Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gunners will do ‘EVERYTHING’ to sign Martinez, Spurs ‘enter the race’ for Jesus, Morata LATEST
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Leicester superstar Youri Tielemans and Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez top the transfer rumours.
Tottenham have reportedly boosted the Gunners’ hopes of signing prime target Tielemans by winning the race for fellow midfielder Yves Bissouma.
And it is claimed the Gunners saw a £25m bid rejected for Argentine star Martinez.
Emirates chief Mikel Arteta is still in the hunt for the 24-year-old – but Manchester United are also said to be keen.
Arteta wants a proven performer to compete for a role alongside Ben White in improving his defense.
A bigger priority, however, is Arsenal’s attack – with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus still the main target.
But Arteta hopes Eddie Nketiah will finally produce a breakthrough ENTIRE season after signing a new long-term contract.
Newcastle and Crystal Palace had been linked with the 23-year-old leader.
And Arteta said: “I am delighted that Eddie is staying with us. He represents who we are and all the values of the club.
“We are very happy that he has extended his contract and now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and the person that we have in him.” Finally, new keeper Matt Turner is hoping to oust Aaron Ramsdale as No1 – just like the England stopper did to Bernd Leno last season.
The 16-cap USA star, 27, told Sky Sports: “Aaron has had an amazing season.
“I come to push him and become the best goalkeeper I can become, while making him the best goalkeeper he can become.”