6pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gabriel ‘announcement video’, Lacazette-Lemar SWAP, Coutinho wants Prem move – The Sun

GABRIEL MAGALHAES is in London to finalise his move to Arsenal, according to reports.

And there has been a boost in their pursuit of Philippe Coutinho, with the Brazilian favouring a move to the Premier League.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here…

  • WEN WILL IT END

  • GUNNER GO?

    Fulham are reportedly keen to sign Arsenal playmaker Emile Smith Rowe on loan.

    According to the Mirror, the Cottagers are keen to snap up the 20-year-old for the 2020/21 season.

    The Gunners have already knocked back an approach for Monaco for the midfielder.

    Mikel Arteta is understood to be a fan of the player, but it remains to be seen whether he will be allowed to depart the Emirates for a third loan spell away.

  • BYE BELLERIN

    Hector Bellerin is on his way out the club, according to reports.

    After a poor season, The Gunners are planning to rebuild, and the sword will fall on Bellerin, amongst others.

    The Times have said that Bellerin has been offered to French champions, PSG.

  • LOAN GONE

    Arsenal have announced that Jordi Osei-Tutu has joined Championship side Cardiff City on a season-long loan.

    In a statement, Arsenal said: “We wish Jordi the best of luck for his time with Cardiff and we look forward to seeing his continued development.

    The 21-year-old defender joined Arsenal from Reading in 2015.

  • CHARITY PAYS

    Arsenal could be in for a big payday when they take on Liverpool in the Charity Shield on the weekend.

    Figures for this years Charity Shield match have not yet been released, but according to Manchester Evening News, last year's competitors were paid£1.25million each.

    McDonald's, the events main sponsors, reportedly pay £1million towards the overall fund.

  • AUBAMEYANG RUMOURS

    There was a buzz around The Emirates earlier today when fans thought they caught a glimpse of the star signing a new contract in the stadium.

    It later emerged that the person in question was not Aubameyang, but a musician recording a music video, to the devastation of Arsenal fans.

    Aubameyang himself put the rumours to rest by posting a video on his Instagram at home whilst the frenzy was taking place online.

  • ARSENAL FIXTURES

    Here are the Gunners' opening Premier League games, as well as their clashes against the other 'Big Six' clubs.

  • ROMA EYE KOLASINAC

    According to reports in Italy, Roma are keen on bringing Arsenal left back Sead Kolasinac to the club.

    Kolasinac has fallen out of favour at The Emirates, with Kieran Tierney now fully established as the number one left back for Mikel Arteta.

    Any move for the Bosnia and Herzegovina international will cost Roma around £13.5 million, who are looking to strengthen at left back.

  • CEBALLOS EYES EMIRATES RETURN

    Dani Ceballos has reportedly informed Real Madrid he wishes to rejoin Arsenal.

    The midfielder spent the 2019/20 season on loan at The Emirates, and it seems like Los Blancos intend for Ceballos to be loaned out once more this season.

    Reports suggest AC Milan were keen on bringing Ceballos in on loan, but the player himself would a rather return to North London.

    A report from MARCA states Ceballos could be signed permanently for £22.5 million, but Arteta favours another loan deal with an option to buy at the end of this season.

  • COMMETH THE AOUAR

    Juventus are still front-runners to sign Lyon’s midfield star Houssem Aouar, ahead of Arsenal.

    The Gunners have scouted the midfielder, 22, as a replacement for Matteo Guendouzi.

    They were even ready to offer Guendouzi as part of the deal for Aouar.

    But Juventus are leading the race for the £45million-rated star, whose value rose dramatically during the latter stages of the Champions League after victories over Juventus and Manchester City.

  • CHAMBERS PRICE SET

    A £12 million asking price has reportedly been set by the Gunners for defender Calum Chambers, with newly promoted Leeds and Fulham interested in signing the 25-year-old.

    Mikel Arteta is looking to offload some players, after the signing of Pablo Mari, and the imminent arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Fulham seems a more likely destination, after Chambers spent the 2018/19 season on loan with The Cottagers.

    There is also reported interest from Europe, with teams in France and Germany keen on Chambers' signature, but it is believed Chambers' preference is to stay in the Premier League.

  • NEW CLUB FOR NICKLAS

    Former Arsenal frontman Nicklas Bendtner has found himself a new team.

    He was released by Copenhagen in January, but will join Tarnby FF, a lower league Danish side.

    However, Bendtner will not be playing for the first team.

    Instead he will be playing for the club's 'Old Boys' team, a senior side that do not compete in the Danish League.

    His first appearance for the veterans side is set for September 9.

    Bendtner played over 100 times for the Gunners, scoring 24 goals, before leaving for Wolfsburg in 2014.

  • YOUNG GUN OFF TO LEEDS

    Gunners Under-23 striker Sam Greenwood is expected to sign for Premier League new boys Leeds United today.

    The deal is reported to cost the Yorkshire club an initial £1.5m, and it is believed he will initially be a part of Leeds' Under-23 set-up.

    Greenwood joined Arsenal in 2018, after impressing for Sunderland's Under-18's side, but Leeds are looking to add some youth to their ranks after being awarded Category One academy status.

  • SAKA CALLED UP

    Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka has been handed his first England Under-21 call-up by manager Aidy Boothroyd.

    Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah have also been named in the squad for the Under-21 Euro qualifiers against Kosovo and Austria.

  • WOLVES AT THE DOOR

    Wolves have made a formal bid of under £20million for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, according to reports.

    The initial offer was rejected by the Gunners, who want to maximise their return on the youth player.

    Maitland-Niles, 22, played in the FA Cup final, and was a key cog in Mikel Arteta’s tactical masterplan as the Gunners turned the game around to win 2-1.

    But he is up for sale and the North London club want to get the most cash they can to reinvest in the squad.

    According to David Ornstein, the bidding negotiations have begun and are likely to continue.

  • HOLDING COURT

    Newcastle United are set to launch a move for Arsenal defender Rob Holding.

    The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates since the arrival of Mikel Arteta.

    Now the Daily Mail claims the Gunners are open to offers for the centre-back.

    And they state the Magpies are interested in bringing in the former Bolton ace on a season-long loan.

    Arsenal are on the verge of bolstering their defence with Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes.

    Gabriel, 22, flew to London this week and went straight to Arsenal’s London Colney training ground for his medical.

  • PL-EASE TAKE ME BACK

    Amidst all the Lionel Messi fall-out, forgotten man Philippe Coutinho would prefer to head back to the Premier League rather than return to Barcelona – with Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea keen, according to reports.

    The Brazilian's loan at Bayern Munich has come to an end after the Champions League winners opted against exercising their option buy him.

    Coutinho is now set to return to parent-club Barcelona for showdown talks with new boss Ronald Koeman.

    But Marca claim the “Little Magician”, 28, would rather go back to England, with a host of top clubs interested.

    Coutinho has three years left to run on his current contract at Barcelona.

    It's claimed Koeman does not see the former Liverpool midfielder in his future plans and will push to sell him, much like Luis Suarez.

  • MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    The Gunners won the FA Cup 24 days ago – but were already back in action last night.

    Mikel Arteta took his players up the M1 to Milton Keynes, and amid the youngsters on show were some of his biggest names.

    Skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took part, despite having not yet put pen to paper on a new deal.

    But it was forgotten man Mohamed Elneny that opened the scoring, latching onto a mistake to belt the ball home from range.

    Eddie Nketiah then swept home a Bukayo Saka cut-back to make it two – before a comical Rob Holding own goal gave MK hope.

    But this was then dashed in the second-half by more academy graduates, as Mark McGuiness and Reiss Nelson capped off the 4-1 win.

    And after coming through unscathed on his return, Bernd Leno could now be in line to return to competitive action in Saturday’s Community Shield against Liverpool, having missed the end of last season through injury.

    Fans were also treated to a first glimpse of William Saliba in red, as he donned the Arsenal shirt from the start at Stadium:MK.

    Meanwhile, new signing Jonathan Dinzeyi revealed that he is a boyhood Gunner, despite having come through the system of local rivals Spurs.

    He said: “It's a great feeling (to become an Arsenal player).

    “Arsenal is a massive club and they were actually the first club I supported as a child.

    “They have a great history and with the new manager coming in who likes to play a lot of young players.

    “I think it's a great opportunity for me to show the fans and the coaching staff what I'm about. I'm really excited to get started now.”

  • ICYMI – GUNNER BE FUN

    Jonathan Dinzeyi has revealed he has ALWAYS been a Gooner, even when coming through the ranks with rivals Tottenham.

    After signing on a free, he told Arsenal.com: “It's a great feeling (to become an Arsenal player).

    “Arsenal is a massive club and they were actually the first club I supported as a child.

    “They have a great history and with the new manager coming in who likes to play a lot of young players.

    “I think it's a great opportunity for me to show the fans and the coaching staff what I'm about. I'm really excited to get started now.”

  • NEW BOU

    Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing Lille midfielder Boubacary Soumare, according to reports.

    Both are hoping to bolster their squads in the coming weeks, with the Gunners already set to raid Lille for Gabriel Magalhaes.

    And according to Foot Mercato, the Premier League pair will duke it out for the signature of Soumare, 21.

  • SAL MAN

    Arsenal fans were treated to a first glimpse of William Saliba in action as the Frenchman started their 4-1 victory over MK Dons.

    The Frenchman started at the heart of defence alongside Rob Holding, and had Gunners fans purring already.

  • LEN-DING A HAND

    Gunners fans will be delighted to see Bernd Leno back in action!

    The fit-again German stopper pulledthe gloves on for today's 4-1 friendly victory over MK Dons.

  • FULL TIME: MK DONS 1 ARSENAL 4

    That'll do it from Stadium:MK!

    A useful exercise for Mikel Arteta and Co comes to an end with a resounding Gunners victory.

    Forgotten man Mohamed Elneny got them off to a flyer from range, before Eddie Nketiah swept home to make it 2-0.

    Rob Holding's comical own goal gave the Dons cause for optimism before the break – but goals by academy products Mark McGuiness and Reiss Nelson out paid to any hopes of a comeback for the home side.

  • MK DONS 1 ARSENAL 4

    85' Reiss Nelson makes it four from the penalty spot for the Gunners and that should be the result secured for his Mikel Arteta's side.

  • MK DONS 1 ARSENAL 3

    76' Arsenal have extended their lead!

    Teenager Mark McGuiness is on hand to nod home a corner to put the Gunners into a commanding lead.

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