Paper Talk: Arsenal make Tottenham target one half of transfer plan

Date published: Tuesday 11th May 2021 8:30 - Samuel Bannister

Max Aarons Norwich, Croatia v England March 2021

Arsenal have two players in mind to replace one of their key players, while Manchester United have put their interest in one star on the backburner – according to Tuesday’s transfer gossip.

ARSENAL LINE UP TWO BELLERIN REPLACEMENTS

Hector Bellerin could leave Arsenal for as much as £35m this summer – and the Gunners have two replacements in mind.

The right-back is one of Arsenal’s longest serving players and currently serves as vice-captain. However, he is facing an uncertain future as the club look to rebuild.

They have fallen well short in the Premier League this season which could prompt them to reshuffle their squad. It may also make Bellerin consider his own future.

According to The Sun, he will be available for £35m when the transfer window opens. And there are already two names on Arsenal’s shortlist.

The first is Max Aarons, who has just helped Norwich regain promotion to the Premier League. The England youth international was one of the standout performers in the year they were relegated and has maintained those levels.

As he prepares to be back in the top flight, he may even get the chance to join a bigger club such as the Gunners.

He has previously been linked with their north London rivals Tottenham, as well as Merseyside outfit Everton.

Another name in contention is Real Betis full-back Emerson Royal. Barcelona have a buyback clause for the 22-year-old but could still sell him on for a profit.

Both options for Arsenal would be long-term investments but it remains to be seen whether they could match Bellerin’s qualities.


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MAN UTD’S SANCHO STANCE CHANGES

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The development of Mason Greenwood has prompted Manchester United to cool their interest in Jadon Sancho. (Manchester Evening News)

But Sancho still wants to return to England and Chelsea could join United in the running to sign him. (Bild)

West Ham may not be able to afford the permanent signing of Jesse Lingard from Man Utd. (Daily Mail)

Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma has asked to leave the club this summer. He has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal have made Edouardo Camavinga of Rennes a top summer target. (Le10 Sport)

Denis Zakaria is also still an option to strengthen Arsenal’s midfield. (90min)

Davinson Sanchez has been put on the transfer list for the summer by Tottenham. (Football Insider)

LEICESTER OPEN MIDFIELDER TALKS

Boubakary Soumare Lille midfielder

Leicester have opened talks for the signing of Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare. (Daily Mail)

AC Milan are trying to sign Fikayo Tomori on a permanent basis from Chelsea. (Goal)

West Ham may try to sign Tammy Abraham on loan from Chelsea rather than on a permanent deal. (Daily Express)

Man City striker Sergio Aguero is Barcelona’s back-up option to Erling Haaland in their hunt for a new frontman. (Mundo Deportivo)

West Brom have lined up Chris Wilder as a potential successor to Sam Allardyce if the current boss leaves. (Sky Sports)

Meanwhile, Sheffield United are looking at Slavisa Jokanovic to replace Wilder. (The Sun)

EX-CHELSEA WINGER IN DEMAND

Former Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta is on the radar of Crystal Palace, Fulham, Newcastle and Watford. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle are hoping to sign Joe Willock permanently from Arsenal as he continues to impress on loan. (Talksport)

Patrick Bamford extended his contract with Leeds United last summer. (The Athletic)

Wolves and Watford have joined the race for Galatasaray striker Mbaye Diagne, who is currently on loan at West Brom. (Football Insider)

Neil Taylor is set to leave Aston Villa as a free agent this summer and QPR and Stoke want him. (The Sun)

Derby County are still at risk of relegation from the Championship after losing an appeal over an EFL sanction for breach of financial rules. (The Times)

 

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