Arsenal transfer news: Blow in Bellerin departure, Ramsdale move and
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.
Blow in potential Bellerin departure
Arsenal have been searching for a suitor for right-back Hector Bellerin for much of the summer. One of the clubs that were thought to be interested in the services of the Spaniard were Italian outfit Inter Milan, who parted ways with their full-back Achraf Hakimi for 54 million pounds.
However, it appears that the Gunners have been dealt a blow in their attempts to sell the player, with the Italian outfit now switching their attentions to PSV defender Denzel Dumfries.
Inter are pushing to sign Denzel Dumfries from PSV. Talks opened for €12m bid – PSV want more as price tag, Everton are not progressing in negotiations for Dumfries since days. 🔵 #Inter #EFC
Dumfries is the priority for Inter as right back to replace Hakimi.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 11, 2021
As per transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano, the clubs are in talks over the Dutch defender, with PSV holding out for more than the 12 million euros that has been offered. However, were a deal to go through, it would prove to be another disappointment in Arsenal’s long transfer window.
Ramsdale move off
Aaron Ramsdale was thought to be set to depart Sheffield United for the Emirates Stadium this summer, with speculation having linked him with a move all summer.
BREAKING | Arsenal’s pursuit of Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is on the brink of breaking down after the two clubs failed to agree on a transfer fee.https://t.co/5l4DJkN74p
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) August 11, 2021
However, the two clubs failed to agree on a transfer fee in crucial talks yesterday, which has resulted in the move breaking down, as per The Athletic. The Gunners were only willing to pay around half of the 40 million pounds that Sheffield United demanded for their number 1.
Understand Aaron Ramsdale is “gutted” about his move to Arsenal breaking down. Sheffield United’s asking fee proving too much for Arsenal who have informed the player they are now moving onto other targets
— Tom Barclay (@TomBarclay_) August 12, 2021
As per SunSport Correspondent Tom Barclay, the Gunners will now move onto other targets, although none are likely to be in the squad by Friday’s Premier League opener.
Odegaard bid expected to be rebuffed
Martin Odegaard is another player that has been linked with a move to the Emirates all summer, with the Norwegian enjoying a fruitful loan spell in north London in the latter half of the 2020-21 season. He is thought to be Arsenal’s number one target in the attacking midfield position, but it remains to be seen how feasible a move is.
🚨 EXCLUSIVA DC 🚨 | el Real Madrid rechazará los 50 millones que da el Arsenal por Odegaardhttps://t.co/hb9LTLu1es#RealMadrid #Odegaard #Arsenal #Oferta pic.twitter.com/0k1XrtmwEU
— Defensacentral.com (@defcentral) August 11, 2021
Now, as per Defensacentral, Real Madrid are ready to rebuff any potential offers up to 50 million euros for their midfield playmaker, with the club holding out for more. While this may well be the case initially, it is well known that Madrid are struggling for cash, with their finances having been hit hard by the pandemic.
Were Arsenal to table a serious offer, it would be a surprise to see Los Blancos reject it.