Arsenal transfer news and rumours: £67.5m price tag set for Paqueta after Edu talks; Martinez, Saliba updates


rsenal are not yet finished in the transfer market despite a number of early signings.

Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira have headlined the Gunners’ moves so far, with Lucas Paqueta emerging as a more serious option after Edu held talks with the player’s camp.

Elsewhere, the battle with Manchester United over Lisandro Martinez continues ahead of further negotiations with Ajax over the defender’s fee.

In terms of outings, Gabriel Magalhaes is wanted by Juventus while William Saliba looks set to stay at the club after a series of loan spells.

Here’s your latest Arsenal update transfer news and rumors…

Lucas Paqueta

Lyon have told Arsenal they want £67.5m for Brazil international Paqueta.

Goal Brazil report on technical director Edu in talks with the player’s camp to gauge their interest in a switch amid his club’s desire to retain him.

Newcastle have also been linked with Paqueta, who is under contract until 2025, with the ball now in Arsenal’s court ahead of a possible offer.

Lisandro Martinez

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Arsenal are at risk of losing Lisandro Martinez after Manchester United took the lead in the race for the Ajax defender.

According fabrice romanothe Red Devils are growing confident of beating the Gunners to his signature – Martinez having made his desire to move to the Premier League clear.

Recent reports suggest Ajax want £52m for Martinez but it is now claimed they are ready to negotiate with further talks to start soon.

Guillaume Saliba

After returning to London Colney for Arsenal training on Monday, Saliba is set for a run in Mikel Arteta’s first team following comments from Arsenal academy chief Per Mertesacker.

He said Hayters TV“What William did in Marseille is magnificent. So it’s up to us to really test it this summer and see what suits it best.

“But he clearly made his mark at his young age with his play in a major league in Europe and was one of the best players in Europe. So why not use him?

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