Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Gunners could get Raphinha boost as Marseille investigate William Saliba
rsenal continues its attempts to strengthen a team that became worrying at the end of the season.
The arrival of Fabio Vieira has certainly helped solve this problem, and reports continue to suggest that Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha could follow him to the Emirates.
Another midfield signing will likely be on the cards before the window closes later this summer as Mikel Arteta assembles a squad he hopes will be able to guarantee the football of the Champions League.
Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Arsenal news and rumours…
The battle to sign Raphinha is dragging on, with Chelsea and Tottenham just two of the clubs vying with Arsenal for the Brazilian’s signature.
Barcelona have been touted as the preferred option for the Leeds winger but that could all change if Ousmane Dembele stays at the Nou Camp, as now reported.
Cadena SER claim the Frenchman would rather stay at Barcelona than move elsewhere on a free transfer this summer, although it remains to be seen if a deal can be reached over Dembele’s salary.
Should he stay however, a transfer from Barcelona for Raphinha is unlikely and Arsenal would have one less rival bid to contend with.
After a few loan spells away from the Emirates, William Saliba looks set to finally have the chance to prove himself at the Emirates.
But that hasn’t stopped Marseille from trying to bring the defender back to France on a permanent deal.
Foot Mercato report that the club have inquired about signing Saliba, after an impressive loan spell, but the Gunners are not interested in letting the 20-year-old go.
Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot could be a potential option for the Gunners this summer.
Arsenal are keen to strengthen their ranks in this position and, according to The Telegraph, Rabiot has told Juventus that he wants to join a Premier League club. It is believed that an offer of around £15m would be enough for the Italian club to sell.
The Gunners have been linked with the 27-year-old in the past and he could be a player increasingly linked with a move to north London in the coming weeks.