Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Man City ‘want’ Tierney, Tielemans deal ‘unlikely’, Gunners begin Tonali talks… – The Sun

ARSENAL defender Kieran Tierney has reportedly popped up on Manchester City's transfer radar this summer.
The Scotland international's first team selection is under threat by Oleksandr Zinchenko and it looks as if City are hoping to pounce.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are reportedly set to pass up on the opportunity to sign long-term target Youri Tielemans this summer as his asking price of £30 million is too high.
However, the North London outfit could turn to an alternative in Sandro Tonali instead with reports suggesting that talks have are officially underway.
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Sutton backs Arsenal to beat Leicester
Former Chelsea and Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes Arsenal will beat Leicester 2-1… but declared their bubble will soon be burst.
The BBC pundit said: ""All does not seem well at Leicester, who have still not made any signings this summer.
"They have still got some very good players but I get the sense Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is not entirely happy with the situation and, on the pitch, they blew a two-goal lead against Brentford last week.
"In contrast, everything seems rosy at Arsenal at the moment. Their fans are getting very excited about what they could do this season.
"I don't want to jump on that bandwagon because I think their bubble will eventually burst a little bit.
"But I like what Gabriel Jesus has brought to their attack and, at home, I think they should edge this one."
London calling for Memphis Depay?
Barcelona forward Memphis Depay has told Juventus he wants more time to think about his future.
The Dutch star has been heavily linked with a switch to Turin with the player allowed to depart the Nou Camp this summer.
But despite heavy interest from the Old Lady, an unnamed London club are said to have made a move to bring the Manchester United flop back to the Premier League, Sky Sports have declared.
It remains to be seen who the club is out of the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham.
Reports have even stated that the team have offered the 28-year-old a £200,000-a-week deal in the English capital.
And according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Depay now wants more time to think about his future and has informed Juventus to give him space for now.
Hector Bellerin back to Barcelona?
Barcelona have reportedly been offered the chance to bring Hector Bellerin back to the Nou Camp.
The Spanish right-back was in the Blaugrana's academy before he made the move to Arsenal in 2011.
Having been deemed as surplus to requirements at the Emirates with a year left on his contract, the defender is set to depart.
His team are looking for him to have his deal ripped up, with Real Betis looking to sign him on a free transfer.
But according to Mundo Deportivo, he has also been offered to Barcelona.
Xavi's side are claimed to have asked for more time whether they want to secure his services as they eye up a move for Chelsea's Marcos Alonso.
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It takes the right manager, a strong mix of players, hard work, dedication, skill…
No wonder that picking up a winners' medal in the top flight is among the most impressive feats in football.
For every superstar champion, there's a backup player in dreamland, clutching the trophy with a medal around their neck.
In tribute to them, here's an XI of those Premier League winners you can be forgiven for having forgotten down the years.
Tierney wanted by Man City
Manchester City are reportedly eyeing up a shock swoop for Kieran Tiernet.
Pep Guardiola is still on the lookout to replace Oleksandr Zinchenko after selling the Ukraine international for Arsenal.
And after being knocked back in his bid to sign Marc Cucurella, it has been said that Gunners star Tierney is now on City's radar.
That is according to the Mirrow who have insisted the Premier League champions may make a late swoop for the Scotland international.
It remains to be seen whether they will make an official bid for the 25-year-old, who is tied down at the Emirates until 2026.
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Arsenal failed to secure a sell-on clause when they allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave for nothing to join Barcelona.
Now the Spanish giants could cash in just six months later as Chelsea want the £15million-rated frontman as well as Barca team-mate Frenkie de Jong.
Barcelona did not even pay Aubameyang’s wages for the 23 games he played for them last season as Arsenal picked up the tab.
Emirates chiefs were so desperate to offload Auba after his fallout with boss Mikel Arteta that they agreed to pay his £7m wages for the rest of the season.
Arsenal summer signing Fabio Silva is fit and available for selection against Leicester City.
The Portugal ace joined from Porto in a £30m transfer.
But his debut was delayed by a foot injury.
Arsenal defender Pablo Mari has joined Serie A newcomers Monza on loan.
The Italian side also have an obligation to buy the Spaniard.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Willian has left Corinthians after tearing up his contract.
And the Brazilian winger is now reportedly in talks with newly-promoted Fulham.
Willian rejoined boyhood club Corinthians last summer after leaving Arsenal just one year into a three-year deal.
But the 34-year-old did not score a single goal in nine league games for his new side.
Arsenal are reportedly in talks with AC Milan over a shock transfer exit for Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Football Italia claims the Belgian midfielder has emerged as Stefano Pioli’s top choice to replace Franck Kessie, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer earlier this summer.
Lokonga, 22, only signed for Arsenal a year ago from Anderlecht in a £17m deal.
But, despite making 24 appearances in all competitions, he struggled to make a lasting impression in Mikel Arteta’s system.
Ex-Arsenal boss George Graham has backed Mikel Arteta for success at the North London club.
In an interview with the New Journal, Graham said: “I think Arteta has done a very good job since he’s come to the club. It was at a transition period.
“He’s bringing a certain philosophy to the club which he learned under [Pep] Guardiola at Manchester City – some of the possession play is really fantastic. It’s great to watch, I love watching it.
“Unfortunately, they just missed out on the top four last season but I really like the way they play.
“I hope they do well this season. I want them to qualify for the Champions League.
“The only problem is the standard is so high.
“Liverpool, Manchester City and even Chelsea are top, top teams and Arsenal have got to compete with them, which I’m sure they will.”
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Arsenal PENNYLESS if Aubameyang joins Chelsea
Arsenal failed to secure a sell-on clause when they allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to leave for nothing to join Barcelona.
Now the Spanish giants could cash in just six months later as Chelsea want the £15million-rated frontman as well as Barca team-mate Frenkie de Jong.
Barcelona did not even pay Aubameyang’s wages for the 23 games he played for them last season as Arsenal picked up the tab.
Emirates chiefs  were so desperate to offload Auba after his fallout with boss Mikel Arteta that they agreed to pay his £7m wages for the rest of the season.
That call came back to bite them when the Gabon international scored 13 goals to fire Barca to second in LaLiga.
Arsenal terminated Aubameyang’s £350,000-a-week contract, so they were unable to insist on a cut of any future transfer.
Silva's return date set
Arsenal summer signing Fabio Silva is fit and available for selection against Leicester City.
The Portugal ace joined from Porto in a £30million transfer.
But his debut was delayed by a foot injury, according to The AFC Newsroom.
Graham backs youth policy
Former Arsenal manager George Graham has backed Mikel Arteta's youth policy.
The Gunners have one of the most exciting young teams in the Premier League.
The likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard and William Saliba are all stars in the Arsenal team.
Graham told the Camden New Journal: "The youngsters have been outstanding.
"Arsenal have always been famous for bringing in young players and have always been renowned for having a great youth policy.
“It’s a credit not only to the people at the club who run the youth set-up but for the club as a whole.
“They like to introduce their own young players and at the moment the club has a lot of talent in the youth that are doing well in the first-team.”
Mari joins Monza
Arsenal defender Pablo Mari has joined Serie A newcomers Monza on loan.
The Italian side also have an obligation to buy the Spaniard.
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Willian tears up Corinthians contract
Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Willian has left Corinthians after tearing up his contract.
And the Brazilian winger is now reportedly in talks with newly-promoted Fulham.
Willian rejoined boyhood club Corinthians last summer after leaving Arsenal just one year into a three-year deal.
But the 34-year-old did not score a single goal in nine league games for his new side.
And he failed to make an impact as Corinthians were dumped out of the Copa Libertadores 3-0 by rivals Flamengo on Wednesday.
Despite having a year left on his contract, Willian has now agreed to terminate his deal.
Fulham are said to be interested.
AC Milan eye Lokonga transfer
Arsenal are reportedly in talks with AC Milan over a shock transfer exit for Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Football Italia claims the Belgian midfielder has emerged as Stefano Pioli’s top choice to replace Franck Kessie, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer earlier this summer.
Lokonga, 22, only signed for Arsenal a year ago from Anderlecht in a £17million deal.
But, despite making 24 appearances in all competitions, he struggled to make a lasting impression in Mikel Arteta’s system.
Lokonga now finds himself at the bottom of Arteta’s midfield pecking order.
And an escape to Milan could be on the cards this month.
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Graham backs Arteta's good work
Ex-Arsenal boss George Graham has backed Mikel Arteta for success at the North London club.
In an interview with the New Journal, Graham said: “I think Arteta has done a very good job since he’s come to the club. It was at a transition period.
“He’s bringing a certain philosophy to the club which he learned under [Pep] Guardiola at Manchester City – some of the possession play is really fantastic. It’s great to watch, I love watching it.
“Unfortunately, they just missed out on the top four last season but I really like the way they play.
“I hope they do well this season. I want them to qualify for the Champions League.
"The only problem is the standard is so high.
"Liverpool, Manchester City and even Chelsea are top, top teams and Arsenal have got to compete with them, which I’m sure they will.”
‘Liverpool won’t make top four’
Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender William Gallas believes Liverpool won’t make top four this season.
The Reds started the new season with a 2-2 draw against newly promoted Fulham.
Gallas told Genting Casino: “As an ex-London player, I have to say Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham to win the Premier League.
“On top four, Liverpool can miss out because they don’t have Sadio Mane anymore and Diaz does not have the same impact.
“Liverpool always concede goals too, like we saw against Fulham.
“Even if I like how Liverpool play, I think it will be City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.”
Ozil suffers nightmare start at Basaksehir
Former Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has suffered a nightmare start at new club Basaksehir.
He was on the receiving end of a 7-1 thumping in his first appearance for their reserve team.
Ozil, 33, joined the Turkish side in July after an 18-month spell with rivals Fenerbahce.
The ex-Germany international had his contract torn up despite scoring nine goals in 37 appearances after a move from Arsenal in January 2021.
And Ozil is now hoping to rebuild his career at Basaksehir, who finished fourth in last season’s Super Lig – eight points off second-place Fenerbahce.
In a bid to get his match fitness up, Basaksehir selected Ozil for Wednesday’s reserve team clash against visitors Kasimpasa.
But things did not go to plan for the hosts as they suffered a horrific 7-1 defeat.

Willian set for London return
Former Arsenal star Willian is reportedly edging closer to joining Fulham.
It's been reported that the veteran winger's contract with Corinthians has been terminated.
Goal claim he ripped up his contract in anticipation of a move back to London.
Willian grew fond of the capital during two separate stints with Arsenal and Chelsea.
Mari to Monza confirmed
Pablo Mari's transfer to Monza has been confirmed.
Arsenal have agreed terms with the Serie A side, and Mari has penned a contract with them, according to Fabrizio Romano.
He reports that Monza will pay Mari's wages for the season.
And that the Gunners will receive up to £5m from Monza if they remain in the Serie A next season.
Arsenal receive injury boost
Arsenal have been given a huge boost ahead of their next Premier League game.
The Gunners emerged victorious against Crystal Palace in their season opener.
And they'll also have Emile Smith Rowe, Fabio Vieira and Takehiro Tomiyasu available for their next match with Leicester.
The trio have returned to training, according to the Evening Standard.
Arteta slammed for selling Aubameyang
Mikel Arteta has been slammed by Piers Morgan for his treatment of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arteta decided to oust Aubameyang in January to Barcelona who may now sell him to Chelsea.
And Piers thinks Arteta's decision to humiliate the striker cost the Gunners a top four spot last season.
During a Twitter row over Aubameyang with fellow supporters. Piers said: "Tuchel managed him superbly, Arteta chose to humiliate him and give him away – costing us top four."
Arsenal flop set for exit
Arsenal are reportedly in talks with AC Milan over a shock transfer exit for Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Football Italia claims the Belgian midfielder has emerged as Stefano Pioli’s top choice to replace Franck Kessie, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer earlier this summer.
Lokonga, 22, only signed for Arsenal a year ago from Anderlecht in a £17million deal.
But, despite making 24 appearances in all competitions, he struggled to make a lasting impression in Mikel Arteta’s system.
Lokonga now finds himself at the bottom of Arteta’s midfield pecking order.
And an escape to Milan could be on the cards this month.
Arsenal face wait for target
Arsenal will have to wait for the outcome of PSV's Champions League qualifier against Rangers before being able to sign Cody Gakpo.
PSV dumped Monaco out of the competition in their last outing.
And they want to hold onto Gakpo until there fate in the competition is sealed.
Only then will PSV consider letting Gakpo leave, according to Football London.
And the winner is…
Thierry Henry is the best Premier League player of all time, according to football fans.
The Arsenal legend picked up 15 per cent of the votes and pipped Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer to the accolade.
As the Premier League celebrates its 30th anniversary, Betfair teamed up with YouGOV for a poll of more than 1,000 people.
And they decided Henry is the No1 star to appear in the Premier League.
Henry scored an incredible 175 goals – 174 of those coming in his heroic spell between 1999 and 2007 plus one in his brief return in 2011-12.
He also chipped in with 74 assists in his 258 appearances in England's top flight.
Arsenal keeper set for exit
Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Runarsson is reportedly on the verge of signing for Antalyaspor.
According to The Evening Standard, Antalyaspor have been in talks with Arsenal over a potential loan deal.
However, The Gunners are eager to move him on permanently.
Football journalist Mark Mann-Bryans has claimed that a permanent transfer to the Super Lig could be on the cards, which would be Arteta's preferred deal.
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