Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Maddison 'can join at right price', Bruno Guimaraes talks, Ben White announcement imminent

ARSENAL are set to announce a £50m deal for Ben White shortly with the Brighton defender currently at their training ground.

Meanwhile the Gunners are also reported to be in talks with Lyon's Brazil Olympic midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

And James Maddison could yet join the club with Leicester reportedly not considering him to be "untouchable".

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    MAD FOR IT

    Arsenal are still in with a chance of signing James Maddison, according to reports.

    The AFC Bell claim that the midfielder is not seen as "untouchable" by Leicester, who are willing to do a deal at the right price.

    Maddison is the Gunners' top attacking midfield target, but a sell-on clause which grants Norwich 10-15 per cent of the total fee could push up the price.

    Arsenal's owners are not willing to overpay for Maddison and will turn their attention back to Martin Odegaard, who Real Madrid value at £42.5m, if a deal can't be done.

  • Craig Mahood

    ARE YOU MADD?

    James Maddison is odds-on with Sky Bet to join Arsenal.

    They have the England man at 2/5, with Chelsea next in at a huge 16/1.

    It's no secret the Gunners are looking to bolster their midfield options.

    And Maddison, who has fallen out of favour for the national side, is likely to be someone they go for.

  • Craig Mahood

    OD PRICE

    By Joshua Mbu

    Real Madrid have set their asking price at £42.5million for playmaker Martin Odegaard, according to reports.

    And Arsenal – where Odegaard spent the second half of last season on loan – remain interested in signing the 22-year-old.

    According to ESPN, Real believe Odegaard does have a future at the club, but won't rule out sanctioning a sale if the player asks to leave and an offer worth £42.5m is put on the table.

    The LaLiga giants are hopeful that Odegaard decides to stay at Real, despite reports that the player is unsettled.

    An ongoing debate inside Real is whether Odegaard is ready to step up and stamp down a first team place, succeeding an ageing Luka Modric.

  • Craig Mahood

    BRUNO HUNT

    Arsenal are in talks to sign Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon, reports claim.

    The 23-year-old was a target of Edu before he made the switch to France 18 months ago for £17million.

    Now, Goal claim talks have already opened as Arsenal continue to look to strength their midfield.

    The midfielder has been a key player for Brazil at Tokyo 2020, alongside Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz.

  • Craig Mahood

    HELLS BELS

    Arsenal have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Andrea Belotti after Torino president Urbano Cairo confirmed the striker has been offered a new deal.

    The Gunners are reportedly one of a number of clubs that have been keen to prise the 27-year-old away from the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.

    Belotti has been linked with a summer exit having entered the final year of his contract, with Manchester United and Liverpool two other interested teams.

    But Cairo has revealed that Torino have offered the ex-Palermo centre-forward a bumper new deal in a bid to keep him in Turin.

    And he is hoping that Belotti, who is currently on holiday after helping Italy win Euro 2020, comes to an agreement with Torino within the next month.

    MORE HERE

  • Craig Mahood

    SUNSPORT EXCLUSIVE

    Chelsea are preparing to slash their asking price for Tammy Abraham, Duncan Wright reports.

    That’s after struggling to find any clubs willing to pay £40million for the England star.

    Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa have all shown an interest in snapping up the 23-year-old.

    But they have made it clear they do not have the budget to meet the current valuation.

    And the Blues are so keen to move Abraham on to help finance a bid for their own striker this summer they are now reluctantly having to consider reducing their demands by at least £5m.

  • Craig Mahood

    ANNOUNCEMENT PENDING

    With reports that Ben White has signed his Arsenal contract after today's second part of his medical, are we to expect an announcement tonight?

    It's been a quietish day on the Gunners' socials…..

  • Craig Mahood

    VINICIUS ON THE MOVE?

    Gareth Bale's change in status due to Brexit could force a string of transfers, reports say.

    Real Madrid are only allowed three non-EU players to be registered in their squads for the new season.

    With Brexit, Bale joins Rodryo, Eder Militao and Vinicius Jr in that regard.

    Should Bale stay, it could mean Vinicius Jr has to look for a new club.

    He has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with reports claiming he had been offered to Manchester United in the Raphael Varane negotiations.

    Arsenal were also plotting an ambitious loan swoop for the Brazilian last January.

  • Craig Mahood

    WORTH IT?

    The Lautaro Martinez stats from Inter Milan's title winning campaign.

    Figures that suggest a £70million+ fee?

  • Craig Mahood

    GUNNED DOWN

    Arsenal transfer target Lautaro Martinez has reportedly dismissed any prospect of a move to the club.

    The Inter Milan striker is only interested in joining Barcelona, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid.

    The Gunners have made an ambitious inquiry about the Argentina striker this summer with a view bringing him to the Premier League.

    But Martinez reportedly does not see his future in England and is not willing to consider joining the Gunners.

    The 23-year-old striker appears to have set his sights on a move to Spain if he leaves Inter.

     

  • Craig Mahood

    MOVING ON

    Arsene Wenger has been lined up for a return to management – with the Swiss national side.

    The Frenchman ended a legendary 22-year spell as Arsenal boss in 2018.

    Wenger, 71, has since been working as FIFA's chief of global football development.

    Switzerland are now on the lookout for a new national coach following Vladimir Petkovic's departure to manage French club Bordeaux.

    And multiple reports in Zurich claim the former Gunners chief is top of the Swiss FA's wish list.

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  • Craig Mahood

    ODDS TUMBLING

    Arsenal are second favourites to sign Ruben Neves, according to Skybet.

    The Gunners are in at 5/1 as Arteta continues to look to strengthen the midfield area.

    Neves moving to Manchester United seemed unlikely when priced at 16/1 with the bookies.

    That price has plummeted and now Neves is 2/1 to join compatriot Bruno Fernandes at Old Trafford.

    Ruben Neves next club – Sky Bet odds

    • Manchester Utd – 2/1
    • Arsenal – 5/1
    • Tottenham – 12/1
    • Atletico Madrid – 16/1
    • Liverpool – 18/1
    • Everton – 20/1
    • Benfica – 25/1
    • Porto – 25/1
    • Chelsea – 33/1
    • Manchester City – 33/1
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    T’s & C’s

    ALL OUTTA LOC

    Sassuolo say they are waiting on the right bid for Manuel Locatelli, reported by CEO Giovanni Carnevali.

    Juventus appear in pole position but Arsenal are still linked with a move for the Euros winner.

    THAT'S MADD

    James Maddion hinted earlier he could well be staying at Leicester City for next season.

    But Skybet reckon a move to Arsenal is what comes next for the attacking midfielder.

    They price him at odds-on to switch the Foxes for the Gunners.

    James Maddison next club – Sky Bet odds

    • Arsenal – 2/5
    • Chelsea – 16/1
    • Manchester City – 20/1
    • Manchester Utd – 25/1
    • Tottenham – 25/1
    • Aston Villa – 33/1

    SECOND PART

    Ben White is undergoing the second part of his Arsenal medical today.

    The £50million deal could be announced later today, with Brighton including a sell-on agreement into the agreed proposal.

    White has only made 41 appearances for the Seagulls since his move in 2014 from Southampton.

    Could you have your man shortly Gunners fans?

    • Craig Mahood

      LAC OF NERVES

      The Gunners man slotting a penalty home in yesterday's 4-1 Watford win.

    • Craig Mahood

      DEST STAYS

      Sergino Dest has rejected an Arsenal approach to stay at Barcelona, reports say.

      The USA international had Bayern Munich interested in him too as he looks to remain and push on at the Camp Nou.

      Arsenal are expected to lose Hector Bellerin in this window, with Cedric Soares also linked with a move away.

      And if they are looking to replace them, it won't be Dest coming in according to ESPN.

    • Craig Mahood

      HEADING TO THE SEASIDE

      Arsenal kid Tyreece John-Jules has joinedChampionship side Blackpool FC on loan for the the season.

      The 20 year-old forward has been at the Gunners for 12 years. He previously had loan spells spells at Doncaster Rovers and Lincoln City in League One.

       

    • Giacomo Pisa

      EXPENSIVE TASTE

      A bid of £70million or more would be needed to prise James Maddison away from Leicester.

      The Gunners have been quoted that figure by the Foxes for the 24-year-old, putting Arsenal off a potential move.

      Mikel Arteta instead favours a move for 22-year-old Norwegian international Martin Odegaard.

      Odegaard offers a cheaper alternative to Maddison and is also said to be interested in a return to North London after a loan spell at the Emirates last season.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      BLADES BOSS

      Sheffield United manager Slavisa Jokanovic has spoken regarding the futures of Aaron Ramsdale and Sander Berge.

      Both men have been linked with Arsenal with the Gunners on the lookout for both a goalkeeper and a midfielder.

      But Jokanovic is hopeful that both players will stay in Yorkshire in a bid to fire the Blades back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

      He said: "If you ask me if I will sell, no. I am happy with their professionalism.

      "I will be hurt if they leave my team. I understand this possibility exists but I hope that will not happen.

      "I have used them today and tomorrow they will be with me on the training ground. They are my players and I enjoy working with them. Sander is a young man, he's really clever and a happy man.

      "I don't have any sensation that he is unhappy where he is. I am not worried, I am happy with them and I trust they will stay with me and I trust they can be happy working with me and their Sheffield United team-mates."

    • Giacomo Pisa

      OFFER ON THE TABLE

      Arsenal have offered a contract to Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard, according to Defensa Central.

      The Gunners have reportedly offered the 22-year-old a contract worth £115,00-a-week, £33,000-a-week more than he currently earns at Los Blancos.

      The Norwegian international is said to be Mikel Arteta's number one target this summer as he seeks to add some creativity to his midfield.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      FINE FINISH

      Arsenal fans are expecting big things from 18-year-old Miguel Azeez.

      And you can see why when he's scoring goals like this in pre-season.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      BRING ON BEN

      Arsenal fans, is today finally the day Ben White is announced as an Arsenal player?

      A £50million fee has been agreed for the 23-year-old centre-back, with a medical reported to have taken place yesterday.

      When the deal is confirmed White will become Arsenal's third most expensive signing of all time, and the Gunners most expensive ever defender.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      HEC OF A MEETING

      Hector Bellerin's agent is set to meet with Arsenal chiefs today to discuss the future of the 26-year-old right-back.

      Inter Milan are said to be interested in a move for the Spanish international, with Arsenal said to be considering bids around the £17million mark.

      However due to financial difficulties the Nerazzurri would prefer a loan move to avoid a transfer fee.

      Calum Chambers impressed Mikel Arteta at right-back last season, and with Ainsley Maitland-Niles at cover, the Gunners may be willing to let Bellerin leave this summer.

    • Giacomo Pisa

      MORE ON MARTIN

      Reports emerging from Spain suggest that Martin Odegaard is key to Real Madrid's plans to bring Erling Haaland to the Bernabeu next year.

      According to Defensa Central, Los Blancos were planning on using Haaland's Norwegian teammate Martin Odegaard in persuading the 21-year-old to sign for them.

      But with Arsenal said to be keen on bringing Odegaard back to North London on a permanent deal following a loan spell last season those plans are now in doubt.

      But having been with Real Madrid for seven years and playing just eight games in La Liga, Odegaard could try and force a Bernabeu exit in favour of a return to Arsenal.

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