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Aaron Ramsey ‘dreaming of Arsenal return’ as Kroenke plans ‘exceptional’ transfer window after rejecting Ek takeover bid

AARON RAMSEY is 'dreaming' of a return to Arsenal, according to reports.

And Stan Kroenke is said to be keen to bring in a number of big names in an "exceptional" summer transfer window.

Spotify owner Daniel Ek confirmed he made a bid for the Gunners but says it was rejected by the Kroenke family.

Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga is another player Arsenal are said to be looking at this summer.

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  • DAN IN THE DUMPS

    Arsenal should not sign Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid on a permanent deal, according to club legend Ian Wright.

    The Spanish midfielder is currently on loan until the end of the season.

    Wright told Premier League Productions: “I don’t think we should be signing Ceballos, I just don’t think he’s what we need now.

    “I think that we’ve got young players coming through who should get an opportunity in front of Ceballos.

    “If he’s going to do anything to stay at Arsenal it would’ve been seen already by now.”

  • ED IN THE CLOUDS

    Any move for France starlet Eduardo Camavinga would surely see him join some of these Arsenal stars on this list...

  • WHAT THE EK?

    Arsenal have denied receiving a £2bn takeover approach from Spotify founder Daniel Ek’s consortium.

    But the Swedish billionaire, 38, hit back and insisted he DID table a bid to buy the Premier League side from unpopular owner Stan Kroenke.

    In a statement released on Saturday evening, he said: “This week an offer was made to both Josh Kroenke and their bankers that included ownership, representation at the board and a golden share for the supporters.

    “They replied they don’t need the money. I respect their decision but remain interested and available should that situation ever change.”

  • NOT FEELING BLUE

    Former Arsenal target Jorginho has quashed any rumours regarding his Chelsea future by insisting he's happy at Stamford Bridge.

    Speaking to the PA news agency before the FA Cup final, the 29-year-old said: "It feels great after three years and I know everyone here appreciates what I try to do for the club and for the people.

    "So it feels like home now in England. How could I want to leave the club?

    "I've got two more years and like I said, I really feel at home here. So there's no point actually even talking about it [the possibility of a transfer].

    "And we have only just started under Thomas [Tuchel] - we've got a lot more to do here."

  • TIER JERKER

    A lot of love from Arsenal fans for Kieran Tierney as he models next season's away strip.

  • MORE ON RAMSEY

    These claims have been supported by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who told The Arsenal Lounge podcast: "Aaron Ramsey would love to join Arsenal again.

    "At Juventus he is struggling, he's not playing [and has had] many injuries.

    "He will be on the market 100 per cent, he will be available. If Arsenal want to go for Ramsey, they know they have a chance.

    "But at the moment there's nothing advanced or serious with Ramsey yet."

  • GUNNING FOR HOME

    Aaron Ramsey would 'love' to return to Arsenal this summer, according to reports.

    The Welsh midfielder has struggled for form and fitness since moving to Italy to join Juventus on a free transfer in 2019.

    According to a report seen by The Mirror, the 30-year-old is keen on a return to the Emirates.

  • EURO FEAR

    Sports minister Nigel Huddleston admits the Indian Covid variant is a threat to getting fans back into stadiums.

    He hailed the success of Saturday’s FA Cup Final which saw 21,000 spectators at Wembley as Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0.

    Huddleston said: “This was the biggest sporting event – in fact, this is the biggest event – in the UK for 14 months.

    “The biggest gathering of over 20,000 for 14 months and that’s quite a milestone really. The fact we’ve got to this point is quite remarkable.

    “We couldn’t have done it had we not felt comfortable with the roadmap, had the vaccination programme not gone well and other test events had gone well.

    “So that in itself must be seen as a success. But variants are called variants of concern for a reason – they are of concern.

    “There’s no doubt we are worried about them but we always would be. We want to get as many fans as possible into stadiums again.

    “I’m hoping we get there, I’m hoping we’ll get to capacity crowds soon but it depends entirely on the variants of concern but it’s a goal and has been all along.”

  • CAMPBELL 'WOULD LOVE' GREALISH

    Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell "would love" for Arsenal to sign Aston Villa's main man Jack Grealish.

    I would love Arsenal to make a move for Grealish but I don’t think the club could afford him at the moment,” Campbell told Football Insider.

    “He has proved to be a world-class player this season. He is very consistent with his performances and he is only young.

    "What a huge difference he has made to Aston Villa this year.

    “I think any one of the big boys would look at him. I wouldn’t put it past Manchester City to sign him, even though they have a wealth of attacking talent. I could see him there. 

    “Listen, that would be making the strong stronger. It could be an embarrassment of riches.

    "You have to keep strengthening. If you don’t, you are standing still and others will catch you.”

  • DOUBLE TROUBLE

    Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno are among a string of Arsenal players set to leave this summer, reports say. 

    Xhaka has been a vital part of manager Mikel Arteta's reign, playing as a central partner for Thomas Partey and also as a makeshift left-back.

    And keeper Leno has been the Gunners No1 since his arrival from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018. 

    But according to The Athletic, Arsenal staff are growing concerned the experienced pair will push for a transfer in the summer. 

    And it gets worse, with defender David Luiz, 34, and striker Alexandre Lacazette, 29, also facing uncertain futures.

  • LOST THE WILL

    WILLIAN is expected to leave Arsenal this summer with Inter Miami among those in the transfer race, reports say. 

    The Brazilian arrived from Chelsea on a free transfer last summer but has failed to hit the same heights he once achieved in the Blue side of London.

    With only one goal all season, Willian has largely been overlooked in Arsenal's frontline, leaving his future in doubt. 

    According to Fabrizio Romano, the winger, along with countrymen David Luiz, is looking to leave the club. 

    Inter Miami were interested in taking him to MLS last year before he opted to remain in England with Arsenal. 

    And they are joined by other European sides lodging interest in the 32-year-old.

  • DEBUT

    Arsenal's 2021/22 away kit is on display today as Arsenal's women's team take on Crystal Palace!

  • GUNNING FOR GLORY

    Arsenal failed to capitalise on last season's FA Cup triumph.

  • DEAL OR NO DEAL?

    Arsenal have denied receiving a £2bn takeover approach from Spotify founder Daniel Ek's consortium.

    But the Swedish billionaire, 38, hit back and insisted he DID table a bid to buy the Premier League side from unpopular owner Stan Kroenke.

    In a statement released on Saturday evening, he said: “This week an offer was made to both Josh Kroenke and their bankers that included ownership, representation at the board and a golden share for the supporters. 

    “They replied they don’t need the money. I respect their decision but remain interested and available should that situation ever change.”

  • CAM AND GET ME

    Arsenal have reportedly been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Eduardo Camavinga with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich looking to sign the Rennes ace.

    The Ligue 1 side are poised to cash in on the French midfielder in the summer with the 18-year-old having just one year left on his contract.

    It has been claimed that the France international is refusing to commit his future to Rennes, leading to a number of clubs to weigh up an offer.

    Mikel Arteta is rumoured to have made Camavinga his No1 target with the Gunners doing 'everything they can' to nab him.

    But according to Marca, they are in competition with Bundesliga champions Bayern and LaLiga giants Real.

  • OUT THE DOOR

    Willian could leave Arsenal this summer, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    According to Romano, a host of European clubs, and David Beckham's Inter Miami wanted to sign the Brazilian last summer.

    But Arsenal won the race for the former Chelsea player.

    Willian scored his first goal for Arsenal in last Sunday's 3-1 win against West Brom.

  • CASH GUZZLERS

    Arsenal made a profit on just EIGHT of the players who joined the club in the last ten years.

    Since 2010, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been the biggest money spinner while Mesut Ozil represented the largest loss.

  • WRIGHT JEALOUS OF LEICESTER

    Arsenal legend Ian Wright admitted that he was jealous of Leicester after their FA Cup triumph against Chelsea yesterday.

    Wright was jealous of the relationship between the team and the ownership, and rightly so, it's a well managed football club.

    "I tell you what, look at him with the players, with the manager," Wright reacted on BBC.

    "The jealousy I feel, knowing an owner can be like that… honestly, it breaks my heart.

    "I'm absolutely delighted for Leicester and him. Magnificent, magnificent. Brilliant."

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