Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Tielemans in talks 'for MONTHS', Juventus expect Arthur to leave, Yeremy Pino latest | The Sun

Arsenal have been in talks with Youri Tielemans' agent for several "months" – but they've yet to make an offer for the Leicester ace, according to reports.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is eager to add to his squad before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.

Elsewhere, Edu has been spotted boarding a Ryanair flight to Spain – with fans expecting a bid for Villarreal starlet Yeremy Pino.

The Gunners are looking to land the winger, 19, before the end of the transfer window, as well as land reinforcements in the middle of midfield.

And Juventus are reportedly preparing for the departure of Gunners target Arthur Melo.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Jesus wins over doubters

    Gabriel Jesus has won over the doubters with his sensational start at Arsenal.

    Sceptics such as Jamie O'Hara questioned if Arsenal made the right move signing the Brazilian.

    But the football pundit's had a change of heart after witnessing Jesus' brace against Leicester City on the weekend.

    O'Hara conceded on talkSPORT: "I thought is he up to scratch to play for this team? I mean I apologise, I got that wrong. He is the real deal, what a player he is.

    “I know he’s young but he could be sensational. He’s still got things to work on you know, his positional play. But you know, he looks really really good. They will concede goals though.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Xhaka praises Gabriel Jesus

    Granit Xhaka has heaped praise on Gabriel Jesus for his contribution in Arsenal's win over Leicester City.

    Xhaka, who also got on the scoresheet told the club's media: "Not only his first goal, but [Jesus'] performance was unbelievable.

    "Two goals, two assists, the work he does for the team is unbelievable and we're more than happy.

    "He's scoring now as well, he's helping us day-by-day and I'm more than happy for him because I think it's very important to score at home."

  • Kostas Lianos

    More on Bellerin

    Arsenal outcast Hector Bellerin wants the club to terminate his contract and allow him to leave for nothing.

    Bellerin is keen to return to Real Betis after his successful season on loan with his boyhood club last season.

    And former club Barcelona are also monitoring the full-back's situation after failing to secure a deal with Chelsea for Cesar Azpilicueta.

    But both clubs are struggling to balance their books and insist they cannot afford to pay a fee for the Spain international.

    And with just two weeks of the transfer window remaining, the Gunners' longest-serving current player fears he could be stuck in limbo

  • Kostas Lianos

    Ring the Bell

    Barcelona are lining up Arsenal outcast Hector Bellerin as an option to fill in their squad's right-back slot.

    Bellerin is out of favour at the Emirates and is pushing for a move away from the club for a fresh start.

    And this could come in the form of a move to Barca, who are now considering the full-back as a cheap option due to him being available on a free transfer, according to Mundo Deportivo.

    While the Blaugrana have activated a number of "economic levers" to bring players in this summer, departures remain a necessity.

    Among those earmarked to leave the Nou Camp is full-back Sergino Dest, who Manchester United and Chelsea are targeting in a potential £17million move.

    The Spain international would represent a cost-effective and natural replacement for the Dutch-born American

  • Kostas Lianos

    Make Your move

    Leicester are willing to lose Youri Tielemans for nothing next year if no suitable bids come in for him this summer.

    Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been linked with Tielemans throughout the summer transfer window.

    The Foxes are open to letting midfielder leave if their valuation of the player is met this summer.

    But if that isn't the case, Leicester are now prepared to keep him for the season and let him leave on a free at the end of the campaign, according to The Times.

    That could be a blow for the Gunners as they would face even more competition for Tielemans as other clubs will take up the opportunity to land him for free

  • Kostas Lianos

    Make some Moise

    Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle it out for Brighton star Moises Caicedo.

    Caicedo has enjoyed a stellar start to the new Premier League season with the Seagulls.

    And the Mirror claims both United and the Gunners are interested in signing the midfielder before deadline day.

    The Ecuador international starred in Brighton’s opening day win over United at Old Trafford.

    The 20-year-old also caught the eye in Saturday’s draw against mega-rich Newcastle.

    And his performances late on last season have also been taken into account by his suitors

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Follow Je leader

    Arsenal summer signing Gabriel Jesus and veteran Granit Xhaka have been handed leadership roles by manager Mikel Arteta.

    The Gunners have started the season with maximum points behind new captain Martin Odegaard.

    And Arteta has nominated Jesus as well as Xhaka to support Odegaard in guiding the squad this season.

    According to The Athletic, the pair will make up the core of the North Londoners' leadership group with the Norway international as captain

  • Kostas Lianos

    Will to return

    Ex-Arsenal player Willian appears to have let slip he is set to join Fulham after insisting his "goal" is to return to London.

    The winger told Globo Esporte: "My goal is to live abroad.

    "In London, I have a British passport, so I can live and live there with my family, that's my goal. I don't have a club yet. I will decide there.

    "I'm going to travel with the family and there I'll decide calmly, with a clear head, to see what the best option for me will be, and my family as well”

  • Kostas Lianos

    Aub or nothing

    Manchester United are battling Chelsea to sign Barcelona star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports SunSport's Dan King.

    United are desperate for attacking reinforcements and have now turned their attention to the former Arsenal captain and Chelsea target.

    The Red Devils considered a move for Aubemeyang when he left the Emirates Stadium under a cloud in January.

    And the uncertainty over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is forcing them to look at every possible option – which led to the embarrassing saga over former Stoke and West Ham star Marko Arnautovic.

    Barca would be open to selling the Gabon international as part of their own struggles to revamp their squad

  • Kostas Lianos

    Getting in Tuch

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel appears to have taken a sly dig at Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta over his handling of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before leaving for Barcelona.

    Tuchel said: "I enjoyed a lot working with him. It was a pleasure.

    "This has nothing to do with the situation now, but some players stay your players because you were very, very close. We had a very close relationship.

    "'I don't follow the press about Auba. I don't know if he has a good press or bad press, I couldn't care less"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Merson issues Coad red

    Manchester United should have tried to land Everton signing Conor Coady to cover the shortfalls of Harry Maguire, according to Arsenal legend Paul Merson.

    Merson told Sky Sports: "They should have been going for Conor Coady, they need to play three at the back!

    "Maguire, I don't want to keep going on, but Maguire can’t run. You need to play a five at the back.

    "Play in a three, he's a very good player. Comes out with the ball, he can pass it, he's a defender and he can get tighter.

    "When he's playing in a four he can't go and engage because if he gets left one versus one, he's going to struggle"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal's loan rangers

    Two Arsenal loanees sent a message to manager Mikel Arteta as they both scored in Ligue 1 at the weekend.

    Nuno Tavares and Folarin Balogun were both shipped out by the Gunners boss after failing to impress during pre-season.

    But they have got off to a blistering start at their clubs in France, with both getting on the scoresheet yesterday.

    Tavares already hit the target for Marseille in their opening day 4-1 win over Reims, with Balogun scoring for the opposition.

    And the left-back was at it again as he struck his side’s only goal in their 1-1 draw at Brest.

    Elsewhere, striker Balogun scored again for Reims to give them a 2-0 lead against Clermont Foot

  • Kostas Lianos

    Thomas' Thu story

    Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel loves fly-on-the wall football documentaries — but is in no particular hurry to star in one himself, like Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham did.

    When it was put to Tuchel that a behind-the-scenes series about the Blues' turbulent 2021-2022 campaign would have been TV gold, the German tactician said with a rueful laugh: "Yes, it would have been.

    "We had these discussions many times. They started even in [Borussia] Dortmund and, as you can imagine, in Paris Saint-Germain we had these discussions pretty often.

    "Here, as you know, I enjoy it so much that it's purely about football in this building and in this club. It is still one of the biggest joys and why I love it so much to be here.

    "To be honest, I watch the football documentaries also because I am curious and I want to see it.

    "I 100 per cent would have watched it as a kid over and over again. But at the same time, I'm not so sure you see everything.

    "Maybe it's new times and maybe at some point we will have to be open to it. I'm quite happy I was not asked the question so far — but let's see, we are always open to new ideas"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Rodgers on Tielemans

    Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers hinted he is willing to let Arsenal target Youri Tielemans run down his contract and leave on a free transfer next summer.

    Rodgers told The Times: “It’s not ideal but it’s happened before — players have left here for free before.

    “He wouldn’t be the first one, but at this moment in time it’s about keeping an eye on the team and the squad, making sure they are ready.

    “The club will be negotiating and talking with the players’ representatives across the squad.

    "Thus far, there’s no change in Youri’s situation, there’s no offers. So he’s just continuing to work well and get himself right at this early part of the season.

    “Youri is a top international so every game he plays, in actual fact every training session Youri plays, he is trying to be the best player he can.

    "There is a lot of speculation about him but he looks to prove a point in every single game he plays”

  • Kostas Lianos

    The Tiel deal

    Arsenal have been in talks with Leicester star Youri Tieleman's agent for several "months" – but they've yet to make an offer.

    Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said: “As for Tielemans and how this is all affecting him – my understanding is that he is a great guy, an excellent professional, and someone who is only focused on the present.

    “Of course, he would like a top club. Arsenal have been in contact with his agents for months but have never submitted an official proposal yet.

    "Tielemans remains a name on the Gunners’ list but surprises cannot be ruled out”

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  • Kostas Lianos

    More from Xhaka

    Arsenal ace Granit Xhaka insists the team loves making the fans happy.

    Xhaka added: "We are more than happy to give them something back because you can see the atmosphere, the belief they have again and of course for Mikel as well, we are trying to give everything for them.

    “Of course the results are most important but sometimes we don’t get the results that we want but we try our best”

  • Kostas Lianos

    All or Nothing

    Arsenal ace Granit Xhaka has revealed the Amazon All Or Nothing documentary has brought the squad closer and built a stronger bond with fans.

    Xhaka told talkSPORT: "I think we are looking very happy all of us. Not because the results but the atmosphere.

    “The spirit is very very good between the players, between the staff, but this is still the second game in the Premier League we have a lot to improve and we are looking game by game and day by day and let’s see in the future what happens.

    “I don’t know if it’s because of the Amazon as well what we did and seeing much more behind the scenes and not only on the pitch.

    “I think last season the atmosphere was very good as well and this is what Mikel [Arteta] tried to connect much, much more because it was not always like this"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Ed-ing off to Spain

    Arsenal technical director Edu has set tongues wagging after he was apparently spotted jetting to Spain to complete a transfer.

    The Gunners are in the hunt for Villarreal ace Yeremi Pino and are facing competition from Premier League foes Liverpool.

    Reports suggest the Gunners have tabled a £33million offer for Yeremi.

    A man at least resembling the Arsenal transfer chief was spotted boarding a Ryanair flight to Valencia on Sunday, on Twitter.

    And a user insisted Edu was planning to briefly stop in Valencia before travelling to Villarreal to bring Yeremi to the Emirates

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Tielemans to leave for free

    Leicester are reportedly warming to the idea of allowing Arsenal target Youri Tielemans leave for free when his contract expires next year.

    Tielemans seemed keen on a move to north London but the Gunners have yet to table a bid for the midfielder.

    The North Londoners will be keen to secure the Belgium international's services before his contract runs our in 2023.

    That is because as a free agent Tielemans will no doubt attract a lot more clubs.

  • Kostas Lianos

    More on Pino

    Cash-strapped Villarreal could be persuaded to sell one of their prized assets Yeremi Pino to Arsenal for the good of the club.

    Yeremi is highly-regarded within footballing circles and many believe the 19-year-old winger has a very big career ahead of him.

    The Spain international has a £67.5million release clause in his contract but it is thought even bids of only half of that figure may tempt the club to sell.

    Spanish media claims that any bid in excess of €40m (£33.9m) would be accepted to address 'economic problems' at the club.

    This would leave the ball in the player's court as to whether he fancies the move to north London

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Edu goes to Spain

    Arsenal fans are in a state of excitement after seeing technical director Edu spotted boarding a flight to Spain.

    Despite spending £120million this summer, fans are now expecting another arrival due to his sighting.

    Villarreal ace Yeremy Pino could be the reason for the ex-player's impromptu trip Spain to hold talks with Spanish club.

    The signing would top off what has been a pretty good weekend for Gunners fans after a dominant win over Leicester

  • James Orr

    Tielemans latest

    Arsenal have reportedly been in talks with Youri Tielemans agent for several "months" – but they've yet to make an offer for the Leicester ace.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is eager to add the creative midfielder to his squad before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.

    And the Arsenal brass are said to have been laying the foundations for a summer swoop for the Belgian for the last few "months".

    Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano said: “As for Tielemans and how this is all affecting him – my understanding is that he is a great guy, an excellent professional, and someone who is only focused on the present.

    “Of course, he would like a top club. Arsenal have been in contact with his agents for months but have never submitted an official proposal yet.

    "Tielemans remains a name on the Gunners’ list but surprises cannot be ruled out.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Good morning, Arsenal fans

    Gunners supporters got behind William Saliba after the Frenchman scored an own goal against Leicester.

    The supporters inside the Emirates didn’t get on his back, instead choosing to cheer for the 21-year-old whenever he got the ball.

    Fans appear willing to accept mistakes and trust that he will improve with time.

    A man of the match performance against Crystal Palace last week showed spectators how talented he could be and proved ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger right.

    Wenger famously said: "You pay for the education of young players with points. If I play a 20-year-old centre-back, I know he’ll cost me points during the season and I have to stand up for that.

    "A less talented 28-year-old would cost me less points. However, by 23, 24 you have a player."

  • Joe Adams

    Happy birthday to an Arsenal legend

    The club's much loved former director and president for life Ken Friar turns 88 today!

    The longest ever serving director started part-time at Arsenal at the age of just 12, staying with the club for a further 54 years.

    He has seen it all down the years. I wonder what he thinks of the current team.

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  • Joe Adams

    City plotting revenge swoop

    Keiran Tierney continues to be linked with Manchester City.

    The Champions are reportedly considering launching a bid of £25million for the Scotsman.

    Arsenal previously stole Zinchenko off them for £30million to help add strength to the left-back position but would hope to retain Tierney.

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