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Arsenal transfer news
In this article, we’ll cover all today’s Arsenal transfer news.
Saliba’s ‘buy option’ confusion
William Saliba looks certain to be on his way out of the door from Arsenal with reports that he has picked to move to Marseille on loan next year.
William Saliba situation isn’t great but all involved accept he needs full season of regular & ideally Euro football. Not realistic at Arsenal but should be on loan (Marseille his choice). How it goes for 20yo + #AFC likely to dictate future @TheAthleticUK https://t.co/RemZlyyb5J
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 3, 2021
However there was some confusion over a report by French outlet L’Equipe whose report read that am ‘option to buy’ was included in the deal
Report below says Marseille should secure an option to buy Saliba. Re Guendouzi, permanent transfer to Marseille remains a possibility https://t.co/b29rzXeCEs
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) July 3, 2021
The report has since been adjusted with the ‘€10 million’ option removed from the report.
Matteo Guendouzi latest
The same report detailed Matteo Guendouzi’s loan move to Marseille and this is where the confusion appears to have stemmed from.
The €10 million buy option is in fact an obligatory purchase option in Guendouzi’s move to Marseille.
Guendouzi spent last season on loan with Hertha Berlin but they chose not to make the deal permanent.
Lucas Torreira departure closer
Lucas Torreira’s Uruguay were beaten on penalties by Colombia in the Copa America quarter-final.
This result eliminated them from the tournament and now Torreira will return to Arsenal.
It is expected that he will leave the club this summer with the likes of Lazio interested. With him now out of the tournament a possible deal is likely to happen sooner rather than later.
Thomas Partey is ‘very likely’ to wear the #5 shirt from next season.
The no.11 will also be among the squad numbers available with Lucas Torreira set to join Lazio.https://t.co/PCmYffZRwh
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) June 22, 2021
Sambi Lokonga joins Anderlecht training camp
One player who Arsenal fans have been expecting to be announced soon is Sambi Lokonga.
The Belgian midfielder has been linked with a move to Arsenal for a long period of time now and the deal is dragging on somewhat.
Now Lokonga has been named in a 5-day training camp between the 5th and 10th of July with his current club. Should any deal take place with Arsenal he will simply leave the camp to sort the completion of the transfer.
Arsenal are set to complete both Nuno Tavares and Lokonga signings in the next few days – confirmed and here we go soon ⚪️🔴 #AFC
Lokonga will join for €17.5m + add ons, now final details on future sale %.
Paperworks to be signed soon with Benfica for Tavares [€8m + add ons]. https://t.co/lX6c9RzH5j
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 29, 2021
Mat Ryan unlikely to return
Mat Ryan joined Arsenal on loan from Brighton last January and played a number of games as backup to Bernd Leno.
Despite being in the market for a keeper once again it does not appear that the Australian will return to the Emirates.
He has been linked today with a move to Spain and Real Sociedad. Ryan previously played in La Liga with Valencia.
Mat Ryan is ‘very close’ to a shock Spain transfer!
— Fox Football (@FOXFOOTBALL) July 4, 2021
Sam Johnstone targeted
Arsenal are now moving their attention to West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone according to the Daily Star.
The Gunners were looking at Aaron Ramsdale but Johnston is reportedly available for a cheaper fee.
Whilst Ramsdale would cost in excess of £25 million, the West Brom man is said to be gettable for £20 million.
Arsenal want a homegrown keeper for their squad.
Details: Matteo Guendouzi to join Saliba at Marseille as Arsenal fans take aim at Arteta over value damage
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