Gabriel – Manchester United have held discussions with Gabriel’s representatives, in a late twist to his expected exit from Lille. Arsenal remain clear favourites to win the race for the 22-year-old Brazilian ahead of Napoli, despite the Italian club making a late and improved offer to the player (Sky Sports, August 21); Arsenal are to sign the Lille central defender Gabriel Magalhaes for a fee of 25 million euros (£22.6million). Telegraph Sport understands that a five-year deal was finally agreed with the 22-year-old on Wednesday (The Telegraph, August 20); Arsenal are edging closer to signing Gabriel after agreeing personal terms with the Brazilian and making progress in discussions over the fee with the French club (The Times, August 18)Thomas Partey – Arsenal like Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey – but any moves that require significant outlays would require sales of current squad players (Sky Sports, August 17); Arsenal are set to step up their efforts to sign the Atletico Madrid midfielder (Daily Star, August 15); Arsenal have been dealt a blow in pursuit of the Atletico midfielder after seeing a second bid rejected (Guardian, July 28).
Dani Ceballos – Talks are ongoing between the Gunners and his parent club Real Madrid over securing another loan deal for the midfielder, with Ceballos believed to be keen on staying at Arsenal (Sky Sports, August 17); Arsenal have been joined in the race for the midfielder by Real Betis (The Sun, August 1); Arsenal are close to agreeing a new loan deal with Real Madrid for the midfielder (Daily Mail, July 29)
Joelson Fernandes – Arsenal have made no attempt to sign the Sporting Lisbon wonderkid, according to the player’s agent (The Sun, August 15); Arsenal are really keen to land Fernandes. The Portugal U17 forward has been dubbed ‘the new Cristiano Ronaldo’ and the Gunners could look to offer cash plus players for his signature (Mirror, August 13).
Qunicy Promes – Arsenal are eyeing a £25m move for the Ajax ace (The Sun, August 12)
Ousmane Dembele – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is keen for Arsenal to sign Barcelona’s Dembele, according to reports (Daily Mirror, August 4).
Danny Ings – The Southampton striker has been backed as the man to replace Aubameyang at Arsenal should he leave this summer (Daily Star, August 4).
Diego Carlos – Arsenal will step up their recruitment plans after victory in the FA Cup final brought some much-needed clarity to their financial situation, with the Sevilla defender one of their potential targets (Telegraph, August 3).
Wilfried Zaha – The Crystal Palace forward is wanted by Arsenal (Daily Star, August 3).
Ivan Rakitic – Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has reportedly made personal contact with the Croat as he aims to convince the Barcelona star to move to the Emirates (Mirror, Aug 3).
Abdoulaye Doucoure – Arsenal are lining up a swoop for the Watford midfielder (Daily Express, August 1).
Dayot Upamecano – The defender has put pen to paper on a new contract with RB Leipzig in news which will come as a blow to Arsenal and Manchester United (Daily Mirror, August 1).
Philippe Coutinho – Arsenal are seen as ‘only possible solution’ to the Coutinho transfer problem (Mirror, August 12); Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester are all options for the Barcelona and Brazil midfielder (Sport, July 29); Coutinho has reportedly changed his mind about Arsenal after initially snubbing an approach from the Gunners (Daily Mirror, July 29); Coutinho has asked Arsenal for more time to make a decision over his future, with Tottenham and Leicester interested in the 28-year-old (Sport, July 28); The Brazilian has asked his agent to pause talks until Bayern Munich’s Champions League campaign is complete (Daily Express, July 24).
The latest players linked with an Arsenal exit…
Sokratis and Calum Chambers – Gabriel’s arrival is expected to increase the club’s efforts to sell other defenders such as Sokratis and Calum Chambers (The Telegraph, August 20).
Mohamed Elneny – Arsenal will have Elneny back within their ranks this week, with the midfielder having completed his loan spell at Besiktas (Daily Mail, August 20).
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – The striker is close to ending speculation about his future by signing a new contract with Arsenal (August 6); And he has raised hopes that an announcement could be imminent by tweeting…Alexandre Lacazette – Juventus are interested in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette (Sky Sports, August 16); Lacazette will be on his way to Atletico Madrid for £30m – as soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang signs a new Arsenal deal (Daily Star, August 9).
Emiliano Martinez – The Arsenal goalkeeper says 10 clubs in Europe are interested in signing him after the 27-year-old Argentine’s impressive end to the season (Marca, August 15).
Mesut Ozil – Arsenal are angry with Mesut Ozil after the midfielder broke ranks to defend his decision to reject a reduction in his £350,000-per-week wages, while hinting that may be why Mikel Arteta stopped selecting him (Daily Mail, August 14); Arsenal will make a new push to reach an agreement over Ozil’s £18m contract nightmare; Arsenal will reportedly offer to pay the German off or subsidise his £350,000-a-week wages if he moves on to another club (Daily Mirror, August 10); Ozil has rejected an approach from Turkish side Fenerbahce (Bild, July 21)
Mesut Ozil saga to drag into next season?
Ainsley Maitland Niles – The defender may be allowed to leave Arsenal this summer, with three clubs preparing to bid for him (Sky Sports, August 10); Tottenham are eyeing a shock move for the Arsenal academy graduate after he was told he was free to leave the Emirates this summer (Star, August 9); Arsenal have told the midfielder he will be available for a transfer this summer even though Mikel Arteta would prefer the player remains (Telegraph, August 8); Arsenal have put the defender up for sale in a desperate bid to raise money – just days after he helped win them the FA Cup (Sun, August 7); Brighton are eyeing the Arsenal midfielder for a summer move (Mirror, July 31).
Lucas Torreira – AC Milan are plotting another move for Arsenal midfielder Torreira, who could be allowed to leave the club as part of their summer rebuild under Mikel Arteta (Daily Telegraph, August 8).
Matteo Guendouzi – Arsenal have offered midfielder Guendouzi as part of their bid to sign Lyon star Houssem Aouar this summer, according to reports (Daily Mail, August 21).
Arsenal will demand £40m for the midfielder after PSG reportedly entered the race for the player (Sun, August 11); The midfielder appears to have no future at Arsenal following his radio silence in the aftermath of the FA Cup final (Star, August 3); Arsenal have explored using the French midfielder as a makeweight in their summer transfer business (Daily Mail, July 1); The wantaway Arsenal midfielder is being lined up for a sensational swap deal with Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona (Mail on Sunday, July 19).
Sokratis Papastathopoulos – The Arsenal defender is reportedly being eyed by German outfit Stuttgart (Sun, July 16).
David Luiz, Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari – The three Arsenal defenders have all signed new contracts. Luiz has agreed a new one-year deal while Mari and Soares have signed permanent, long-term deals from Flamengo and Southampton respectively.
Calum Chambers – Fulham are considering a move to sign Arsenal defender Chambers as they prepare for their return to the Premier League (The Sun, August 12)
The latest Arsenal contract talk
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal are drawing up the paperwork for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s bumper new deal (Daily Mail, August 18); The striker is close to ending speculation about his future by signing a new contract with Arsenal (August 6);