12pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Cryptic Gabriel ‘announcement video’, Lacazette-Lemar SWAP, Bellerin offered to PSG – The Sun

HECTOR BELLERIN could be set to end his nine-year stay at Arsenal, according to reports.

Meanwhile Gunners fans are waiting for the imminent signing of Gabriel Magalhaes to be confirmed.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here…

  • SANSON ATTRACTS INTEREST

    French Marseille midfielder Morgan Sanson is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal.

    According to reports, the 26-year-old £25m man is being tracked by the likes of Arsenal, West Ham, Fulham, Wolves and Burnley.

    Marseille are open to negotiate a deal as they look to re-shape their squad ahead of the new season.

    The hunt for a new midfielder continues for Arsenal as Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira could be out the door.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS NOT QUIZZES

    Arsenal fans clearly don't want quizzes, they want signings and contract announcements.

  • SIGN DA TING!

    Arsenal's best bit of business this summer may not necessarily be a new signing, but in the form of a new contract for an existing player.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is yet to sign a new contract at the club as he goes into the final year of his deal, he is by far Arsenal's most important player.

    The 31-year-old has scored 70 times in just over 100 appearances for the club as well as being club captain.

    The deal taking so long to get done drew a response from Arsenal legend Ian Wright where he said it was “Taking so long gonna sign da ting myself”.

  • ARSENAL TARGET AMADOU

    According to reports, Arsenal remain heavily interested in 23-year-old Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara.

    The North London club are actively looking for a replacement to Thomas Partey, who they have been long-time admirers.

    Atletico seem unwilling to budge on their £45m price tag, so Arsenal could seek a £27m move for Diawara instead.

    A potential swap deal including Lucas Torreira cannot be ruled out, with the Uruguayan midfielder wanting a return to Germany after failing to settle into life in London and failing to secure a regular first-team spot.

  • BRILLIANT BOGA

    Arsenal and Everton target Jeremie Boga has been hailed by his Sassuolo coach Roberto de Zerbi as the best winger in Europe.

    The Ivorian left Chelsea last summer for the Italian side, and he has since earned some well deserved praise for his performances scoring eleven times in the League last season.

    Roberto de Zerbi stands by his earlier comments: “I think so.

    “I’m biased, but I don’t think I’m so wrong about what I said.”

    The £25m man could make his return the England, and could it be yet another young Chelsea star that was let go coming back to haunt them?

  • RETURNING STAR

    According to reports, Barcelona flop Philippe Coutinho will tell new Barca boss Ronald Koeman that he unsure about staying with the club past this summer.

    The Brazilian has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, and the player himself seems interested in a return.

    Arsenal are the main English club tracking the 28-year-old at the moment, and Arteta reportedly has plans to make the playmaker an integral part of his newly built Arsenal team.

    Coutinho comes off the back of a successful campaign with Champions League winners Bayern Munich, he was part of a side which completed the treble winning the Bundesliga, the German Cup and Europe's biggest prize.

    Coutinho's price may be out of Arsenal's capabilities, but a loan move could be the best route.

  • GREENWOOD'S FAIRWELL

    Arsenal youngster Sam Greenwood said his fairwell to the Arsenal faithful on Instagram ahead of his £3m transfer to newly promoted Leeds.

    Greenwood said it had “been an honour” to play for a club like Arsenal, where he met “special people and making even better memories”.

    Greenwood joined Arsenal from Sunderland's academy back in 2018, the player has made significant progress breaking into the U23's side.

    His move to Leeds is imminent, and an announcement is set to be made today.

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    I want to say a big thank @arsenal and the supporters for the last 2 years of my career. Been an honour to play for the club while meeting some special people and making even better memories. ❤️❤️

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  • THIAGO SAYS NO

    According to reports, Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago has rejected Arsenal and told them he wants to join another club.

    Arsenal reportedly made contact last week in the hopes of securing a deal which would be a massive coup.

    Thiago's preferred destination is believed to be Liverpool who have been tracking the Spaniard for some time, he will only add to Liverpool's team filled with superstars.

  • NOT GUNNER GO

    Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has rejected a move to Newcastle after boss Steve Bruce lined-up an audacious move.

    The Juventus playmaker, 29, has been linked with a return to the Premier League all summer.

    The Welshman failed to nail down a regular starting spot in Italy.

    And with Juve having now signed Arthur, Ramsey's first-team options could become even more limited.

    Wolves are one club hoping to sign the former Gunners ace, while Newcastle looked to continue their homegrown overhaul with a swoop of their own.

    Italian transfer expert Nicolo Schira revealed Newcastle had made a bid – with Ramsey turning his nose up at the deal.

  • MAG-NIFICENT

    Arsenal are close to announcing the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes – and will hand him a FIVE-YEAR deal to boot.

    The defender will move from Lille for around £27million, and according to Fabrizio Romano, has already passed his medical with the Gunners.

    He is expected to form a new-look centre-half partnership alongside fellow rookie William Saliba.

    That should spell the end of the road for Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis, while Rob Holding and Callum Chambers will also be fearing for their futures.

  • TRANSFER MERRY-GO-ROUND

    Arsenal could end up missing out on signing Dani Ceballos for next season.

    And there are two reasons why.

    As The Telegraph reports, the original deal was brokered by Raul Sanllehi, who has of course now left the club.

    That could see AC Milan sneak in to try and tempt the Spaniard to Serie A.

    And with Everton reportedly close to signing James Rodriguez, Real Madrid may decide they need Ceballos to compete in the midfield.

    As ever with football, the transfer merry-go-round is in full swing!

  • ON THE LUC OUT

    FIORENTINA have made signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira their “top priority” this summer, according to reports.

    The 24-year-old appears surplus to requirements at The Emirates with Mikel Arteta happy to sell.

    The Gunners boss hopes to raise extra transfer funds by offloading several members of his squad.

    Now he could see that kitty boosted by the sale of the Uruguayan international.

    According to Sky Italia, Fiorentina are desperate to bring him back to Italy.

    His stock remains high in Serie A following his impressive three-year stint at Sampdoria prior to his 2018 move to London.

    He appeared 71 times for the club and scored four goals before the Gunners swooped.

    And La Viola are hoping for a positive response as they try to snap up the ace from Arsenal.

  • MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Newcastle are set to launch a move for Arsenal defender Rob Holding.

    The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates since the arrival of Mikel Arteta.

    Now the Daily Mail claim the Gunners are open to offers for the centre-back.

    In other news, Dani Ceballos has reportedly informed Real Madrid he wishes to rejoin Arsenal.

    It was suggested that AC Milan were keen on bringing Ceballos in on loan, but the player himself would rather return to North London.

    A report from Marca states Ceballos could be signed permanently for £22.5million, but Arteta favours another loan deal with an option to buy at the end of this season.

    Meanwhile, Wolves have bid £15m for Arsenal's Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to Sky Sports.

    The Gunners rejected the offer immediately, stating that the Wolves would need to increase their offer to £20 million to begin negotiations.

    Maitland-Niles is said to be interested in a move away from The Gunners to pursue first-team action.

    And finally, Atletico Madrid want to tempt Arsenal into selling Alexandre Lacazette by offering one of three players, according to Spanish media.

    Diego Simeone is prepared to sacrifice wingers Thomas Lemar, Vitolo or forward Angel Correa to land the Frenchman.

  • IT'S NOT WRIGHT

    Ian Wright hit out at the racists who blamed black pundits for Sky Sports' decision to sack three Soccer Saturday pundits.

    As revealed by SunSport, Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas were axed from the show – although Paul Merson and host Jeff Stelling stay on.

    The trio worked for the broadcaster for almost 50 years combined but were let go on Tuesday in a bombshell cut.

    But Arsenal legend Wright, 56, took to Twitter this evening to blast viewers who said black pundits such as Micah Richards and Alex Scott are the reason behind the others losing their jobs.

    The former England striker labelled the social media trolls as “racists” with “stinking unbrushed-teeth mouths” in the video.

    He said: “I've had to pull the car over – the racism is going through the roof today. Can someone answer me this: what does Micah Richards, Alex Scott, Sol Campbell, Clinton Morrison or any other black pundit have to do with Sky's decision to get rid of these guys?

    “All because three middle-aged white guys got the sack… I kiss my teeth. Why are people upset? Alex Scott, for me, is easily one of the best-prepared pundits out there. Easily.

    “Micah Richards is the most exciting pundit to hit the scene in years. Keep their names out of your stinking unbrushed-teeth mouths.”

  • GUNNER BE FUN

    Jonathan Dinzeyi has revealed he has ALWAYS been a Gooner, even when coming through the ranks with rivals Tottenham.

    After signing on a free, he told Arsenal.com: “It's a great feeling (to become an Arsenal player).

    “Arsenal is a massive club and they were actually the first club I supported as a child.

    “They have a great history and with the new manager coming in who likes to play a lot of young players.

    “I think it's a great opportunity for me to show the fans and the coaching staff what I'm about. I'm really excited to get started now.”

  • THREE DAYS TO GO

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  • MATT-ER OF TIME

    Tottenham are edging closer to signing Wolves star Matt Doherty for £15million, according to reports.

    And Nuno Espirito Santo's side are lining up Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Valencia's Thierry Correia as replacements.

    Spurs are reportedly looking for a new right-back to enable Serge Aurier to leave if an acceptable bid comes in.

    And Irish international Doherty is Jose Mourinho's No1 target in that position, according to the Telegraph.

    Wolves are close to agreeing a £20million deal with Arsenal to sign Maitland-Niles in Doherty's place.

    However, despite the fact he still has three years remaining on his current Emirates deal, one of Arsenal’s brightest young talents has made it clear he is interested in a move to Molineux.

  • SAL SEARCHING

  • CAL ME MAYBE

    Leeds are reportedly set to move for Arsenal outcast Calum Chambers.

    TeamTalk claims Marcelo Bielsa is targeting the centre-back after Brighton rejected his £25million bid for Ben White.

    SunSport understands the former Leeds loanee will not be leaving the Seagulls this summer.

    And it means Chambers, 25, has become the centre of attention for Championship title winner Bielsa.

    The former Southampton youngster, who can also play at right-back, featured just 14 times in the Premier League last season due to an injury he picked up in the 2-1 defeat against Chelsea.

    And Chambers has apparently been put up for sale at just £12m after being told he is not in Mikel Arteta’s plans this term.

  • LAC OF CASH

    Atletico Madrid want to tempt Arsenal into selling Alexandre Lacazette by offering one of three players, according to reports.

    Diego Simeone is prepared to sacrifice wingers Thomas Lemar, Vitolo or forward Angel Correa to land the Frenchman.

    Atletico are in the market for a new striker with a lack of firepower in attack.

    Lacazette has been a long-term target of Atleti's and almost signed him in 2017 before they were handed a transfer ban.

    Mikel Arteta is not desperate to sell the striker but would be open to offers of around £30million in a bid to raise funds to land other targets.

    It remains unlikely that he would entertain a swap deal unless Atletico offered some cash with it.

  • FANS FOOLED

    Arsenal fans thought Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was filming a contract announcement video at the Emirates, only to find out rapper Yizzy was filming a music video.

    Some supporters even believed the person in question was incoming arrival Gabriel Magalhaes.

    But the mystery is over after Yizzy took to Instagram to share snaps of himself inside the ground.

  • WEN WILL IT END

  • GUNNER GO?

    Fulham are reportedly keen to sign Arsenal playmaker Emile Smith Rowe on loan.

    According to the Mirror, the Cottagers are keen to snap up the 20-year-old for the 2020/21 season.

    The Gunners have already knocked back an approach for Monaco for the midfielder.

    Mikel Arteta is understood to be a fan of the player, but it remains to be seen whether he will be allowed to depart the Emirates for a third loan spell away.

  • BYE BELLERIN

    Hector Bellerin is on his way out the club, according to reports.

    After a poor season, The Gunners are planning to rebuild, and the sword will fall on Bellerin, amongst others.

    The Times have said that Bellerin has been offered to French champions, PSG.

  • LOAN GONE

    Arsenal have announced that Jordi Osei-Tutu has joined Championship side Cardiff City on a season-long loan.

    In a statement, Arsenal said: “We wish Jordi the best of luck for his time with Cardiff and we look forward to seeing his continued development.

    The 21-year-old defender joined Arsenal from Reading in 2015.

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