Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as doubt continues to cloud the futures of the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
ARSENAL TELL BARCA: HANDS OFF BELLERIN
Arsenal have reportedly told Barcelona that defender Hector Bellerin is not for sale, according to the Independent.
The Catalans have identified the defender as their top choice to become their new right-back but the Gunners are adamant that Bellerin will not be allowed to leave in the summer window.
REAL MADRID LINE UP ALEXIS SWOOP
Real Madrid are considering a summer move for Alexis Sanchez as a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Don Balon.
Ronaldo has apparently told Madrid he wants to leave the club after the recent tax fraud allegations, with the Arsenal forward seen as a decent alternative.
ARSENAL TO OFFER RAMSEY NEW DEAL
Arsenal are ready to open contract talks with midfielder Aaron Ramsey, report the Telegraph.
Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all uncertain about their future at the Emirates, leading Arsene Wenger to attempt to tie his other key assets to the club.
The 26-year-old will be offered an improvement on the £100,000-a-week package he agreed in 2014, keeping him as one of the club’s top earners.
ARSENAL TURN TO BARCA MIDFIELDER
Arsenal are preparing a €30 million move for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, according to Marca.
The Catalan club are said to be willing to let the 30-year-old Turkey international leave Camp Nou this summer, with the player open to a switch to the Premier League if a fee can be agreed.
Arda, who still has three years remaining on his current deal at Barcelona, is also attracting the interest of Serie A outfit Inter.
ARSENAL WAITING ON ALEXIS
Arsenal must wait until Alexis Sanchez has finished playing at the Confederations Cup before getting a decision from the Chilean on his future, according to the Evening Standard.
Alexis has just a year left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium and is wanted by the likes of Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
He is yet to indicate whether he will sign a new deal or push for a transfer, and no answer will be forthcoming until Chile’s involvement in the Confederations Cup in Russia is over, with the final taking place on July 2.
JUVE JOIN BELLERIN HUNT
Juventus are the latest side to show an interest in Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, reports Tuttosport.
The Serie A champions are exploring the possibility of putting a double deal in place for the Spanish defender and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN WANTED BY PL CLUBS
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a target for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City this summer, according to Sky Sports.
The England star is growing frustrated at the lack of progress in relation to a new deal at the Emirates, and is considering leaving north London in the coming weeks.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose current deal expires next year, has failed to hold down a consistent spot in Arsene Wenger’s side and ended the 2016-17 Premier League campaign operating in a wing-back role.
The trio of aforementioned top-tier clubs are said to be monitoring the 23-year-old’s situation ahead of potential bids.
ARSENAL READY €30M TURAN BID
Arsenal are preparing a €30 million offer to sign Arda Turan from Barcelona, according to reports in Turkey and Spain.
The 30-year-old has been told he is no longer wanted at the Catalan side, prompting Inter to make an approach. However, the Gunners are closer to a deal, with the former Atletico Madrid star interested in the joining Arsene Wenger’s side.
ASANO DENIED ARSENAL RETURN
Takuma Asano will remain at Stuttgart on loan from Arsenal for at least one more season, according to Bild.
The Gunners built into the two-year move certain stipulations that could allow them to recall the Japan star, but none of these have been met, including the most important, which was to play enough national team matches to earn a UK work permit.
SPURS & ARSENAL IN SMALLING BATTLE
Tottenham are ready to battle it out with arch-rivals Arsenal for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, according to The Sun.
The signing of Victor Lindelof means Smalling is expected to be sold by United and he is wanted by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is ready to offload Kevin Wimmer amid interest from Southampton in the Austrian defender.
BARCA WANT BELLERIN-RAFINHA SWAP
Barcelona are preparing to offer Rafinha Alcantara to Arsenal as part of a swap deal for Hector Bellerin, according to Marca.
The Catalan side are constantly flirting with the Arsenal right-back and want to bring him back to Camp Nou. His long-term contract and value to the Gunners make a move tough, but Barca hope using Rafinha, who wants to move this summer, will help them get their man.
JUVE & ARSENAL CHASE ASENSIO
Marco Asensio is considering leaving Real Madrid in the close-season, with Juventus and Arsenal sharing an interest, Diario Gol report.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder joined from Mallorca three years ago and has shown great promise, but wants more regular playing time. If Madrid make signings that will push the Spain international further down the pecking order, he may consider offers from the English and Italian sides.
LEMAR WANTED BY QUARTET
Monaco winger Thomas Lemar is wanted by four leading European clubs, according to Telefoot.
Premier League trio Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham, along with Italian champions Juventus, are all weighing up a summer bid to sign Lemar.
WEST HAM TO MAKE GIROUD SWOOP
Olivier Giroud is at the top of the West Ham summer wishlist, according to Football Insider.
The Hammers are prepared to make the Arsenal striker their highest-paid player, alongside matching any offers for him, which is the same negotiating tactic used to lure Robert Snodgrass and Jose Fonte to the club.
BAYERN STUNNED BY ALEXIS WAGE
Bayern Munich are stunned by Alexis Sanchez’s wage demands and suspect he’s trying to force a move to Manchester City, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Chilean attacker, who has 12 months left on his contract at Arsenal, is reportedly demanding £420,000 a week from the Bundesliga champions.
Bayern believe such a pricetag is unrealistic and that he’s trying to force Arsenal’s hand into selling to Pep Guardiola’s Premier League rivals.
OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN IN LIMBO
Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has grown frustrated at the club and could push for a summer exit, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Gunners are yet to offer him a new contract and Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are all rumoured to be interested in the 23-year-old England international.
MAN UTD TURN TO LACAZETTE
Manchester United are in talks with Lyon to sign Alexandre Lacazette, according to L’Equipe, as a back-up in case their efforts to sign Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata fail.
Lyon are demanding £50 million for their star striker, with Arsenal leading the race to sign him, but Man Utd join the likes of Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid in sniffing around.
ARSENAL LOOKING TO LAND NIANG
Arsenal are looking to beat Everton to signing former Watford winger M’Baye Niang, claims the Hertfordshire Mercury.
The 22-year-old played 11 times for Watford on loan last season but did not want to make his move from Milan a permanent one.
The Gunners have now stepped up their interest, though Everton were thought to be in the lead for his signature.
JUVE REJECT ARSENAL CUADRADO BID
Arsenal have had a £17 million bid for Juventus winger Juan Cuadrado rejected by the Serie A champions, according to The Sun.
Arsene Wenger is preparing for life without Alexis Sanchez and sees Colombia international Cuadrado as a man who could help fill the void.
Juve only signed the former Chelsea man on a permanent basis this summer, and would want closer to £30m before they think of selling.
NORTH LONDON BATTLE FOR KOVACIC
Arsenal and Tottenham are both in the running to sign Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to Diario Gol.
Neither club has yet made a bid for the Croatia international, who is also interesting Roma, AC Milan and former club Inter.
ARSENAL MAKE KJAER BID
Arsenal have made a €12 million bid for Fenerbache defender Simon Kjaer, according to TurksVoetbal.
The Gunners are set to face competition from both AC Milan and Inter, though the Turkish club are unlikely to accept anything less than €15m.
BELLERIN WANTS BARCELONA
Hector Bellerin hopes Barcelona will continue to try to sign him from Arsenal after talks with president Josep Maria Bartomeu, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalan side have been heavily linked with the right-back, but his long-term commitment and importance to the Gunners complicates a deal. But the Spaniard is hoping for a return to the Catalan side and will discuss the idea with Arsene Wenger, the newspaper reports.
LYON WANT GIROUD-LACAZETTE SWAP
Lyon have begun talks with Arsenal over an exchange between Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette, Le10 Sport say.
Lacazette was set to join Atletico Madrid, but their transfer ban has ended the possibility, and Arsenal are hopeful of capitalising on it and snapping up their long-term target.