Arsenal could offload five stars to help fund an impressive £85m double raid, while three big-name players are set to be shown the door by Carlo Ancelotti at Everton, according to Wednesday’s paper gossip.
PARTEY, AOUAR ON ARSENAL MENU
Arsenal are still planning to add more players to their squad and plan to sign BOTH Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar before the window shuts.
The Gunners have invested wisely this summer. Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes are among their new arrivals and the pair got off to a good start at Fulham.
However, their biggest ‘coup’ arrived on Tuesday when captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang committed to a new deal.
According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal managed to convince Auba to stay by convincing him of their ambitious transfer plans.
The Gunners have been linked with both Atletico star Thomas and Lyon playmaker Aouar. Until now, it was thought a deal for either would stretch Arsenal’s resources and might be beyond them.
However, the paper claims Arsenal actually plan to sign both and are hopefully of an ambitious £85m double swoop.
That’s mainly because the club are hopeful of a £75m cash influx with Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, Sead Kolasinac, Shkodran Mustafi and Emiliano Martinez poised to leave.
Furthermore, the Mirror believes Lyon will accept a £40m offer for playmaker Aouar. The France star may have played his last game for the club after being shown a straight red card in their 2-1 defeat to Montpellier in Monday’s Ligue 1 opener.
A deal for Ghanaian powerhouse Partey, looks slightly more straightforward. The player has a €50m (£45m) exit clause in his deal, which Atletico have refused to budge on.
However, the paper now believes Arsenal will meet the price after deciding he’d be a vital addition to their midfield.
Meanwhile, The Independent claims Alexandre Lacazette will follow Aubameyang in signing a new contract at Emirates Stadium.
The France striker was expected to be sold this summer, but it’s now claimed Mikel Arteta has decided to hand him a new three-year deal.
WALCOTT AMONG BIG NAMES TO LEAVE EVERTON
Theo Walcott, Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi could be shown the door at Everton following a summer of new arrivals. (Daily Mirror)
Tottenham were thrashing out a deal on Tuesday night to see former hero Gareth Bale make a sensational return to the club. Dele Alli could move the other way as part of the deal. (Daily Mail)
Bayern Munich are ready to revive their interest in Callum Hudson-Odoi, 19, with Chelsea willing to listen to offers for their academy graduate. (Daily Mail)
Juventus are growing pessimistic over completing a deal for Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan is struggling to secure Italian citizenship. (Daily Mail)
Arsenal have turned down an approach from Sheffield United for their striker prospect Folarin Balogun. (Daily Mail)
RUNARSSON’S ANTI-WENGER TWEETS
Prospective new Arsenal signing Runar Alex Runarsson may have some explaining to do after tweets surfaced in which he insulted Arsene Wenger. (Daily Mail)
Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman looks likely to miss Friday’s Bundesliga opener against Schalke. The France winger is self-isolating at home after he had contact with a person infected with coronavirus. (Daily Mail)
Inter Milan are still pursuing a permanent deal for Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri, but West Ham are also keen. (The Independent)
Tottenham are on the brink of re-signing Gareth Bale in a stunning £20m loan deal. They also look set to hijack Manchester United’s move for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon. (The Sun)
AND MORE GOSSIP
Wilfried Zaha looks likely to miss out on a transfer exit due to Crystal Palace’s £45m demands and his age. (The Sun)
West Ham have rejected a second offer of £400m to buy the club from an American consortium. (The Sun)
Stoke striker Benik Afobe is joining Turkish club Trabzonspor for a season. (The Sun)
Sean Dyche’s relationship with Burnley chairman Mike Garlick has deteriorated. Dyche feels the club are in drastic need for new signings, though that has been thrown into turmoil by a possible takeover. (Daily Telegraph)