The rumours around the club seem to insist that Arsenal would be open to selling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if a good offer arrives, according to the Telegraph. The Gabon international’s situation at The Emirates has been a talking point in recent days amid suggestions that he could be set for a surprise move away from the north London club. A striker who may or may not be leaving Arsenal is Eddie Nketiah, who has attracted the attention of Crystal Palace. Patrick Vieira’s people are said to be preparing a bid of about £10m, which is about half of Arsenal’s valuation for a player they rarely use.
Arsenal are ready to revive their interest in Kieran Trippier – but need Atletico Madrid to slash their asking price. The Gunners were told last month that Three Lions full-back Trippier, 30, was keen to return to England after two successful seasons in LaLiga. They were shocked when Atletico demanded the full £34million release clause within the former Tottenham defender’s contract. But with less than a year still to run on his deal – and with Trippier failing to make Diego Simeone’s starting line-up for their opening two games – Arsenal hope that the Spanish champions will be open to negotiation. However this might be conditional that they can find a proper deal for Hector Bellerin.
Also Willian is closing in on a move to Corinthians as Arsenal look to offload players before the transfer window shuts next week. The Gunners have already spent over £120million on new players during the summer so far, with their only significant sale being the departure of Joe Willock to Newcastle for over £20m. In what was the worst free transfers in recent history, the Brazilian joined Arsenal from Chelsea last summer, but failed to justify his salary or even half his salary and has slipped down the pecking order at Emirates Stadium.
Speaking of players Arsenal rarely use, Lucas Torreira is close to joining Fiorentina on loan; deal includes option to buy midfielder for £12.8m; 25-year-old wanted return to Serie A after joining Arsenal from Sampdoria in 2018. Eintracht Frankfurt made an offer but Torreira’s preference was a return to Italy and if not go back to South America. The Uruguay international joined Arsenal in July 2018 from Sampdoria and has made 63 appearances for the club. However, he spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid and is not in Mikel Arteta’s plans.