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ARSENAL are still very keen on Leicester's Youri Tielemans and may have made a breakthrough.

The Foxes are keen on a new goalkeeper as they prepare to sell Kasper Schmeichel to Nice.

And the Gunners' interest in Tielemans looks like it will lead them to reject Fulham's approach for Leno and usher him towards the East Midlands instead.

Meanwhile Lyon are willing to sell Lucas Paqueta if a deal that would suit the club can be done, Head of Recruitment Bruno Cheyrou confirmed.

The ex-Liverpool star stated that the French club are "prepared for every eventuality".

There are also reports that the Brazilian is keen to push the move through as he is looking for a new challenge.

And Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of Jarrod Bowen, with West Ham reportedly lining up a move for Rennes' Martin Terrier as a replacement.

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  • Alex Cole

    Fulham agree £8m deal for Arsenal goalkeeper Leno

    Fulham have an £8m "agreement in principle" with Arsenal over the signing of goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

    The 30-year-old German will still require have a medical and personal terms to be resolved.

  • Alex Cole

    Saka not for sale, says Edu

    Arsenal chief Edu has ruled out selling Bukayo Saka after the star was urged to make the “perfect” move to Liverpool.

    The England international, 20, was a standout performer for the Gunners last term with 11 goals and seven assists in the Premier League.

    And technical director Edu has promised Gooners that their star attacker is going nowhere this summer.

    When asked how contract talks were going with him, he said: “Good, very good. Everybody is happy.”

    When pressed further on the delay in him signing the new deal, Edu said that it is normal and that the winger would not be sold.

    He added: “It’s normal. We’re going to sit and put all the expectations in the right place.

    “Our expectations and his, his family and his agent’s expectations, and put everything together.

    “The main thing is how he feels, how he feels comfortable with us. He’s happy, we’re happy, so it’s just: sit down and find a solution.”

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal haven’t bid for Tielemans, says SrivaddhanaprabhaIt

    Leicester chairman Aiyawatt SrivaddhanaprabhaIt insists “no offers yet” have come in for reported Arsenal target Youri Tielemans.

    The Belgium midfielder is expected to hold talks with Foxes’ boss Brendan Rodgers over his future.

  • Alex Cole

    Tickled pink

    They teased the new pink kit to be worn against Sevilla in the Emirates Cup.

    But Arsenal's third kit for the 2022-23 season has been leaked online with the club set to play in the colour for the first time.

    What do you think Gunners' fans?

  • Alex Cole

    Neymar would ‘upset’ Gunners

    Neymar would “upset people” at Arsenal and ruin the understanding that Gabriel Jesus is the new main man at the Emirates.

    That’s the view of Gunners’ legend Ray Parlour – although it’s Manchester United who are now being talked of as interested in Neymar.

    Ex-midfielder Parlour told talkSPORT: “No, I don’t think I would have him at Arsenal. I think he could upset people.

    “They have got a player now who is going to be the main man for Arsenal, Jesus.

    “And if Neymar came in, then he would not be the main man at Arsenal.”

  • Alex Cole

    They’ve pinked it all over. It is wow!

    Arsenal have had a fantastic pre-season, and are now about to do what they do best – launch a new line of leisure wear.

    The London club will unveil their third kit for the coming season this Friday, and social media hints at it being a perfectly pink number.

    And dedicated followers of fashion at the Emirates will get a first opportunity to see it in action the following day when it it debuted against Sevilla in the Emirates Cup.

    Credit: @afcstuff Twitter
  • Alex Cole

    Wilshere in SunSports 'Best Prem Coaches XI'

    FEATURE: Former England striker Jermain Defoe and Manchester City legend Yaya Toure will join Tottenham’s coaching set-up, writes DYLAN TERRY.

    And SunSport has put together the best team of Prem truend top-flioght coaches – NOT including managers.

    In goal, Brazil legend Claudio Taffarel joined Liverpool as a goalkeeping coach towards the end of last year.

    In defence, Chelsea legends Ashley Cole and John Terry are back in the Prem – at Stamford Bridge and Everton respectively. And ex-Arsenal ace Kolo Toure is now part of Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester set-up.

    In central midfield, Tottenham‘s new coach and brother of Kolo Toure, Yaya, is joined by Jack Wilshere and Gary McAllister.

  • Alex Cole

    Juve terminate £400k-a-week Ramsey contract

    Juventus have announced the termination of Aaron Ramsey’s contract in a brutal 13-word statement.

    The Italian giants signed the former Arsenal midfielder on a free transfer on reported £400,000 a week wages back in 2019.

    Ramsey’s move didn’t gone to plan, however, as he struggled to stay fit during his time in Turin.

    After just 69 appearances for Juve in two-and-a-half years he signed for Rangers on loan in January.

    He also struggled to stay fit in Glasgow, making only 13 appearances and suffering Europa League heartache by missing the crucial penalty during May’s final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

    Ramsey reported back to Juventus for medical tests earlier this month, but has now agreed to have his deal ended.

  • Alex Cole

    More on Tavares

    According to transfer guru Luca Bendoni, Atalanta have already reached an agreement with Tavares over the potential loan.

    However the Italian side and the Gunners are yet to agree terms, with the latter unwilling to include an option-to-buy clause.

    Though he insisted that Arsenal could accept a buy-option should it be deemed as too much to refuse.

    It was reported earlier in the transfer window that the North Londoners would only accept a fee in the region of £35m.

  • Alex Cole

    Tavares loan switch stalled

    Nuno Tavares' loan switch to Atalanta has reportedly stalled with Arsenal reluctant to include an option-to-buy clause.

    The 22-year-old left-back will be allowed to depart the Emirates on a temporary deal just one year after arriving from Benfica for £8million.

    Brighton are also claimed to be keeping tabs on the player as a possible replacement for Marc Cucurella should the Spaniard join the Citizens.

    But it is Atalanta that are leading the race to secure his services, though they are currently struggling to agree terms with Arsenal.

  • Alex Cole

    Foxes tipped to duel Fulham for Leno

    Leicester could try to hijack Fulham’s move for Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno.

    That’s the talk tonight as Foxes’ long-time No1 Kasper Schmeichel nears a surprise move to Nice.

    The Gunners have reportedly cut Leno’s asking price from £15million to around £8m.

  • Alex Cole

    Gunners keen to keep Gabriel

    Arsenal would fight to keep Gabriel Magalhaes if Juventus step up their reported interest, it’s claimed tonight.

    The Brazilian has formed a stable partnership with Ben White in central defence.

    And it’s understood Gabriel, as well as Emirates chief Mikel Arteta, are happy with the progress shown.

  • Alex Cole

    Victor to snub Prem

    Victor Osimhen has revealed he will stay at Napoli after claims that the former ‘Arsenal target’ has told Chelsea and Tottenham he fancies a Prem move.

    Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Newcastle have also been linked with the Nigeria striker, 23

    But Osimhen told Corriere Dello Sport: “I’m in Napoli. And I have great respect for my club.

    “They are just rumours of the market. I’m fine here and I’ve never had such close relationships with everyone as at this moment.

    “I spoke to the president, he is the one who decides, and he reassured me by explaining the club’s plans.

    “I am happy with what he told me and the purchases are of quality: words were followed by deeds. I am very happy to play with Napoli and we will see in the future.”

  • Alex Cole

    Cheyrou's comments on Paqueta sale

    Lyon’s head of recruitment Bruno Cheyrou has poured further fuel on the fire regarding a move for Paqueta to the Emirates as he provided an insight to their approach in the final month of the transfer window.

    He said: “We need to reduce the squad size. In terms of departures, we will analyse offers on a case-by-case basis but the economics will come into consideration.

    “We will consider the offers with Jean-Michel Aulas and Vincent Ponsot in order to make the best decisions.

    “I am here to ensure the best team possible, but there are other things to take into account as well.”

    When he was asked specifically about Paqueta’s future, he admitted: “We are prepared for every eventuality.”

    Arsenal’s own technical director Edu recently revealed his admiration for the ex-AC Milan ace but denied any transfer talks had taken place.

  • Alex Cole

    Paqueta sale considered by Lyon

    Lyon chief Bruno Cheyrou has refused to rule out selling Lucas Paqueta to Arsenal.

    The Brazilian, 24, is a player who has been repeatedly linked with the Gunners in recent months.

    Newcastle are also thought to be interested after he scored ten goals and provided seven assists in all competitions for Lyon last season.

    But it is Arsenal who appear to be frontrunners to bring the attacking midfielder to the Premier League amid rumours the Ligue 1 club have dropped their asking price to around £33.5million.

  • Alex Cole

    More on Tavares loan

    Reports state that Arsenal bosses have discussed sending Tavares out on loan to aid his development.

    Mikel Arteta is said to be open to letting the youngster seek valuable first team experience.

    Marseille were said to be working on a deal but Romano now claims this is wide of the mark.

    Tavares only joined Arsenal for £8million from Benfica last July.

    He endured an up-and-down first season with the North London giants.

    Tavares made 28 total appearances for the Gunners last season, scoring once and adding two assists.

    Although he looked reasonably dangerous going forward, he was found out at the back.

  • Alex Cole

    Jesus joining Arsenal over Chelsea is 'bizarre', says Johnson

    Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson reckons his old club should have signed striker Gabriel Jesus when they had the chance.

    The 37-year-old told GGRecon that he finds it “bizarre” the Brazilian joined Arsenal.

    He said: “With Gabriel Jesus, I think Chelsea should have bit Manchester City’s arm off to try and get him to be honest.

    “Actually I’m surprised that City even let him go. And I’m certainly surprised that he’s ended up at Arsenal.

    “No offence to Arsenal, but I’m pretty certain that, if Chelsea had wanted him, he would have gone to Chelsea.

    “It’s bizarre how he left and it’s bizarre where he’s landed. For me, Jesus is a top player and, though he’s still young, he’s already done it for a top team in a top league, so why wouldn’t you want him?”

    No offence to Arsenal, but I’m pretty certain that, if Chelsea had wanted him, he would have gone to Chelsea.

    Glen JohnsonGGRecon

  • Alex Cole

    Atalanta and Brighton want to loan Tavares

    Arsenal full-back Nuno Tavares is reportedly wanted by Atalanta and Brighton.

    The 22-year-old is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates after displaying defensive frailties in his first season at the club.

    And Bergamo-based Atalanta want a loan deal for the young Portuguese defender.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims that the Serie A side are leading the chase for his services next season.

    Brighton have also inquired on what terms the Gunners' hierarchy would want for a move to take place.

    The Seagulls may see Tavares as a replacement for Man City-bound Marc Cucurella at left-back.

  • Alex Cole

    Arsenal haven't bid for Tielemans, says SrivaddhanaprabhaIt

    Leicester chairman Aiyawatt SrivaddhanaprabhaIt insists “no offers yet” have come in for reported Arsenal target Youri Tielemans.

    The Belgium midfielder is expected to hold talks with Foxes’ boss Brendan Rodgers over his future.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    Morning, Arsenal fans

    The Gunners want to keep in-demand centre-backs Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba.

    It's claimed Juventus are still sniffing for Brazilian Gabriel.

    And Saliba's third loan club, Marseille, are reportedly keen on the five-cap Frenchman.

    But Emirates chief Mikel Arteta is content with how Gabriel's partnership with Ben White progressed last season.

    And Arteta has promised that Saliba, 21, is finally a first-team player.

    The Spaniard said: “I’m pleased to see the way he is playing. He’s already a top player.”

    But transfer guru Fabrizio Romano revealed that Marseille president Pablo Longoria met Saliba’s agent for a meal.

    PSV Eindhoven value reported Arsenal target Cody Gakpo at around £38million.

    The Holland right-back, 23, has also caught the eye of Leeds.

    And Sassuolo’s Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca, linked with the Gunners last month, is heading for a £35.5m switch to West Ham.

    Arsenal, of course, instead signed Brazil frontman Gabriel Jesus for £45m.

    And based on the Brazilian's pre-season form so far, Arteta couldn't be happier with his decision.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Blues and Man Utd trail Monaco defender Benoit

    Chelsea and Manchester United are both interested in Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile, according to reports.

    However the Ligue 1 side are demanding a fee of at least £42.5million for the highly rated 21-year-old.

    Chelsea are reportedly interested in Badiashile after Barcelona hijacked their £55million deal with Sevilla for Jules Kounde.

    Rumours suggest Thomas Tuchel has already started to target alternatives as the Blues want to bring in three centre-backs, they have only signed one so far in Kalidou Koulibaly.

    Man Utd are also keen on Badiashile to bolster their defensive options claim L’Equipe.

    Erik ten Hag has already purchased Lisandro Martinez from his former club Ajax but amid claims United are looking to offload the likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones another addition may be needed.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners keen to keep Gabriel

    Arsenal would fight to keep Gabriel Magalhaes if Juventus step up their reported interest, it's claimed tonight.

    The Brazilian has formed a stable partnership with Ben White in central defence.

    And it's understood Gabriel, as well as Emirates chief Mikel Arteta, are happy with the progress shown.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Victor to snub Prem

    Victor Osimhen has revealed he will stay at Napoli after claims that the former ‘Arsenal target’ has told Chelsea and Tottenham he fancies a Prem move.

    Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Newcastle have also been linked with the Nigeria striker, 23

    But Osimhen told Corriere Dello Sport: “I’m in Napoli. And I have great respect for my club.

    “They are just rumours of the market. I’m fine here and I’ve never had such close relationships with everyone as at this moment.

    “I spoke to the president, he is the one who decides, and he reassured me by explaining the club’s plans.

    “I am happy with what he told me and the purchases are of quality: words were followed by deeds. I am very happy to play with Napoli and we will see in the future.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Hammers close on ‘Arsenal target’ Scamacca

    West ham are tipped to land Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca – after reportedly outbidding Arsenal.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims the Italy striker, 23, was due to have a medical and sign a contract today on a £35.5m move.

    Gazzetta dello Sport suggested last month that the Gunners had offered £27.2m plus £6.8m bonuses.

    Arsenal instead signed Manchester City’s Brazil frontman Gabriel Jesus for £45m.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Best XI of Prem players driven to be coaches

    FEATURE: Former England striker Jermain Defoe and Manchester City legend Yaya Toure will join Tottenham’s coaching set-up, writes DYLAN TERRY.

    And SunSport has put together the best team of Prem truend top-flioght coaches – NOT including managers.

    In goal, Brazil legend Claudio Taffarel joined Liverpool as a goalkeeping coach towards the end of last year.

    In defence, Chelsea legends Ashley Cole and John Terry are back in the Prem – at Stamford Bridge and Everton respectively. And ex-Arsenal ace Kolo Toure is now part of Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester set-up.

    In central midfield, Tottenham‘s new coach and brother of Kolo Toure, Yaya, is joined by Jack Wilshere and Gary McAllister.

    Ex-England international Wilshere returned to Arsenal earlier this month as their U18 head coach, while former Scotland man McAllister is assistant to Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa.

    On the flanks we have Kevin Nolan, who played for Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham during his playing career, and is now on the coaching staff of Hammers manager David Moyes.

    And on the other side is Enzo Maresca – a former Italian midfielder who played for the likes of West Brom, Juventus and Sevilla, and who is now a trusted lieutenant of Pep Guardiola‘s at Manchester City.

    Then joining Defoe up front is former Portugal striker Luis Boa Morte, 44, who played for Arsenal, Southampton and West Ham and has returned to Fulham on Marco Silva’s coaching staff.

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