8am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gabriel IN LONDON to sign, Coutinho interest, Aubameyang ‘new contract THIS WEEK’ – The Sun

GABRIEL MAGALHAES has landed in London to complete his move to Arsenal, according to reports.

And in more good news, the Gunners are said to believe they'll be able to announce a new deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this week.

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

  • MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Gabriel Magalhaes should finally be announced as an Arsenal player on Tuesday after the player completed his medical on Monday.

    He has agreed a five-year deal at the Emirates, and there has even been rumours that his Lille team-mate Boubakary Soumare could join him in North London.

    According to Foot Mercato, the Gunners are keen on the 21-year-old midfielder.

    They claim that the North Londoners are huge fans of the player, who could be allowed to leave this summer.

    In other news, Wolves look set to beat Newcastle and Tottenham to the signing of Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

    The 22-year-old is on the brink of a move to Molineux, say The Athletic.

    Maitland-Niles is now expected to move to Wolves as early as this week.

    Meanwhile, Matteo Guendouzi is reportedly being lined up for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

    The Arsenal midfielder would make a cheaper alternative to Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, say L'Equipe.

    But the Champions League runners-up are also keeping close tabs on AC Milan's Ismael Bennacer as another transfer option.

    And finally, Arsenal target Houssem Aouar reportedly 'only wants' Juventus this summer, in a transfer blow to the Gunners.

    Mikel Arteta's side are interested in the Lyon ace, and are even believed to be willing to offer cash-plus-Guendouzi to land his signature.

    But according to Le10 Sport, Aouar has a “clear preference” to sign for the Italian champions.

  • HOUSS OF CARDS

    Arsenal target Houssem Aouar reportedly “only wants” Juventus this summer, in a transfer blow to the Gunners.

    Mikel Arteta's side are interested in the Lyon ace, and are even believed to be willing to offer cash-plus-Matteo Guendouzi to land his signature.

    But according to Le10 Sport, Aouar has a “clear preference” to sign for the Italian champions.

    They also reveal that Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City have been monitoring the 22-year-old, but despite possessing a plethora of options, his future would appear to lie in Turin.

    In order to afford the deal, Juventus will have to be creative in the way it is structured.

    And the report claims that they will offer a lucrative two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy at the end of it.

  • BECAUSE OF EDU

    Gabriel Magalhaes' agent has revealed the Lille ace rejected other clubs as the player was sold by the Arsenal project after speaking with Edu.

    Manchester United, Everton, Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain were all said to be interested in the player.

    Speaking to journalist Freddie Paxton, Guilherme Miranda said: ““Arsenal was nowhere near the best proposal [money wise].

    “Gabriel chose them over more lucrative offers because Edu convinced us of the project. It’s 100% because of Edu Gaspar and Arteta.”

  • ON THIS DAY

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  • MAR GOOD NEWS

    Gabriel could be joined at Arsenal with his Lille team-mate Boubakary Soumare.

    According to Foot Mercato, the Gunners are keen on 21-year-old midfielder.

    They claim that the North Londoners are huge fans of the player, who could be allowed to leave this summer.

    Manchester United and AC Milan are also understood to be interested in the French youth international.

  • HEC OF A DEAL

    Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Hector Bellerin.

    With Ainsley Maitland-Niles believed to be on bis way to Wolves, it had been thought that the Gunners would keep hold of Bellerin.

    But according to RMC Sport, the North Londoners have offered PSG the chance to sign the Spanish right-back.

    Should Bellerin depart, Cedric Soares would be the first-choice full-back down the right.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Arsenal target Gabriel Magaelhaes has reportedly completed his medical ahead of a five-year deal at the Emirates.

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Gabriel Magalhães has completed his medicals with Arsenal today in London.

    “He’s with his agents now ready to sign his contract until June 2025 and finally going to be announced as new Arsenal player.

    “Here-we-go confirmed.”

  • ED TURNER

  • KOL ON ME

    Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac is reportedly in talks about a move back to Schalke.

    According to Sky Deutschland, a loan deal could be in the offing.

    However wages are proving to be a stumbling block.

    Kolasinac, 27, joined the Gunners on a free transfer from Schalke in 2017.

  • SERGE FORWARD

    Arsene Wenger admitted he was “very sad” to see Serge Gnabry leave Arsenal and “knew” he had what it took to become a star.

    Speaking on beIN Sports, the Frenchman said: “Let's not forget Gnabry, I bought him at the age of 15 from Stuttgart and he was injured a lot.

    “We had an agreement with him you know. I had given him out on loan to West Brom and he didn't play a game. He came back, he was injured.

    “We worked very hard with him for six months and he went out with the German national team, Under-21s, and Bayern made a deal with Werder Bremen.

    “He wanted to sign in the end, didn't want to extend his contract (with Arsenal) and I was very sad.

    “But we couldn't get over the line with him because I knew he would have a great career.”

  • THE MAIT IS OVER

    Wolves look set to beat Newcastle and Tottenham to the signing of Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

    The 22-year-old is on the brink of a move to Molineux, say The Athletic.

    The versatile midfielder is now expected to move to Wolves as early as THIS WEEK.

    David Ornstein tweeted: “Agreements still need to be finalised on fee and personal terms.

    “But Wolves are closing in on the signing of Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal.

    “It’s on course to be completed this week.”

  • FEET UP CHALLENGE

    Here is how the off season stacks up for the 'Big Six' clubs ahead of a busy Premier League season.

    United have the joint-shortest break along with Liverpool, with Manchester City a day more, while Arsenal have the shortest rest period.

    Chelsea and Spurs, by comparison, are laughing all the way to the beach bar.

  • GABRIEL UPDATE

    Incoming Arsenal signing has reportedly spent the whole day at London Colney ahead of his official announcement from Lille.

    Goal journalist Charles Watts tweeted: “Gabriel has spent the afternoon at London Colney.

    “Travelled direct from the airport.

    “He has been allowed there, while under strict medical supervision to put the finishing touches on his move having arrived from France this morning.”

  • BORO'S A 'GOGO

    Yaya Sanogo is close to signing for Middlesbrough after leaving Toulouse.

    Neil Warnock is keen for a new striker and wanted former Wigan front man Kieffer Moore.

    Sanogo, 27, scored three goals in 15 games last season.

  • ARSENAL FIXTURES

    Here are the Gunners' opening set of games for the Premier League, as well as those against the 'Big Six' rivals.

  • WOLVES AT THE DOOR

    Wolves are interested in signing Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to reports.

    The Englishman may have played his last game for the Gunners by winning the FA Cup final.

    And Nuno Espirito Santo has a very clear tactical structure with his 3-4-3 formation, meaning he will always need wing-backs.

    Maitland-Niles, 22, excelled as a wing-back towards the end of last season and could become a regular first-choice player under Nuno.

  • BREAKING

    Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have been signed for Arsenal – both on permanent deals.

    A club statement said: “We have reached agreement with both Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares to join the club on permanent deals.

    “Both players joined us initially on loan in January, and after impressing on and off the pitch over the past eight months, all parties have agreed to make their moves permanent.”

  • BOULD PREDICTION

    Jonathan Dinzeyi is looking forward to getting started with Arsenal after signing from Tottenham on a free transfer.

    The defender is looking forward to learning from Under-23 manager Steve Bould.

    He told Arsenal.com: “Knowing that Steve Bould is the head coach was a big factor for me.

    “He’s a legend at the club and he’s played in my position, so I’m really hoping I can learn from him to develop my game.

    “Seeing the likes of Nelson, Saka, Nketiah and Willock getting chances was a big thing for me too.

    “That was another reason why I wanted to come here because I believe if you train hard then you’ll play well and the manager will give you the opportunity for you to show what you’re about.

    “I’m really glad I’ve been given this opportunity.”

  • CO-WORKER

    Arsenal “really tried” to sign Kingsley Coman before the Bayern Munich hero joined Juventus, according to former boss Arsene Wenger.

    The France winger, 24, scored the winner as the Bundesliga giants won their sixth Champions League title on Sunday, completing a famous treble.

    Coman has now won 20 trophies in just 193 games – and has even won a league title in EVERY season he's played.

    And for Arsenal fans it will feel like a case of what might have been.

    In 2015, Wenger admitted he tried to sign Coman on a free transfer a year earlier – when he left Paris Saint-Germain.

    Instead, Coman opted to head to Italy, where he enjoyed great success at Juventus.

  • GOING, GOING, GUEN

    Matteo Guendouzi is being lined up for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

    The Arsenal midfielder would make a cheaper alternative to Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, say L'Equipe.

    But the Champions League runners-up are also keeping close tabs on AC Milan's Ismael Bennacer as another transfer option.

    Guendouzi, 21, looks set to leave the Emirates this summer after a number of bust-ups with chiefs – and his embarrassing remark to Brighton's Neal Maupay.

    Boss Mikel Arteta is said to have given the green light to his transfer – with Unai Emery's Villarreal a supposed destination.

    That would be a year-long loan move with a permanent £30million transfer at the end of it.

  • COU: NOU OR DIE

    Arsenal target Philippe Coutinho has not ruled out STAYING at Barcelona.

    The £145million Brazilian winger came off the bench during Bayern Munich's 1-0 Champions League final win against Paris Saint-Germain.

    But speaking after lifting Champions League silverware, the 28-year-old refused to rule anything out.

    He said: “Of course, I have to go back to Barcelona and then we'll see what happens.

    “I haven't really thought about it much, I've only been focused on the final.

    “What I can say is that I really want to work hard to have a great year, but let's see what happens.”

  • FLOWN IN

    Gabriel is now in the UK after flying into Luton Airport on a private jet.

    The 22-year-old will have to isolate from Arsenal players for two weeks after landing in the UK as part of the government's quarantine rules for travellers arriving from France.

    Fabrizio Romano confirmed that the flight that landed is, indeed, that of the Lille defender.

  • 'LANG TIME

    Arsenal are set to join Barcelona and Chelsea in the chase for free agent Malang Sarr, 21.

    The former Nice defender is available to sign for whichever club he wants after leaving the Cote d’Azur club at the end of the French season.

    Barcelona have been scouting him and Sky Sports reported that Chelsea are preparing a bid as well.

    But now, according to the Mail, Arsenal are also keen to bolster their defensive ranks with their third recruit of the summer.

    Sarr is reportedly keen for regular playing time and would face plenty of competition in North London alongside new boy William Saliba and imminent signing Gabriel Magalhaes.

  • GREEN AND WHITE

    Leeds are set to sign Arsenal academy prospect Sam Greenwood, 18, for a 'six-figure sum'.

    The centre-forward was signed by the Gunners from Sunderland in 2018 and has scored three goals in the Under-18 Premier League last season, before it was canned due to coronavirus.

    The youngster is part of an overhaul of the Throp Arch, where Marcelo Bielsa’s side are determined to develop more players like Kalvin Phillips, who are ready-made for first-team football, according to the Athletic.

  • ACADEMY SUCCESS

    Serge Gnabry has broken an Arsenal record by winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich last night.

    Of course, Gunners fans are still confused as to why he was let go four years ago.

    But he has pipped Ashley Cole to a record, mainly because of a minor technicality.

    The question remains though: why would you have an academy if you let your best young players from it leave?

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