach 106 players who are being tipped by the media to be coming to Arsenal this summer.  Three of these are new names in the past week, and ten of the players mentioned in previous weeks are still being talked about with updated information about their likely arrival.

So far Arsenal have bought

  • Gabriel Jesus: £45m
  • Fabio Vieira: £30m
  • Matt Turner: £4.7m
  • Marquinhos: £3m

Zinchenko is expected to be signed in the next day or two.

Here is a list of the 106

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)
3 Manuel Akanji Mirror says he wants to come to AFC. Price dropped deal is on.  HITC – Inter want him 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 Arthur HITC: Player plus cash; 442 bid being made Juventus 25 year old midfield
Update Marco Asensio Mirror; Liverpool want him.  Givemesport: player has sacked his agent. Real Madrid Attackinig midfield
9 Gareth Bale Express Real Madrid Released.  AFC, Chelsea or Tottenham are the options
10 Yves Bissouma HITC, 90 Min.  Fo.Lo says no. Brighton Midfield. Requested a transfer. Liverpool want him
11 Sven Botman Express Lille, defender AFC trying to hijack Newc deal
12 Jarrod Bowen Mirror – club in contact with him. West Ham Winger
13 Julian Brandt Mirror Borussia Dortmund ready to sell Midfield
14 Gleison Bremer Football365 Torino Tottenham also want the centre back
15 Armando Broja Mirror, Caught Offside Chelsea (loan at Southampton) Forward
16 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
17 Reyes Cleary Foot365, Canon. WBA 17 year old forward
18 Phillipe Coutinho Mirror, Give Me Sport, Sport Witness, TBR Aston Villa £33.57m.  £337m release clause (TBR)
19 Danilo Teamtalk, Mirror Juventus Defensive midfield
20 Jonathan David Express, Mirror, Foot365, PBR, FoLo. Telegraph – still interested Lille Forward; agent confirms he’s leaving.  It’s on; Edu met agent
21 Moussa Dembele Telegraph: in final year of contract.  MediaFoot – AFC still interested Lyon Forward
Update Memphis Depay TBR,  Mirror: Barca set price, AFC in pole position.  Its either AFC or Tottenham. HITC: He’s turned down Tottenham Barcelona Forward
23 Sergino Dest Football London Barcelona Full back
24 Moussa Diaby Mirror – £84m.  FoLo says he wants Champs Lge football. Bayer Leverkusen Winger
25 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”. AFC put in new enquiry (FoLo). Going to Inter (HITC) Juventus Forward available on a free.  Talks ongoing (FoLo). Man U, Inter and Newcastle also want him.
26 Khayon Edwards Express: AFC youth player now ready to sign full contract Arsenal Forward.  Jeorge Bird says he has signed.
27 Joao Felix Football London, Daily Canon, HITC Atletico Madrid Replacement for Lacazette
28 Seko Fofana Lens trying to keep him.  Newcastle & PSG also interested. PC Lens
29 Marcello Flores Express, TBR Arsenal under 23s Replacement for Saka
30 Ben Foster Football London ex-Watford Now without a club, says he is hoping to go to Arsenal
31 Cody Gakpo Sport Witness, Star, Bavarian Football, HITC, Mirror (who say PSV “upping his wages” in a cunning way of keeping him).  Liverpool bidding (Just Arsenal). Now a main option (FoLo) PSV (the Dutch Thierry Henry) Winger.  AFC favourites to get him. Tottenham interested
Update Florian Grillitsch Telegraph.  Brighton now in talks (Mail) Hoffenheim Midfield.  Free agent this summer
33 Serge Gnabry Mirror (and repeated in 2nd and 3rd article).. CBS and TBR say it is possible.  HITC – he’s open to move Bayern Munich Player says he wants to leave
34 Alex Grimaldo Football.London: AFC planning move; bid ready to go in.  Negotiations stepping up. TBR.  HITC: talks ongoing.  HITC: Absolute bargain. Benfica Cover at left back
35 Arda Guler Mirror, Sport Witness, Ozil says he’s world class (HITC) Fenerbahce Midfield. Liverpool and Bayern interested
36 Erling Haaland HITC, Sky, Express, Mirror Borussia Dortmund Age 21.  £250m. Odegaard tells AFC to sign him
37 Eden Hazard HITC, AS, Mirror, Give me Sport, Real Madrid £33.5m; meetings being held (Mirror)
38 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
39 Adam Hlozek Mirror – AFC want him but have been too slow. Spart Prague Striker
40 Alexander Isak Express, Mirror.  Just Arsenal: AFC missing out he’s going to Newcastle Real Sociedad Forward, £75 release clause. Only if can’t get Abrahams.
41 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).  Medical happening (Fo.Lo) Man City; Left Back Athletic: Discussions have been going on for months. Mirror: discussions yet to begin.  HITC: “done deal”.  Express – happening
42 Frenkie de Jong Mirror, but later article says he’s an “outside candidate” Barcelona Midfield
43 Luka Jovic Football.London Real Madrid Everton, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund
44 N’Golo Kante Daily Star: Chelsea willing to sell, Shoot agrees.  And Guardian, and Caught Offside Chelsea Defensive midfield
45 Charles De Ketelaere Leeds and Lyon also bidding according to Team Talk, Football.London. AFC, :Leeds and Milan all want him Club Brugge Forward
46 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Hard Tackle Dinamo Batumi on leave from Rubin Kazan Napoli also interested
47 Noa Lang Hard Tackle; Team Talk.  FoLo other clubs are trying to sign him, Arsenal being too slow. HITC: Going to Newcastle Club Brugge Liverpool and Milan also want him.  Seen as replacement for Pepe but player fancies Milan.  £25m
48 Rafael Leão SI.com, Fichajes.net AC Milan Forward. Newcastle and Man C interested
NEW Thomas Lemar TBR: he has been offered to Arsenal and Everton Atletico Madrid Wide midfield
50 Robert Lewandowski Express Bayern Munich Striker
51 Jesper Lindstrom HITC Eintracht Frankfurt Attacking midfield
52 James Maddison Sport Review Leicester Midfield.  Totts also interested but Maddison wants to play in team with Saka (Mirror)
53 Marquinhos Mirror.  Metro: deal done.  Telegraph – about to complete.  Wolverhampton taking legal action (Mirror) Sao Paulo 19 year old winger.  £2.5m
54 Lautaro Martinez Caught Offside, Sport Witness.  La Gazzetta dello Sport: £50m. FoLo says it is on.  Mirror – he prefers Arsenal.  Express, PeoplePerson – Man U hijacking deal. Inter reveal the price (Mirror). Going to Man U – Caught Offside. He’s keen on AFC (This is Futbol). Demanding to be let go (HITC).  Mail: AFC cool interest. Inter Milan Forward. WHU and Atletico Madrid interested.  He’s asked for transfer (Caught offside)
Update Arthur Melo Football London; TBR.  Swap deal for Thomas Partey.  Mirror: swap deal for Martinelli is on.  He’s really keen to join, Hard Tackle Juventus Midfield.  Hard Tackle: being offered in part exchange for Martinelli
Update Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Caught Offside: €50m and €55m offered by Arsenal.  Newcastle also bidding. Sport Witness: AFC ready to pay the price.  HITC confirm. Footballfancast AFC bid £42m. TBR: AFC upping the bid. Now TBR saying “exploratory talks”. HITC says its off – he’s too expensive Lazio Midfield
57 Nahuel Molina  Il Messaggero Veneto Arseblog, Just Arsenal Udinese Right back
58 Alvaro Morata Sport Witness, Guardian (a deadline day signing forecast) Juventus Striker – transfer looking very likely
59 Cristhian Mosquera Express Valencia 17 year old centre back
60 Nordi Mukiele Football.London RB Leipzig Defender, Totts also interested
61 Neto TBR, Sport, HITC Barcelona Part of swap for Gabriel
62 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.
63 Christopher Nkunku Guardian.  £100m, Mirror (35 goals in 50 games), Independent.. HITC he hasn’t signed a new contract RB Leipzig PSG and Man U also interested
64 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
65 Luca Ocampos SportsMole Seville; winger Swap with Pepe
66 Michael Olise HITC Crystal Palace £24m
67 Mathias Olivera Mirror Getafe Left back
68 Victor Osimhen AllNigeria, Express, Football London, Mirror: worries about cost of player. Club gives details. Napoli Forward; swap deal with Saliba
69 Lucas Paqueta Hard Tackle, Sport Review.  Talks did not progress (Sport Witness).  He’s asked to leave Lyon (FreshArsenal).  Mirror, AFC working on it.  Edu pushing deal forward. (Mirror).  HITC: a truly unnecessary signing. AFC launch bid Lyon PSG, At Madrid also want him.  AFC now competing with Newcastle. Playmaker
70 Pepe (the Porto player!) ABola, HITC Porto Winger
71 Yeremy Pino HITC Villarreal Release clause worth €80m.  Forward
72 Paul Pogba Football.London Man U Contract talks broken down.  AFC to blow other clubs out of the water
73 Riqui Puig HITC: Fiorentina also want him.  Cost is £88m Barcelona Playmaker
74 Raphinha 4th official.   Football London – its a priority. We’re going to get him – Athletic.  The next one in, talks advanced – FoLo.  AFC favourites – Leeds Live. £65m release clause (Guardian).  Man U set to wreck plans (FoLo).  AFC stepping up pace (Star) AFC still hopeful (Football Fancast). Tottenham now bidding (TBR).  He’s going to Barca – Express Leeds Winger.  Ray Parlour calls him a top star..  Sports Mole – AFC clear favourites. Collymore tells Liverpool to sign him
75 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.
76  Richarlison Football Insider, Caught Offside.  Forward.  Mirror: being sounded out. No he wants Tottenham – HITC.  Tot favourite (Just Arsenal News) Everton Man U interested.  He snubbed AFC for Chelsea (Football Talk)
77 Sergi Roberto Football London Barcelona Right back. At Madrid no longer interested
78 Cristiano Ronaldo Express, Mirror, Fo.Lo.  Tribal Football – AFC has made an offer. Man U Piers Morgan says AFC should sign him
79 Fabrizio Romano Sport Review Man City striker Arsenal agree £45m deal
80 Fabian Ruiz TBR Napoli Midfield; swap for Gabriel
81 Allan Saint-Maximin Football London Newcastle Winger. Leno going in part exchange
82 Renato Sanches Sun, Mirror, Sports Mole, HITC Lille Midfield.  Juventus want him but can’t afford him
83 Gianluca Scamacca HITC “Arsenal will not take ‘no’ for an answer”. Express: great ariel threat.  AFC £5m short so he’s talking to PSG (TBR) Sassuolo No 9. Coaching staff have reservations (HITC)
84 Luis Sinisterra Mirror: players wants to move, AFC favourites to get him Feyenoord Forward, scoring 12 goals in 30 games.
85 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
86 Raheem Stirling HITC.  Contract ends next year. Arteta worked with him at Man C.  Caught offside: wage demands will scupper deal. Going to Chelsea – HITC Man City Available for £80m.  Going to Chelsea (HITC)
87 Aurelien Tchouameni WeallfollowUnited, Sun AS Monaco Midfield, £60m+
Update Youri Tielemans Terms agreed: Just Arsenal.  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).  AFC pulled out (Give me Sport). Still on the cards (Online Gooner). Leicester Mercury – player demanding to leave for AFC.  Its now on – TBR, player demanding move Leicester  (LFC reported to be desperate to sell some players because of financial troubles) Man U also interested, Midfield, Contract ends next summer. Telegraph – very possible.  Guardian says could be
89 Lucas Torreira Still an AFC player after 2 years on loan and suddenly announcement he’s coming back Arseblog, Sports Mole
90 Matt Turner Telegraph.  Daily Canon “any day now” New England Revolution Goalkeeper – deal done
91 Corentin Tolisso Bavarianfootballworks.com.  Man U also interested Bayern Munich Midfield.  Free transfer.
92 Raul de Tomas Star, HITC Espanyol “Being watched”  Wright things he’s unbelievable.
93 Ivan Toney Sun – about to happen Brentford Striker
94 Auston Trusty Telegraph – will sign and go out on loan Colorado Rapids
95 Lesley Ugochukwu HITC Rennes 2nd Patrick Vieira.  AFC convinced of signing
96 Jesus Vazquez Express Valencia Left back
97 Gabriel Veron The Hardtackle.  He’s 19. Palmeiras Winger
98 Fabio Vieira Guardian Porto Midfield
99  Dusan Vlahovic F365 Juventus Serbian Striker
100 Kyle Walker-Peters The Athletic.; FFC Southampton Right back
101 Wendel Hard Tackle: Fifa rules allow players at Russian clubs to break contracts and move Zenit St Petersburg Midfield
102 Wilfried Zaha TBR Crystal Palace He’s been in each of the last 3 summer transfer rumours
NEW Nicolo Zanilo Tottenham and Juventus also interested – Express Roma Attacking midfield
104 Cristian Zavala Colo Colo Player says “my dream transfer” Midfielder, hasn’t actually played for Colo Colo yet!
105 Edon Zhegrova 442, Sunday Mirror, Sky Teamtalk, Shoot.  Offer made (Mirror).  Footballfancast Lille 23 year old forward available for a bargain price
Update Oleksandr Zinchenko Telegraph, Standard.  AFC really want him, 4th Official.  Others saying its now all done Man City About to happen

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