Arsenal transfer news: Find all the latest Arsenal transfer news including updates on Memphis Depay, Joao Felix and Youri Tielemans
Here’s your Arsenal transfer roundup on Monday, January 10.
Despite Arsenal’s previous interest in Depay, it has now emerged that Edu could also face competition from Manchester United. According to the Telegraph, along with Wout Weghorst, the Red Devils are considering Depay as a low-cost option to add attack during the January transfer window.
The former PSV striker has fallen out of favor at the Camp Nou since Xavi took control of the club, and with the addition of Robert Lewandowski, he has been pushed further down the pecking order, meaning Edu can hit on a Depay Depay.
Despite Jesus’ arrival, Edu still needs to add more firepower to Arteta’s options in the next transfer window. Joao Felix has been linked with the club, but Atletico Madrid’s president has provided an update on Felix’s transfer situation. Enrique Cerezo said: “Nothing is impossible in life, but it is normal for Joao Felix to stay at Atletico Madrid.”
According to British journalist Duncan Castles, Atletico Madrid are ready to loan Felix to an English Premier League club next month. The La Liga club are asking for an £8m loan, plus the player’s salary to be paid in full, while there is no contractual option to buy, with Arsenal cited as one of the interested parties.
However, this came before the Atletico Madrid president provided an update on Felix’s transfer situation. Arteta’s need for depth in attack is clear. Eddie Nketiah and Jesus will need more goal support from different sources in the team.
According to the French news ouuuuuuuutlet L’Equipe, Leicester have made a first offer for Angers star Azzedine Ounahi. The World Cup performances of the Moroccan midfielder would have convinced Leicester to make a move.
This was a big boost for Arsenal as Tielemans and Ounahi play in the same position, meaning Leicester have identified Ounahi as a replacement if Tielemans joins Arsenal.
But that process is now in doubt as Serie A side Napoli have offered a total package deal of €19m (£17m) to Angers to sign Ounahi in the January transfer window, meaning Leicester could miss out on Tielemans’ replacement .