Arsenal transfer agreement, Ed Woodward submits Man Utd offer, Chelsea, Liverpool latest

Thursday, April 16

  • Defender Layvin Kurzawa has agreed a five-year deal to join Arsenal
  • Mikel Arteta’s side will announce his arrival at the end of the season
  • Manchester United have submitted an offer for Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal

  • Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool defenders are wanted by Roma

Mikel’s No.1

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has reportedly settled on his first-choice target to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if the Gabon international leaves this summer.

Aubameyang is the Gunners’ most important player, having produced 20 goals in 32 appearances this season, but has just one year left on his contract.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan are among the clubs who are reportedly keeping tabs on Aubameyang.

And Spanish newspaper Sport say that if the 30-year-old striker does depart, Arteta will pursue Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic to lead the line for the Gunners.

Axel Disasi to Arsenal

Arsenal are preparing to submit a second offer for Reims defender Axel Disasi.

The Gunners attempted to sign the £15million-rated centre-back in December but Reims rejected the approach and were hopeful that he would sign a contract extension beyond June 2021.

That hasn’t happened and the Daily Mail claim the Ligue 1 side will sell Disasi in the upcoming transfer window rather than risk losing him for free next summer.

Reims have the best defensive record in Europe – conceding just 21 goals in 28 matches and the France Under-20 international has played a pivotal role.

Layvin Kurzawa to Arsenal

Arsenal look set to sign PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa.

That’s according to website Todofichajes, who claim Kurzawa has agreed a five-year deal with Mikel Arteta’s side.

Several clubs including Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea have shown interest in the Paris-Saint Germain defender, whose contract expires at the end of the campaign.

But the Gunners appear to have won the battle and will announce the 27-year-old’s arrival at the end of the current campaign to become Arsenal’s first signing of the summer.

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Roma searching

Roma have identified transfer targets at Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool as Chris Smalling is set to return to Manchester United when his current loan deal finishes with the Italian club.

Roma have held talks with the Red Devils about a possible deal and while negotiations had been going well, according to Italian publication CalcioMercato, the £22million asking price is too high for the Giallorossi.

Given the financial uncertainty surrounding the current coronavirus pandemic and the drawn-out possible takeover at the club, Roma appear unlikely to sanction a transfer for such a high fee.

However, the report claims the club are exploring several alternative transfer targets who are coming to the end of their contracts.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren and Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos are all on the shortlist.

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Arturo Vidal to Manchester United

Manchester United have submitted an offer for Barcelona outcast Arturo Vidal.

But, according to Italian website Calciomercato, the Chilean midfielder isn’t ‘satisfied’ with the financial proposal put forward by Ed Woodward and co.

Instead, the report suggests Vidal has been ‘convinced’ by Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte and would like to ply his trade at the San Siro next season.

As things stand the Serie A giants aren’t willing to meet his request for a three-year deal or to match his current £150,000-a-week wages.

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