While Arsenal may have seen their pre-season trip to the US be scrapped due to a COVID-19 outbreak in their pitch, the Gunners have received a real boost with the imminent arrival of an English international.
Despite not having been present at the European Championships this summer, Ben White is considered one of the Premier League’s top young prospects and it looks like Mikel Arteta’s side have won the race for his signature.
Continuing to impress many on the south coast last season, news broke over the weekend that Arsenal have reached a £ 50 million deal in principle with the Seagulls and an official announcement could be made in a matter of days.
With Arsenal fans needing a real boost following their nightmare campaign last season, the Gunners also broke the news Tuesday that they have completed a deal with Anderlecht for Belgian starlet, Albert Sambi Lokonga.
With the relocation window closing in less than a month, we took a look at a few other stars that have been linked to a potential North London relocation this summer.
Tammy Abraham – Chelsea
With the news last week that Chelsea have made their first offer to Borussia Dortmund in the run up to Erling Haaland’s signing, there has been a spate of speculation from across the Premier League as to what the future holds for Tammy Abraham. .
Rumored to have been offered as a bob for the Norwegian superstar, many around Stamford Bridge believe Abraham will be relocated if and when the West London group receives a substantial offer.
Failing to find a way to fit into Thomas Tuchel’s plans and often not even part of the Chelsea team on match day, the telegraph reported last week that the Gunners are the latest team to show interest in taking the 23-year-old across the capital.
Managing to pick up just a couple of appearances for the club after mid-February and valued £ 40m from the European champions, Arsenal will face some competition if they are to lure Abraham to the Emirates. The Telegraph has suggested that both West Ham and Aston Villa are also interested in a potential deal with Tuchel’s side.
Max Aarons – Norwich
With the continuing links surrounding Hector Bellerin’s potential transfer to Inter Milan and a host expecting the Spanish defender to drop out this summer, it’s no secret that Arsenal’s hierarchy is looking for a new full-back. right.
Playing a vital role in the Norwich charge to book an immediate return to the Premier League last season, Max Aarons is once again in demand this summer and The mirror of Sunday reported over the weekend that Arteta’s men are aiming to turn their attention to the England U21 star.
Previously staked for a potential move to north London following the Norwich relegation, Aarons has claimed two championship titles and some around Carrow Road believe a regional tax of £ 25m would be enough to induce the Canaries to part ways with them. valuable asset before the transfer window closes.
However, just like Abraham, should Arsenal pick up Aarons’ signing this summer, it looks like they will face tough competition. Reports from Europe have suggested that the German champion Bayern Monaco rumored to be interested in acquiring the 21-year-old.
Houssem Aouar – Lyon
As it seems increasingly likely that Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard will not move to North London permanently this summer, reports last week suggested that Arsenal have turned their attention back to another long-term goal in the game. attempt to strengthen their options in midfield.
While the Gunners will know they have a real battle on their hands, numerous French outlets have speculated that Arsenal are sitting in pole position to clinch what could be a very eye-catching deal for Lyon ace Houssem Aouar.
With The Daily Mail Reporting that the French side cut the price of the unstable midfielder in half to just £ 21m, Arteta’s side had several offers rejected by Lyon last summer with the club insisting they wanted to keep him ahead of the Champions League run. League.
However, dealing with some public financial issues due to the pandemic and also watching Memphis Depay go to Barcelona on a free transfer, le10sport reported that the Gunners submitted a new offer for Aouar last week and a deal could be completed soon.