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THOMAS PARTEY remains Arsenal's top target this transfer window, but the Gunners reportedly MUST meet his £45m release clause up front to push the deal through.

And should that happen, the Ghanaian is expected to demand wages of over £200,000 per week to move to the Emirates.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here…

  • PARTEY TIME?

    Thomas Partey remains Arsenal's top target but David Ornstein states that Atletico Madrid will not budge on their demands for his £45m release clause to be paid in full.

    He told The Athletic's Tifo Podcast: “It's not as straightforward as some may think, because Arsenal will have to pay the release clause in one go, as is the case in Spain.

    “That will also have tax on top of it, which will add a few more million euros.

    “And Thomas Partey will command a very high salary, I'm told in excess of two hundred thousand pounds a week.”

  • GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    SunSport can reveal the Gunners are eyeing a £25million move for Ajax ace Quincy Promes.

    Arsenal were linked with the Dutch forward, 28, last year following some excellent displays.

    Promes scored 16 goals and added five assists in 28 games before the coronavirus lockdown ended the Eredivisie season.

    Liverpool have been hot on the trail of the winger in the past.

    But Mikel Arteta, who has already moved for out of contract Brazilian Willian, is keen to bring Promes to North London and kickstart his summer transfer plans.

    A source close to the player told SunSport: “Quincy would go in a heartbeat.

    “It would be a great move for him – and Arsenal.”

    But the club have been dealt a blow after Real Madrid have reportedly decided to keep Dani Ceballos following a review into their Champions League exit.

    According to Spanish publication AS, Los Blancos want the Spanish midfielder back for pre-season after his strong end to the season with Arsenal.

    The report adds that Ceballos' impressive displays against Manchester City and Chelsea in the FA Cup caught the eye.

    It is now claimed he is being viewed as a replacement for 34-year-old Luka Modric.

    Lastly, Arsenal could reportedly sign Douglas Costa in a swap deal that would see them offload Alexandre Lacazette.

    According to The Athletic, the Gunners are open to allowing the Frenchman to leave via a swap.

    That has sparked the interest of Juventus, with the report adding that either Douglas Costa or Cristian Romero could be sent to the Emirates Stadium in return for Lacazette.

  • CHAMBER OF SECRETS

    Fulham are considering a move to sign Arsenal defender Calum Chambers as they prepare for their return to the Premier League.

    Chambers, 25, had a successful season on loan at Craven Cottage two years ago when he was voted the club’s Player of the Year.

    Now Fulham boss Scott Parker is keen to bring the former England international back on a permanent deal.

    Chambers has been sidelined since suffering a ruptured cruciate during his one and only appearance for new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta last December.

    But he is back in training and expects to be ready to return to action by the end of next month.

  • PHIL THE GAP

    Arsenal have been named as the only solution to Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho problem.

    According to Spanish publication Sport, via Sport Witness, the Catalans see the Gunners as the perfect solution to their 'two-way problem'.

    The report claims that Coutinho has decided he doesn't want to play for Barcelona anymore – the first problem.

    The Spanish giants also want to lower their wage bill – the second problem – and hope Arsenal come forward to take him on loan which could suit both parties.

  • NO GIFT FOR THE GAB

    Arsenal reportedly turned down the possibility of signing Gabriel Magalhaes in January.

    The Independent claim the Gunners had the chance to do a deal during the winter window but the club’s financial situation put a stop to the transfer.

    Mikel Arteta has since continued his interest in the Brazilian defender this summer but faces competition from Manchester United and Everton.

  • DANI BOY

    Arsenalhave been told that they will have to pay around £27m if they want to buy Danilo Pereira from Porto.

    According to O Jogo (via Daily Mail), the Gunners only want to pay a maximum of £18m for the Portugal international.

    Pereira, 28, featured 37 times in all competitions last season.

  • EXPENSIVE PARTEY

    Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey is reportedly seeking an annual salary of £10.4million-a-year to join Arsenal this summer.

    According to the Athletic, the Ghanaian is keen on a move to the Emirates.

    Yet Partey wants a weekly salary of £200,000-a-week which would make him one of the highest earners at the club.

  • FAKE NEWS

    Aaron Ramsey's representatives have slammed Juventus exit reports as “nonsense.”

    Reports emerged that new boss Andrea Pirlo was planning to flog the midfielder as he plans a major squad clear out.

    Ramsey, 29, was limited to just 11 Serie A starts in his debut campaign at the Old Lady under Maurizio Sarri.

    But he will be hoping Pirlo's appointment will help kick-start his career in Italy under the former midfield maestro.

    Following speculation that Ramsey was heading for the exit door, his management team Avid Sports & Entertainment commeted on Twitter: “Nonsense.”

  • RAM-GO

    Aaron Ramsey will be allowed to leave Juventus just over 12 months after he joined from Arsenal.

    Transfer expert Ian McGarry the Transfer Window podcast: “What interests us the most is the news that we can bring you that Wales international midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who himself only moved to Turin last summer, is made available on a free transfer.

    “Remember he joined from Arsenal for free in the summer of 2019 but is being allowed to leave after a disappointing first term in Italian football.

    “It's our understanding that, with no transfer fee, Ramsey's salary in the remaining years of a very lucrative contract worth €150,000 net per week, he will receive some compensation on that to make it easier for him to go and there is interest from one Premier League club who we understand to be Everton.

    “Carlo Ancelotti is keen to sign an attacking midfielder who can also break up play, the old classic [Frank] Lampard role of box-to-box of course.

    “However, that salary would definitely be a problem for Everton to match.

    “But there's also interest from Napoli and Roma, where because of tax laws in Italy they certainly can, and if they're able, be willing to match Ramsey's current earnings.”

  • QUIN IT TO WIN IT

    Exclusive by Steve Brenner: Arsenal are eyeing a £25million move for Ajax ace Quincy Promes.

    The Gunners were linked with the Dutch forward, 28, last year following some excellent displays.

    Promes scored 16 goals and added five assists in 28 games before the coronavirus lockdown ended the Eredivisie season.

    Liverpool have been hot on the trail of the winger in the past.

    But Mikel Arteta, who has already moved for out of contract Brazilian Willian, is keen to bring Promes to North London and kickstart his summer transfer plans.

    A source close to the player told SunSport: “Quincy would go in a heartbeat.

    “It would be a great move for him – and Arsenal.”

  • DAN DOWN

    Real Madrid have reportedly decided to keep Dani Ceballos following a review into their Champions League exit.

    According to Spanish publication AS, Los Blancos want the Spanish midfielder back for pre-season after his strong end to the season with Arsenal.

    The report adds that Ceballos' impressive displays against Manchester City and Chelsea in the FA Cup caught the eye.

    It is now claimed he is being viewed as a replacement for 34-year-old Luka Modric.

  • NO LACKING

    Arsenal could reportedly sign Douglas Costa in a swap deal that would see them offload Alexandre Lacazette.

    According to The Athletic, the Gunners are open to allowing the Frenchman to leave via a swap.

    That has sparked the interest of Juventus, with the report adding that either Douglas Costa or Cristian Romero could be sent to the Emirates Stadium in return for Lacazette.

  • GIFT FOR GAB

    Arsenal are reportedly set to go head-to-head with Manchester United for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

    According to L'Equipe the Brazilian will make a final decision on his future later this week, with Everton and Napoli also interested.

    Arsenal would be expected to shelve out £27million plus add-ons for the highly-rated centre-back.

  • WAG£ WAR$

    The biggest wage bills in Europe have been revealed – with FOUR Premier League teams in the top ten including Arsenal.

    With the domestic 2019-20 season now done and dusted, the annual wage bills have been revealed by SafeBettingSites.

  • REAL BLOW

    Dani Ceballos may have dropped a hint regarding his future after he was snapped wearing a Real Betis shirt on Monday night.

    The 24-year-old has shown he still has a soft spot for his former side, who he made his debut with in 2014 after coming through their academy.

    Ceballos – who has never shied away from the love he has for the Andalusian outfit – faces an uncertain summer at Real Madrid.

  • AWW HEEL YEAH

    Tyreece John-Jules' wonderful flick has been nominated for the Arsenal academy goal of the season.

  • BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

    Arsenal are set to play friendlies behind closed doors after the Community Shield match against Liverpool.

    The Gunners squad is due to meet on August 22 but certain players have been ordered to come back early to start pre-season training on personalised plans.

    Mikel Arteta wants the squad together to work on tactics before traditional English football curtain raiser on August 29, before completing additional friendlies behind closed doors.

    The Premier League itself starts two weeks later on September 12, giving Arteta room to work on his squad.

  • RAM-GO

    Aaron Ramsey is facing the boot from Juventus as new boss Andrea Pirlo plots a massive summer clearout.

    The former Arsenal star, 29, has struggled to make an impact since moving to Turin on a free transfer last July.

    Despite pocketing a reported £400,000 a week, the Welshman managed just 24 Serie A appearances and three goals under Maurizio Sarri.

    And following the former Chelsea boss’s sacking on Saturday, new manager Pirlo is ready to move the midfielder on, the Daily Mail claims.

    Ramsey, who has been hit by injuries, has been linked with an early exit from the Allianz Stadium for a large part of this season.

    That includes a move back to the Premier League in a swap deal for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.

  • PSG IN FOR GUEN

    Arsenal will demand £40million for Matteo Guendouzi after Paris Saint-Germain reportedly entered the race for the midfielder.

    The fiery Frenchman has been training away from the Gunners first-team after a falling out with boss Mikel Arteta last month.

    The 21-year-old infuriated his manager after he was embroiled in a scuffle with Neal Maupay following the club's 2-1 defeat to Brighton on June 20.

    The pair reportedly clashed again in a mid-season training camp in Dubai and Guendouzi seems set to leave this summer.

    According to Football London, Arsenal have set a £40m price-tag on the French ace after PSG joined the race for his signature.

  • MAG YOUR MIND UP

    Manchester United and Arsenal are in a transfer battle for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes, according to reports.

    And the Brazilian will reportedly make a final decision on his future later this week.

    Both teams have been linked with the 22-year-old for months.

    And the centre-back will decide between the two Premier League giants and Everton and Napoli, according French outlet L’Equipe.

    Whichever club gets the nod will reportedly have to pay £27million plus add-ons.

    The Brazilian defender looks almost certain to leave the Ligue 1 side this summer and is said to have been particularly impressed by talks with the Gunners last week.

  • 'REIR SIGNING

    Arsenal will have to fork out “something close” to £27m for transfer target Danilo Pereira.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has target a move for the Porto midfielder this summer transfer window.

    Portuguese news outlet O Jogo report that Pereira will be available to leave.

    However, Porto have not yet received an offer for the star that meets their valuation yet.

    Various reports have stated Arsenal are only willing to spend around £18m on him, but according to the latest speculation, that sum would be instantly rejected.

    Porto rejected a bid of £27m for the 28-year-old Portugal international last year.

  • HAIR TO STAY

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has given Arsenal fans a hair-raising hint that he'll be sticking around in North London – by dying his barnet red and white.

    The Gunners' skipper banged in 29 goals in 44 matches in the 2019-20 season, providing a key presence for Mikel Arteta's new-look team.

    But having entered the final year of his contract, there has been much speculation that Aubameyang, 31, could part ways with Arsenal this summer.

    The Gabonese star appears to be as enamoured with the Gunners as they are with him, however, as he donned the red and white jersey on holiday – as well as sporting his newly-dyed hair.

    Aubameyang decided to throw a party in Italy, in order to celebrate Arsenal's FA Cup triumph.

  • GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Willian is on the brink of joining Arsenal after undergoing his medical, according to reports.

    The Brazilian is braced to join Chelsea's London rivals on a three-year deal after announcing his departure from Stamford Bridge.

    And The Standard claims a free transfer is close after Willian agreed to wages of £100,000-a-week with the FA Cup winners.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal have reportedly offered Atletico Madrid their pick of three players as part of a swap deal for Thomas Partey.

    The 27-year-old has emerged as a top target for Mikel Arteta, but the Gunners boss is not prepared to meet his £45million release clause.

    Instead, Arsenal could include Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin or Lucas Torreira as part of the deal.

    But according to Spanish football journalist Kike Marin, Atletico want the release clause paid in full.

    Finally, Arsenal fans are getting excited after transfer target Gabriel Magalhaes's brother and sister started following the club on Instagram.

    The Gunners have been linked with a £27m swoop for the Lille defender.

    Boss Arteta, who guided the side to FA Cup glory this season, is set to make further changes to his playing staff.

    The Spaniard is keen on bringing a defender in to shore up his leaky back line.

    Now it has been revealed on social media that the 22-year-old's sister Mayara follows the London side on Instagram.

  • FROM THE HART

    John Hartson has urged Celtic to demand at least £40million if Arsenal come looking for star striker Odsonne Edouard.

    He said: “The manager and board want him to stay, but the club have been known to sell players when the right offer comes in.

    “What would you price him at now? £40million?

    “Moussa Dembele went for £20m and Chelsea were looking to pay £70m for him.

    “Why would Celtic let Edouard go cheap? If you are going to sell him you need to get top dollar for him.”

  • PARTEY HARD

    Atletico Madrid have reportedly snubbed a swap proposal from Arsenal for Thomas Partey.

    Spanish journalist Kike Marin claims the Gunners have offered Atleti their choice of Lucas Torreira, Hector Bellerin or Alexandre Lacazette in exchange for the midfielder.

    However, Atletico have told Arsenal they will have to meet Partey's £45million release clause to conclude a deal this summer.

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