Wolves want £100m for Neves, Haaland to Man City may help Arsenal, Gunners 'set aside' £45m for Rashford – latest

ARSENAL will have to stump up a whopping figure of £100 million if they want to lure Ruben Neves to the Emirates this summer.

The midfield maestro is being heavily linked with a switch to North London and Wolves have named the price the Gunners will have to pay for his services.

Elsewhere, Erling Haaland's transfer move to Manchester City could help Mikel Arteta secure one of his top targets in the summer window.

And the Gunners could complete a £45 million deal for out-of-favour Manchester United winger Marcus Rashford according to reports.

Keep up to date with all of the latest updates from the Emirates in our live blog…

  • Sam Dymond

    Gunners begin Paulo Dybala discussions

    Arsenal are one of four Premier League clubs that have started speaking to Paulo Dybala's representatives about bringing the striker to England.

    The Argentine striker has confirmed that he will depart Juventus on a free transfer this summer, and he has no shortage of suitors.

    The Gunners' need for a striker is well-known, and the lack of transfer fee will allow the club to prepare a bumper contract for the 28-year-old.

    However, the North Londoners face competition from rivals Tottenham as well as Manchester United and Newcastle.

    ALLIANZ STADIUM, TURIN, ITALY – 2022/04/20: Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC looks on during the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg football match between Juventus FC and ACF Fiorentina. Juventus FC won 2-0 over ACF Fiorentina (3-0 on aggregate) and moved on to the final. (Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images)
  • Sam Dymond

    Wolves want £100m for Neves

    Wolverhampton Wanderers have slapped a £100million price tag on midfielder Ruben Neves with the Premier League's biggest clubs circling Molineux.

    Arsenal have shown themselves to be incredibly keen on the Portuguese ace, but there is also interest from Manchester United and Tottenham.

    However, Bruno Lage this week indicated that the Black Country club won't give away their prized asset without an expensive fight.

    The Wolves boss revealed that the Old Gold won't do business with any of their rivals for less than an eye-watering £100m.

  • Sam Dymond

    Haaland deal may help Gunners

    Lukas Podolski's suggestion that Arsenal should move to sign Erling Haaland may seem far fetched, but the striker's transfer could still benefit his former club.

    Haaland is now widely expected to join Manchester City in a mega-money deal, further boosting the attacking quality of the reigning champions.

    However,the transfer is likely to leave Gabriel Jesus surplus to requirements at the Etihad, opening the door for the Gunners to bag a forward of their own.

    And that's the view of former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson.

    “If Haaland goes to City, I can see Jesus going to Arsenal,” Robinson told Football Insider.

    “City will not see Arsenal as a direct threat to them. It will take a few years for Mikel Arteta to get them on the level of City.

    “If Jesus is to leave, I imagine he would be keen on a move to Arsenal. The move would make a lot of sense if he wants to stay in this country.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Ex-Arsenal man Lukas Podolski has optimistically urged the club to try and sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. 

    Podolski said: “If he’s coming to England, he has to come to us Arsenal of course. 

    “Haaland is an interesting player for everyone because I think he has a release clause, and there are not a lot of clubs who can pay that. 

    “Of course, the English clubs have it, and I’d be happy if he got an offer from Arsenal.

    “I think, first of all, Arsenal need a No.9. We don’t have a proper No9.

    “Then, it would be great for the fans, for everyone at the club to make the next step for Arsenal. Let’s see what happens to him. 

    “Arsenal won’t be the only club who would send an offer to Borussia Dortmund.”

    Arsenal have registered their interest in Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, reports suggest.

    That is according to Football Insider, who claim that the Gunners have set aside £45million to boost their attack and are looking to splash it all on Rashford in the summer transfer window.

    Martin Odegaard is “happy” with Arsenal and boss Mikel Arteta.

    The midfielder’s father, Hans Erik, told Norway’s VG: “Many people talk about it being so very good now.

    “But if you look at the last few years, he has been stable for a long time. He was not so bad in Real Sociedad either. 

    “Now he has joined a team that is developing very well. He thrives there.

    “A declaration of trust. He is very happy with Arteta, but also very happy with the support staff, everything around the club and the locker room. The players have received him well.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    United leading race for Osimhen

    Manchester United are leading the race to sign Arsenal target Victor Osimhen, according to reports in Italy.

    Corriere dello Sport report that Old Trafford officials have already contacted the striker’s agent regarding a summer switch.

    A fee of £84million has been quoted for the Nigerian, who has scored 16 goals in 28 Serie A appearances for Napoli this season.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Lukas Podolski urges Arsenal to sign Haaland

    Arsenal are searching for a new No9 this summer with the club possibly set to lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah in the space of a season.

    And ex-Arsenal man Lukas Podolski has optimistically urged the club to try and sign Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland.

    Podolski said: “If he’s coming to England, he has to come to us Arsenal of course.

    "Haaland is an interesting player for everyone because I think he has a release clause, and there are not a lot of clubs who can pay that. 

    "Of course, the English clubs have it, and I’d be happy if he got an offer from Arsenal.

    “I think, first of all, Arsenal need a No.9. We don’t have a proper No9.

    "Then, it would be great for the fans, for everyone at the club to make the next step for Arsenal. Let’s see what happen to him.

    "Arsenal won’t be the only club who would send an offer to Borussia Dortmund.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    Gunners watch in Europe

    Reiss Nelson is in action against Arsenal team-mates Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba.

    The score between Feyenoord and Marseille is currently 2-2.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Arsenal show interest in Rashford

    Arsenal have registered their interest in Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, reports suggest.

    That is according to Football Insider, who claim that the Gunners have set aside £45million to boost their attack and are looking to splash it all on Rashford in the summer transfer window.

    The forward has struggled at United this season after starting out with a shoulder injury and his future at the club is "up in the air".

    The North Londoners are desperate to land an attacker from the top shelf this summer and the England international is reportedly a "leading target".

    Arsenal lost star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona during the January transfer window.

    Manager Mikel Arteta is also likely to be left without any centre-forwards at the end of the season as Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah's contracts run out in June.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Odegaard 'happy' with Arteta

    Martin Odegaard is "happy" with Arsenal and boss Mikel Arteta.

    The midfielder's father, Hans Erik, told Norway's VG: "Many people talk about it being so very good now.

    "But if you look at the last few years, he has been stable for a long time. He was not so bad in Real Sociedad either.

    "Now he has joined a team that is developing very well. He thrives there.

    "A declaration of trust. He is very happy with Arteta, but also very happy with the support staff, everything around the club and the locker room. The players have received him well."

  • Joshua Mbu

    Next five fixtures

    West Ham is up next for the Gunners.

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    Neves £100m price tage

    Wolves manager Bruno Lage has slapped a £100million price tag on Arsenal and Man Utd target Ruben Neves.

    The midfielder is a wanted man this summer after a number of standout seasons in the Premier League.

    Lage said: "We need to be ready for everything. A player like Ruben Neves has a value of £100m.

    "Anything can happen, not just with Ruben."

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  • Joshua Mbu

    Arsenal blow in Leao chase

    AC Milan have opened contract talks with rumoured Arsenal target Rafael Leao, according to reports.

    The Portuguese wide man has attracted interested from the Gunners, among others, with his impressive displays in Serie A this season.

    Leao's current contract will have two years remaining come the summer, with Milan eager to extend.

    According to Italian reporter Antonio Vitiello, the 21-year-old's agents have already received an "important" offer from another club for their client.

    He adds that Milan have offered Leao around £70,000-a-week to stay – but he wants more.

    Should they fail to agree on a new contract, Milan could potentially let their young attacker go this summer.

  • Joshua Mbu

    'jury is still out' on Arteta

    Danny Mills has declared that Mikel Arteta hasn't done a great job at Arsenal with the jury still out on whether he is the right man for the North Londoners.

    The ex-England international has stated there are still question marks over the Gunners, even though the club are sitting in fourth spot.

    Speaking to SunSport on behalf of FreeSuperTips, Mills said: "I think the jury is still out on Mikel Arteta.

    "He does really well then has two or three bad results which brings questions marks again.

    "A lot of it depends on whether they get into the top four and the North London derby will be huge in that race.

    "Whether they can hold off Spurs to get into that position. I would say he's done a decent job, but not a great job."

  • Joshua Mbu

    Gunners to go again next season

    Arsenal will go this season WITHOUT a trophy.

    But boss Mikel Arteta will be sure to rally the troops again ahead of next term.

  • Sam Dymond

    Arsenal’s Okonkwo salutes ‘crazy’ Ramsdale

    Rookie Arsenal goalkeeper Arthur Onkonkwo has branded Aaron Ramsdale ‘crazy’, but credited the England international for helping his career.

    In an interview with Goal, the 20-year-old stopper spoke about his time spent training with the Gunners first ream, and the impact that senior players have had on his development.

    “As soon as Aaron came in, you could see his character and how he presented himself every day,” Okonkwo reveals.

    “I have to say, I’ve never met anyone like Aaron before. He’s a little bit crazy, but an amazing guy and he’s a great person to be around.

    “Both he and Bernd [Leno] are amazing and I’m so privileged to have worked with them. They are two top keepers.”

  • Sam Dymond

    United leading race for Osimhen

    Manchester United are leading the race to sign Arsenal target Victor Osimhen, according to reports in Italy.

    Corriere dello Sport report that Old Trafford officials have already contacted the striker's agent regarding a summer switch.

    A fee of £84million has been quoted for the Nigerian, who has scored 16 goals in 28 Serie A appearances for Napoli this season.

    Osimhen still has three years to run on his current deal with the Italian side, having only moved to Naples from Lille for £67million in 2020.

    Newcastle are also said to be interested in the striker, and are unlikely to be put off by the hefty price tag.

  • Sam Dymond

    Fit Saka ready to return

    Bukayo Saka will be fit to face West Ham at the weekend after shaking off the thigh strain that saw him substituted in the win over Manchester United.

    The England international was withdrawn in the 74th minute of Saturday's success, having netted another penalty to help the Gunners on their way to three points.

    However, Saka has trained with the rest of the first team this week, and the Evening Standard understands that there are no concerns about his availability for Sunday's London derby.

  • Sam Dymond

    Gunners face competition for Neves

    Ruben Neves is edging closer to his Wolverhampton Wanderers exit, but Arsenal are not the only club waiting to greet him.

    The Portuguese midfielder is now being targeted by a number of other clubs, according to 90min,

    with Manchester United, Tottenham, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all keeping an eye on developments.

    The Gunners have long been linked with the Wolves star that arrived at Molineux in 2017, and helped fire the Black Country club to the Premier League.

    Mikel Arteta views the 25-year-old as an ideal replacement for Granit Xhaka, who is expected to join Roma in the summer.

  • Sam Dymond

    Arsenal target Tammy happy in Rome

    Another striker on Mikel Arteta's summer shopping list is Tammy Abraham, but the Roma hitman has insisted that he's happy in Italy.

    Abraham has been a revelation since moving to the Italian capital from Chelsea in August, scoring 24 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions.

    And yesterday he struck a blow to those clubs hoping to tempt the 24-year-old back to England.

    Speaking ahead of Roma's Europa Conference League semi-final with Leicester, Abraham admitted that playing his football at the Stadio Olimpico was a 'dream come true'.

    "For me to be doing what I’m doing now for a great club like Roma, I can’t really describe the feeling,’ Abraham said.

    "Coming off the back of a difficult season at Chelsea where I wasn’t really playing games, coming here and shining, it’s like a dream come true for me.

    "I’m happy playing my football. Of course, you hear the little rumours here and there, different people interested, clearly for me I’m doing the right thing if people are watching."

  • Sam Dymond

    DCL wants summer Arsenal move

    Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has reportedly snubbed Newcastle – and instead wants to join Arsenal.

    According to the Football Insider, the 25-year-old has told those close to him that he favours a move to the Gunners in the summer whether the Toffees manage to stay in the Premier League or not.

    Mikel Arteta has made a lone striker a priority for when the transfer window reopens, and Calvert-Lewin may just fit the bill.

    The England international has struggled with injuries this term, scoring just three goals that include two penalties.

    However, the Londoners are confident that they can get Calvert-Lewin firing again – especially if they can get him at a knockdown price if Everton fail to beat the drop.

    The forward still has two years to run on his current deal at Goodison Park, and it's unknown as to whether it includes any relegation clause.

  • Sam Dymond

    Gunners planning Pepe showdown talks

    Mikel Arteta will sit down with with £72million flop Nicolas Pepe at the end of the season to discuss his Arsenal future, according to the Evening Standard.

    The Ivorian has flattered to deceive since arriving from Lille three years ago, and now finds himself down the pecking order at the Emirates.

    The winger hasn't started a Premier League game since playing 90 minutes against Crystal Palace in October, and has often been overlooked for Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe.

    Pepe still has two more years to run on his Arsenal contract, but both player and club may consider a move away in their best interest.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Wolves are ‘resigned to losing’ star man Ruben Neves.

    The news comes as a boost to both Manchester United and Arsenal, who have expressed an interest in the midfielder.

    According to the Manchester Evening News, Wolves are sounding out potential replacements for the 25-year-old.

    Lille are prepared to sell Arsenal transfer target Jonathan David this summer.

    According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, David is one of “some players” last year’s Ligue 1 champions are willing to part with.

    He could be picked up for under £50million.

    Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has recommended his former club sign Brentford’s Ivan Toney to bolster their striker department.

    Toney has had a strong season with the Bees, netting 12 goals in the Premier League.

    He told talkSPORT: “The strikers they’ll be looking at, they’ll also be looking at the other clubs interested in those strikers.

    “You don’t want to be getting into bidding wars.

    “How many clubs will be after Toney, if he’s available?

    “That’s the sort of striker I would be trying to get at Arsenal.”

    And finally, Arsenal are reportedly set to explore the possibility of including Pablo Mari in a player-swap deal for Udinese right-back Nahuel Molina.

    The Gunners centre-back is currently on loan at the Serie A outfit after linking up with the Italian side during the winter transfer window.

    He has become a key player under caretaker boss Gabriele Cioffi, with the defender featuring in 11 top-flight matches.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Arteta set to add

    Boss Mikel Arteta could look to add more faces to the dressing room with the Gunners' return to European football looking likely.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Next Arsenal captain?

    Arsenal are yet to name their next permanent club captain after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's departure.

    Alexandre Lacazette has taken the armband for now, but his contract is up this summer.

    Kieran Tierney and Martin Odegaard are two of the favourites to take up the gig.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Wolves 'resigned to losing' Neves

    Wolves are 'resigned to losing' star man Ruben Neves.

    The news comes as a boost to both Manchester United and Arsenal, who have expressed an interest in the midfielder.

    According to the Manchester Evening News, Wolves are sounding out potential replacements for the 25-year-old.

    Any interested club may have to fork out upwards of £50million for Neves.

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