As the Arsenal transfer Mills keeps spinning, we bring you the latest transfer news headlines and updates. Here is your morning news digest for today.
Arsenal to sign Partey with Bellerin funds
The Gunners could sell the Spain right-back in the coming weeks although he featured heavily post-restart last season and started the Community Shield win over Liverpool last month.
According to The Athletic, Bellerin could make way in order to fund a move for the Atletico Madrid midfielder.
Paris Saint-Germain have held discussions over the former Barcelona full-back without submitting an official bid, although it is thought the two clubs are well apart in their valuations of the player.
It has been suggested elsewhere that Arsenal want around £27million to sell Bellerin, who has been at the club since 2011.
Mikel Arteta wants a midfield enforcer who is also comfortable on the ball and Partey’s blend of technical and physical qualities make him the ideal target.
Yet he has so far proven too expensive with Atletico demanding his £45m release clause is paid in full and making it clear player-plus-cash bids are not an option for the north London club.
Lyon sporting director Juninho confirms Arsenal talks
Arsenal and Arteta are prepared to let Matteo Guendouzi leave after a series of behavioural issues across his two-year stay at the Emirates and the Frenchman was offered to Lyon in a potential player-plus-cash deal for his fellow countryman.
But according to Lyon chief Juninho, Guendouzi is the ‘wrong profile’ for the club and Arsenal’s proposal was swiftly rejected.
“I get on very well with Edu (Arsenal technical director), we spoke on the phone,” Lyon chief Juninho told French outlet RMC Sport.
“Aouar is really appreciated by Mikel Arteta.
“Guendouzi was discussed during the call, he is a great player, but he is the wrong profile.
“We are not interested in that at all, we cut the conversation.”
Arsenal prepared to let Sokratis Papastathopoulos leave on a free
The Greece international arrived at the club in 2018 from Borussia Dortmund in a move worth a reported £18million.
Gazzetta dello Sport claim today that Sokratis has reached an agreement with Arsenal which would allow him to leave the Emirates for Napoli on a free transfer.
The report claims that the Greek international will sign a two-year contract worth around £3.17 million per season in Italy and the move is expected to be completed in the near future.
Arsenal would make a big loss on the defender, but getting rid of his wages should be viewed as a positive. The Gunners will now be able to use those wages on potential new signings, giving them a better chance of achieving their targets this season.
Arsenal have confirmed that Tyreece John-Jules will spend the 2020/21 campaign on loan with Doncaster Rovers.
The 19-year-old, a Gunner since he was eight, made the first team bench on three occasions last season before a broken foot and the Covid-19 lockdown cut short a loan to League One side Lincoln City.
Mikel Arteta also included him amongst the subs for the recent Community Shield win over Liverpool.
Returning to League One, John-Jules will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Ben Sheaf who benefited from lots of minutes with Doncaster last season.