Gabriel Jesus asking price 'drops to £45m', Arsenal confident of Tielemans transfer, Lyon announce Lacazette | The Sun

MANCHESTER CITY have reportedly dropped their asking price for Gabriel Jesus from £55m to £45m in a boost to Arsenal.

The Gunners are also said to be confident of signing Youri Tielemans from Leicester in an exciting summer window.

But Alexandre Lacazette has officially left the club after being announced by Lyon.

And SunSport can reveal that Dortmund have offered Granit Xhaka's Switzerland team-mate Manuel Akanji to the club for £21m.

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  • Alex Smith

    Competition for Jesus

    It has been well reported that Arsenal want to sign Gabriel Jesus.

    The Man City is believed to be keen to leave due to the imminent arrival of Erling Haaland with it set to restrict his game time.

    The Gunners are in for him as confirmed by the player's agent Marcelo Pettinati but so are plenty of other clubs.

    Jesus' agent said: "We had talks with Arsenal about Gabriel Jesus, we like the project – it’s a possibility we’re discussing.

    "There are 6 more clubs interested in Gabriel… we’ll see."

  • Alex Smith

    Done Deal – Lacazette returns to Lyon

    Alexandre Lacazette has completed his return to Lyon after being released by Arsenal as a free agent.

    Lacazette's three-year deal has been confirmed at a press conference this morning.

    He spent five years at the Emirates following a £52million move from Lyon in 2017.

    Alexandre Lacazette is once again a Lyon playerCredit: Getty
  • Alex Smith

    Arsenal confident on Tielemans deal

    According to CBS, Arsenal are confident of signing Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans.

    The Belgian's contract at the King Power Stadium is entering the final year.

    He is rated at rumoured £40million.

  • Alex Smith

    Akanji offered to Gunners

    In a SunSport exclusive, Arsenal have been offered Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji.

    A deal could be on the table for £21million.

    The Swiss international is also being tracked by Man Utd and is set to leave Signal Iduna Park due to the departure of manager Marco Rose and signings of two new central defenders in Niklas Sule and Nico Schlotterbeck.

    Borussia Dortmund star Manuel Akanji has been linked with a move to Arsenal
  • Alex Smith

    Man City won't move for Saka this summer

    The Mirror are claiming that Bukayo Saka will not be heading to Man City this summer.

    The Premier League champions are keeping an eye on him but won't make a move in this transfer window.

    Liverpool and Real Madrid are also reportedly keen, all three clubs would be able to offer the Arsenal ace Champions League football.

  • Alex Smith

    Saka in no rush to sign new contract

    Bukayo Saka was awarded Arsenal's player of the season award yesterday for the second successive season but his future could be in doubt.

    Reports via 90min claim that the England star is in no rush to sign a new long-term deal at the Gunners.

    Man City are believed to be keeping tabs on Saka.

    The player is about to enter the final year of his deal but there is an option for an extension to it.

  • Alex Cole

    Good morning Gunners fans

    Arsenal have congratulated Bukayo Saka on winning the Player of the Season prize.

    The 20-year-old became the first Arsenal player to retain the Player of the Season award since Thierry Henry in 2004.

    Arsenal fans are hoping to seal a transfer for Yves Bissouma this summer after the midfielder hinted at a move.

    The Brighton star, 25, reposted two comments from an Gunners supporter who revealed their wish to sign Bissouma.

    The club appear to have let slip that Eddie Nketiah has signed a long-term contract extension at the Emirates.

    Nketiah appeared on a poster previewing Arsenal’s friendly clash against German outfit FC Nurnberg on July 8.

    Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly on the cusp of completing a move to Lyon.

    The striker left Arsenal on a free transfer and is set to be unveiled by Lyon once he completes a medical.

  • Alex Cole

    Partey name change

    Thomas Partey has revealed that he’s now going by a new name Yakubu as part of his conversion to Islam.

    But he’ll still be referred to as Partey when playing for Arsenal.

    And his shirt will also continue to bear his first name Thomas, the Evening Standard reported.

  • Alex Cole

    Bissouma reposts Gunners fan love

    Bissouma is believed to be valued at around £50million by Brighton – the same fee that took Ben White from the south coast to the Emirates last summer.

    And fortunately for Mikel Arteta it appears Bissouma is aiming to follow in the England star’s footsteps.

    The ex-Lille ace re-posted two messages from an Arsenal fan on Tuesday.

    The first comment read: “For me, I think he and Tielemans should be our priority at midfield, we must get [Bissouma] at all costs.”

    The supporter followed that up by adding: “I’ve been following up on Bissouma and I think he’s the one to replace Partey long-term, he’s just 25.”

    Bissouma’s contract expires in 2023 too which means Brighton could be open to selling as this is their final chance to cash in.

  • Alex Cole

    Bissouma to North London?

    Arsenal fans are hoping to seal a transfer for Yves Bissouma this summer after the midfielder hinted at a move.

    The Brighton star, 25, reposted two comments from an Arsenal supporter who revealed their wish to sign Bissouma.

    The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Mali international since last summer and it appears Bissouma is keen to join.

    And now, just a day after the midfielder’s cryptic posts, The Athletic are reporting Aston Villa have ended their pursuit of the Seagulls’ ace.

    Villa were reportedly set to battle Arsenal for Bissouma this summer so their withdrawal from the transfer race is a big boost for the Gunners.

    It means technical director Edu has a better chance of agreeing a fee with Brighton although there is still the interest from Monaco to contend with.

  • Alex Cole

    Superstar Saka

    Arsenal have congratulated Bukayo Saka on winning the Player of the Season prize.

    A statement read: “Bukayo bagged several big goals including key strikes against Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Brentford.

    “Our No7 has become the first Arsenal player to retain the Player of the Season award since Thierry Henry in 2004, and only the fourth player to win the trophy back-to-back after Henry, Ian Wright and Liam Brady. 

    “Congratulations, Bukayo!”

    Our No7 has become the first Arsenal player to retain the Player of the Season award since Thierry Henry in 2004.

    Arsenal

  • Alex Cole

    Saka wins Player of the Season

    Bukayo Saka wins Arsenal’s Player of the Season award.

    Well deserved.

    The forward scored 11 goals and 7 assists in 38 Premier League games.

    This guy causes carnage in opposition defences.

  • Alex Cole

    Player of the Season rankings

    Arsenal’s 2021/22 Player of the Season award rankings are as follows…

    1 – Bukayo Saka

    2 – Martin Odegaard

    3 – Aaron Ramsdale

  • Alex Cole

    Have Gunners accidentally leaked Nketiah confirmation?

    Arsenal appear to have let slip that Eddie Nketiah has signed a long-term contract extension at the Emirates, writes Jake Lambourne.

    The 23-year-old is set to depart North London at the end of June when his current deal expires.

    But the England youth international is believed to be ready to extend his stay with Arsenal until 2027.

    Judging by an Arsenal promotional poster, the ex-Leeds loanee could have already committed his future.

    Nketiah has appeared in a social media post previewing Arsenal's friendly clash against German outfit FC Nurnberg on July 8.

    As it stands, Nketiah wouldn't be eligible to play against the Bundesliga 2 club as he would be a free agent.

    Is it a sign?

  • Alex Cole

    Lacazette to Lyon ‘nearly complete’

    Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly on the cusp of completing a move to Lyon.

    The striker left Arsenal on a free transfer and is set to be unveiled by Lyon once he completes a medical.

    That’s according to Fabrizio Romano who claims Lyon will release an official statement over the move soon.

    He said: "Alexandre Lacazette is now set to sign the contract with OL on a free move after medical tests completed. Official statement expected soon."

  • Alex Cole

    Gnabry’s ‘still a Gunner’

    Serge Gnabry “still has Arsenal in him” according to Kevin Campbell amid reports linking the Bayern Munich star with a return to North London.

    Campbell told Football Insider: “The likes of Gnabry would fit in seamlessly. He knows the club. It would be the second coming but he knows the club.

    “It is not as if it would be all new to him. That part of it is really important. You want new signings to hit the ground running. You would not have to worry about that with Gnabry.

    “There is definite legs in it because Gnabry still has Arsenal in him. If the opportunity arises… Wow. He is quality.”

  • Alex Cole

    Partey name change

    Thomas Partey has revealed that he’s now going by a new name Yakubu as part of his conversion to Islam.

    But he’ll still be referred to as Partey when playing for Arsenal.

    And his shirt will also continue to bear his first name Thomas, the Evening Standard reported.

  • Alex Cole

    Jesus is ‘perfect Arsenal fit’

    Gabby Agbonlahor has urged arsenal to sign ‘perfect fit’ Gabriel Jesus.

    Agbonlahor reckons Jesus will thrive at Arsenal with the likes of Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Emile Smith-Rowe feeding him.

    The footy pundit told talkSPORT: ““They have to get him (Jesus). He’s the perfect striker for Arsenal.

    “Odegaard in-behind. Finding his little runs that he likes to make.

    “Then you have Saka on the right and Martinelli on the left. Smith Rowe is also available.”

  • Alex Cole

    Bissouma reposts Gunners fan love

    Bissouma is believed to be valued at around £50million by Brighton – the same fee that took Ben White from the south coast to the Emirates last summer.

    And fortunately for Mikel Arteta it appears Bissouma is aiming to follow in the England star's footsteps.

    The ex-Lille ace re-posted two messages from an Arsenal fan on Tuesday.

    The first comment read: "For me, I think he and Tielemans should be our priority at midfield, we must get [Bissouma] at all costs."

    The supporter followed that up by adding: "I've been following up on Bissouma and I think he's the one to replace Partey long-term, he's just 25."

    Bissouma's contract expires in 2023 too which means Brighton could be open to selling as this is their final chance to cash in.

  • Alex Cole

    Bissouma to North London?

    Arsenal fans are hoping to seal a transfer for Yves Bissouma this summer after the midfielder hinted at a move.

    The Brighton star, 25, reposted two comments from an Arsenal supporter who revealed their wish to sign Bissouma.

    The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Mali international since last summer and it appears Bissouma is keen to join.

    And now, just a day after the midfielder's cryptic posts, The Athletic are reporting Aston Villa have ended their pursuit of the Seagulls' ace.

    Villa were reportedly set to battle Arsenal for Bissouma this summer so their withdrawal from the transfer race is a big boost for the Gunners.

    It means technical director Edu has a better chance of agreeing a fee with Brighton although there is still the interest from Monaco to contend with.

  • Alex Cole

    Chelsea have faith in Jesus

    GOAL reckon Chelsea are “considering making a bid” for Gabriel Jesus.

    Arsenal have stepped up their pursuit of Gabriel Jesus by lodging a £43m bid, according to reports from Brazil.

    Jesus is likely to end up at the Emirates, but Man City are holding out for an offer of £51m and the Blues could makes things difficult if they join the party.

  • Alex Cole

    Player of the Season rankings

    Arsenal's 2021/22 Player of the Season award rankings are as follows…

    1 – Bukayo Saka

    2 – Martin Odegaard

    3 – Aaron Ramsdale

  • Alex Cole

    Superstar Saka

    Arsenal have congratulated Bukayo Saka on winning the Player of the Season prize.

    A statement read: "Bukayo bagged several big goals including key strikes against Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Brentford.

    "Our No7 has become the first Arsenal player to retain the Player of the Season award since Thierry Henry in 2004, and only the fourth player to win the trophy back-to-back after Henry, Ian Wright and Liam Brady. 
     
    "Congratulations, Bukayo!"

    Our No7 has become the first Arsenal player to retain the Player of the Season award since Thierry Henry in 2004.

    Arsenal

  • Alex Cole

    Saka wins Player of the Season

    Bukayo Saka wins Arsenal's Player of the Season award.

    Well deserved.

    The forward scored 11 goals and 7 assists in 38 Premier League games.

    This guy causes carnage in opposition defences.

  • Alex Cole

    Saka should stay, says Walcott

    Bukayo Saka has been urged to remain with Arsenal by ex-Gunner Theo Walcott.

    Walcott warned Saka that he won’t be a big fish at City like he is at the Emirates.

    And Arsenal are adamant that their current Player of the Year is going nowhere and remain confident that he will soon sign a new long-term deal.

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