Arsenal: Bernardo Silva deal explored, Asensio link resurfaces
Arsenal transfer news
In this article we will bring you all of today’s Arsenal transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the summer.
Bernardo Silva deal explored
It is well-known now that Arsenal are looking to pursue a deal for Leicester City’s attacking midfielder James Maddison.
Arsenal are said to be in discussions with the club and have offered a number of surplus players as part of a cash-plus player deal. These however have not gone down well with the Foxes who would prefer a simple cash only transaction.
Arsenal have offered Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson in talks for James Maddison.
Eddie Nketiah has also been mentioned but Leicester’s preference as things stand would be a cash-only deal.https://t.co/lk7iLU9zJ5
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 4, 2021
Should a deal for Maddison not happen, The Mirror claim that Arsenal will look to Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva.
The Portuguese international has become a much less likely assured starter for Pep Guardiola after the acquisition of Jack Grealish and the development of Phil Foden. Kevin De Bruyne’s new contract means he will also be a shoe in each game.
Could Arsenal use this to their advantage to make a deal for Silva?
Asensio link resurfaces
Arsenal’s link to Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio has resurfaced again this morning.
Spanish outlet El Gol Digital have suggested that Athletic Club are concerned at the commitment from Arsenal and Mikel Arteta to secure Asensio and rival them for his signature.
The English club insists on having the Mallorcan at the explicit request of Mikel Arteta.
Asensio can play as both a 10 and as a wide playmaker and would add much needed creativity to Arsenal.
Although the links with Maddison mean that Asensio is likely an alternative option further down their list of targets.
Willock & Nketiah could bring in vital funds
Arsenal are in desperate need to raise additional funds this window and would have expected to sell a few more players that I have currently been able to move on so far.
Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock are two players whose futures are uncertain at this point in time.
The latter has recently suffered a 4-week injury but could still leave the club before the end of the window in just over 3 weeks time.
Brighton are reportedly an interested party and could look to pay a sizeable figure having made a lot from the sale of Ben White.
Meanwhile, Joe Willock continues to be linked with a move to Newcastle and the two clubs are in persistent talks with Steve Bruce reiterating that they want him.
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce on Joe Willock:
“We’re in dialogue with Arsenal, but we have to respect he’s their player. Until we can reach an agreement with Arsenal, and what they want, the rest is immaterial.” #AFC #NUFC pic.twitter.com/PjtpFTR139
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) August 7, 2021