Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal on brink of €40m deal for crack Brazil attacker

Date published: Monday 15th July 2019 11:55

Arsenal are nearing a deal for a €40m Gremio attacker, while West Ham have seen an opening €60m offer for an Italy striker rejected, according to Monday’s European papers.



Arsenal have inched a significant step closer to a deal for Gremio attacker Everton Soares, according to reports in the Brazilian’s homeland.

The Gunners have stepped up their interest in the Brazil international over the past month and it’s reported that medics from Arsenal have on Monday boarded a flight to Porto Alegre to assess the condition of the star ahead of a €40m (£36m) switch to north London.

These reports have been backed up by respected Brazilian journalist Sergio Araujo, who claims Arsenal have struck a deal for the player with the Brazilian side, with the deal set to take a significant step closer if Gunners club doctors are satisfied.

“Representatives of Arsenal of England arrive tomorrow to Porto Alegre to seal the hiring of Everton,” Araujo wrote on Twitter.

“The team consists of physicians of the English club, who will make examinations to know the physical conditions of the [Gremio] player.”

And reports suggest the deal could be completed in the next few days with the player already confirming he’s unlikely to feature in the Copa do Brasil quarter-final against Bahia this Wednesday.

“Really. I do not know what can happen. I have a proposal. I cannot talk to the club,” he said.

“I do not guarantee that I will play against Bahia on Wednesday, we will see.”

Unai Emery has had Soares watched numerous times over the past six months and it’s claimed Arsenal have decided to make their move on the back of the player’s impressive Copa America displays for Brazil.

He has featured four times for his country, and is Gremio’s top goalscorer this season with 10 goals from 28 appearances.


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West Ham have offered €60m for Andrea Belotti – but Torino are determined to claim a fee nearer the Italy international striker’s €100m release clause (Tuttosport)

Arsenal have thrown their hat into the mix to sign Dani Alves after Unai Emery asked the club to make an approach for the out-of-contract Brazil full-back (AS)

Roma are ready to accept Tottenham’s offer of €40m plus Toby Alderweireld in exchange for young playmaker Nicolo Zaniolo (Corriere dello Sport)

Reported Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich target Nicolas Pepe has made a move to PSG his No 1 priority this summer if he leaves Lille (L’Equipe)

Man Utd are preparing to pay the €150m release clause of Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez if Paul Pogba decides to leave Old Trafford (Sport)

However, Atletico will offer Saul a new contract, making him their biggest earner, in a bid to to ward off interest from United (AS)

Atletico Madrid are willing to meet the €40m exit clause for Mario Hermoso after seeing efforts to sign the Espanyol defender on the cheap fall short (Marca)

Juventus’ back-up goalkeeper Mattia Perin is on the verge of joining Benfica for around €16m (Sky Italia)

Sevilla are continuing their summer spending spree as they have agreed a deal for Porto midfielder Oliver Torres (ABC De Sevilla)

Sevilla, Real Betis and Marseille have all expressed an interest in Napoli winger Adam Ounas, who starred for Algeria in the African Cupof Nations (Estadio Deportivo)

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Real Madrid are said to have been left stunned after James Rodriguez told his club he wants to stay in the city and sign for fierce rivals Atletico (Marca)

Arsenal have made a £42m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos (Eldesmarque)

Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Dani Olmo is refusing to rule out a move away from Croatia this summer as rumours of a move to Manchester United or Tottenham gather pace (Sport)

Roma are so eager to convince Gonzalo Higuain that they will offer the Juventus striker the captain’s armband (Corriere dello Sport)

West Ham are considering making a late offer for Espanyol forward Borja Iglesias after Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez completed a €50m move to Valencia (Mundo Deportivo)

Antoine Griezmann has highlighted the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi as a key reason for his leaving Atletico Madrid and joining Barcelona

Newly promoted LaLiga side Granada CF have completed the signing of former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado from Fenebahce (various)


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