Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ruben Neves talks LATEST, Aubameyang to Barca or Juventus, Chambers joins Villa, Gakpo blow

ARSENAL have begun talks with Wolves over the signing of Ruben Neves, according to reports.

The Molineux club remain confident of keeping the midfielder, who they rate at £40million, and Manchester United are also keen to sign the 24-year-old.

The Gunners are still reported to be keen on Juventus' Arthur Melo, but sources claim the Old Lady's demand of an 18-month loan plus £40m has been deemed excessive by some at the Emirates.

Calum Chambers has completed his move to Aston Villa, raising the prospect of Mikel Arteta having funds to make a late transfer this month.

And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears to have no future at the club after Mikel Arteta left him out of his squad for warm weather training in Dubai.

In response, the former captain is said to have offered himself to Barcelona.

That could leave the North Londoners short of strikers, with top target Dusan Vlahovic reportedly favouring a move to Juventus.

While out-of-favour topper Bernt Leno is being eyed up by Newcastle.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    Morning Arsenal fans

    The Gunners' long shot of landing Dusan Vlahovic has finally missed.

    Juventus recruited the Fiorentina goal machine for £62million on his 22nd birthday.

    Vlahovic was keen to stay in Italy and in the past week it became clear Arsenal had little chance of persuading him otherwise.

    Emirates boss Mikel Arteta might now look elsewhere before the transfer window shuts on Monday.

    That's because Newcastle are thought to be keen on luring unsettled Gunners' frontman Eddie Nketiah this month.

    And that could speed up Arteta's hunt for more firepower.

    The Spaniard already wants long-term replacements for 30-somethings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

    One, possibly both, could depart in the summer. PSV left-winger Cody Gakpo has been mentioned as incoming.

    But Liverpool have also been linked with the 22-year-old.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Red Devils linked to Dom

    Could Manchester United muscle in for reported Arsenal and Newcastle target  Dominic Calvert-Lewin?

    That’s the speculation tonight over Everton’s England striker, 24.

    But any move for Calvert-Lewin is unlikely to come before the summer.

    The 11-cap star is under contract until 2025.

    But the Manchester Evening News is among media outlets suggesting the Toffees might decide to cash in on one of the Premier League’s most reliable marksmen of the current decade.

    The MEN claim the Toffees are ‘shackled’ by Financial Fair Play rules due to ‘reckless spending’ in recent years.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Jack to the future

    Jack Wilshere has attracted transfer interest from various Championship clubs as well as teams from abroad after keeping fit with Arsenal.

    In a bid to keep his fitness levels up, the 30-year-old has been working with the Gunners for the past few months and has also been involved in their warm weather training camp in the UAE.

    According to reports from football.london, a host of Championship clubs are looking to secure his signature.

    A move to Italy or Greece could also be on the cards with Serie B side Monza and AEK Athens among the former England midfielder’s admirers.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Magpies ponce for Eddie

    Newcastle are expected to welcome THREE new faces before the end of the January transfer window, according to reports.

    Eddie Howe has already brought in Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier and Burnley striker Chris Wood.

    But a lot more could be on the way.

    The Telegraph are reporting that Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah, Brighton defender Dan Burn and Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes are all close to joining the Magpies at St James’ Park.

    Newcastle have quietly been working away on a deal for Nketiah – who is out of contract at the Emirates in the summer.

    Talks are continuing with Arsenal, but a deal may not be agreed until Mikel Arteta can secure a suitable replacement.

    Howe is keen to bring in a striker following Calum Wilson’s calf injury – which is expected to leave him sidelined until March.

    Meanwhile, a first bid for Brighton man Burn was rejected by the south coast outfit.

    However, Howe and Co have been encouraged to make another offer to prise the 29-year-old away from Graham Potter’s squad.

    And 24-year-old Guimaraes, who has been capped three times by Brazil, will undergo a medical at Newcastle on Friday.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Wolves fight to keep Arsenal & Utd target Neves

    Wolves are battling to keep Manchester United and Arsenal target Ruben Neves, reports say.

    SunSport revealed the Red Devils have bid £35million for the Portugal midfielder.

    But it’s claimed tonight Wolves want more and also believe they can keep the 24-year-old until at least the summer.

    The former Porto superstar has two years left on his Molineux contract.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    Juve fans swarm to welcome Dusan

    Dusan Vlahovic has completed his Juventus move after rejecting Arsenal to seal a £62million deal from Fiorentina.

    The Serbian striker was one of the Gunners' top targets this month, as a replacement for the exiled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    Dusan Vlahovic swarmed by fans as he arrives at Juventus for medical after rejecting Arsenal to seal £62m transfer

    The 22-year-old would have been offered a huge salary and add-on incentives to seal a move to Mikel Arteta’s side.

    But he has snubbed a switch to North London to join the Italian giants and become their next superstar forward.

    Vlahovic’s move to Juventus also includes around £6m in add-ons, including goal bonuses and appearance fees.

    He has scored 20 goals in 24 appearances already this season and is one of the hottest strikers in world football at present.

    Arsenal will have to look elsewhere for attacking reinforcements ahead of Monday's transfer deadline day.

    The Gunners were linked with PSV Eindhoven star Cody Gakpo, who has also attracted interest from Liverpool.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Man Lew-nited?

    Could Manchester United muscle in for reported Arsenal and Newcastle target  Dominic Calvert-Lewin?

    That’s the speculation tonight over Everton’s England striker, 24.

    But any move for Calvert-Lewin is unlikely to come before the summer.

    The 11-cap star is under contract until 2025.

    But the Manchester Evening News is among media outlets suggesting the Toffees might decide to cash in on one of the Premier League’s most reliable marksmen of the current decade.

    The MEN claim the Toffees are ‘shackled’ by Financial Fair Play rules due to ‘reckless spending’ in recent years.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Top Rowe

    Emile Smith Rowe has been Arsenal’s star player so far this season – and is top of the Prem when it comes to overperforming.

    The Gunners began their Premier League campaign with three defeats in a row as some fans tipped them to become embroiled in a relegation battle.

    But since then Mikel Arteta‘s men have started to find their feet and are now in a fight to finish in the top four.

    And Smile Rowe is almost single-handedly responsible for much of the good feeling around the Emirates at the moment.

    He has scored nine goals and provided two assists in all competitions – stepping up to the plate at crucial times for Arsenal.

    The 21-year-old is the North London outfit’s top scorer, two ahead of Bukayo Saka and outcast captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.about:blank

    And Smith Rowe’s impressive statistics look even more incredible when you analyse just how much he is overperforming by.

    The England international, who received his first call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad in November of last year, has the best goals to expected goals ratio of any player in the Prem.

    In the league, he has netted eight times from an xG of just 3.6.

    That’s a better return than the likes of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne – who have a goals to XG of 3.5 and 3 respectively.

    The best in the Prem aside from Smith Rowe when it comes to this measurement is Burnley striker Maxwel Cornet with a score of 4 – following six goals from an xG of 2.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Luiz on Arsenal radar

    Arsenal are reportedly preparing an offer to lure Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz away from Aston Villa before the winter transfer window closes.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is understood to be a fan of the 23-year-old having worked with him during his time as Pep Guardiola’s No2 at Manchester City.

    Arsenal were linked with Lyon ace Bruno Guimaraes, but he is now joining Newcastle.

    As a result, the North London outfit are now weighing up a move for his compatriot Luiz.

    According to the Evening Standard, should the Magpies sign Bruno, Arsenal will press ahead with a deal to bring Luiz to the Emirates.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Toffees should Penna deal for Auba

    Jermaine Pennant reckons Everton should try and sign Arsenal ace Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

    Speaking to BestOfBets, Pennant said: “Although Pierre is a great footballer, something really bad obviously happened at Arsenal – serious enough to strip his of captaincy – and this may work as a deterrent for some clubs.

    “But…there will be some teams out there, such as Everton, who require a big name striker to help them.

    “So, that can play in his favour, because he’s a big name, and he can score goals.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Juventus beat Arsenal to Vlahovic

    Arsenal's main target Dusan Vlahovic has joined Juventus from Fiorentina.

    The Gunners have reportedly been in talks for weeks over the Serbia striker, who is 22 today, but he wanted to stay in Italy.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Calum jogging on from Gunners

    Ex-Arsenal defender Calum Chambers looked like a seasoned Villa veteran rather than a transfer window newbie as he knuckled down to his first day of training

    Chambers, 27, joined yesterday in a three-and-a-half-year deal.

    And he has already told Aston Villa TV: ““It’s a very exciting place to be and everyone can see that from the outside.

    "Things are happening here and it’s definitely moving in the right direction."

  • Ian Tuckey

    Toon tipped to land Nketiah in triple swoop

    Newcastle are expected to welcome THREE new faces before the end of the January transfer window, according to reports.

    Eddie Howe has already brought in Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier and Burnley striker Chris Wood.

    But a lot more could be on the way.

    The Telegraph are reporting that Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah, Brighton defender Dan Burn and Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes are all close to joining the Magpies at St James’ Park.

    Newcastle have quietly been working away on a deal for Nketiah – who is out of contract at the Emirates in the summer.

    Talks are continuing with Arsenal, but a deal may not be agreed until Mikel Arteta can secure a suitable replacement.

    Howe is keen to bring in a striker following Calum Wilson’s calf injury – which is expected to leave him sidelined until March.

    Meanwhile, a first bid for Brighton man Burn was rejected by the south coast outfit.

    However, Howe and Co have been encouraged to make another offer to prise the 29-year-old away from Graham Potter’s squad.

    And 24-year-old Guimaraes, who has been capped three times by Brazil, will undergo a medical at Newcastle on Friday.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Smith Rowe 'outperforming' KDB and Salah

    Emile Smith Rowe has been Arsenal's star player so far this season – and is top of the Prem when it comes to overperforming.

    The Gunners began their Premier League campaign with three defeats in a row as some fans tipped them to become embroiled in a relegation battle.

    But since then Mikel Arteta's men have started to find their feet and are now in a fight to finish in the top four.

    And Smile Rowe is almost single-handedly responsible for much of the good feeling around the Emirates at the moment.

    He has scored nine goals and provided two assists in all competitions – stepping up to the plate at crucial times for Arsenal.

    The 21-year-old is the North London outfit's top scorer, two ahead of Bukayo Saka and outcast captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.about:blank

    And Smith Rowe's impressive statistics look even more incredible when you analyse just how much he is overperforming by.

    The England international, who received his first call-up to Gareth Southgate's squad in November of last year, has the best goals to expected goals ratio of any player in the Prem.

    In the league, he has netted eight times from an xG of just 3.6.

    That's a better return than the likes of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne – who have a goals to XG of 3.5 and 3 respectively.

    The best in the Prem aside from Smith Rowe when it comes to this measurement is Burnley striker Maxwel Cornet with a score of 4 – following six goals from an xG of 2.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Gunners Doug in

    Arsenal are reportedly preparing an offer to lure Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz away from Aston Villa before the winter transfer window closes.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is understood to be a fan of the 23-year-old having worked with him during his time as Pep Guardiola’s No2 at Manchester City.

    Arsenal were linked with Lyon ace Bruno Guimaraes, but he is now joining Newcastle.

    As a result, the North London outfit are now weighing up a move for his compatriot Luiz.

    According to the Evening Standard, should the Magpies sign Bruno, Arsenal will press ahead with a deal to bring Luiz to the Emirates.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Aubameyang's transfer options

    Jermaine Pennant reckons Everton should try and sign Arsenal ace Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

    Speaking to BestOfBets, Pennant said: "Although Pierre is a great footballer, something really bad obviously happened at Arsenal – serious enough to strip his of captaincy – and this may work as a deterrent for some clubs.

    "But…there will be some teams out there, such as Everton, who require a big name striker to help them.

    "So, that can play in his favour, because he's a big name, and he can score goals."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Rowe-ing the boat

    Arsenal ace Emile Smith Rowe is outperforming Man City ace De Bruyne and Liverpool star Mo Salah this season.

    He has scored nine goals and provided two assists in all competitions – stepping up to the plate at crucial times for Arsenal.

    In the league, he has netted eight times from an XG of just 3.6.

    That's a better return than the likes of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne – who have a goals to XG of 3.5 and 3 respectively.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Wilshere’s a wanted man

    Jack Wilshere has attracted transfer interest from various Championship clubs as well as teams from abroad after keeping fit with Arsenal.

    In a bid to keep his fitness levels up, the 30-year-old has been working with the Gunners for the past few months and has also been involved in their warm weather training camp in the UAE.

    According to reports from football.london, a host of Championship clubs are looking to secure his signature.

    A move to Italy or Greece could also be on the cards with Serie B side Monza and AEK Athens among the former England midfielder’s admirers.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Arsenal’s transfer scramble

    Arsenal are facing a major dilemma unless they can break their transfer duck in the remaining few days of the window.

    Calum Chambers’ surprise move to Aston Villa has left Mikel Arteta with just 21 senior players… and one of them is the out-of-favour Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    That leaves the Gunners desperately exposed for the second half of the season as they look to secure Champions League qualification for the first time since 2016.

    With Arteta and his players currently away in Dubai, sporting director Edu is frantically trying to bolster the squad before Monday’s transfer deadline.

    But an ambitious move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic came to nothing after weeks of negotiations and now they fear they are going to miss out on Juventus midfielder Arthur.

    That has left them scrambling around for alternatives, but club sources are increasingly pessimistic of completing any major business before the window closes.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Merson calls out Piers Morgan

    Paul Merson has slammed Piers Morgan for saying Arsenal should sack Mikel Arteta if the club doesn't finish in the top four.

    Merson claims the Gunners are only one signing away from competing the title and reckons Piers is living in the past after his comments.

    Merson said: “Piers Morgan is living in the past saying Arsenal should sack Mikel Arteta if they don’t finish in the top four.

    “They’re one signing away from being title contenders next season if they can the goalscorer they need – and they have the money to do it.

    “I know where Piers is coming from when they’re playing once a week, and they’re basically out of every competition already this season.

    “But this is a young team. This is what you’re going to get. They will play unbelievably one week and then be awful the next.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    More on Matt Turner

    Here's some more from USA boss Gregg Berhalter on Matt Turner, ahead of his £5.8million move to Arsenal from New England Revolution.

    Berhalter said after USA’s victory over El Salvador on Thursday night: “It's just an amazing story and it's all down to him, his work ethic, his belief in himself and his never give up attitude.

    “It's a great story and Matt is a great guy, a great teammate and we're lucky to have him.

    “Tonight was an example of where he did everything that he had to do. He was calm in all situations. 

    “Wasn't tested much but was there when we needed him and he looked like a player that's going to Arsenal, for sure.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Auba bridge may not be burned

    Ray Parlour may just get his wish of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being given another chance at Arsenal.

    Failure to land Dusan Vlahovic means Mikel Arteta is planning to patch up his relationship with the troublesome Aubameyang, according to ESPN.

    Especially if the Gunners can't sign a forward before the January 31 window.

    It leaves Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah as Arteta's only options, so he may still have a major part to play in Arsenal's season yet.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Parlour – 'Give him another chance'

    Former Arsenal man Ray Parlour believes the club need to retain the services of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, despite his fall out with the club.

    The Romford Pele believes Auba deserves another chances at the Emirates.

    He told talkSPORT: "Of course they need him.

    "But you’ve also got to show your dominance as a manager and say you can’t be doing stuff – especially when you have a young team.

    "As a captain you’ve got to set a good example, which is very important.

    He added: "It’s not a good look for Arsenal Football Club. Arteta’s come down strong on him and now it’s all about the reaction, for me.

    "I’d give him another chance because he’s that good and can score you goals."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    In case you missed it

    Arsenal are reportedly preparing an offer to lure Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz away from Aston Villa before the winter transfer window closes.

    Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is understood to be a fan of the 23-year-old having worked with him during his time as Pep Guardiola’s No2 at Manchester City.

    Arsenal were linked with Lyon ace Bruno Guimaraes, but he is now joining Newcastle.

    As a result, the North London outfit are now weighing up a move for his compatriot Luiz.

    According to the Evening Standard, should the Magpies sign Bruno, Arsenal will press ahead with a deal to bring Luiz to the Emirates.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Arthur 'pushing' for Arsenal move

    Arsenal are in desperate need for midfield reinforcements, with Juventus midfielder Arthur heavily linked with a loan move to North London.

    And although there has been a sticking point in negotiations over the length of the loan, Arthur himself is claimed to be 'pushing' for a deal to go through.

    Calciomercato report the Brazilian is eager to test the waters in the Premier League, and is excited by the 'project' offered by Arsenal.

    The Gunners are said to favour a six-month loan, while Juve want to rid of him for 18 months.

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