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Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Odegaard ‘could be SOLD’ by Madrid, Ramsdale latest, Ramsey shock Tottenham interest

ARSENAL could still be in with a chance of landing Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid, according to reports.

Los Blancos are in financial trouble and reports from Spain suggest they may yet be prepared to sell Odegaard if the price was right, with the playmaker 'unsettled'.

Mikel Arteta has also not given up on landing Aaron Ramsdale after the Gunners had two bids rejected by Sheffield United.

Elsewhere Tottenham are reportedly eyeing a shock swoop for former Gunners favourite Aaron Ramsey.

And Ben White meanwhile looks set to complete his move to the Emirates imminently, with a medical set for this week.

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  • RAM PRAISE

    Arsenal target Aaron Ramsdale can become one of the best keepers in the country.

    That's the thoughts of former goalkeeping team-mate Asmir Begovic.

    Ramsdale has been lined-up as part of a £30million Gunners bid and Begovic told Talksport the 23-year-old has plenty of room to continue improving.

    He said: "He can become one of the best, especially in the country.

    "He's already proved that he can play at the highest level. He's got a lot of potential still to fulfil.

    "The more he plays, the more he's going to progress. So I'm not surprised to see him linked with some of the top clubs."

  • MAKE THE CALL

    Andrea Belotti has been urged to make the right transfer call by Italian great Ciccio Graziani.

    Belotti enters the final year of his contract at Torino and Graziani has called on him to go somewhere where he will be the main man, with Arsenal being credited as having interest.

    Spurs were quoted £25million for his services and Tuttosport claimed the Gunners had registered interest in the striker.

    So much revolves around Belotti’s future. WWe need to understand what Belotti will do. He must decide with a club that must involve him for the next three to four years and make him become the symbol. But there can also be for his part, the will to change.

    Ciccio GrazianiTuttosport
  • WILL HE OR NOT?

    Steve Bruce has turned to Axel Tuanzebe to strengthen his squad, with efforts to bring in Joe Willock from Arsenal proving difficult.

    Bruce has called for Arsenal to make their minds up on Willock's future after an excellent loan spell in the latter part of last season.

    He said: "'With Arsenal, what are they going to do?

    "They've brought in two midfield players. That's our starting point, with Joe, because let's be fair, he had an unbelievable three or four months with us. But there has to be a time where we know – is it going to be yes or no?

    "We're only allowed two domestic loans, and we're only allowed one from each club. So, there has to come a time when there's a cut-off, and we have to find out what's happening.

    "We're still trying our utmost, whether it's on loan or to buy him. We're still trying."

  • NO SALE

    Sassuolo's CEO Giovanni Carnevali has warned Arsenal and Chelsea that his club's 'ambitious project' will mean they won't sell their top stars.

    Chelsea have been linked with Berardi and Arsenal have targeted Locatelli in the summer.

    He said: "Caputo, Boga, Berardi and Locatelli won’t be sold. We’ve received lots of offers for them, but we’ve rejected all of them.

    "We won’t give up our best players because we have an ambitious project with De Zerbi, with Berardi being the leader of this team."

  • KESS STAYING

    Franck Kessie has reiterated his desire to remain and AC Milan, amid links to Arsenal and Liverpool.

    The midfielder says he wants to stay at the club forever.

    Right now I'm at the Olympics but as soon as I return, I will sort everything.
    I only want Milan and both Maldini and Massara know what my thoughts are. I'm proud to have chosen Milan and I don't want to leave. In fact, I want to remain forever.

    Franck Kessie
  • WHITE NOISE

    Gunners legend Sol Campbell has expressed his concern over Ben White and isn't concinved he will make an immediate impact at the Emirates.

    Arsenal are believed to be closing in on the signing of the Brighton centre-back in a £50million deal.

    And despite fans and pundits lauding the imminent switch, Campbell questions whether White is the right man for his former employers.

    It needs to work out because Arsenal are not in the position to shift out £50m for a player. He’ll definitely have to start.

    If it does happen and the medical is all good, he’ll have to hit the ground running. It’s a difficult one, it’s a lot of money.

    They’re looking at the years ahead and they see a future. He can play in midfield or as a full-back.

    At £50m, you’ve got to be the master of your position.

    Sol CampnbellTalksSport
  • GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS

    Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey is being lined up for a shock move to rivals Spurs.

     La Gazzetta dello Sport say Juventus are keen to get his wages off their bill.

    Ben White is close to securing his move, with a medical due to this week before an expected announcement.

  • GUNNER GO?

    According to the Telegraph Arsenal may have to let go of a few players to free up some funds to continue spending.

    The imminent £50million arrival of Ben White from Brighton represents a large chunk of Arsenal’s transfer kitty with a number of players set for the exit door.

    Granit Xhaka has been widely linked with a £17million move to Roma, while Hector Bellerin has been rumoured to be attracting interest from Inter Milan for the same fee.

    But the Telegraph are reporting that Joe Willock could leave North London on a permanent deal, with Newcastle keen to make a move for the 21-year-old who scored eight goals in 14 appearances while on loan at St.James’ Park last season.

  • GUNNAR GO

    Albert Stuivenberg has quit as Wales assistant boss to focus full-time on his role at Arsenal.

    The Dutchman worked alongside interim Dragons manager Robert Page at Euro 2020 but will now concentrate on his daily job as Mikel Arteta’s No2.

    Stuivenberg joined the Welsh set-up in 2017 after being appointed by Ryan Giggs.

    The 50-year-old said: “It has been an honour to be part of the coaching set up with Wales.

    “It has been an exciting period in the history of the game and I have learnt a lot both on and off the field.

    "I thank all the players for the hard work and the incredible, passionate supporters."

  • AAR YOU SERIOUS?

    Tottenham are reportedly eyeing up a shock move to bring Arsenal icon Aaron Ramsey back to North London.

    The 30-year-old midfielder only linked up with Juventus two years ago, but it is understood that the Wales international is already up for sale.

    According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via the Metro, Juventus are keen to get the £250,000-a-week player of their wage bill.

    And Spurs’ Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici is eyeing up a reunion with Ramsey in England’s capital.

    Paratici proved key in helping the Old Lady secure Ramsey’s services in 2019 and it has been claimed he remains a huge admirer of him.

    The Italian news outlet has stated that Juve are aware that their signing of Ramsey has not worked out, despite him winning the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Super Cup.

  • CAMPBELL CONTINUED

    Sol Campbell also stated that Arsenal should be competing with Manchester United in the race to secure Raphael Varane’s services.

    Commenting on Ben White's imminent arrival, he said: "Forget about the price tag it is all about experience and whether he is going to command.

    “I obviously don’t know much about him, but he got into the England’s Euros squad and is clearly a top player.

    “For me hopefully it does work out, but if you want that instant success and you want to build a team, you bring in Ben White.

    “But you also bring in someone like Raphael Varane – you bring both of them in!”

  • WHITE NOISE

    Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has expressed his concern over whether Ben White will make an immediate impact at the Emirates.

    Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “It needs to work out because Arsenal are not in the position to shift out £50m for a player. He’ll definitely have to start.

    “If it does happen and the medical is all good, he’ll have to hit the ground running. It’s a difficult one, it’s a lot of money.

    “They’re looking at the years ahead and they see a future. He can play in midfield or as a full-back.

    “At £50m, you’ve got to be the master of your position.”

  • HANDS OFF

    Inter Milan are hoping to tie down Nico Barella to the club by offering the midfielder a new contract in an attempt to fend off interest from Liverpool and Arsenal.

    According to Gazzetto.it, Inter are planning on offering Barella an extension on his current contract which expires in 2024, with many people at the club believing Barella will captain the side in the future.

    The 24-year-old impressed for Italy at Euro 2020, playing for the Azzurri in the final, as well as scoring against Belgium in the 2-1 quarter-final win in Munich.

  • MATCHOI MADE IN HEAVEN?

    In case you missed it Mikel Arteta and Arsenal are reportedly keen on a move for 18-year-old winger Matchoi Djalo.

    At the age of 16 years and 122 days, he was the youngest player ever to play in the Primeira Liga for Pacos de Ferreira but has failed to live up to expectations since.

    Arsenal though view the transfer as a low risk move, with Djalo reportedly available for as little as £1million.

    With a number of young talents coming through at the Emirates in the form of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith-Rowe, Djalo could thrive alongside Arteta’s improving youngsters.

  • SIGN THE CONTRACT

    Ousmane Dembele is a name that has been repeatedly been linked with Arsenal in recent months.

    And now with the Frenchman entering the last 12 months of his contract now could be a good time for the Gunners to make their move.

    Dembele has been offered a new contract at Camp Nou despite Barca's financial difficulties, with the club eager to retain his services.

    Mundo Deportivo though are reporting that Dembele has been told by Barca bosses to sign the contract otherwise he will not play.

    An ultimatum like that may push Dembele closer to the exit door, so watch this space.

  • RAMSDALE ON THE RADAR

    Sheffield United's Aaron Ramsdale has been widely linked with a move to the Emirates to provide competition to Bernd Leno for the starting spot in goal next season.

    Sheffield United have reportedly turned down two bids from Arsenal that were around the £20million mark, with Arsenal now preparing a bid worth closer to £30million.

    However the Mirror are reporting that relegated Sheffield United are holding out for £40million, a British transfer record.

    It would match the fee paid by Everton for Jordan Pickford in 2017, but with Ben White reportedly set to sign for the Gunners in a £50million deal, it's likely that Mikel Arteta would have to free up funds through player sales for a move for Ramsdale to be sanctioned.

  • MORE KEEPER NEWS

    Yet more news to report from the Emirates on another goalkeeper.

    Shotstopper Deyan Iliev has joined Slovakia Super League side SKF Sered on loan for the season, rejoining the side he was on loan at during the 2019/20 season.

    The 26-year-old North Macedonian spent last season on loan at Shrewsbury Town in League One, but is not thought to be part of Mikel Arteta's plans at the Emirates.

    19-year-old Arthur Okonkwo is set to be third-choice goalkeeper, with Arsenal on the lookout for a second choice keeper to provide competition for Bernd Leno.

  • ALEX TO ALTAY SPOR

    Some more news on the goalkeeper front for Arsenal fans.

    Runar Alex Runarsson is set to join Turkish club Altay Spor on loan for the season in a bid to gain more first team experience.

    Football.London are reporting that the 26-year-old Icelandic international with fly out to Turkey this week to complete the deal, with Athur Okonkwo set to be promoted to third choice keeper.

    The Gunners are still on the lookout for a second choice shot stopper to provide competition for Bernd Leno, with Aaron Ramsdale heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.

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