Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 30th July 2015

Arsenal offered the chance to sign Negredo

Arsenal have been provided with the chance to sign former Manchester City ace Alvaro Negredo, with reports in The Daily Star revealing that the player’s current club Valencia are looking to wash their hands off him this summer.

Wenger ready to break transfer record for Reus

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is understood to be ready to even break his club’s transfer record by paying £48m to sign Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus this summer, according to reports in German publication SportBild. The German ace is also believed to be a target for Liverpool in this transfer window. (read more)

Bayern deciding to make a move for Pedro!

Premier League giants Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have been shocked in the race to sign Barcelona winger Pedro, with reports in German publication TZ revealing that Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign the Spaniard this summer. The Bavarians manager Pep Guardiola has previously also managed the player because of what the club are at an advantage in his pursuit. (read more)

Meanwhile, reports in The Metro have revealed that Pedro has already agreed personal terms with United and that he will be moving to Old Trafford in a £21.2m deal soon. The Red Devils are offering £17.7m, plus £3.5m in bonuses to buy the player; however, the Catalans want the full amount of the move to be paid downright.

As for what’s in it for the player, it is believed that United have offered him a considerable hike to the wages he earns at Barcelona currently, in addition to assurances of a place in the manager’s first team.

Arsenal ask Palermo to double their offer for Campbell

Arsenal have made it clear that Palermo will have to double their current offer of £3.5m for forward Joel Campbell, if they wish to sign him in the days to come, according to reports in La Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian side were initially reported to be considering signing the player on loan; however, they made up their mind to make a permanent move for him on discovering that Arsenal are open to the prospect of selling him too. (read more)

Arsenal defeat Man City in race for Ismael Bennacer

Arsenal have emerged victorious in the pursuit of Arles-Avignon midfielder Ismael Bennacer, according to reports in French publication L’Equipe. The 17 year old was also understood to be a target for Manchester City this summer, with the Citizens even understood to have agreed personal terms with him. (read more)

Chelsea to let Lollichon move to Arsenal

Chelsea have finally agreed to let their highly rated goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon move to Arsenal, according to reports in The Times. It is believed that the Gunners summer signing Petr Cech has personally recommended the club authorities to sign the coach, following the move of Tony Roberts to Swansea City sometime back.

Furthermore, it is revealed that assistant coach Silvino Louro will become the new goalkeeping coach at the west London club.

De Bruyne still coy over his next destination

Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is still refusing to divulge anything substantial on his transfer plans for this summer. About his future, the Belgian ace was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: “I have had a good pre-season and feel great here. It’s about a lot of money, but in the end I only play football.”

The player is known to be a target for the likes of Manchester United, Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea this summer.

 

Done Deals

Szczesny moves on loan to Roma

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has completed his loan move to Serie A side AS Roma, according to reports in the press. About the move, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was quoted telling reporters: “I believe he will have a future at Arsenal. I personally rate him highly. I put him in the first team at the age of 20 and he already has huge experience.” (read more)

Arsenal sign Donyell Malen

Arsenal have completed the acquisition of young striker Donyell Malen from Ajax, according to reports in the press. The Dutch side have confirmed the news on their official website, revealing that the player rejected offers of a new contract at the club and that he has moved to the Emirates Stadium with immediate effect. (read more)

 

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