Arsenal 'Gabriel Jesus bid as Man City demand £50m', Gunners lead Osimhen race, Dybala 'open' to move – transfer latest

ARSENAL are preparing an opening bid for top target Gabriel Jesus.

Man City are reportedly ready to sell the Brazilian for a fee of around £50m following their signing of Erling Haaland.

The Gunners are also said to be leading the race for Napoli's Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen.

And they are on the verge of signing Brazilian youngster Marquinhos.

The 19-year-old Sao Paulo winger (not to be confused with the PSG centre-back) is out of contract this year and the Gunners are preparing the paperwork to complete the deal.

It has also been claimed that Paulo Dybala will be willing to earn his living at the Emirates should Arsenal qualify for the Champions League.

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

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Man United’s part-exchange plan

    Man United are reportedly hoping to use Anthony Martial in a part-exchange deal with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

    Napoli have already rejected an offer from the Red Devils for Osimhen.

    But United want to entice Napoli to the negotiation table by adding Martial into the mix as a makeweight, according to CaughtOffside.

    But United also have to fend off interest from Arsenal who are tracking the striker too.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arteta speaks on defensive injuries

    Mikel Arteta has revealed he will find out more about his injured defenders Ben White and Gabriel's availability for the Newcastle game TODAY.

    Arteta said: "We will know probably more [on Sunday].

    "So we wanted to extend this period as much as possible to understand how they are recovering, how they are feeling, assess them and tomorrow probably we will know more about how they are.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arteta's focused on the positives

    Mikel Arteta is focusing on the positives after watching Arsenal implode against Tottenham.

    Arteta said: "[I learned] how lucky I am to have [these players], how they stand under any difficulty, how much they are looking forward to play on Monday, how excited they are about the challenge ahead.

    "Because we all know everything that we've been through throughout the season and how much we have to fight to be in this position.

    “Obviously losing a derby is always painful and having been through the situation we went in the game, it's like that, but as well, you learn a lot probably more than with any victory, so it's good to go through those moments sometimes.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Howe speaks on Arteta

    Newcastle boss Eddie Howe was full of praise for Mikel Arteta and what he's doing at Arsenal.

    Howe said of Arsenal counterpart before their sides meet on Monday:"They now have, I think, one of the youngest teams in the Premier League and the future looks very bright there.

    "So full credit to him and his staff and his players for what they have done.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arteta can't wait for Newcastle

    Mikel Arteta can't wait to face Newcastle on Monday after Arsenal's 3-0 loss to Tottenham last week.

    Arteta said: “We can’t wait now to play on Monday. This is how I feel.

    “This game is history for us, now is Newcastle. This is gone, it went out of our hand and we have to accept it.

    “Now, we go to Newcastle and be the team you saw right from the beginning in this stadium."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Nketiah in demand

    Crystal Palace target Eddie Nketiah is tipped for West Ham.

    Ex-Sheffield United keeper Paddy Kenny told Football Insider: “West Ham have needed a backup striker since January.

    “If they have the opportunity to sign Nketiah on a free, well, he’s already in London. I imagine they are favourites.

    “For me, it’s a great signing and it would be a brilliant piece of business if he comes on a free.

    “I think he’s perfect for what they are looking for.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Lew ‘agrees 3-year Barca deal’

    Robert Lewandowski has reportedly agreed a three-year contract with Barcelona.

    The Pole has been linked with a move to the Nou Camp after snubbing a new deal at Bayern Munich.

    He still has a year to run on his existing agreement with the Bundesliga side but they have now confirmed that the forward wants to leave them.

    The Times state that Lewandowski is set to join Barcelona.

    And they report that he has verbally agreed to sign a three-year contract with them.

    Now all that remains is for them to thrash out a transfer fee for him.

    Confirming that Lewandowski, who has scored 49 goals for the club this term, wants to go, Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky Germany: “I spoke with Lewa.

    “In that discussion he informed me that he does not want to accept our offer to extend the contract and that he would like to leave the club.

    “He said he wants to do something else. But our position has not changed.

    “The fact is he has a contract to June 30, 2023.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Arteta admits headache over defensive selection

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could move Granit Xhaka or Mohamed Elneny back from midfield to tackle a defensive crisis fot Monday’s crucial trip to Newcastle.

    Hamstring injury victim Ben White has missed three games and Rob Holding is ruled out due to his red card in Thursday’s 3-0 loss at Tottenham.

    Gabriel hurt his hamstring as defeat put Spurs just a point below the fourth-placed Gunners with two matches left.

    Arteta suggested it’s too early to start 21-year-old Zak Swanson.

    Asked about his backline selection, the Spanish manager replied: “Good question. I will know probably more tomorrow.

    “We want to extend this period as much as possible to understand how they are recovering, how they are feeling, assess them and tomorrow we will know more about how they are.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Wolves duel Arsenal for Marquinhos

    Arsenal are tipped to beat Wolves to Sao Paulo winger Marquinhos.

    Atletico Madrid are also said to be keen on the 19-year-old.

    But respected journalist Fabrizio Romano believes the Gunners are preparing paperwork to sign Marquinhos.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Marseille eye permanent Saliba deal

    Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli wants to keep hold of Arsenal star William Saliba on a permanent basis.

    Sampaoli said, via talkSPORT: “William’s progress is linked to his development this season and the maturity he now has and his playing time.

    “He is now consistent, he’s grown up as a player.

    “In relation to his situation at the club, I hope that there is a possibility for us to retain a player like him, who knows the team.

    “But I don’t know if it depends on Olympique Marseille, William or Arsenal, I don’t know the possibilities in this case.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    'Gunners win race for Hickey'

    Arsenal have beaten AC Milan and Napoli to Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey, reports in Italy suggest.

    It's claimed the Gunners have agreed terms with the twice-capped Scotland star.

    The Italians reportedly rate Hickey at around £21million after he hit five Serie A goals this season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Arsenal line up 'opening bid for Jesus'

    Arsenal's pursuit of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is tipped to step up with an opening bid.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reckons City rate the Brazilian at between 50million to 80m euros – £42.5m to £68m.

    It's understood the Gunners have been in touch over Jesus over the past week.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Happy birth-dale

    Aaron Ramsdale's 23rd birthday today could be laced with joy or despair – depending on how Arsenal fare at Newcastle on Monday.

    Few Prem stars have progressed so smoothly this season as the one-cap England keeper.

    But Thursday's 3-o loss at Tottenham means the Gunners are just a point clear of their neighbours in the race for the fourth and final Champions League spot.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Prem duo in for David

    Arsenal reportedly face a transfer battle for Jonathan David.

    The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Lille striker.

    But according to But! Football Club, West Ham and Aston Villa are also tracking David.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Xhaka or Elneny could move to defence

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta could move Granit Xhaka or Mohamed Elneny back from midfield to tackle a defensive crisis for Monday's crucial trip to Newcastle.

    Hamstring injury victim Ben White has missed three games and Rob Holding is ruled out due to his red card in Thursday's 3-0 loss at Tottenham.

    Gabriel hurt his hamstring as defeat put Spurs just a point below the fourth-placed Gunners with two matches left.

    Arteta suggested it's too early to start 21-year-old Zak Swanson.

    Asked about his backline selection, the Spanish manager replied: "Good question. I will know probably more tomorrow.

    "We want to extend this period as much as possible to understand how they are recovering, how they are feeling, assess them and tomorrow we will know more about how they are."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Hammers tipped to rival Palace for Eddie

    Crystal Palace target Eddie Nketiah is tipped for West Ham.

    Ex-Sheffield United keeper Paddy Kenny told Football Insider: “West Ham have needed a backup striker since January.

    “If they have the opportunity to sign Nketiah on a free, well, he’s already in London. I imagine they are favourites.

    “For me, it’s a great signing and it would be a brilliant piece of business if he comes on a free.

    “I think he’s perfect for what they are looking for.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Prem giants battle Barca for Lewandowski

    Robert Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer, the Bundesliga giants have confirmed.

    The Pole has been linked with a move to Barcelona, having snubbed a new deal at Bayern.

    Lewandowski's deal has one year left to run.

    Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sky Germany: "I spoke with Lewa.

    "In that discussion he informed me that he does not want to accept our offer to extend the contract and that he would like to leave the club.

    "He said he wants to do something else. But our position has not changed.

    "The fact is he has a contract to June 30, 2023."

    According to The Times, Barca have agreed a three-year deal with Lewandowski and believe they can sign him for a fee between £25million and £35m.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Dom 'n gloom

    Arsenal and Newcastle have received a blow in their pursuit of Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

     Everton manager Frank Lampard has now insisted the England international is in his long-term plans.

    Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Brentford, he said: “He is a fantastic striker, the pedigree of striker that there aren’t many around. It’s been unfortunate for me, I think, that I haven’t had him fit.

    “He’s had little moments but we know that strikers – particularly out of any position – need runs of games and fitness and confidence.

    “We’ve never been able to get that for Dominic to be fair to him. But yeah, he’s a huge player, they are not very common. He is contracted to us, three years left on his contract, and I want to take this club forward and players like Dominic help that.

    “I know he hasn’t been playing at the minute because he’s been getting fit, but now he’s fit, so hopefully he will contribute in the last few games for starters and then he’s our player.

    “He’s a player that would be wanted by clubs because of the level of player he is.

    “There are not many strikers out there, they cost a lot of money. I’m not worried about him at all.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Marseille boss keen on Saliba

    Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli wants to keep hold of Arsenal star William Saliba on a permanent basis.

    Sampaoli said, via talkSPORT: “William’s progress is linked to his development this season and the maturity he now has and his playing time.

    “He is now consistent, he’s grown up as a player.

    “In relation to his situation at the club, I hope that there is a possibility for us to retain a player like him, who knows the team.

    “But I don’t know if it depends on Olympique Marseille, William or Arsenal, I don’t know the possibilities in this case.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fiorentina boss wants Torreira permanently

    Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Italiano has urged his club to make Lucas Torreira's loan from Arsenal permanent.

    Italiano said: “The playmaker is the fulcrum of the team, so if the midfield is running smoothly, the whole side runs smoothly.

    “This is one of the main principles of football. Lucas brought balance and has been prolific in front of goal too, showing his extraordinary quality.

    "There are no doubts over what he can give this squad in future.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal face transfer battle

    Arsenal reportedly face a transfer battle for Jonathan David.

    The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Lille striker.

    But according to But! Football Club, West Ham and Aston Villa are also tracking David.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal will have first Dybs

    Arsenal have been tipped to win the transfer race for Paulo Dybala.

    But that's only if they qualify for the Champions League.

    That's according to Italy legend Massimo Brambati.

    He told Juventus24: "I was told by a person close to the environment that if Arsenal qualifies for the Champions League the Argentine will go there."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal legend at Wembley

    There will be at-least one Arsenal legend involved in the FA Cup final.

    Liverpool take on Arsenal's London rivals Chelsea at Wembley for the prize.

    And Arsenal legend Ian Wright has turned up to see the action.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Nketiah to West Ham?

    Eddie Nketiah has been tipped for a transfer to West Ham.

    That's according to football pundit Paddy Kenny.

    He told Football Insider: “West Ham have needed a backup striker since January.

    “If they have the opportunity to sign Nketiah on a free, well, he’s already in London. I imagine they are favourites.

    “For me, it’s a great signing and it would be a brilliant piece of business if he comes on a free.

    “I think he’s perfect for what they are looking for.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Juventus set Arthur asking price

    Arsenal will have to fork out a huge sum for Juventus star Arthur.

    The Serie A giants are seeking no less than £33.9m for the midfielder, according to TuttoJuve.

    However, the Gunners may be able to lure him to England as Juve are willing to let Arthur leave this summer, the report also states.

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