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Arsenal make Camavinga no.1 transfer target, Ben White LATEST, Odegaard rules out Gunners return, Isak updates

ARSENAL have reportedly made Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga their number one transfer target this summer.

And the Gunners are closing in on the £50m transfer of Brighton's England defender Ben White, with talks underway.

But Martin Odegaard has confirmed he will be staying at Real Madrid next season.

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  • CROWN JULE

    Chelsea have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Sevilla ace Jules Kounde, according to reports.

    The highly-talented 22-year-old is being heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer.

    Arsenal are also interested but boss Mikel Arteta has set his sights on Brighton's Ben White.

    Thomas Tuchel is eager to land a new central defender this summer with Thiago Silva turning 37 in September.

    Kounde remains top of his shortlist and ABC Sevilla write how the Blues have made their move.

    Sevilla won't let their key asset leave on the cheap having slapped a £55million price-tag on his head.

  • COUT IN THE COLD

    Philippe Coutinho has emerged as a shock candidate to replace Martin Odegaard at Arsenal.

    The Barcelona midfielder is yet to show his best form at the Camp Nou since a mega-money move from Liverpool.

    Mundo Deportivo ponder the Gunners’ potential interest in Coutinho, who is available at the right price, amid interest from Everton, Leicester and Marseille.

  • TOR OF DUTY

    Lucas Torreira wants a move to Serie A this summer as Arsenal demand £17million for his signature, according to reports.

    The Uruguayan's agent admitted the defensive midfielder is eager to end his three-year stint in North London and return to Italy.

    Speaking to TMW, he said: "He wants to come back to Italy.

    "There are proposals from Spain, France and Russia but Lucas wants Serie A.

    "Arsenal understand the situation and now they'll help us."

    According to Fabrizio Romano, Lazio are ahead of the pack and are working on a deal.

  • EMIRATES CALLING

    From today through to Monday, Emirates Stadium is open for both walk-in and appointments for the Covid-19 vaccine.

    If you're in North London: Go get yourself jabbed.

  • HEAVENS TO BETSY

    England Under-18s boss Kevin Betsy has emerged as a target for Arsenal.

    Per Mertesacker is undertaking a review of the Gunners academy, which led to the sacking of club legend Steve Bould earlier in the summer.

    According to the Mail, Arsenal want Betsy to become their new Under-23s coach.

    But the Three Lions, having only recently lost U19s chief Justin Cochrane, will put up a fight to keep their highly-rated coach.

  • BOY DON GOOD

    Liverpool have started transfer talks to sign former Arsenal youngster Donyell Malen, according to reports.

    The 22-year-old forward has been impressive during the Netherlands' Euro 2020 campaign so far, assisting in his last two matches.

    Boss Jurgen Klopp wants to waste no time in luring him to Anfield and secure his signature early with a valuation of £34million.

    Malen was already attracting interest across Europe following his brilliant season for PSV Eindhoven.

    Klopp is determined to land a new forward this summer following last season's disappointment.

  • GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS,

    The Gunners are reportedly closing in on a £50million deal for Brighton defender Ben White.

    Arsenal have set their sights on the England prospect and talks are planned, according to The Athletic, ahead of the potential move.

    White was rewarded for his impressive form at Brighton with a place in the England squad for Euro 2020 after Trent Alexander-Arnold pulled out through injury.

    Arsenal reportedly offered £40m for the 23-year-old but Brighton are determined to hold out for £10m more.

    Defence is one of his main priorities and the versatile White, who can play right-back, centrally or in midfield, is one of Arteta's major targets.

    Mikel Arteta wants to revamp his squad after the Gunners missed out on European football for the first time in 25 years.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal have missed out on extending Martin Odegaard’s loan stay after the midfielder confirmed his future lies with Real Madrid.

    He told Norway’s TV2: “Real Madrid have been clear that they would like me back. So then it will be time to go there when the training starts up again.

    “Of course it has always been a dream to play there. I have been in the club for over six years now, and that has always been the goal.

    “I always want to play, I have said that all the time. Playing hard is important.”

    And finally, Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan.

    The Bundesliga outfit have paid a loan fee of £500,000 to bring him back to the club, having spent the 2020/21 season on loan too.

    Stuttgart have the option to make the move permanent in a deal worth up to £5million, according to The Athletic.

    And Mavropanos will become a Stuttgart player if they remain in the top-flight this season.

    They will be obligated to pay £3million for the defender, and bonuses up to £1.5m are also included in the deal.

    The 23-year-old has agreed a three-year deal should the permanent transfer clause be activated.

  • MAT FINISH

    Former Lille director Luis Campos has waxed lyrical over Arsenal outcast Matteo Guendouzi.

    Speaking to O Jogo, he said: “I like him a lot, he has great talent, an exceptional talent, he’s very good both technically and tactically.

    “I have a feeling that emotionally he’s a player who hasn’t matured to 100 percent yet, he needs to mature more.

    “By age, as he is still very young, he has a great future ahead of him.”

  • SAK RACE

    Another start for Arsenal star Bukayo Saka against Germany?

  • ODE IN THE HOLE

    Arsenal have missed out on extending Martin Odegaard’s loan stay after the midfielder confirmed his future lies with Real Madrid.

    He told Norway’s TV2: “Real Madrid have been clear that they would like me back. So then it will be time to go there when the training starts up again.

    “Of course it has always been a dream to play there. I have been in the club for over six years now, and that has always been the goal.

    “I always want to play, I have said that all the time. Playing hard is important.”

  • PUT A FOOT RON

    Cristiano Ronaldo was subjected to ‘insults and beatings’ from Arsenal when the former Manchester United star tried tricks.

    That is the revelation by ex-Arsenal attacker Robert Pires on a harsh start to life in England for Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo’s introduction to English football was greeted with plenty of harsh challenges and Pires admitted opposing players did not appreciate the star’s showboating.

    Pires told Record: “Cristiano made feints and the English didn’t like it. It was just a beating.

    “You can’t play like that against the English and you couldn’t do that at Highbury, Arsenal’s home. It was just insults and beatings.

    “At first he didn’t stand it very well, it was complicated for him. Football in England is completely different.”

  • LEED THE CHARGE

    Paul Robinson has admitted that he is “gutted” Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Ben White.

    He told Football Insider: “I would have liked both of my old clubs Leeds and Tottenham to have gone in for Ben White.

    “They are missing out on a top-class player. I have been banging Ben White’s drum for a long time now.

    “If he goes to Arsenal he is going to be missing out on playing Champions League football.

    “I’m sure there is clubs in the Champions League who would be interested in a player like Ben White.

    “Arsenal would not be my first choice if I was him. Logistically the move may work for him but a player of his quality should be playing at the highest level.

    “He is definitely good enough to play in the Champions League. Is he realistically going to get to play in the Champions League with Arsenal?”

  • MORE ON MAVROPANOS

    Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan.

    The Bundesliga outfit have paid a loan fee of £500,000 to bring him back to the club, having spent the 2020/21 season on loan too.

    Stuttgart have the option to make the move permanent in a deal worth up to £5million, according to The Athletic.

    And Mavropanos will become a Stuttgart player if they remain in the top-flight this season.

    They will be obligated to pay £3million for the defender, and bonuses up to £1.5m are also included in the deal.

    The 23-year-old has agreed a three-year deal should the permanent transfer clause be activated.

  • LEW BEAUTY

    Arsenal are reportedly prepared to pay upwards of £50million to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

    The Gunners are keen to bolster their attacking options with doubts over the future of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette, according to The Telegraph.

    DCL is contracted to Everton until 2025, but it is believed the Toffees would struggle to turn down a big money bid for the England international.

  • NO MOUR TROUBLE

    Jose Mourinho has held talks with former Arsenal star Henrikh Mkhitaryan since joining Roma to repair his relationship with midfielder, according to reports.

    And the pair have reportedly cleared the air after falling out at Manchester United, with Mkhitaryan starting just 26 league games in 18 months under Mourinho.

    Mkhitaryan, 32, even agreed a new one-year deal with the Serie A club at the beginning of the month.

    He is happy to play under the Portuguese, and was convinced to stay after the pair held a meeting, according to Corriere dello Sport.

    The report claims the duo have even joked with each other about their time at Old Trafford, and it is now firmly behind them.

  • LOAN AGAIN

    Dinos Mavropanos has re-signed for Stuttgart on loan after spending last season at the Bundesliga side.

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