Keep up to date with the latest transfer news as Arsenal have reached agreement to sign Dusan Vlahovic according to Football.London
It’s almost matchday as the Gunners host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final tomorrow night.
Mikel Arteta’s side played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield last week despite playing the majority of the contest with just ten men after Granit Xhaka was sent off in the first half an hour.
Away from the pitch, Arsenal continue to be linked with a host of top-class players across Europe, including the likes of Dusan Vlahovic and Arthur Melo as Arteta looks to bolster his squad in an attempt to finish in the top four this season.
Arsenal handed Ousmane Dembele blow
Sticking with Barcelona, Arsenal have been handed a major blow to their hopes of signing Ousmane Dembele.
The Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season and he looked set to leave the Camp Nou. However, according to Sport, he has now performed a u-turn and now wants to remain in Catalonia.
Barcelona ‘offered’ Aubameyang
It has been claimed in Spain that Barcelona have been offered the services of Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Xavi attempts to add to his squad.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants have been offered an ‘endless’ list of players, with the Gabonese hitman included.
Other names include Edinson Cavani, Paulo Dybala and more.
Jenkinson seals switch
Former Arsenal defender Karl Jenkinson has sealed a move abroad with a suprise switch to Australian outfit Melbourne City.
The 29-year-old has penned a six-month loan deal from parent club Nottingham Forest.
Jenkinson departed Arsenal in 2019.
Arsenal are expected to announce the signing of Lino Da Cruz Sousa according to the report.
The left-back is set to join from Championship outfit West Bromwich Albion and an announcement is expected to come imminently.
Arsenal pull out of Asensio race
Arsenal have reportedly decided to no longer pursue the signing of Real Madrid wideman Marco Asensio, according to reports.
The Gunners have been credited with an interest in the Spanish winger for some time but according to El Nacional, he has been taken of the club’s shortlist, with Mikel Arteta instead deciding to rely on Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli.
Arsenal see Vlahovic bid ‘accepted’
Whilst we brought you reports earlier that the Gunners were formalising their offer for Dusan Vlahovic, further reports suggest that they have already had their bid accepted.
As per OK Calcio Mercato, the Gunners have offered €80m (£66.6m) plus bonuses for the Serbian forward’s services, a bid that has actually been accepted by Fiorentina.
However, that does not mean a deal is imminent as in the same report, it is claimed that he has already agreed to join Italian giants Juventus as a free agent when his current contract expires in 2023.
Ghana have been knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations following a 3-2 loss to Comoros last night.
That means Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey will return to the club in the coming days and should be available to face Burnley this weekend all being well.
Arsenal are planning a formal bid for Fiorentina frontman Dusan Vlahovic within the next few days, according to La Nazione.
The Gunners are in need of a striker in the coming months considering Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette are into the final six months of their contracts at the Emirates Stadium.
Arthur Melo boost
Transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Juventus are interested in Borussia Monchengladbach star Denis Zakaria.
This may hand Arsenal a boost as they are looking to sign Arthur Melo on loan from the Old Lady, who will reportedly only sanction the deal if they bring in a midfielder themselves.
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