Euro Paper Talk: Barcelona star to join Arsenal as Arteta finds upgrade for regular starter

Date published: Tuesday 18th May 2021 12:26 - James Marshment

Neto Barcelona goalkeeper

A Barcelona star has informed the club he is leaving with a move to Arsenal lined up, Man Utd will hold talks with a €55m-rated Portuguese defender, while Tuesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims Chelsea are in the market for an big-money Atletico Madrid man.

NETO TO REPLACE LENO AT ARSENAL

Arsenal are reportedly closing on the signing of Neto with the Brazilian goalkeeper deciding to leave Barcelona this summer.

The 31-year-old has been linked with the Gunners for some time and it seems they are finally set to land their man.

As per Mundo Deportivo, Neto has informed Barcelona he wants out this summer. As a result, they claim Saturday’s match at Eibar will be his last for the Blaugrana.

With No 1 Marc-andre Ter Stegen unavailable, having gone under the knife for knee surgery, Neto will be afforded a rare start for Ronald Koeman’s side.

Neto has been used sparingly this season, with Saturday’s LaLiga clash only his 12th outing of the campaign.

However, he will move to Arsenal to become Gunners No 1. According to reports, Mikel Arteta is ready to offload Bernd Leno this summer.  And while Arteta denied those claims on Tuesday, it’s understood they want Neto to replace him.

Mundo claims Neto was the subject of an approach from Arsenal in January, with the move blocked by Koeman.

However, a deal worth around €10m (£8.6m) looks likely to go through this summer. Neto, capped once by Brazil, will reportedly sign a three-year deal at Emirates Stadium.

CHELSEA, CITY ON TRAIL OF JOAO FELIX

Joao Felix, .Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid

Joao Felix has reportedly fallen out with Diego Simeone and wants to leave Atletico Madrid, with Chelsea leading Man City for his signature. (Todofijaches)

Nuno Mendes’ agent Miguel Pinho is due for talks with both Man Utd and Man City today over talks on a €55m move for his client. (A Bola)

West Ham are targeting a move for Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias, with the player having a €28m exit clause in his deal. (Todofijaches)

Lens full-back Jonathan Clauss is a €10m target for Chelsea and Man City this summer. (Kicker)

Gianluigi Donnarumma could yet sign a new deal with AC Milan if the club secure Champions League football and up their offer to €10m a season. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


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SOUTHAMPTON TARGET LAZIO KEEPER

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Southampton are plotting a move for Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, amid claims he is open for a move to the Premier League. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Manchester United face paying higher than initial expected for Pau Torres after reports claimed Napoli had emerged as genuine rivals for his signature. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Departing Lyon captain Memphis Depay will compete his long-awaited free transfer move to Barcelona at the start of June. (L’Equipe)

Marseille are close to completing a permanent deal for Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. (Le10 Sport)

Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has no intention of replacing Ronald Koeman as manager this summer. (Marca)

AND MORE FROM EURO PAPER TALK

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Tottenham Hotspur have expressed an interest in signing Sassuolo defender Mert Muldur as a replacement for Serge Aurier. (Kronen Zeitung)

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will not join up with the Germany squad for Euro 2020, having decided to to undergo knee surgery. (AS)

Douglas Costa is likely to secure a move to Gremio within 48 hours, the Brazilian club’s vice president claims. (Globo Esporte)

Gervinho is set to leave relegated Italian Serie A side Parma at the end of his contract with a move to Trabzonspor likely. (Goal)

Roma are the new favourites to land Georginio Wijnaldum with Jose Mourinho looking to lure the midfielder to Serie A. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

 

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