Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 26th July 2015

Ospina set to stay at Arsenal

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina may not part ways with the Gunners anytime soon, with reports in The Daily Mirror revealing that the player is set to prolong his stay at the Emirates Stadium with him having held crunch talks with manager Arsene Wenger recently. The player was believed to have become unsure of his future at the club following the arrival of Petr Cech earlier this month.

Arsenal star Theo Walcott agrees to ink new deal

Arsenal ace Theo Walcott has reportedly agreed to put pen to paper on a new four year contract at the Emirates Stadium, according to reports in The Daily Mirror. The Englishman has now become one of the highest earning players at the north London side, with him set to pocket in excess of £100,000-a-week in wages.

Arsenal to increase bidding amount for Benzema

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly decided to raise his offer for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema to £35.3m, after having his initial £31m bid for the player rejected by Los Blancos, according to reports in The Metro. It is believed that Real are ready to sell the player this summer, despite his agent having quashed such rumours recently.

Arsenal wishful of signing Ceballos

Arsenal are believed to be looking to sign Real Betis’ young midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to reports in Spanish newspaper AS. The 18 year old is set to have his contract at the Spanish side expire next summer, and the Gunners are keen to make the most out of the situation by signing him before he inks a new deal. (read more)

Arsenal make contact for Llorente, says source

Arsenal are believed to have made an approach to sign Juventus forward Fernando Llorente, according to a revelation made by an unnamed source. As reported by the Daily Mirror, a ‘top Juve source’ told reporters: “It’s Arsenal who’ve been in contact – not United.”

Higuain offered a new deal at Napoli

Napoli hitman Gonzalo Higuain has been offered a new contract by his club, in order to prevent him from contemplating a move to any of the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool, with the clubs known to be keeping tabs on him, according to reports in Sky Sport Italia.

Chelsea set to table £15.5m offer for Callejon

Chelsea are believed to be nearing a move for Napoli attacker Jose Callejon, with reports in The Metro revealing that the Blues are set to make a £15.5m transfer offer to land the player at Stamford Bridge this summer. The former Real Madrid player is also understood to be a target for Arsenal in this transfer window.

Meanwhile, reports in The Daily Star have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are also trying to sign the player this summer, with them hoping that Napoli sign the Blues’ winger Mohamed Salah and leave the door open for Callejon’s move. However, Spurs will be required to increase the amount of their initial £8.2m bid if they wish to have a good chance of signing the player in the near future.

Liverpool clear to sign Reus from Dortmund

Liverpool seem to have been provided with a go-ahead in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus, with reports in The Daily Express revealing that the Bundesliga side are on the verge of signing Davy Klaassen from Ajax as a replacement for the player. It is now believed that the Reds are weighing up a £46m bid for Reus, with the likes of Real Madrid and Arsenal also known to be following him this summer.

Man City offer De Bruyne highly lucrative deal

Manchester City are understood to have offered former Chelsea reject and Wolfsburg ace Kevin De Bruyne a six year deal, which will enable him to pocket £53m should he agree to move to the Etihad Stadium this summer, according to reports in The Daily Star. It is reported that the Citizens are ready to splash out £50m to sign the player in this transfer window, in addition to also paying his £170,000-a-week wages.

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has made it clear that the club have still not received any bid for De Bruyne from any of his suitors. He was quoted telling reporters: “We have no offer from Manchester City. No offer from anybody. Full stop.”

The Belgian ace is reportedly a target for the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea too this summer.

Arsenal target Draxler agrees terms ahead of Juventus move

Schalke star Julian Draxler, who is understood to have been a target for Arsenal for quite a while now, has agreed personal terms with Juventus ahead of his move to the Serie A side. The player’s agent Roger Wittmann was quoted telling Goal: “Now we are at the stage where only Schalke and Juventus have to talk and, after that, we will see what happens.”

Berahino on verge of Tottenham move

West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino is believed to be on the brink of a move to Tottenham Hotspur, with reports in The Daily Express revealing that the player will be completing the switch in the next few hours. It is believed that Spurs are paying £15m to seal the deal for the player, who is also believed to be a target for Arsenal this summer.

Saints march ahead in race for Van Dijk

Southampton are believed to be contemplating making a move for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, with the club believed to have marched ahead of the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal in the race for his signature. Meanwhile, Van Dijk is himself becoming desperate to move away from his club this summer. He was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: “A transfer to the English Premier League would help, but I’m open to all top leagues – England, Germany, Spain, France.”

Arsenal target James McCarthy puts in transfer request

Everton ace James McCarthy, who is understood to be a target for the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur this summer, is understood to have informed his manager Roberto Martinez of his intention to move away from Goodison Park in this transfer window, according to reports in The Daily Star. It is believed that the player is unhappy that the Toffees have not fulfilled their promise of providing him with a better contract.

Marseille join the race to sign Diaby

Former Arsenal misfit Abou Diaby still has his suitors, despite his disappointing stint with the north Londoners. According to reports in the Sunday People, Ligue 1 side Marseille have now joined West Bromwich Albion in the race to sign the player.

Former Arsenal ace RvP to pocket £47.4m from his move to Turkey!

Former Manchester United and Arsenal forward Robin van Persie has certainly been on an advantageous front, even after leaving England for Turkey. Reports in The Daily Star have revealed that the Dutchman received a £6m to leave Old Trafford, with him also pocketing £4m as signing on fee at Fenerbahce. What’s more – the player is on wages of £240,000-a-week, which brings his total earnings in the next 3 years to an estimated £47.4m!


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