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Arsenal ‘very close’ to completing £50m transfer deal as Gabriel Jesus talks set to intensify

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Arsenal are set to be one of the Premier League’s busiest clubs this summer as they prepare for the return of European football to the Emirates.

Despite being pipped to the Champions League by Tottenham there was plenty for Arsenal fans to be excited about last season and the break could be equally as riveting.

Last season saw Mikel Arteta splash over £140 million on new recruits and we could see a similar outlay this time around.

With that in mind, football.london takes you through the latest news and transfer rumours from Arsenal including the latest on Gabriel Jesus, Raphinha and some departures.

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Arsenal ‘very close’ to Raphinha deal

Despite clinching Premier League survival on the season’s final day, Leeds are expected to lose star man Raphinha this summer. Arsenal are among the sides chasing his signature.

According to Goal of Brazil, the Gunners are ‘very close’ to signing the Brazilian, who has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona this year.

However, their report claims that the 25-year-old doesn’t want to continue waiting for the Blaugrana to make a move and the player is said to be hoping to complete a move to Arteta’s side within the week.

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Gabriel Jesus deal to be ‘pushed through’

Arsenal’s pursuit of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus is intensifying with each day as Arteta looks to add the Premier League champion to his squad for the new season.

Chelsea have also been reported as being interested in Jesus, although Arsenal appears to be his preferred destination.

But the player’s representatives are not resting on their laurels and, according to a report from GOAL, are set to fly to London imminently to push through the deal.

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While the focus at the Emirates will largely be on those coming into the club, there will still be a number of names departing as well. Alexandre Lacazette has already confirmed his exit while the likes of Bernd Leno and Gabriel Magalhaes have also been linked with transfers.

On Monday, the Gunners confirmed two loan departures from their development squads. Defender Harry Clarke will drop into the Championship for a spell with Stoke City, while Omar Rekik is set to join Sparta Rotterdam for the season.

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Report: Chelsea agree personal terms with Inter Milan superstar

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Chelsea look to be closing in on the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Cesare Casadei.

The Blues are reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Inter Milan youngster ahead of what is expected to be a €15m (plus add-ons) transfer. Inter had been looking for around €20m all told.

As per Fabrizio Romano, and others, the highly promising Italy youth international, though who has yet to make his senior professional debut, has agreed a six-year deal with the Blues, choosing Chelsea over the likes of OGC Nice in France and US Sassuolo in Italy.

Presumably, Casadei will not be joining the Chelsea first-team right away, though post-Brexit work permit rules are fairly esoteric and confusing.

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Perhaps he will end up joining one of the aforementioned teams on loan to build up the necessary professional experience? Just speculating…

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While the two teams have yet to agree a transfer, this looks to be drawing to a successful conclusion for us, adding yet another teenager talent to the team as we look to build for not only this season but for many seasons in the future.

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Mikel Arteta drops Youri Tielemans hint as Arsenal can sign ‘more complete’ N’Golo Kante

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Today’s Arsenal transfer round-up on Tuesday, August 16.

Tielemans hint

Mikel Arteta’s increased use of Granit Xhaka could mean that Arsenal are close to giving up on transfer target Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners are still chasing a deal for the Leicester City midfielder but have seen their chances dwindle of doing a deal this summer and now, despite Xhaka previously saying he had come close to leaving, the club could have to do without a new addition.

Xhaka is now part of a new leadership group at the Emirates Stadium, a possible indication that he may remain at the club and throw a move for Tielemans into doubt.

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Kante replacement

With Tielemans becoming less and less attainable this season, Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention elsewhere.

According to the Express, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs including the Gunners and Manchester United. Having been previously compared with Kante, Arsenal’s desire to sign Caicedo is understandable.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery said, “A year ago he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his role model but he is already more than that. He already offers more in the final third.”

Yeremi Pino flight explained

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has cleared the air regarding Yeremi Pino and denies that a bid has been made for him.

Romano told CaughtOffside, “Many clubs have been following Yeremi Pino for months, he is a top player of the future that at least three Premier League clubs have been monitoring for some time.

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“No proposals have been made yet to Villarreal, who would like more than €50m for their young star; it will not be an easy negotiation.

“As for the rumours about Arsenal – Edu was not travelling to Spain to meet Villarreal, also because Pino’s agents are based in the UK (Stellar Group).”

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Erik Ten Hag believes £64,000 a week player will agree to join Man United – Report

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Despite signing two defenders this summer, Manchester United’s backline has been terrible this season and yet another defender is linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Yesterday, we covered a story (via Sport) claiming that the Red Devils have submitted an offer to sign Sergino Dest, who has received a clear message to leave Barcelona.

Today, the Spanish news source have covered another report and stated that the American international has not been able to impress in the last two years, moreover, he failed to convince Xavi in pre-season. Therefore, his exit is considered essential.

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Erik ten Hag wants to get rid of Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer so that he can complete the signing of Dest, who is valued at 20 million euros.

The Catalan media outlet claim the Dutch manager believes that the 21-year-old Barca defender will agree (say Yes) to join Man United.

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Ten Hag really needs to understand that players from the Netherlands or connections with Ajax are not guaranteed to solve the conundrum at Old Trafford.

Under Van Gaal, Depay and Blind failed to shine for Man United. For Ten Hag, thus far, the likes of Eriksen, Martinez and Malacia have not settled.

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Now, he is pushing to sign another ex Ajax player in the form of Dest. The American was a hit in the Eredivisie but has proved to be average in the La Liga.

The youngster’s current contract at the Nou Camp will expire in 2025 and he earns around £64,000 a week (The Sun).

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