Arsenal Targets Maddison and Rice as they Prepare to Sell Eight Players
In this year’s summer transfer window, Arsenal are reportedly preparing to sell up to eight of their first-team players in an effort to revamp the team for next season.
The Gunners have been linked with Leicester City midfielder James Maddison and West Ham’s Declan Rice – both English internationals – as potential targets for the club.
Another player who has caught Arsenal’s attention is Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Manchester City, should he fail to agree on a new contract offer at his current club.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have identified Argentine forward Julian Alvarez from Manchester City as their possible summer transfer target.
Manchester United are considering signing two centre-forwards ahead of the upcoming season but there isn’t much confidence at Old Trafford regarding a deal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane despite strong interest from United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Ajax’s Ghanaian forward Mohammed Kudus who has been linked with moves away from the Dutch club has rejected a contract extension and is believed to be in search of new challenges elsewhere.
Everton could sell Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana for £60m to fund their summer transfer plans, while Barcelona have placed an €80m price tag on French centre-back Jules Kounde who wants out of the Catalan side this summer.
Turkish club Fenerbahce are leading the race to sign Belgium striker Divock Origi from AC Milan as sources within Italian media suggest that his current employers are looking at potential suitors with an asking price of around £27million.
In terms of managers, Tottenham Hotspurs have been linked with Feyenoord gaffer Arne Slot whilst Newcastle United will hold a transfer summit in a bid to finalise targets ahead of next season despite wage restrictions hindering their ambitions.