Euro Paper Talk: Arsenal to make waves with world-class pair signing in £99m double deal

Lautaro Martinez celebrates a goal for Argentina v Venezuela

Arsenal are planning the brilliant double signing of Youri Tielemans and Lautaro Martinez in a £99m double splash, Barcelona are ready to give up on Raphinha, while Wednesday’s Euro Paper Talk claims a major Spanish club has turned down Man Utd’s Cristiano Ronaldo.


Arsenal are ready to boost their squad with quality rather than quantity this summer – and have two top stars in their sights.

The Gunners look well placed to bring Champions League football back to Emirates Stadium next season with a top-four finish.

As such, work is underway to not just establish Arsenal among the English elite, but to also make waves in Europe.

Top of their agenda is a new striker, and reports in Italy claim talks are progressing for Lautaro Martinez.

He was mentioned as a Gunners target earlier this week, and now it seems a deal is edging closer.

That’s after Calciomercato claims Arsenal technical director Edu was quoted a fee of £59 to secure Martinez this summer.

Martinez is rightly regarded as one of Serie A’s elite strikers, having 87 goal contributions in 171 appearances for the Nerazzurri.

The Gunners still hope to persuade Alexandre Lacazette to stay, but Eddie Nketiah appears likely to depart.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are also looking likely to win the race for Youri Tielemans.

Arsenal may move for Lauturo Martinez instead of Broja

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The Leicester midfielder will have just a year left on his deal come the summer and looks set to move for £40m.

The Foxes have seen multiple efforts to extend his stay fail, with another round of talks drawing a blank.

And with the player looking to play Champions League football, Nieuwsblad claims the Gunners lead the charge.


Raphinha in purple Leeds third kit during Premier League clash v Brighton

Barcelona are preparing to walk away from a deal for Raphinha if they persuade Ousmane Dembele to sign a new deal. (AS)

Dembele is also now telling his Barcelona teammates that he now intends to extend his contract. (Mundo Deportivo)

Steven Bergwijn insists ‘we will see what happens’ after addressing speculation he will quit Tottenham for Ajax this summer. (Algemeen Dagblad)

West Ham are leading the race to sign Filip Kostic from Eintracht Frankfurt this summer, with his deal due to expire in 2023. (Bild)

Barcelona boss Xavi will dismiss any offer to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, labelling the potential deal a ‘betrayal’. (El Nacional)

AC Milan are weighing up a summer move for Eden Hazard, amid claims of a cut-price exit at Real Madrid. (Sport)


Roberto Mancini, Italy manager during World Cup play-off v North Macedonia

Roberto Mancini is refusing to answer questions on his future amid claims Newcastle will move for the Italy boss. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Anderlecht star Sergio Gomez insists he’s only focusing on finishing the season well amid links with Manchester United and Leeds. (Cadena Ser)

Paulo Dybala’s agent is in England this week and is holding talks over a potential free-transfer move to Manchester City. (Corriere dello Sport)

Real Madrid are planning a summer swoop to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund, dealing Liverpool a transfer blow. (Bild)

David Alaba is urging Real Madrid to bring in Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry this summer. (SportBild)

Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly keen on Paris Saint-Germain’s 17-year-old French playmaker Ismael Gharbi. (Goal)


Lionel Messi PSG

David Beckham wants to bring Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquests and Luis Suarez to Inter Miami this summer. (Sport)

Cesar Azpilicueta will leave Chelsea for Barcelona with their blessing if he opts to return to Spain as a free agent. (Marca)

Chelsea are seemingly in the driving seat to sign Paulo Dybala after making contact with the Tottenham transfer target. (90 min)

Atletico Madrid are chasing a deal for Lille midfieldr Xeka, who appears a ready-made replacement for Hector Herrera. (Mundo Deportivo)

Paul Pogba must take a significant paycut if he’s to re-sign for Juventus as a free agent from Manchester United this summer. (Calciomercato)

Southampton have reportedly won the race to sign Brazil U23 star Tete from Shakhtar Donestk this summer. (90 min)

Chelsea are willing to sell Timo Werner this summer providing any side matches their £33m asking price for the striker. (Sport1)


Giorgio Chiellini is dropping hints that his performance in Italy’s 3-2 win over Turkey on Tuesday night might be his last for the Azzurri. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Bruno Guimaraes says he wants to write history with Newcastle after expressing satisfaction at his start at his new club. (Globo Esporte)

Atletico Madrid are hoping to extend Antoine Griezmann’s loan for a second season, rather than buy him outright. (Goal)

Barcelona are still hoping to secure the permanent signing of Adama Traore, despite summer links with Raphinha. (RAC1)

Newcastle, Arsenal and West Ham target Darwin Nunez will reportedly be sold by Benfica this summer for £67m. (O Jogo)

A Tottenham Hotspur steal for 6ft 5in striker Sasa Kalajdzic is reportedly on the cards with West Ham also reportedly keen. (Fussball Transfers)