Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal aiming high in four-way battle for Bayern bargain

Date published: Tuesday 10th August 2021 12:28 - Samuel Bannister

Lucas Hernandez and Corentin Tolisso in France warm up

Two more Premier League clubs have joined the race for an exit-linked Bayern Munich midfielder, while Tottenham are showing an interest in a Ligue 1 talent once close to their rivals – all in Tuesday’s Euro transfer gossip.

ARSENAL, MAN UTD EYE TOLISSO

Bayern Munich have set an asking price of at least €10m for Corentin Tolisso, who has admirers at Manchester United and Arsenal.

That’s according to Bild, who think Tolisso is the most likely player to make way as Bayern seek to find space to sign Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig. Both players are in the final year of their contracts, so transfers are likely.

While Sabitzer is set to stay in the Bundesliga by moving to Bayern, Tolisso could arrive in the Premier League. Despite being linked with Juventus as well, England could be an option for the Frenchman.

West Ham were recently mentioned as contenders for his signature. However, it has now emerged that he has other suitors in the Premier League.

According to Bild, Arsenal are among those interested in Tolisso. The Gunners have been seeking to upgrade their midfield recently, already adding Albert Sambi Lokonga with an eye to the future.

World Cup winner Tolisso would further strengthen their ranks with more experience and quality. Bayern are open to his departure and will ask for an eight-figure sum, although the price may not be too high.

Tolisso has four suitors

Tolisso is returning to training after time out with injury and coronavirus, but his time back with Bayern may be short-lived.

Also in contention for his signature are Manchester United, who are looking for another midfielder whether or not Paul Pogba leaves. But Tolisso is perhaps not quite as defensive as the profile of player they have in mind.

Thus, he will have to consider his options. Arsenal do not have European football on offer, but could still be an appealing destination given their stature.

It seems to be a four-way battle, though, so Tolisso’s future is still all to play for.


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TOTTENHAM ENTER ADLI RACE

Yacine Adli celebrating for Bordeaux in game against Nice

Yacine Adli celebrating for Bordeaux in Ligue 1 match against Nice in January 2021 at Allianz Riviera.

London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are ready to bid for Bordeaux midfielder Yacine Adli, who was already close to the Gunners in 2018 and is also wanted by AC Milan. (Foot Mercato)

Chelsea remain attentive to Ilaix Moriba’s situation at Barcelona, where he is reluctant to accept a new contract offer. (Sport)

Lionel Messi has found a full agreement with Paris Saint-Germain over a contract to join the French giants. (L’Equipe)

Tottenham can meet the €60m asking price for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic by offering a player in return. Fabio Paratici is “serious” about the Serbian if they have to replace Harry Kane. (Calciomercato.it)

However, Atletico Madrid are willing to bid €70m for Vlahovic. (AS)

Lyon have made an approach to Liverpool for the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri. (L’Equipe)

KOUNDE TO CHELSEA LINKS RESUME

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Sevilla are waiting for Chelsea to approach them again about a transfer for Jules Kounde, which will likely be revisited after Romelu Lukaku’s return to Stamford Bridge goes through. (Marca)

Arsenal will do “everything possible” to re-sign Martin Odegaard if Real Madrid make him available. (AS)

Everton’s opening offer for Lazio attacker Joaquin Correa has not met the required value. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Arsenal misfit Lucas Torreira remains on Lazio’s shortlist as they seek cover for ex-Liverpool man Lucas Leiva. (Corriere Dello Sport)

Serie A side Atalanta are interested in taking Daniel James from Manchester United, while they have also asked about Everton’s Alex Iwobi, Aston Villa’s Bertrand Traore and Liverpool’s Takumi Minamino. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Everton are open to offers for midfielder Andre Gomes this summer. (O Jogo)

AND MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

Former Arsenal defender David Luiz will sign with Benfica if they qualify for the Champions League group stage. (Yahoo)

PSG have made a €50m bid for highly-rated Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. (Foot Mercato)


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Atletico Madrid have agreed a fee with Wolves to sign striker Rafa Mir for €15m plus a potential €10m in bonuses. (COPE)

Inter Milan would consider a move for Everton attacker Moise Kean if Mino Raiola offered his client to them. (Calciomercato)

Newcastle have been in talks with Marseille over signing midfielder Boubacar Kamara, but the French club may prefer to sell to Sevilla. (L’Equipe)

Monaco, Nice and Besiktas have all approached Barcelona about taking Samuel Umtiti on loan. (Sport)

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