Arsenal’s summer transfer business is beginning to intensify now and here is your morning digest for some of the most outstanding headline.
Lyon willing to negotiate Aouar price
Gunners hierarchy remains in discussions with his representative, with the 22-year-old midfielder valued at £54.5million.
Lyon have held on steadfastly to their valuation in recent weeks with negotiations proving stale but according to reports from TalkSPORT, Lyon may now reconsider there price and listen to bids from Arsenal. .
Meanwhile, Lyon sporting director Juninho has played down the prospect of Alexandre Lacazette returning to the club this summer.
PSG open talks over Guendouzi
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly opened talks to sign Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
L’Equipe report that the French giants would be keen to include Julian Draxler in exchange, although it’s unknown at this stage whether or not the Gunners would be keen on that type of deal.
Guendouzi has fallen well out of favour under Mikel Arteta’s tutelage following a string of bust-ups.
Lyon director on a possible Lacazette re-union
In an interview with RMC Sport, he said: “In January I called Alexandre Lacazette to chat a bit with him because he was having problems at Arsenal and I said to myself, ‘Why not do a loan for six months with us where you will enjoy yourself, play all the games and score the goals like you know how to? And then you go back to Arsenal or somewhere else’.”
“But from the moment that you start looking at the level of the contract of these players, like with Juventus and Barcelona, it is not possible for us today.
“We have to be honest with the supporters. But if the player is looking for a project, is willing to make an effort maybe with a longer contract, wants to come home, then I will go and get him straight away.”
Barcelona eye Bellerin reunion
The right-back has been linked with a £23million return to the Camp Nou as the Gunners look to raise funds for incoming transfers.
Spanish outlet Sport say Barcelona have enquired about the availability of Bellerin, who left the club to join Arsenal as a teenager in 2011.
It is understood the Catalans will have to sell before submitting an official bid for the Spain international.