Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a number of deals with those of Partey and Aouar still dominating the headlines. Here’s the latest morning Arsenal transferr news digest.
Leeds want Chambers
According to TEAM Talk, Leeds are interested in Chambers but face competition from Fulham, West Ham and Newcastle.
The player has been rehabilitating from injury sustained last season, he is however receiving well and a loan move may be waiting.
Houssem Aouar wants Arsenal move
Arsenal’s chase of Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey is all over the net, with the two being high on the priority list. Aoaur reportedly wants the move.
Fabizio Romano says that Aouar “would like” to join Arsenal and the Gunners have held discussions with his representatives “many times.”.
Aouar, who would have had ambitions to have represented France at this summer’s European Championships had they not been called off due to the coronavirus troubles, is considered as one of the best young midfielders in Europe, with his performances for Lyon rarely going unnoticed.
Last season, Aouar, who played a key role in the Ligue 1 outfit’s run to the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League, scored nine goals and racked up 10 assists in 41 appearances in all competitions.
Arteta to Choose Aouar over Partey
The Guardian understands Mikel Arteta will choose Lyon’s Houssem Aouar over Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey should it come to a point of having to choose one. Arsenal have been on the hunt for
midfield reinforcements with the aforementioned duo the priority targets. It might however be possible to only get one as their prices eclipse the €50m mark and should it come to that, Arteta will reportedly choose the Frenchman.
Leverkusen leading the chase for Sead Kolasinac
Sead Kolasinac is working towards a return to the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen leading the hunt for him, according to Sky Germany.
Kolasinac, 27, joined the Gunners from Schalke but has found himself out of the first-team picture of late. Mikel Arteta has preferred Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Kieran Tierney as a left-wing- back and a left centre-back as part of a three-man defence
Sport BILD have confirmed Leverkusen’s interest while also adding Schalke and Roma as potential destinations for the player.
It is stated Schalke do not have the finances to compete with Leverkusen after they sold Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland this summer.
- They also claim Kolasinac is eager to return to Germany, and that he owns a home in Duesseldorf — 25 miles from Leverkusen — with his wife, Susubelle.
The report states a fee of close to €10million has been identified, with the fee lower due to the player’s salary, which is €9million a season.