rsenal is determined to make another major summer signing with goals and creativity on Mikel Arteta’s agenda.
Offers for Sandro Tonali, Yeremy Pino and Youri Tielemans have all been touted but, first, the fringe players may have to move on and Hector Bellerin’s contract is proving difficult to change.
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Sandro Tonali does not want to join Arsenal.
Il Corriere dello Sport report that no offers have arrived for the Italy international, amid claims of £42m between the clubs.
In fact, AC Milan will now try to extend Tonali’s contract after he helped them lift the Scudetto last season.
Arsenal are unwilling to let Hector Bellerin leave for free, leading to a stalemate over the defender’s future.
The right-back would love to join Real Betis but his £100,000-a-week salary has been mentioned as the issue holding the deal back.
Now, AS claim Betis can’t reach that figure given La Liga’s salary cap and talks between Bellerin’s agent and Arsenal failed to find a solution.
Yeremy Pino is expected to cost around £42million.
Arsenal and Liverpool are said to be leading the race for the Villarreal winger, according to Spanish media. And Marca report that the Yellow Submarine are happy to take advantage of their top prospects when English clubs knock on the door.
Previous examples include Pepe Reina, Jose Enrique, Antonio Valencia, Gabriel and Eric Bailly – with Pau Torres joining the list had he agreed to a move to Tottenham last summer.