Arsenal closing in on Ben White transfer LATEST, Odegaard rules out Gunners return, Isak updates, Calvert-Lewin interest

ARSENAL are closing in on the £50m transfer of Brighton's England defender Ben White, with talks underway.

And the Gunners are also rumoured to be interested in Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

But Martin Odegaard has confirmed he will be staying at Real Madrid next season.

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  • Marc Mayo

    TOR OF DUTY

    Lucas Torreira wants a move to Serie A this summer as Arsenal demand £17million for his signature, according to reports.

    The Uruguayan's agent admitted the defensive midfielder is eager to end his three-year stint in North London and return to Italy.

    Speaking to TMW, he said: "He wants to come back to Italy.

    "There are proposals from Spain, France and Russia but Lucas wants Serie A.

    "Arsenal understand the situation and now they'll help us."

    According to Fabrizio Romano, Lazio are ahead of the pack and are working on a deal.

  • Marc Mayo

    EMIRATES CALLING

    From today through to Monday, Emirates Stadium is open for both walk-in and appointments for the Covid-19 vaccine.

    If you're in North London: Go get yourself jabbed.

  • Marc Mayo

    HEAVENS TO BETSY

    England Under-18s boss Kevin Betsy has emerged as a target for Arsenal.

    Per Mertesacker is undertaking a review of the Gunners academy, which led to the sacking of club legend Steve Bould earlier in the summer.

    According to the Mail, Arsenal want Betsy to become their new Under-23s coach.

    But the Three Lions, having only recently lost U19s chief Justin Cochrane, will put up a fight to keep their highly-rated coach.

  • Marc Mayo

    BOY DON GOOD

    Liverpool have started transfer talks to sign former Arsenal youngster Donyell Malen, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old forward has been impressive during the Netherlands' Euro 2020 campaign so far, assisting in his last two matches.

    Boss Jurgen Klopp wants to waste no time in luring him to Anfield and secure his signature early with a valuation of £34million.

    Malen was already attracting interest across Europe following his brilliant season for PSV Eindhoven.

    Klopp is determined to land a new forward this summer following last season's disappointment.

  • Richard Forrester

    GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS,

    The Gunners are reportedly closing in on a £50million deal for Brighton defender Ben White.

    Arsenal have set their sights on the England prospect and talks are planned, according to The Athletic, ahead of the potential move.

    White was rewarded for his impressive form at Brighton with a place in the England squad for Euro 2020 after Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled out through injury.

    Arsenal reportedly offered £40m for the 23-year-old but Brighton are determined to hold out for £10m more.

    Defence is one of his main priorities and the versatile White, who can play right-back, centrally or in midfield, is one of Arteta's major targets.

    Mikel Arteta wants to revamp his squad after the Gunners missed out on European football for the first time in 25 years.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal have missed out on extending Martin Odegaard’s loan stay after the midfielder confirmed his future lies with Real Madrid.

    He told Norway’s TV2: “Real Madrid have been clear that they would like me back. So then it will be time to go there when the training starts up again.

    “Of course it has always been a dream to play there. I have been in the club for over six years now, and that has always been the goal.

    “I always want to play, I have said that all the time. Playing hard is important.”

    And finally, Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan.

    The Bundesliga outfit have paid a loan fee of £500,000 to bring him back to the club, having spent the 2020/21 season on loan too.

    Stuttgart have the option to make the move permanent in a deal worth up to £5million, according to The Athletic.

    And Mavropanos will become a Stuttgart player if they remain in the top-flight this season.

    They will be obligated to pay £3million for the defender, and bonuses up to £1.5m are also included in the deal.

    The 23-year-old has agreed a three-year deal should the permanent transfer clause be activated.

  • Joe Brophy

    MAT FINISH

    Former Lille director Luis Campos has waxed lyrical over Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi.

    Speaking to O Jogo, he said: “I like him a lot, he has great talent, an exceptional talent, he’s very good both technically and tactically.

    “I have a feeling that emotionally he’s a player who hasn’t matured to 100 percent yet, he needs to mature more.

    “By age, as he is still very young, he has a great future ahead of him.”

  • Joe Brophy

    SAK RACE

    Another start for Arsenal star Bukayo Saka against Germany?

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  • Joe Brophy

    ODE IN THE HOLE

    Arsenal have missed out on extending Martin Odegaard’s loan stay after the midfielder confirmed his future lies with Real Madrid.

    He told Norway’s TV2: “Real Madrid have been clear that they would like me back. So then it will be time to go there when the training starts up again.

    “Of course it has always been a dream to play there. I have been in the club for over six years now, and that has always been the goal.

    “I always want to play, I have said that all the time. Playing hard is important.”

  • Joe Brophy

    PUT A FOOT RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo was subjected to ‘insults and beatings’ from Arsenal when the former Manchester United star tried tricks.

    That is the revelation by ex-Arsenal attacker Robert Pires on a harsh start to life in England for Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo’s introduction to English football was greeted with plenty of harsh challenges and Pires admitted opposing players did not appreciate the star’s showboating.

    Pires told Record: “Cristiano made feints and the English didn’t like it. It was just a beating.

    “You can’t play like that against the English and you couldn’t do that at Highbury, Arsenal’s home. It was just insults and beatings.

    “At first he didn’t stand it very well, it was complicated for him. Football in England is completely different.”

  • Joe Brophy

    LEED THE CHARGE

    Paul Robinson has admitted that he is “gutted” Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Ben White.

    He told Football Insider: “I would have liked both of my old clubs Leeds and Tottenham to have gone in for Ben White.

    “They are missing out on a top-class player. I have been banging Ben White’s drum for a long time now.

    “If he goes to Arsenal he is going to be missing out on playing Champions League football.

    “I’m sure there is clubs in the Champions League who would be interested in a player like Ben White.

    “Arsenal would not be my first choice if I was him. Logistically the move may work for him but a player of his quality should be playing at the highest level.

    “He is definitely good enough to play in the Champions League. Is he realistically going to get to play in the Champions League with Arsenal?”

  • Joe Brophy

    MORE ON MAVROPANOS

    Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan.

    The Bundesliga outfit have paid a loan fee of £500,000 to bring him back to the club, having spent the 2020/21 season on loan too.

    Stuttgart have the option to make the move permanent in a deal worth up to £5million, according to The Athletic.

    And Mavropanos will become a Stuttgart player if they remain in the top-flight this season.

    They will be obligated to pay £3million for the defender, and bonuses up to £1.5m are also included in the deal.

    The 23-year-old has agreed a three-year deal should the permanent transfer clause be activated.

  • Joe Brophy

    LEW BEAUTY

    Arsenal are reportedly prepared to pay upwards of £50million to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

    The Gunners are keen to bolster their attacking options with doubts over the future of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette, according to The Telegraph.

    DCL is contracted to Everton until 2025, but it is believed the Toffees would struggle to turn down a big money bid for the England international.

  • Joe Brophy

    NO MOUR TROUBLE

    Jose Mourinho has held talks with former Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan since joining Roma to repair his relationship with midfielder, according to reports.

    And the pair have reportedly cleared the air after falling out at Manchester United, with Mkhitaryan starting just 26 league games in 18 months under Mourinho.

    Mkhitaryan, 32, even agreed a new one-year deal with the Serie A club at the beginning of the month.

    He is happy to play under the Portuguese, and was convinced to stay after the pair held a meeting, according to Corriere dello Sport.

    The report claims the duo have even joked with each other about their time at Old Trafford, and it is now firmly behind them.

  • Joe Brophy

    LOAN AGAIN

    Dinos Mavropanos has re-signed for Stuttgart on loan after spending last season at the Bundesliga side.

  • Joe Brophy

    WHITE HOT

    Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a £50million deal for Brighton defender Ben White.

    The Gunners have set their sights on the England prospect and talks are planned, according to The Athletic, ahead of the potential move.

    White was rewarded for his impressive form at Brighton with a place in the England squad for Euro 2020 after Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled out through injury.

    Arsenal reportedly offered £40m for the 23-year-old but Brighton are determined to hold out for £10m more.

  • Joe Brophy

    SAL YA LATER

    William Saliba is set for a THIRD loan move away from Arsenal with several clubs reportedly tracking the defender.

    The Gunners signed the Frenchman from Saint-Etienne for £27million two years ago, but he is yet to play a competitive game for the club.

    And another stint away from the club is deemed likely, as reported by French outlet FootMercato.

    Arteta is set to take a look at Saliba when pre-season begins but is described as leaning towards a loan transfer, with the player under contract to 2024.

    As many as nine clubs are already named as interested in a potential deal.

    Southampton and Newcastle are the two English sides reportedly keen along with Bayer Leverkusen, Nice, Rennes, Marseille, Lille, and two unnamed clubs in Italy.

  • Joe Brophy

    WHERE THERE'S A WIL

    Jack Wilshere has named his England XI to play Germany in response to Gary Neville picking his team.

    The ITV pundit wanted to see Wilshere's team after the former Arsenal midfielder criticised his omission of Phil Foden and Jack Grealish.

  • Jake Lambourne

    GUNNING RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo was subjected to ‘insults and beatings’ from Arsenal when the former Manchester United star tried tricks.

    That is the revelation by ex-Arsenal attacker Robert Pires on a harsh start to life in England for Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo’s introduction to English football was greeted with plenty of harsh challenges and Pires admitted opposing players did not appreciate the star’s showboating.

    Pires told Record: “Cristiano made feints and the English didn’t like it. It was just a beating. 

    “You can’t play like that against the English and you couldn’t do that at Highbury, Arsenal’s home. It was just insults and beatings. 

    “At first he didn’t stand it very well, it was complicated for him. Football in England is completely different.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    GUNNER GET YA

    Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the signing of Ben White from Brighton.

    Brighton are holding out for a £50million fee for the centre-back, with the Gunners claimed to be willing to hand over £45m plus add-ons.

    The Athletic's David Ornstein tweeted: "Arsenal moving closer to agreement with Brighton for Ben White.

    "#BHAFC want guaranteed ~£50m, #AFC offering ~£45m + £5m.

    "Face-to-face talks have taken place & negotiations continue over add-ons, payment structure etc. No other bidders yet."

  • Jake Lambourne

    GUNNER BLOW

    Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos is set to depart to Stuttgart imminenently.

    The Greece international is expected to return to the Bundesliga side where he spent the 2020-21 campaign on loan.

    Football.london journalist Christ Wheatley tweeted: "Dinos Mavropanos to Stuttgart should be announced today.

    "Loan with obligation to buy."

  • Jake Lambourne

    TOS UP

    Fulham star Tosin Adarabioyo is wanted by Norwich, Arsenal and Newcastle following the Cottagers' relegation, according to reports.

    Promising loan spells at West Brom and Blackburn earned the centre-back a move from Manchester City to West London last summer.

    But he could be set for another switch amid rumours of a £10million release clause.

    Adarabioyo cost an initial £1.5m a year ago and City are thought to hold a 20 per cent sell-on clause for his next move.

    According to Sky Sports' transfer centre, Adarabioyo is among a number of targets for the newly-promoted Canaries.

    SunSport revealed earlier this week that Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour is wanted for a season-long loan move.

    Adarabioyo, 23, is also reportedly wanted by Arsenal, Newcastle and clubs in Germany.

    Tosin Adarabioyo (right) is thought to be wanted by three clubs
  • Jake Lambourne

    PEPE TALK

    What a goal this was from Nicolas Pepe against West Brom.

  • Jake Lambourne

    WHITE NOISE

    Arsenal legend David Seaman believes Brighton centre-back Ben White would be a brilliant addition to Mikel Arteta's side.

    He told Goal: "He’s got everything [needed] to go and take hold of it and give it his best shot.

    “He’s got the physique, he’s got the temperament. At Leeds it’s a high-press, high-tempo game, so his fitness is also not in doubt.

    “The only question mark you can put on him is can he play in the big games? But we’ll just have to wait and see, because he’s not played in them yet.

    “Hopefully he will go on and play for England and when he does that, hopefully he will carry on [with his development].

    “Would he be a good signing for Arsenal? Of course he would because he’s a good player.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    MAT FINISH

    Former Lille director Luis Campos has waxed lyrical over Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi.

    Speaking to O Jogo, he said: "I like him a lot, he has great talent, an exceptional talent, he’s very good both technically and tactically.

    "I have a feeling that emotionally he’s a player who hasn’t matured to 100 percent yet, he needs to mature more.

    "By age, as he is still very young, he has a great future ahead of him."

  • Jake Lambourne

    HOT ROD

    Arsenal are reportedly the frontrunners to sign Real Betis’ Argentine international Guido Rodriguez.

    Marca claims the Gunners are set to open negotiations with his Spanish club over a deal.

    Rodriguez has a release clause worth £69million in his contract.

    But Arsenal hope a far cheaper bid of £25.7m will be accepted by Betis.

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