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Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal re-enter talks for midfielder, but face winger wait; desperate Chelsea in twin hijack talk

Arthur Melo Juventus May 2022

Arsenal are back in the hunt for Arthur Melo, while they will have to be patient over a winger target and Chelsea are looking to gazump PSG and Manchester United over two defensive targets, all in Euro Paper Talk.


Edu’s transfer talks with Arthur Melo are understood to be back on.

Arsenal almost landed the Juventus midfielder in January, but a move never materialised. Now with dialogue said to be flowing once more hope of a deal has been raised.

TuttoJuve report that both clubs want a deal to happen. And the Brazilian could arrive at The Emirates on an initial loan deal, with the switch becoming permanent next summer via an obligation to buy.

Such a deal structure would seem acceptable for both clubs. Juve get the guarantee of a fee through a permanent deal for a player who has failed to live up to the billing since arriving from Barcelona.

And Arsenal get the player without having to pay for him until next summer.

Arthur has also been applauding the efforts of new signing Gabriel Jesus.

Jesus posted an image of himself celebrating on Instagram after scoring against Chelsea and Arthur replied with an applause emoji.

Meanwhile, Arsenal remain in the hunt for PSV winger Cody Gakpo.

But Edu and Co will have to be patient because Voetbal International claim that PSV have their own set of demands, should they let their star man leave.

Next week, they face Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier before the return leg takes place in Eindhoven on August 9.

Club chiefs are therefore adamant Gakpo remains to play in both games in order to help them into Europe’s top competition.

That would mean that Arsenal will have to wait until next month to secure a deal for the 23-year-old.


Chelsea are trying to hijack Paris Saint-Germain’s move for Nordi Mukiele( Footmercato)

The Blues are also trying to muscle in on Manchester United transfer target Denzel Dumfries (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Real Madrid forward Borja Mayoral is “very close” to joining Getafe (Marca)

Newcastle United are ready to hold talks with PSG for a possible move for Julian Draxler (Le10Sport)

Manchester United are now lining up alternative targets to Frenkie de Jong with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic on their radar (Calciomercato)


Leeds United target Charles De Ketelaere refused to play in a friendly for Club Brugge over the weekend. The Belgian club say the situation is “a bit too much” for the 21-year-old (HLN)

Tottenham are willing to sell France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for the right price, with Galatasaray interested in the 25-year-old. (Media Foot)

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said Lionel Messi’s “chapter” at Barcelona is “not over” – 11 months after he ended his 21-year spell at the club and joined PSG (ESPN)

Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic is considering a West Ham United switch (Bild)

Como have reached full verbal agreement to sign Cesc Fabregas (Fabrizio Romano)


Torino are confident they can get a move for Belgium defender Jason Deneyar (Gianluca di Marzio)

Noa Lang has a good chances of leave Club Brugge this summer. Things are now moving with a host of top league clubs interested in signing him for around €20/25m (Fabrizio Romano)

Juventus have offered Liverpool €23m to sign striker Roberto Firmino (Tutto Juve)

PSG are in advanced talks for Lille star Renato Sanches (L’Equipe)

Arsenal have rejected a £7m bid, with £3m in add-ons, from Fulham for German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (CBS Sports)

It will take a crazy offer for Arsenal to sell William Saliba to Marseille this summer (Fabrizio Romano)