Arsenal 'negotiating' on deals for BOTH Raphinha and Jesus, Gunners have 'agreed' Tielemans' terms – transfer news live | The Sun

ARSENAL are edging closer to strengthening their Brazilian core as they are reportedly working on deals for BOTH Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with Jesus for several weeks and reports claim that a deal will be wrapped up within the next seven to ten days.

Whilst a formal offer has been submitted for Leeds ace Raphinha according to reports, but the North London club may face competition in securing his signature.

And Arsenal aren't looking to stop there as reports suggest that Youri Tielemans has a agreed terms with the club despite the Gunners 'cooling' on their interest.


Stay up to date with all the latest from the Emirates…

  • Ian Tuckey

    Marseille eye Nuno deal

    Marseille have reportedly made an offer to borrow Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares with the option to buy permanently.

    The 22-year-old is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates just one year after joining from Benfica for £8million.

    Tavares featured in 27 games in all competitions for the Gunners – chipping in with one goal and two assists.

    But he was guilty of inconsistent performances when he deputised for Kieran Tierney at left-back.

    It was reported earlier this month how Arsenal were prepared to let the Portugal youth international depart on loan.

    Serie A outfit Atalanta have been linked with the player, but the Italian side are claimed to face competition from Marseille.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Jesus and Raphinha 'more important' than Youri

    Arsenal have reportedly prioritised the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha over Youri Tielemans.

    The Gunners are still keen on Leicester city midfielder Tielemans, but want to recruit Man City ace Jesus and Leeds star Raphinha first,

    That’s according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

    He told Caught Offside: “Arsenal have long had contacts with the player’s camp and with Leicester but have not made official offers so far.

    “Talks are still on, but they are not at the key stages yet because the club is focused on Gabriel Jesus as a priority and is trying to compete for Raphinha, two deals on which you need to be quick.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Fabio Vieira's Arsenal wage 'revealed'

    Fabio Vieira is reportedly earning just £25,000-a-week at Arsenal.

    That would make him the lowest-paid senior player at the club.

    Considering he cost £34million to sign from Porto, it certainly seems a punitive figure.

    Here's Arsenal's update wage bill with Vieira's reported new salary…

  • Anthony Chapman

    No Pepe in his step-e

    Arsenal fear being left with flop winger Nicolas Pepe.

    That's because no club has shown interest in the record £77million signing.

    The Mail claims Arsenal fear Pepe's failure to leave could scupper their hopes of landing Raphinha.

    Leeds want £65m for the Brazilian, which Arsenal will not get near unless they offload £25m-rated Pepe from their wage bill.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Marseille launch Tavares loan bid

    Marseille are looking to raid Arsenal once again – this time for Nuno Tavares.

    Foot Mercato claims the French outfit have launched a loan offer for the Portuguese left-back, with an option to buy next summer.

    Marseille are big fans of poaching talent from Arsenal, having signed Matteo Guendouzi permanently while loaning William Saliba.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Vieira not Keane on Roy

    Patrick Vieira jokingly refused to touch a Roy Keane Manchester United shirt – and then admitted: “I was much better than him”.

    He told BT Sport: “From the first game I knew straight away that he would be a fight every single game. I loved the way he was on the field. Massive respect.

    “He was a leader, the one who was driving the team and the players to compete at that level, challenging the players.

    “I admire him as a captain and I knew of course that will be one of the battles to try to win on the pitch.

    “[Was I better?] Much better. I would say much better, yes.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Tottenham ‘abandon Jesus transfer pursuit’

    Tottenham have abandoned their pursuit of Gabriel Jesus – clearing the path for North London rivals Arsenal to complete a swoop for the Brazilian, TOM BARCLAY WRITES.

    Spurs did have an interest in the Manchester City forward as they look to bolster their forward ranks this summer.

    But they have now moved on to other targets with fellow Brazilians Richarlison and Raphinha in their sights.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal receive Gabriel Jesus boost

    Tottenham have reportedly pulled out of the race to sign Gabriel Jesus to leave Arsenal with a clear path at landing the Manchester City striker.

    According to the Evening Standard, Tottenham have accepted defeated in the race for Jesus.

    They state they have officially ended their interest in the ex-Palmeiras ace with the forward set to link up with Arsenal.

    The news outlet then states that Spurs will now press ahead with moves for Leeds winger Raphinha and Everton star Richarlison.

    Though it has been said that due to both players likely to cost over £50million, it is expected that the club will only sign one.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal 'keen on Tielemans'

    Arsenal are still keen on siging Youri Tielemans – but will have to move swiftly as other clubs are tailing the Leicester City midfielder.

    That's according to Fabrizio Romano, who told wettfreunde: "They're (Arsenal) still in contact with Youri Tielemans' camp.

    "They're still in contact with Leicester but they have now a priority and that is a striker. They know in this moment, in the market, they have to get their striker and Gabriel Jesus is the player they want. So, they're working on it.

    "So the real priority is the striker and then they'll decide on the midfielder because Fabio Vieira has been a surprising move.

    "They've been really good in keeping that under the radar and to sign him in a few days.

    "But Tielemans is a player that they've always had in their list and they think that him being out of contract next summer with Leicester, could be an opportunity that he would stay on the market in coming weeks.

    "From what I'm told they have to be fast because other clubs are exploring this opportunity with Youri Tielemans. At the moment nothing serious or advanced but Tielemans could be an option for many clubs."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal 'hours away from Jesus transfer'

    Arsenal could complete the purchase of Gabriel Jesus in HOURS, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The transfer expert told wettfreunde: "I'm sure that Arsenal are absolutely leading the race (for Gabriel Jesus).

    Arsenal are in really advanced talks. So they have the chance to complete this deal.

    "If they want, it could be a matter of hours or days to complete this deal.

    "They are in final stages but it is really important to complete these key details that sometimes could create some problems."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lukaku picked over Jesus

    Romelu Lukaku will be a better signing for Arsenal than Gabriel Jesus.

    That’s according to Darren Bent who pointed to Lukaku’s 100plus goals as proof of his attacking prowess ahead of Jesus.

    Bent explained to talkSPORT when asked to pick out of Jesus and Lukaku: “Lukaku, I would.

    “I’ve seen him score goals regularly. He’s in the 100 club!”

  • Justin Lawrence

    O'Hara speaks on Jesus fears

    Former Tottenham ace Jamie O'Hara admits he would be gutted if Arsenal sign Gabriel Jesus.

    O'Hara reckons Jesus will take Arsenal to a new level, and hopes the deal falls through.

    He told Sky Sports: “If Arsenal get him, I’d be absolutely gutted because that is a player that would 100 per cent take them to a new level.

    “Their strike force hasn’t been good enough recently and Jesus would be a huge signing for them.

    “Hopefully, it falls flat on its face and it doesn’t get done.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Wilshere on Gabriel Jesus

    But Wilshere had nothing bad to say about Man City ace Gabriel Jesus who he reckons would fit in great with the Gunners.

    Wilshere added whilst rating Jesus a 10/10: "He's a top striker and he's obviously played in a top team for many years now.

    "He knows the Premier League so he's someone who could come in and fit in straight away.

    "With Arsenal’s creative players, he would score a lot of goals – 10/10."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Wilshere on Arsenal's Richarlison pursuit

    Jack Wilshere wants Arsenal to sign Everton ace Richarlison despite the Brazilian's immaturity.

    Wilshere, who rated the striker 8/10, told talkSPORT Edge: "Richarlison is a strange one. I think he's a top, top player.

    "There's obviously something there but he's had his problems on the pitch. He's a little bit petulant and immature.

    Sometimes I quite like that, it shows he cares and is passionate. I think he deserves his chance at a top club. I would actually quite like to see him at Arsenal under the guidance of Mikel Arteta – 8/10."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal 'prepare second Raphinha bid'

    Arsenal are reportedly preparing a second bid for Raphinha as they look to beat London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham to the Leeds winger.

    Mikel Arteta has made landing the forward a priority signing, with the Gunners launching an offer to secure his services earlier this week.

    But their approach was swiftly knocked back by the Whites after it fell way under their asking price.

    It was claimed on Monday that Arsenal were set to wrap up a transfer for the Brazilian this week, but those claims appear to be wide of the mark.

    According to the Guardian, the Yorkshire outfit will only part ways with the ex-Rennes ace should they receive a fee of at least £65million.

    But they state that despite the hefty asking price, Arsenal are preparing to make a second bid in their quest to bring him to the Emirates.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Edu on Arsenal's transfer plans

    Edu also revealed Arsenal plan on bringing in exciting, young players this summer.

    He added: "We have to go to the market and sign exciting, exciting players with the right age, right attitude, right mentality.

    “We want to see a club like Arsenal with a young squad, an exciting squad with a big, big future.

    "As I said last summer, the idea to have a young squad is to give them an opportunity to play together for two, three, four, five, six seasons together.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Edu speaks on Fabio Vieira

    Arsenal transfer chief Edu has revealed the Gunners are working non stop with lots of people to complete Fabio Vieira's signing.

    He told Arsenal's media: "There are so many people working for one signing.

    "We are working really hard because we have a lot of people around it.

    “We have the guys from the scouting side, the analysis, the data, we have our CFO, we have our legal team, we have our CEO and we have our board. We have a lot of people engaging to make signings happen.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Fabregas chills with Messi

    Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas are currently relaxing on an incredible private island in Ibiza as they enjoy a summer holiday with their families.

    Messi and Fabregas are staying with their families in a £260,000 per week house-share.

    AS are reporting that it has six bedrooms, a gym, a 20-metre swimming pool.

    It even comes with 22 staff members to help with anything they may require.

    Messi brought along wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their three children, while Fabregas is with his wife Daniella Semaan and their three kids.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal 'prioritise two transfers'

    Arsenal have reportedly prioritised the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Raphinha over Youri Tielemans.

    The Gunners are still keen on Leicester city midfielder Tielemans, but want to recruit Man City ace Jesus and Leeds star Raphinhafirst,

    That's according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

    He told Caught Offside: “Arsenal have long had contacts with the player’s camp and with Leicester but have not made official offers so far.

    “Talks are still on, but they are not at the key stages yet because the club is focused on Gabriel Jesus as a priority and is trying to compete for Raphinha, two deals on which you need to be quick.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Morning, Arsenal fans

    Tottenham and PSG are waiting in the wings for Gabriel Jesus despite Arsenal holding 'very advanced' talks over the Manchester City striker.

    The Brazil star is reportedly happy to move to London in search of more regular starts with a major club.

    But transfer guru Fabrizio Romano believes the Gunners 'need to be fast' to 'avoid twists' and complete the deal.

    Jesus and Raphinha are the two players who bookies rate as odds-on to arrive at the Emirates this summer.

    Next on the list is old boy and Bayern Munich wideman Serge Gnabry, followed by Everton frontman Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

    Meanwhile, £35million newcomer Fabio Vieira has been compared to outstanding Etihad playmaker Bernardo Silva.

    Ex-Arsenal and Switzerland centre-back Johan Djourou reckons Portugal Under-21 star Vieira could develop into a Prem great.

    The Gunners are still regarded as frontrunners for Napoli's £26million-rated midfielder Fabian Ruiz.

    That's despite rival interest from Newcastle and the two Manchester giants for the 15-cap ex-Betis ace, 26.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Four-club Fab fight

    Arsenal and Newcastle lead the transfer race ahead of Manchester United and Manchester City for Napoli star Fabian Ruiz.

    That’s according to Corriere dello Sport, who claim the Partenopei want £26million for Ruiz.

    The Serie A giants still hope to keep the 26-year-old but might cash in this summer as he only has one year left on his contract.

    The Spain international amassed a total of seven goals and five assists in 38 appearances across all competitions last season.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Blues’ Mane pain

    Chelsea transfer target Ousmane Dembele has reportedly told Barcelona boss Xavi that he would like to STAY at the Nou Camp, writes JOSHUA MBU.

    The 25-year-old is out of contract at the end of the month.

    A move to Stamford Bridge would see Dembele reunite with Thomas Tuchel, who he worked under at Borussia Dortmund.

    However, according to Catalan paper Mundo Deportivo, Dembele has communicated with Barca boss Xavi that he would like to stay.

    On Barca‘s side, the club are not prepared to budge on the offer already on the table to the Frenchman.

    Should Dembele re-sign with the Catalan giants, he’ll play an integral role in Xavi’s frontline.

    In May, Xavi said on Dembele’s situation: “Negotiations are ongoing and we are going to be optimistic.

    “I hope he can stay – he has helped us a lot during the last six months.

    “He’s a decisive player with lots of assists and he has been excellent in many games.

    “When he hasn’t played, we’ve missed him. He is a football player that I like and we’d like to stay, but we’ll have to see.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Brugge are a friend of Afo

    Stoke striker Benik Afobe is on his way to Champions League football next season with Club Brugge. 

    Former Arsenal ace Afobe, 29, has spent his last three seasons on loan at Bristol City, Trabzonspor and Millwall since signing for £12million in 2018. 

    And he's chosen the Belgian champions ahead of the Lions and Watford. 

    Brugge have won the Pro League for the last three seasons. 

    And that means another crack among the elite at Europe’s top table.

    In 2021-22, they managed a draw against Paris Saint-Germain and beat RB Leipzig but were thumped 5-1 and 4-1 by Manchester City. 

    Afobe, though, will be desperate to test himself against some of the continent’s best defenders next season. 

    Last season he managed 13 goals in all competitions on loan at The New Den. 

    Millwall boss Gary Rowett was keen to try and keep him on but is resigned to missing out. 

  • Ian Tuckey

    Chelsea stars want 'Arsenal target' Richarlison in

    EXCLUSIVE: Richarlison is emerging as the key signing senior Chelsea stars want to see at their club, writes ANDREW DILLON.

    Chelsea have joined rivals Tottenham and Arsenal in pursuit of the £50million-rated Brazilian now that flop striker Romelu Lukaku has been offloaded.

    Striker Lukaku is on his way back to Inter Milan on loan after a disastrous year and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is looking to beef up his forward line in response.

    Richarlison, Raheem Sterling and Ousmane Dembele have all been heavily linked with moves to Stamford Bridge and all would be considered great additions by the current squad.

    But fiery Brazilian Richarlison’s characteristic aggression and tenacity are seen as decisive factors in the minds of some players.

    The South American hothead has been hit with an FA charge for hurling a smoke bomb into the crowd at Goodison Park least season in celebration at scoring against Chelsea.

    Richarlison, 25, has made it clear to Everton boss Frank Lampard that he wants out with two years left on his contract.

    He scored 11 goals in a team struggling against relegation last season but it’s his devilish personality that appeals most to some in the Chelsea camp.

  • Ian Tuckey

    PSG and Spurs wait in wings over Jesus

    Arsenal are in “very advanced” talks to sign Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

    Romano tweeted: “Gabriel Jesus deal update. Arsenal are working on it and negotiations are very advanced.

    “Arsenal will now need to be fast on final, key details involving player/agents to get the deal done and avoid twists.

    “Tottenham & PSG, still waiting to see the end of this story.”

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