Arsenal transfer news: Barcelona ‘say yes’ to deal, N’Zonzi odds-on, Lichtsteiner eyed sport New Arsenal manager Unai Emery is targeting Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele as his first signing. Spanish outlet Don Balon, known for their outlandish transfer claims, say the former Paris St-Germain boss is keen on the midfielder as he looks to get the Gunners back into the Champions League.
Emery reportedly has a budget of £50m to spend on transfers and Barca would likely ask for more in order to make their money back. And Don Balon claim that the Premier League giants are interested in a loan deal as a result, with the option to buy at a later date. Barcelona are said to be keen on the deal and it would provide a huge boost to Arsenal, who are looking to bounce back from a disappointing season.
Arsenal are odds-on to complete the signing of Steven N’Zonzi from Sevilla this summer. BetStars Director of Trading Ian Marmion explained: “Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi has long been linked with a return to the Premier League and the appointment of Unai Emery at Arsenal has sparked fresh speculation that the French midfielder could link up with his former manager at the Emirates thi
“Arsenal are currently the clear odds-on favourites at 1/2 to sign N’Zonzi as the newly appointed Emery looks to strengthen a Gunners squad that could only manage to secure sixth place in the Premier League this season. “Arsenal’s North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur are priced as second favourites at 5/1. sport
“Manchester United and Chelsea remain the clear market outsiders at 8/1 and 10/1 respectively for the former Stoke man.” Arsenal are attempting to sign Juventus star Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer, according to reports. The right-back has netted 14 goals in 250 appearances for the Italian giants since signing from Lazio in August 2011.
He won the Serie A title in each of his seven seasons in Turin, as well as four Italian Cups. According to the BBC, the Gunners are hopeful of luring the Swiss star to the Emirates. The report claims that Lichtsteiner is long-term target for Arsenal, with the club hoping to add experience and leadership to new boss Emery's squad. sport