Bissouma LATEST, Xhaka EXIT, Jules Kounde boost, Coutinho can 'LEAVE Barcelona in summer', Odegaard future latest news

ARSENAL will have to wait until July to approach Philipe Coutinho – but the Brazilian is reportedly free to leave Barcelona.

Reports also suggest that the Gunners could land long-term target Houssem Aouar for just £25m after Lyon missed out on the Champions League.

We've also the very latest on Martin Odegaard, as well as an update on Alexandre Lacazette's Emirates future.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    SOU-PER YVES

    Arsenal have been handed a significant boost by Liverpool in their bid to sign Brighton star Yves Bissouma.

    That is because the Reds will not enter the bidding war to land Bissouma despite Georginio Wijnaldum’s imminent departure in the summer.

    According to The Athletic, manager Jurgen Klopp has decided that an already existing member of the squad can fill in for Wijnaldum in midfield.

    Klopp has faith in Curtis Jones and is not likely to offload Naby Keita or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer

  • Marc Mayo

    GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Norwich star Emi Buendia admits that Arsenal’s interest motivates him ahead of the summer transfer window.

    The Gunners are weighing up a formal offer for Buendia, who played a critical role in the Canaries’ Premier League promotion.

    Buendia told AS: “One always dreams of being at the highest level and in the best teams in England, Spain or Europe.

    “One dreams of playing for titles, it is an ambition that I have, it is a pride that important clubs are interested in you, it means that you are doing things well and it is a motivation to continue working and one day achieve it.”

    Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is bracing himself for offers for centre-back William Saliba, according to reports.

    The 20-year-old, who joined the Gunners for £27million in 2019, has spent the second half of the season with Nice.

    Saliba has yet to make an appearance for Arsenal since his switch and was immediately sent back on loan to Saint-Etienne.

    According to Kicker, Bayer Leverkusen have been tracking Saliba’s progress closely during his time in France and are ready to make their move.

    He was a regular in the Nice defence, making 20 league appearances in total during their ninth-place finish.

    And finally, Arsenal are demanding £21.5million for midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to reports.

    But Jose Mourinho’s new side Roma only want to pay £10m to land him this summer.

    The Swiss star has been a vital part of manager Mikel Arteta’s reign, playing as a central partner for Thomas Partey and also as a makeshift left-back.

    And Sky in Italy say that Arsenal will hold out for a fee in the region of £21.5m to let him go.

  • Joe Brophy

    XHAK IT IN

    Arsenal are demanding £21.5million for midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to reports.

    But Jose Mourinho's new side Roma only want to pay £10m to land him this summer.

    The Swiss star has been a vital part of manager Mikel Arteta's reign, playing as a central partner for Thomas Partey and also as a makeshift left-back.

    And Sky in Italy say that Arsenal will hold out for a fee in the region of £21.5m to let him go.

  • Joe Brophy

    ICYMI

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is bracing himself for offers for centre-back William Saliba, according to reports.

    The 20-year-old, who joined the Gunners for £27million in 2019, has spent the second half of the season with Nice.

    Saliba has yet to make an appearance for Arsenal since his switch and was immediately sent back on loan to Saint-Etienne.

    According to Kicker, Bayer Leverkusen have been tracking Saliba’s progress closely during his time in France and are ready to make their move.

    He was a regular in the Nice defence, making 20 league appearances in total during their ninth-place finish.

  • Joe Brophy

    GUNNER STAY

    Vivianne Miedema's agent poured cold water on speculation of the striker leaving Arsenal for a sensational move to Lyon

    Leoni Blokhuis shut down rumours of a swap that would see his client join the French giants in exchange for Nikita Parris becoming a Gunner.

    Blokius told Dutch newspaper AD: "Vivianne will remain, as it looks now, at Arsenal next season. That is her last contract year."

  • Joe Brophy

    TIA-GO FOR IT

    Arsenal are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon starlet Tiago Tomas ahead of the summer transfer window.

    According to Record, the Gunners have contacted Sporting to find out what it would take to sign the 18-year-old striker.

    And the Portuguese champions’ response isn’t raising a lot of hopes for a deal as they rate Tomas at a whopping €60million (£51.5m).

    The Portugal Under-21 international amassed six goals and three assists in 37 appearances across all competitions this season.

  • Joe Brophy

    STRIKING OUT

    Arsenal legend Kevin Campbell has advised his former club to sell Alexandre Lacazette if he doesn’t agree to a contract extension.

    Lacazette has one more year left in his deal with the Gunners, which means he could leave the Emirates for free next summer.

    Campbell told Highbury Squad: “I think [a contract] extension of a year would work, just a year.

    “If he takes it, he takes it. If he doesn’t, then you maybe have to look to trade him.”

  • Joe Brophy

    FOX TROT

    Gary Lineker has quit BT Sport to follow his beloved Leicester City in Europe next season with his sons.

    The England football legend, 60, announced the move on Twitter this evening after joining the channel in 2015 to present their live Champions League coverage.

  • Joe Brophy

    READY TO HAK IT

    Arsenal still have good chances of signing Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi in the summer.

    According to the Daily Express, the Gunners are facing competition from Paris Saint-Germain but can still land Hakimi if they move fast.

    The midfielder, who can also play at right-back as well as left-back and played a major role in Inter’s Serie A triumph, is rated at £43million.

    The Nerazzurri are desperate to sell due to financial problems, which led to Antonio Conte’s release, and thus the north Londoners could get their man if they move fast.

  • Joe Brophy

    GUNNER STAY?

    Arsenal fans have been calling for a new contract for Alexandre Lacazette.

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  • Joe Brophy

    FIRE SALE

    Arsenal could generate close to £200million from player sales in the summer transfer window.

    Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is planning a major overhaul in order to raise funds for transfers.

    The north Londoners are going to need some extra cash after failing to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years.

    According to Football London, Arsenal could make up to £195m as the likes of Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira may leave.

  • Joe Brophy

    BRIGHT IDEA

    Arsenal have been handed a major boost by Liverpool in their bid to sign Yves Bissouma.

    That is because the Reds will not enter the race to land the Brighton star despite Georginio Wijnaldum’s imminent departure in the summer.

    According to The Athletic, manager Jurgen Klopp believes an already existing member of the squad can fill in for Wijnaldum in midfield.

    Klopp has faith in Curtis Jones and is not likely to sell Naby Keita or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer

  • Joe Brophy

    IN LAC

    Mo Elneny's long-range effort against Dundalk and Kieran Tierney's right-footed strike at the Hawthorns are among the contenders…

  • Joe Brophy

    MOI BUEN

    Norwich star Emi Buendia admits that Arsenal’s interest motivates him ahead of the summer transfer window.

    The Gunners are weighing up a formal offer for Buendia, who played a critical role in the Canaries’ Premier League promotion.

    Buendia told AS: “One always dreams of being at the highest level and in the best teams in England, Spain or Europe.

    “One dreams of playing for titles, it is an ambition that I have, it is a pride that important clubs are interested in you, it means that you are doing things well and it is a motivation to continue working and one day achieve it.”

  • Joe Brophy

    HAVING A BAWL

    Arsenal target Ben White has revealed he ‘cried for an hour’ after learning of his call-up to England’s provisional Euro 2020 squad.

    He told Sky Sports News: “I got a phone call while I was out for dinner, I didn’t really believe it!

    “[When I was] told me all the news, when I was going, it was obviously unbelievable.

    “I put the phone down, rang my mum straight away, sat down there, cried…

    “Mum was crying, my dad, had all my sisters there and, yeah, I just sat and cried for about an hour.”

  • Joe Brophy

    BAY FOR NOW?

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is bracing himself for offers for centre-back William Saliba, according to reports.

    The 20-year-old, who joined the Gunners for £27million in 2019, has spent the second half of the season with Nice.

    Saliba has yet to make an appearance for Arsenal since his switch and was immediately sent back on loan to Saint-Etienne.

    According to Kicker, Bayer Leverkusen have been tracking Saliba's progress closely during his time in France and are ready to make their move.

    He was a regular in the Nice defence, making 20 league appearances in total during their ninth-place finish.

  • Joe Brophy

    WHAT THE HEC

    Real Betis are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal star Hector Bellerin this summer.

    Bellerin is set to be sold with manager Mikel Arteta looking to raise transfer funds after the club missed out on European qualification for the first time in 25 years.

    Betis want to sign the right-back initially on a loan deal with a view to buy a year later, according to Spanish outlet ABC de Sevilla.

    The Spain international is reportedly open to a move as he is seeking a new challenge.

  • Kostas Lianos

    ENGLAND FAVOURITES

    England are 4/1 favourites to win Euro 2020 after Gareth Southgate picked his squad for the delayed tournament, according to Betfair.

    Arsenal only have one player in Southgate's provisional 33-man shortlist and that is Bukayo Saka.

    Here’s how the Three Lions fare compare to their competition:

    England 4/1
    France 5/1
    Belgium 13/2
    Spain 7/1
    Italy, Germany 15/2
    Portugal 9/1
    Netherlands 11/1
    Denmark 22/1
    Croatia 25/1

  • Kostas Lianos

    LACAZETTE ADVICE

    Arsenal legend Kevin Campbell has advised his former club to sell Alexandre Lacazette if he doesn't agree to a contract extension.

    Lacazette has one more year left in his deal with the Gunners, which means he could leave the Emirates for free next summer.

    Campbell told Highbury Squad: "I think [a contract] extension of a year would work, just a year.

    “If he takes it, he takes it. If he doesn’t, then you maybe have to look to trade him”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    READY TO HAK IT

    Arsenal still have good chances of signing Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi in the summer.

    According to the Daily Express, the Gunners are facing competition from Paris Saint-Germain but can still land Hakimi if they move fast.

    The midfielder, who can also play at right-back as well as left-back and played a major role in Inter's Serie A triumph, is rated at £43million.

    The Nerazzurri are desperate to sell due to financial problems, which led to Antonio Conte's release, and thus the north Londoners could get their man if they move fast

  • Kostas Lianos

    TOP SIX

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta already knows the six players he will continue with next season.

    That is according to Football London, who claim that Arteta will not include those men in the upcoming transfer haul.

    Those are Bernd Leno, Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney, Emile Smith Rowe and Nicolas Pepe.

    The likes of Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira have been linked with an imminent departure as the Gunners are looking to raise funds

  • Kostas Lianos

    GUNNERS SALES

    Arsenal could generate close to £200million from player sales in the summer transfer window.

    Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is planning a major overhaul in order to raise funds for transfers.

    The north Londoners are going to need some extra cash after failing to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years.

    According to Football London, Arsenal could make up to £195m as the likes of Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira may leave

  • Kostas Lianos

    ARSENAL BOOST

    Arsenal have been handed a major boost by Liverpool in their bid to sign Brighton star Yves Bissouma.

    That is because the Reds will not enter the race to land Bissouma despite Georginio Wijnaldum’s imminent departure in the summer.

    According to The Athletic, manager Jurgen Klopp believes an already existing member of the squad can fill in for Wijnaldum in midfield.

    Klopp has faith in Curtis Jones and is not likely to sell Naby Keita or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the summer

  • Kostas Lianos

    END OF THE LINE

    Crystal Palace ace Andros Townsend has advised Arsenal star Bukayo Saka to join Manchester City if he gets the chance.

    Saka has been very impressive at the Gunners in the last two years and made England boss Gareth Southgate's provisional 33-man squad ahead of Euro 2020.

    Townsend told talkSPORT: "Yeah, I would say. Man City is a different level. No disrespect to Arsenal.

    "Obviously I am not their biggest fan, but Man City is a step-up. If that offer comes in, of course, you have to, you have to”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    BUENDIA REACTS

    Norwich star Emi Buendia admits that Arsenal's interest motivates him ahead of the summer transfer window.

    The Gunners are weighing up a formal offer for Buendia, who played a critical role in the Canaries' Premier League promotion.

    Buendia told AS: "One always dreams of being at the highest level and in the best teams in England, Spain or Europe.

    "One dreams of playing for titles, it is an ambition that I have, it is a pride that important clubs are interested in you, it means that you are doing things well and it is a motivation to continue working and one day achieve it."

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