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ARSENAL LIVE: New midfielder to be anounced today, Arsenal in for another Brazilian, Torreira exit and the latest transfer updates

Arsenal have been one of the busiest Premier League clubs so far in this transfer window, and it doesn’t seem like the Gunners are done just yet.

Mikel Arteta has already brought in Willian, Cedric Soares and Gabriel Magalhaes to help improve his squad for next season.

The Gunners finished the season on a high – winning the FA Cup – and last weekend’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool has helped raise spirits even higher.

Here’s a full round-up of the latest transfer rumours involving Arsenal.

Torreira’s exit only a matter of time
Arsenal have agreed a deal for midfielder Lucas Torreira to join Fiorentina, according to Italian outlet Labaro Viola.

However, the Gunners are eagerly awaiting for confirmation of Dani Ceballos re-signing – which will then trigger Torreira’s exit.

The fee is believed to be an £8million pound loan fee with a £16million obligation to buy clause.

Napoli president confirms interest in Sokratis

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed his side are interested in a move for Arsenal defender Sokratis.

With the arrival of Gabriel earlier in the week, it would seem that the Greek centre-back has fallen even further down the pecking order at the Emirates.

Napoli could be Sokratis’ next destination, with the Naples-based club keen on bringing the experienced defender to Italy, as per Il Napoli Online, via the Daily Mail.

De Laurentiis said: “We are working on signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Arsenal, we consider it an option.”

Arsenal in for Felipe Anderson

Arsenal are interested in West Ham United winger Felipe Anderson this summer, according to a report in Football Insider.

Arteta is thought to be a “big admirer” of the 27-year-old Brazilian attacker and the Gunners have made him a top target this summer, the report states.

West Ham’s wish to offload some of their senior players this summer makes a potential deal much easier for Arsenal.

It wasn’t the best season for Anderson last time out, however, with the winger on target just once in 28 Premier League appearances.

Southampton interested in Balogun

Southampton are interested in signing Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, according to the Beautiful Game Podcast.

The 19-year-old looks likely to leave the Emirates this summer, and the Saints are just one of a host of clubs keen on a deal.

Balogun has come through the ranks with the Arsenal academy, but first-team opportunities may be limited for the teenager.

The USA-born striker scored 34 goals in 33 appearances in the 2019/20 U18 Premier League season.

Dani Ceballos to be announced today

Mikel Areta drops Dani Ceballos update

Dani Ceballos was reportedly in London on this for his medical, with Arsenal having come to terms with Real Madrid on letting the player spend another season on loan with the Gunners.

According to outlets, the Spanish midfielder could be announced officially, as having returned, today.

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