Arsenal Transfer Rumours – 15th July 2019

Celtic are said to be unsatisfied by Arsenal’s latest offer for Kieran Tierney, according to a new report. According to the Daily Record, the Hoops have yet to receive a bid that meets their £25m valuation of the Scottish full-back. The paper claims that Celtic and the Gunners have been in constant dialogue with each other all summer, but have yet to find a middle ground in negotiations. Arsenal’s reported offer made on Saturday evening proposed a package that would have been paid in appearance-based installments. The North London giants have previously had a £15m bid turned down for the 22-year-old, but have yet to give up on the defender. Should the Gunners meet Celtic’s full evaluation, Tierney will become the most expensive player in Scottish football history. In 2018, Celtic were paid £19.8m by Lyon for Moussa Dembele, which was a then-record. But Arsenal will have to top that to get their man.

Arsenal are one of three English clubs interested in signing free agent Dani Alves, according to reports in Spain. The Brazilian right back just enjoyed a stellar Copa America as his country lifted the South American championship on home soil. Alves, 36, is available on a free transfer after he was released by PSG. Premier League champions Manchester City and the Gunners’ North London rivals Tottenham are also said to be in touch with Alves’ representatives. Arsenal struggled at right-back last term after Hector Bellerin suffered a season-ending knee injury. They toiled with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and although he impressed in parts, his best position is in central midfield. It was also reported that Bellerin is likely to miss the start of next season, so Alves would provide perfect cover at the Emirates.

The club have reportedly held talks over bringing Gremio winger Everton Soares to the Emirates. The 23-year-old was top goalscorer at the Copa America where he netted in the final against Peru to help Brazil win their first title since 2007. According to Globo Esporte, Arsenal’s new technical director Edu – who recently left his role as general coordinator of the Brazilian national team – held talks with Everton’s agent Gilmar Veloz on Monday. They state the Europa League finalists are now preparing a formal offer for the player. It has also been claimed that Edu spoke to Everton about Arsenal during the Copa America, with the former midfielder relaying information about the winger back to the club. Everton has confirmed that he has been approached by a team, where he revealed that he cannot guarantee he will be in action for Gremio against Bahia on Wednesday.

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