117 players tipped as coming to Arsenal before the window closes

by Sir Hardly Anyone

We are still lagging behind in the number of players tipped to be coming to Arsenal last summer, which reached 134 players.  If you are interested you can see what happened to them in our article from last summer.

Meanwhile here are the 117 players coming to Arsenal this summer – according to those somewhat unreliable fellows in the mainstream media and their coat-hanging blogs.

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
7 Arthur HITC: Player plus cash; 442 bid being made. Sport Witness – its on Juventus 25 year old midfield
8 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
NEW Moises Caicedo 20 year old compared to N’Golo Kante.  Football Fancast. Brighton Midfield
17 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
18 Carney Chukwuemeka Sport  Bible.  18 year old demanding £100k a week to stay Aston Villa Midfield
Update Cesare Casadei Midfield, Chelse also interested.  The Hard Tackle.  Working on it – GiveMeSport. 20m euros – JustArsenal. teamtalk..  Going to Chelsea (TBR) Inter Milan Midfield
20 Catalin Cirjan After 450 day absence through injury, he has returned Central midfield
21 Reyes Cleary Foot365, Canon. WBA 17 year old forward
22 Phillipe Coutinho Mirror, Give Me Sport, Sport Witness, TBR Aston Villa £33.57m.  £337m release clause (TBR)
23 Danilo Teamtalk, Mirror Juventus Defensive midfield
24 Jonathan David Express, Mirror, Foot365, PBR, FoLo. Telegraph – still interested.  Just Arsenal: He is a fan of AFC and is interested Lille Forward; agent confirms he’s leaving.  It’s on; Edu met agent
25 Moussa Dembele Telegraph: in final year of contract.  MediaFoot – AFC still interested Lyon Forward
26 Memphis Depay TBR,  Mirror: Barca set price, AFC in pole position.  Its either AFC or Tottenham. HITC: He’s turned down Tottenham Barcelona Forward
27 Sergino Dest Football London Barcelona Full back
28 Moussa Diaby Mirror – £84m.  FoLo says he wants Champs Lge football. Bayer Leverkusen Winger
39 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.
30 Khayon Edwards Express: AFC youth player now ready to sign full contract Arsenal Forward.  Jeorge Bird says he has signed.
31 Joao Felix Football London, Daily Canon, HITC Atletico Madrid Replacement for Lacazette
32 Seko Fofana Lens trying to keep him.  Newcastle & PSG also interested. PC Lens
33 Marcello Flores Express, TBR Arsenal under 23s Replacement for Saka
34 Ben Foster Football London ex-Watford Now without a club, says he is hoping to go to Arsenal
35 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). AFC still interesting (Caught offside),  Deal will complete in late Aug.  JustArsenal.  AFC favourites – This is Futbol PSV (the Dutch Thierry Henry) Winger.  AFC favourites to get him. Tottenham interested
NEW Amine Gouiri Football.London: currently with Nice Left wing, attacking midfield
37 Florian Grillitsch Telegraph.  Brighton now in talks (Mail) Hoffenheim Midfield.  Free agent this summer
38 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
39 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
40 Arda Guler Mirror, Sport Witness, Ozil says he’s world class (HITC) Fenerbahce Midfield. Liverpool and Bayern interested
41 Erling Haaland HITC, Sky, Express, Mirror Borussia Dortmund Age 21.  £250m. Odegaard tells AFC to sign him
42 Eden Hazard HITC, AS, Mirror, Give me Sport, Real Madrid £33.5m; meetings being held (Mirror)
43 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
44 Adam Hlozek Mirror – AFC want him but have been too slow. Spart Prague Striker
45 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.
46 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
47 Frenkie de Jong Mirror, but later article says he’s an “outside candidate” Barcelona Midfield
48 Luka Jovic Football.London Real Madrid Everton, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund
49 N’Golo Kante Daily Star: Chelsea willing to sell, Shoot agrees.  And Guardian, and Caught Offside Chelsea Defensive midfield
50 Charles De Ketelaere Leeds and Lyon also bidding according to Team Talk, Football.London. AFC, :Leeds and Milan all want him Club Brugge Forward
51 Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Hard Tackle Dinamo Batumi on leave from Rubin Kazan Napoli also interested
52 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
53 Rafael Leão SI.com, Fichajes.net AC Milan Forward. Newcastle and Man C interested
54 Thomas Lemar TBR: he has been offered to Arsenal and Everton Atletico Madrid Wide midfield
55 Robert Lewandowski Express Bayern Munich Striker
56 Jesper Lindstrom HITC Eintracht Frankfurt Attacking midfield
57 James Maddison Sport Review Leicester Midfield.  Totts also interested but Maddison wants to play in team with Saka (Mirror)
58 Omar Marmoush HITC: Forest, Brentford, Espanyol and Tottenham also interested Wolfsburg Attacking winger
59 Marquinhos Mirror.  Metro: deal done.  Telegraph – about to complete.  Wolverhampton taking legal action (Mirror).  He’s going on loan in France (Mirror) Sao Paulo 19 year old winger.  £2.5m
60 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)
61 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. Deal close – Express.  Talks happening (Team talk).  Man City now want him (Just Arsenal) Juventus Midfield.  Hard Tackle: being offered in part exchange for Martinelli
62 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.  An alternative to Tielemans – Football London. Man U want him Lazio Midfield
63 Nahuel Molina  Il Messaggero Veneto Arseblog, Just Arsenal Udinese Right back
64 Alvaro Morata Sport Witness, Guardian (a deadline day signing forecast) Juventus Striker – transfer looking very likely
65 Cristhian Mosquera Express Valencia 17 year old centre back
66 Nordi Mukiele Football.London RB Leipzig Defender, Totts also interested
67 Neto TBR, Sport, HITC Barcelona Part of swap for Gabriel
NEW Pedro Neto Footballfancast. Wolverhampton 22 year old winger
69 Reiss Nelson After loans with Feyenoord and Hoffenheim he was expected to leave but is now back in the squad Winger
70 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.
71 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
72 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  AFC need him (Mirror). AFC now in the lead Benfica. £67m Forward. Transfer in progress. At Madrid no longer interested. AFC in the lead (Express). Main target (FoLo),
73 Luca Ocampos SportsMole Seville; winger Swap with Pepe
74 Michael Olise HITC Crystal Palace £24m
75 Mathias Olivera Mirror Getafe Left back
76 Victor Osimhen AllNigeria, Express, Football London, Mirror: worries about cost of player. Club gives details. Napoli Forward; swap deal with Saliba
77 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. A real interest and admiration (Transfer Tavern) Lyon PSG, At Madrid also want him.  AFC now competing with Newcastle. Playmaker
78 Pepe (the Porto player!) ABola, HITC Porto Winger
Update Yeremy Pino HITC.  Edu spotted at airport on his way to make signing – or maybe not.  Football Talk Villarreal Release clause worth €80m.  Forward
80 Paul Pogba Football.London Man U Contract talks broken down.  AFC to blow other clubs out of the water
81 Riqui Puig HITC: Fiorentina also want him.  Cost is £88m Barcelona Playmaker
82 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, AFC pulled out – Express.  Sports View suggests still on. Leeds Winger.  Ray Parlour calls him a top star..  Sports Mole – AFC clear favourites. Collymore tells Liverpool to sign him
83 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.
84  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)
85 Sergi Roberto Football London Barcelona Right back. At Madrid no longer interested
86 Cristiano Ronaldo Express, Mirror, Fo.Lo.  Tribal Football – AFC has made an offer. Man U Piers Morgan says AFC should sign him
Update Fabrizio Romano Sport Review.  AFC still following him.  Football Fan Cast Man City striker Arsenal agree £45m deal
88 Fabian Ruiz TBR. Real Madrid have expressed interest to Napoli won’t talk to AFC.  Fo.Lo Napoli Midfield; swap for Gabriel
89 Allan Saint-Maximin Football London Newcastle Winger. Leno going in part exchange
90 Renato Sanches Sun, Mirror, Sports Mole, HITC Lille Midfield.  Juventus want him but can’t afford him
91 Leroy Sane Give Me Sport – AFC after him, he is valued at £56m Bayern Munich Winger
92 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). Gone to WHU – Caught offside Sassuolo No 9. Coaching staff have reservations (HITC)
93 Luis Sinisterra Mirror: players wants to move, AFC favourites to get him Feyenoord Forward, scoring 12 goals in 30 games.
94 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
95 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)
96 Aurelien Tchouameni WeallfollowUnited, Sun AS Monaco Midfield, £60m+
97 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.  It’s on – London World, Inside Futbul. Leicester chair says no offer received (Givemesport) 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
NEW Sandro Tonali 22 year old; Give Me Sport says maybe next season AC Milan Midfield
99 Lucas Torreira Still an AFC player after 2 years on loan and suddenly announcement he’s coming back Arseblog, Sports Mole
100 Matt Turner Telegraph.  Daily Canon “any day now” New England Revolution Goalkeeper – deal done
101 Corentin Tolisso Bavarianfootballworks.com.  Man U also interested Bayern Munich Midfield.  Free transfer.
102 Raul de Tomas Star, HITC Espanyol “Being watched”  Wright things he’s unbelievable.
103 Ivan Toney Sun – about to happen Brentford Striker
104 Auston Trusty Telegraph – will sign and go out on loan Colorado Rapids
105 Lesley Ugochukwu HITC Rennes 2nd Patrick Vieira.  AFC convinced of signing
106 Jesus Vazquez Express Valencia Left back
107 Gabriel Veron The Hardtackle.  He’s 19. Palmeiras Winger
108 Fabio Vieira Guardian Porto Midfield
109  Dusan Vlahovic F365 Juventus Serbian Striker
110 Kyle Walker-Peters The Athletic.; FFC Southampton Right back
111 Wendel Hard Tackle: Fifa rules allow players at Russian clubs to break contracts and move Zenit St Petersburg Midfield
112 Timo Werner Real Mad, Newcastle and Juventus are interested, HITC Chelsea Forward
113 Wilfried Zaha TBR Crystal Palace He’s been in each of the last 3 summer transfer rumours
114 Nicolo Zanilo Tottenham and Juventus also interested – Express Roma Attacking midfield
115 Cristian Zavala Colo Colo Player says “my dream transfer” Midfielder, hasn’t actually played for Colo Colo yet!
116 Edon Zhegrova 442, Sunday Mirror, Sky Teamtalk, Shoot.  Offer made (Mirror).  Footballfancast Lille 23 year old forward available for a bargain price
117 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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