Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gunners 'make Lautaro Martinez enquiry', Ben White SIGNS, Locatelli update, Guimaraes talks

ARSENAL have unveiled £50million defender Ben White – but are not stopping there.

Inter Milan want to buy Hector Bellerin and the Gunners are also trying to open talks over a move for red hot striker Lautaro Martinez with the San Siro club.

Meanwhile the Gunners are also reported to be in talks with Lyon's Brazil Olympic midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

And James Maddison could yet join the club with Leicester reportedly not considering him to be "untouchable".


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  • Ian Tuckey


    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says new £50million defender Ben White, 23, was a "top target".

    Arteta said: “It’s great that we’ve completed his signing.

    “Ben is an intelligent defender who is very comfortable with the ball at his feet and his style fits perfectly with us.

    “And of course, he is still young, so his age and profile fits with what we are building here."

  • Ian Tuckey


    Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus will renew their European Super League plans after a court threw out disciplinary action against the 12 founding clubs.

    A Madrid court decided Uefa must scrap proceedings – until the European Court of Justice makes a ruling.

    Nine clubs were penalised – Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan.

    Uefa fined them each about £7m and five per cent of their prize money.

    The Super League plans collapsed within days after a huge outcry from fans, other clubs, politicians and football bodies.

    Now, though, the nine clubs have had their penalties removed – at least for now.

    And action against the ESL’s remaining supporters – Barca, Juve and Madrid – must also be halted.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Ben White vowed to help Arsenal restore their Big Six reputation after completing his £50million move from Brighton.

    The twice-capped England defender, 23, said: "Arsenal speaks for itself and I spoke to the gaffer a number of times during the summer.

    “I got good vibes and the way the gaffer wants to play.

    "I think I can produce quality in this team and hopefully get Arsenal back.”  

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  • Ian Tuckey


    David Alaba’s Real Madrid contract has been leaked.

    And the latest Blancos defender is raking in £376,000-a-week at the Bernabeu while his agent and family are also said to have pocketed nearly £10million between them off the back of the move.

    Reputable German outlet Der Spiegel have revealed alleged details of the transfer and his subsequent contract.

    The deal is said to be worth £98m to ex-Bayern Munich star Alaba over a five-year period. with a weekly wage of £376,000.

    The Austrian international reportedly picked up a £15.1m signing on fee. And the 29-year-old’s agent Pini Zahavi is also said to have earned £4.4m in commission.

    An unspecified £5.4m payment is said to have gone to ‘Alaba’s family’.

    It is worth noting that a lot of these negotiations were taking place at the same time Real president Florentino Perez was imploring the football world to green light the Super League as the big clubs were struggling so much.

  • Ian Tuckey


    The huge signing Arsenal have seemingly been on the brink of for weeks finally came true this afternoon.

    And the Gunners have welcomed "our third summer arrival" in the shape of Brighton's England centre-back Ben White, 23.

  • Ian Tuckey


    Willian is still considering leaving Arsenal this summer.

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    According to Fabrizio Romano, Willian is pondering his future just one year after moving from Chelsea.

    However, there’s nothing agreed at the moment.


  • Kostas Lianos


    Ben White has officially joined Arsenal from Brighton following a £50million deal between the two clubs.

    White appears to be very happy with the move as he describes the Gunners as his "new home".

    The England international is also looking forward to working with his new team-mates.

    Check out his first tweet as an Arsenal player:

  • Kostas Lianos


    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has praised Ben White and revealed that he was a top target.

    Arteta told the club's official website: "Ben was a top target for us and it’s great that we’ve completed his signing.

    "Ben has been educated with two very good clubs, Brighton and Leeds, in recent seasons.

    "He has benefited well from two very good coaching set-ups and has shown with both Brighton and on loan with Leeds what a strong talent he is.

    "Ben is an intelligent defender who is very comfortable with the ball at his feet and his style fits perfectly with us.

    "And of course, he is still young, so his age and profile fits with what we are building here.

    "We are all looking forward to Ben being central to our future long-term plans"

  • Kostas Lianos


    Arsenal have officially signed Ben White from Brighton.

    According to Sky Sports, White signed with the Gunners, who reached a £50million deal with the Seagulls.

    The defender put pen to paper on a five-year deal with an option of a further one.

    Here's the announcement:

  • Kostas Lianos


    Arsenal are looking for other options in midfield as Sassuolo star Manuel Locatelli prefers a move to Juventus.

    Lyon ace Bruno Guimaraes has been touted as another potential target to replace Granit Xhaka, who is close to joining Roma

    Guimaraes has shone bright for the Ligue 1 outfit with a total of 46 assists across all competitions.

    There has been a reported fee of £30million for Arsenal to get this deal done

  • Kostas Lianos


    Arsenal still have a chance to sign Leicester star James Maddison in the summer transfer window.

    According to the AFC Bell, Maddison is not seen as "untouchable" by the Foxes, who are willing to do a deal at the right price.

    The midfielder is the Gunners' top attacking target, but a sell-on clause which grants Norwich 10-15 per cent of the total fee could push up the price.

    The north Londoners' owners are not willing to overpay for the England international and will turn their attention back to Martin Odegaard, who Real Madrid value at £42.5m, if a deal can't be done.

  • Kostas Lianos


    Sassuolo star Manuel Locatelli wants to join Juventus but he has also received two offers from England.

    One is from Arsenal and the other one is from an unnamed Premier League club.

    That is according to Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali, who added that no star players will be sold after August 8.

    More below:

  • Joshua Mbu


    Arsenal start their Premier League campaign against league newcomers Brentford.

    They'll be hoping to get back into the European places.

  • Joshua Mbu


    Willian is still considering leaving Arsenal this summer.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, Willian is considering leave the Gunners after just one year at the club.

    However, there's nothing agreed at the moment.

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    • Nyle Smith


      Former Arsenal legend Ray Parlour must clearly know a thing or two in regards to the Gunners' transfer business.

      The midfielder said that 'he knows for a fact' his ex club are trying to make two more key signings before the window shuts this summer.

      Parlour believes that Arsenal do not have the funds required to bring in £70 million-rated midfielder James Maddison but he has admitted that the club are strongly in the market for a No.10 playmaker despite giving Emile Smith-Rowe the shirt.

      He also mentioned that Mikel Arteta and Edu are interested in bringing in a centre-forward which would explain the rumours linked to Inter Milan marksman, Lauturo Martinez.

      With less than five weeks left of the window, let's see if Ray Parlour's predictions come to fruition.

    • Nyle Smith


      The Gunners have made a number of transfer blunders over the last decade or so but the signing of Willian is arguably the worst one to date.

      In 25 appearances for Arsenal, the Brazilian only managed to scupper one goal which incidentally came at the death of the season not to mention many poor perfromacnes in that time.

      All which are contributing factors to the North London outfit wanting to get the attacker off their wage books.

      The latest rumour which has been circulating on Willian's departure, is a potential move back home to play for Brazilian giants Flamengo however journalist Jorge Nicola confirmed that after speaking to sources in the club, there's 'absolutely nothing' to the speculation.

      In addition to that, the journalist spoke to Willian's representatives who made it clear that 'Willian doesn't want to play in Brazil, zero chances of him closing with Flamengo.'

      Will Arsenal be heading into the new season with the former Chelsea man, or will someone come in and swoop the attacker?

      Willian playing in a pre-season friendly against Watord
    • Nyle Smith

      BRU-ING UP

      The Gunners pursuit of Manuel Locatelli is beginning to fade away but according to Goal, Arsenal are prepared to turn their attention to a Brazilian alternative instead.

      Bruno Guimaraes is the name which has popped up on the North London outfit's radar who is seen as a potential placement to Granit Xhaka once his switch to Roma is finally completed.

      Guimaraes has only been at French club Lyon for 18 months following his £15 million move from Athletico Paranaense but he has caught the eye of Mikel Arteta and Edu as they search for a partner for Thomas Partey.

      There has been a reported fee of £30m for Arsenal to get this deal done should they fail on landing top target Locatelli.

    • Nyle Smith


      Every other hour there seems to be a twist in the James Maddison and Arsenal saga.

      It was only yesterday it was reported that the Foxes had set their asking price of £70m but now, the midfield maestro hints that he will be staying in the midlands and is eager to get that hunger and motivation back.

    • Nyle Smith


      New Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo has already made his first signing in Sevilla winger Bryan Gil and now the Portuguese is hoping to land Cristian Romero in quick succession.

      According to legendary transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, the North London club aren't the only team to have the Argentinian centre-back on their radar but that other supposed club is yet to put in an official bid.

    • Nyle Smith


      It's anybody's guess as to where Italian sensation Manuel Locatelli will end up come the end of the summer transfer window.

      Juventus are the clear favourites to land the midfielder's signature but Arsenal are still hanging on in the race and now according to the Sassuolo CEO, Carnevali, a new English club has entered the field.

    • sstreet

      MAD FOR IT

      Arsenal are still in with a chance of signing James Maddison, according to reports.

      The AFC Bell claim that the midfielder is not seen as "untouchable" by Leicester, who are willing to do a deal at the right price.

      Maddison is the Gunners' top attacking midfield target, but a sell-on clause which grants Norwich 10-15 per cent of the total fee could push up the price.

      Arsenal's owners are not willing to overpay for Maddison and will turn their attention back to Martin Odegaard, who Real Madrid value at £42.5m, if a deal can't be done.

    • Craig Mahood


      James Maddison is odds-on with Sky Bet to join Arsenal.

      They have the England man at 2/5, with Chelsea next in at a huge 16/1.

      It's no secret the Gunners are looking to bolster their midfield options.

      And Maddison, who has fallen out of favour for the national side, is likely to be someone they go for.

    • Craig Mahood

      OD PRICE

      By Joshua Mbu

      Real Madrid have set their asking price at £42.5million for playmaker Martin Odegaard, according to reports.

      And Arsenal – where Odegaard spent the second half of last season on loan – remain interested in signing the 22-year-old.

      According to ESPN, Real believe Odegaard does have a future at the club, but won't rule out sanctioning a sale if the player asks to leave and an offer worth £42.5m is put on the table.

      The LaLiga giants are hopeful that Odegaard decides to stay at Real, despite reports that the player is unsettled.

      An ongoing debate inside Real is whether Odegaard is ready to step up and stamp down a first team place, succeeding an ageing Luka Modric.

    • Craig Mahood


      Arsenal are in talks to sign Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon, reports claim.

      The 23-year-old was a target of Edu before he made the switch to France 18 months ago for £17million.

      Now, Goal claim talks have already opened as Arsenal continue to look to strength their midfield.

      The midfielder has been a key player for Brazil at Tokyo 2020, alongside Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz.

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