Arsenal to 'submit' SECOND bid for Milinkovic-Savic, Gunners PUSHING for Tielemans, Martinez UPDATE – transfer latest | The Sun

ARSENAL are eager to bolster their midfield this summer and Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has emerged as a priority.

And despite the Gunners' reported first offer of £47 million rejected earlier this week, reports suggest that Arsenal are preparing a second bid.

However, a deal for Youri Tielemans could be back on and it is claimed that the Leicester talisman would be available for a cut price of £25m.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are still pushing for the signature of Ajax ace Lisandro Martinez who has made it clear that he wants a move to the Premier League according to reports.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal eye two more transfers

    Arsenal are aiming to make two more signings before the transfer window shuts.

    That's according to club legend Paul Merson who claims Arsenal's transfer supremo Edu gave him the heads up during a conversation last weekend.

    Merson said: "They are looking good. I've seen Edu on Sunday and we had a little chat. I think they’ve bought well, they're trying to get a couple more players in.

    But Merson remained tight-lipped when pressed on who the new arrivals will be out of respect for Edu.

    He added: "I can't say that, he was talking to me in confidence."

  • Gary Stonehouse

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal are pushing ahead with plans to sign a new midfielder this summer.

    The Gunners are prioritising Leicester star Youri Tielemans for the role ahead of Lazio ace Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    That is because Tielemans will cost the Gunners 40million less than Milinkovic-Savic.

    The Belgium international's contract expires in 2023, which means the Foxes could be open to letting him go on the cheap this summer, whereas Lazio are demanding £68m for the Serbia international.

    But Arsenal, though, are still persistent in the transfer pursuit of Milinkovic-Savic.

    The Gunners reportedly had a €55million (£47.2m) offer for the midfielder rebuffed as the Serie A side wanted more cash.

    But the North Londoners are preparing to issue a new and improved bid for the 27-year-old, according to Il Messaggero.

    However, Arsenal are reluctant to depart with the €65m (£55.8m) Lazio president Claudio Lotito is requesting.

    Nevertheless, the Gunners are said to be in constant contact with the Serbia international's agent Mateja Kezman to try and get a deal done.

    Meanwhile, Ajax star Lisandro Martinez has allegedly told his club that he wants to quit and move to the Premier League.

    Martinez is wanted by both Manchester United and Arsenal to bolster their defence.

    The two clubs have both been haggling with the Dutch champions over the centre-back’s transfer fee.

    But it is United that appear to be leading the chase after offering just shy of £40m for the Argentina international.

    Now both the Red Devils and the Gunners have received a major boost after reports emerged that the 24-year-old has told Ajax he wants to depart for England.

    Finally, Paulo Dybala is considering a move to the Premier League this summer.

    Dybala officially left Juventus when his contract ran out at the end of last month and is now a free agent.

    Inter Milan have been heavily linked with a swoop for the Argentina international, who met with the club's vice-president Javier Zanetti just last month.

    However, according to Sky Sport Italia, the Nerazzurri have put the forward on stand-by following the return of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.

    The 28-year-old will now look to the Prem as his next potential destination as Arsenal have been in contact with his agent in a bid to lure him to North London.

    Manager Mikel Arteta needs another centre-forward despite the arrival of Gabriel Jesus after he lost both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal are pushing ahead with plans to sign a new midfielder this summer.

    The Gunners are prioritising Leicester star Youri Tielemans for the role ahead of Lazio ace Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    That is because Tielemans will cost the Gunners 40million less than Milinkovic-Savic.

    The Belgium international's contract expires in 2023, which means the Foxes could be open to letting him go on the cheap this summer, whereas Lazio are demanding £68m for the Serbia international.

    But Arsenal, though, are still persistent in the transfer pursuit of Milinkovic-Savic.

    The Gunners reportedly had a €55million (£47.2m) offer for the midfielder rebuffed as the Serie A side wanted more cash.

    But the North Londoners are preparing to issue a new and improved bid for the 27-year-old, according to Il Messaggero.

    However, Arsenal are reluctant to depart with the €65m (£55.8m) Lazio president Claudio Lotito is requesting.

    Nevertheless, the Gunners are said to be in constant contact with the Serbia international's agent Mateja Kezman to try and get a deal done.

    Meanwhile, Ajax star Lisandro Martinez has allegedly told his club that he wants to quit and move to the Premier League.

    Martinez is wanted by both Manchester United and Arsenal to bolster their defence.

    The two clubs have both been haggling with the Dutch champions over the centre-back’s transfer fee.

    But it is United that appear to be leading the chase after offering just shy of £40m for the Argentina international.

    Now both the Red Devils and the Gunners have received a major boost after reports emerged that the 24-year-old has told Ajax he wants to depart for England.

    Finally, Paulo Dybala is considering a move to the Premier League this summer.

    Dybala officially left Juventus when his contract ran out at the end of last month and is now a free agent.

    Inter Milan have been heavily linked with a swoop for the Argentina international, who met with the club's vice-president Javier Zanetti just last month.

    However, according to Sky Sport Italia, the Nerazzurri have put the forward on stand-by following the return of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.

    The 28-year-old will now look to the Prem as his next potential destination as Arsenal have been in contact with his agent in a bid to lure him to North London.

    Manager Mikel Arteta needs another centre-forward despite the arrival of Gabriel Jesus after he lost both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

  • Kostas Lianos

    Saka tipped for Arsenal stay

    Arsenal star Bukayo Saka will not be leaving from the Emirates this summer.

    That's according to Arsenal legend Kevin Campbell who said to Highbury Squad: "He is already under contract.

    "These things are not just going to get done in a couple of months.

    "These things could take six months, but Arsenal are not, trust me, they are not going to sell Saka in this window. No chance. No chance”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal's first Dybs

    Paulo Dybala is considering a move to the Premier League this summer.

    Dybala officially left Juventus when his contract expired at the end of last month and is now a free agent.

    Inter Milan have been heavily linked with a swoop for the Argentina international, who met with the club's vice-president Javier Zanetti last month.

    However, according to Sky Sport Italia, the Nerazzurri have put the forward on stand-by following the return of Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea.

    The 28-year-old will now look to the Premier League as his next potential destination as Arsenal have been in contact with his agent in a bid to lure him to North London.

    Manager Mikel Arteta needs another striker despite the arrival of Gabriel Jesus after he lost both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal fixture amendments

    Some of Arsenal's Premier League fixtures have been amended ahead of the coming season.

    The Gunners' clash with Bournemouth on August 20 away will take place at 5.30pm instead of 3pm.

    The same time change goes for the North Londoners' meeting against London rivals Fulham on August 27 at home.

    Arsenal's match with Aston Villa at the Emirates has been moved from August 30 to August 31 at 7.30pm.

    The big clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford will take place on September 4 at 4.30pm instead of September 3.

    Arsenal vs Everton has been moved for September 11 at 2pm instead of September 10.

    And Brentford vs Arsenal takes place on September 18 at 2pm instead of September 17

  • Kostas Lianos

    The full Paq-age

    Arsenal are among Premier League teams showing interest in Lyon star Lucas Paqueta.

    According to ESPN Brasil, the Gunners, Tottenham and Manchester City have all held talks to sign Paqueta.

    Discussions were reportedly held regarding a potential move in recent weeks.

    But negotiations didn't go further than the preliminary stage

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Lisandro Martinez demand

    Ajax star Lisandro Martinez has allegedly told his club that he wants to quit the club and move to the Premier League.

    Martinez is wanted by both Manchester United and Arsenal to bolster their backlines.

    The two clubs have both been haggling with the Amsterdam giants over his transfer fee.

    But it is the United that appear to be leading the chase after offering just shy of £40million for the centre-back.

    Now both the Red Devils and the Gunners have received a major boost after reports emerged that the Argentina international has told Ajax he wants to depart for England

  • Kostas Lianos

    Lisandro Martinez bidding war

    Manchester United are confident of beating Arsenal to signing Lisandro Martinez after meeting with Ajax chiefs.

    United have reportedly tabled a fee just shy of £40m for Martinez.

    The Dutch champs’ new director of football Klaas-Jan Huntelaar travelled to London on Saturday to meet with United reps, according to the Mirror.

    And after talks with Huntelaar, the Red Devils are said to be confident of beating the Gunners in the race to sign the centre-back.

    The Manchester giants have made a bid worth an initial £35.3m, with a further £4.3m available in add-ons.

    The total package works out at £39.6m, with the Amsterdam giants reportedly valuing the Argentina international at £43m.

    Martinez would rather reunite with former boss Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford than join the Gunners.

    According to The Athletic, United have “edged ahead as favourites” to land the 24-year-old for around £35m

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal insist on Milinkovic-Savic

    Arsenal, though, are still persistent in the transfer pursuit of Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    The Gunners reportedly had a €55million (£47.2m) offer for Milinkovic-Savic rebuffed as the Serie A side wanted more cash.

    But the North Londoners are preparing to issue a new and improved bid for the midfielder, according to Il Messaggero.

    However, Arsenal are reluctant to depart with the €65m (£55.8m) Lazio president Claudio Lotito is demanding.

    Although the Gunners are said to be in constant contact with the Serbia international’s agent Mateja Kezman to try and get a deal done

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal prioritise Tielemans

    Arsenal are pressing ahead with plans to sign a new midfielder this summer.

    And the Gunners are prioritising Leicester star Youri Tielemans for the role ahead of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    That’s because Tielemans will cost the Gunners 40million less than Milinkovic-Savic.

    The Belgium international’s contract expires in 2023, which means the Foxes could be open to letting him go on the cheap now.

    Whilst Lazio are demanding £68m for Milinkovic-Savic this summer

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