Arsenal make 'Sterling and Mahrez enquiries', Locatelli battle with Juventus, White 'wants £40m Gunners transfer'

ARSENAL have made enquiries for Man City duo Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, according to reports.

Meanwhile the Gunners have received a big boost in defence with Ben White reportedly keen to join the club in a £40m deal.

And we've got the latest on Arsenal's interest in Italy star Manuel Locatelli.

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    BIGGEST SALES

    Arsenal's biggest sale is Mac Overmars to Barcelona, back in 2000!

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    FINAL BELL

    Atletico Madrid have joined the race to sign Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, according to reports.

    The Spaniard is able to leave the Emirates this summer for the right price, writes RICHARD FORRESTER.

    It is believed boss Mikel Arteta wants £20million for the 26-year-old who has been at the Gunners since 2011.

    Bellerin has reportedly told Arsenal chiefs that he wants a new challenge and Arteta will not stand in his way.

    According to Marca, Atletico manager Diego Simeone is looking for Kieran Trippier's replacement at right-back.

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    GROUP D

    Both Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney play tonight as England meet the Czech Republic and Scotland meet Croatia!

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    DOUBLE TROUBLE

    Arsenal are enquiring for Man City duo Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, according to reports.

    Eurosport are reporting that sounding out players with Sterling and Mahrez's stature shows ambition.

    But it is unclear whether either player will be open to trading Manchester for North London.

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    KNOCKOUT STAGES

    Switzerland are through to the knockout stages of Euro 2020, and Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka played his part!

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    COR BLIMEY

    Arsenal are preparing a move for Lazio's Joaquin Correa, and the deal could include midfielder Lucas Torreira.

    According to the Mirror, citing ilmessaggero, Arsenal will look to present Lazio with a new offer after seeing an open offer of £17million rejected.

    Lazio are open to the idea of taking on Torreira.

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    BUK UP YER IDEAS

    Watching England stumble to a frustrating draw against Scotland last Friday was like watching Arsenal, writes DAVE SEAGER.

    Gareth Southgate's squad toiled with no attacking flair, a defensive-minded midfield double-pivot and with no intention of playing any forward passes.

    As a Gooner, the evening was made even more infuriating by the bittersweet experience of watching Kieran Tierney shine at left centre back.

    To make matters worse, Arsenal fans were left annoyed by Bukayo Saka being glued to the bench yet again, despite being an obvious game-changer.

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    RIGHT MAN JONJOE

    Arsenal are interested in signing Everton's Jonjoe Kenny, according to reports.

    Kenny has struggled to establish himself as a first-team player for Everton, and has had numerous loan spells.

    But he is still regarded as the perfect replacement for Seamus Coleman.

    According to the Daily Mail, Kenny is an option for Arsenal as boss Mikel Arteta searchers for a right-back.

    And Kenny has just a year left on his contract with Everton, which could make him a cheap alternative.

    Kenny spent last season on loan at CelticCredit: PA

     

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    STAMP OF APPROVAL

    Former Premier League footballer Darren Bent has given his stamp of approval over Arsenal's plans to sign Brighton defender Ben White.

    He told Euro Game Day Live on talkSPORT: "I am a big Ben White fan.

    "He can play right of a three, centre of a three and holding midfield. Needs must.

    “But I am a big fan of his. I have liked him ever since he was at Leeds on loan.

    "He has shown great maturity. I think they tried to get him back when they got promoted, didn’t they?

    "I can understand why Arsenal would go for him. They are still a big club. Regardless of where Arsenal are at, they are still a very big club.

    “If you are asking me to be honest, is it better to go to Liverpool or Manchester United? Then, of course, them two clubs are in a better place going forward than Arsenal.

    “But for him to go to Arsenal now then I am all for that. And for £40 million, I think he’s worth every penny.”

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    BIG SUMMER AHEAD

    Arsenal are plotting some big moves in the summer transfer window!

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    EXIT EDGES CLOSER

    Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi looks set to leave the Gunners this season.

    The Frenchman doesn't see eye-to-eye with boss Mikel Arteta, and as a result, spent last season out on loan at Hertha Berlin.

    And now, according to reports in Portugal, Guendouzi's days in North London look numbered as Benfica plot a move.

    Marseille are also keeping an eye on the 22-year-old.

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    SMILE

    Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno enjoying a bike ride!

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    FIXTURE LIST

    Arsenal kick-off their 2021-22 Premier League campaign against league newcomers Brentford!

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    CORONA TIME

    Arsenal are plotting a move for Porto wide man Jesus Corona, according to reports.

    The Daily Mail are reporting that the versatile winger is on Arsenal's long list of transfer targets this summer.

    Corona would provide competition to help push big money signing Nicolas Pepe.

    But the 28-year-old can also operate as a right-back, which is an area Arsenal need to strengthen in.

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    SALIBA AVAILABLE ON LOAN

    Arsenal have notified Newcastle United that they will let young defender William Saliba leave the club on loan IF they complete the signing of Brighton's Ben White.

    According to Football Insider, Newcastle have an interest in the 20-year-old French defender.

    Arsenal are believed to be preparing a fresh bid for White, after their £40million was rejected.

    And the Magpies also hold an interest in Gunners midfielder Joe Willock, who thrived at the club last season.

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    RICHARDS LOVES TIERNEY

    Ex pro footballer turned pundit Micah Richards has revealed that he loves watching Arsenal star Kieran Tierney.

    He told BBC Two: "With Tierney, I like him because he’s so versatile.

    "We see him playing for Arsenal as a left-back, we see him playing in the three at the back for Scotland.

    “But he’s not afraid to go forward. He goes in there with real quality, real endeavour.

    "He works so hard, never pulls out of a challenge. I love watching him, I really do. He’s one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.”

    Tierney marking England's Jack Grealish in last Friday's drawCredit: AP
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    GUID US TO GLORY

    Arsenal are keeping an eye on Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez, according to reports.

    Spanish outlet Marca is reporting that the Argentine has impressed since joining Betis from Mexican club America.

    And is considered one of Betis' most valuable assests alongside Frenchman Nabil Fekir.

    The report states that Arsenal are keeping tabs on the 27-year-old and watched him throughout last season.

    Rodriguez has a £68million release clause.

    Arsenal are in the hunt for another midfielder with midfield trio Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira all expected to leave this summer.

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    GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Juventus could beat Arsenal to Sassuolo ace Manuel Locatelli by offering £26million, plus Radu Dragusin.

    Locatelli scored two goals in the 3-0 win over Switzerland in Group A, showcasing his attacking ability.

    According to Goal, Juventus are readying a bid worth £26m plus Dragusin, hoping to persuade Sassuolo.

    However, the midfielder, isn't looking too much into the speculation.

    Locatelli said: "[The transfer rumours are] just talk. I will decide after the European Championship. There's such an important competition to play in, and I'm only focused on this.

    "I rely on what happens on the pitch, the real things, everything else is just gossip, it's useless to talk about it."

    Meanwhile, Brighton ace Ben White is keen to join Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

    The Gunners saw an opening bid for White, worth around £40m, rejected by the Seagulls but talks continue.

    According to Goal, the north Londoners believe they have a good chance of landing the centre-back before the transfer window shuts.

    It is believed that a bid in the region of £50m will be enough to tempt Brighton to sell the England international.

    The 23-year-old is keen to join Arsenal, telling friends that he expects to make the move to the capital this summer.

    Finally, the Gunners may have potentially suffered a blow in their reported interest for Manchester City star Raheem Sterling.

    Sterling struggled for a place in City's starting line-up last season and Pep Guardiola has reportedly deemed him surplus to requirements.

    Arsenal appear to be monitoring the situation but the Citizens have other plans for the winger, it seems.

    The Premier League champions are looking to swap him, Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus for Tottenham star Harry Kane, for whom they are also willing to pay a whopping £100m fee.

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    DE BRUYNE PRAISES TARGET

    Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne praised Lyon star and Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar.

    De Bruyne said: "Lyon have a great team.

    "I don't follow the French league as much as other leagues, but if I have to pick one player that has impressed me from Lyon, it would be Houssem Aouar.

    "He was fantastic"

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    ENGLAND THROUGH

    England have been confirmed as qualifying to Euro 2020’s Round of 16, with a game to spare.

    Results on Sunday and Monday evening, with each group playing out their final fixture, mean that a tally of four points is now definitely enough for any nation to progress to the knockout phase.

    Therefore, the Three Lions’ win against Croatia and draw with Scotland are enough for Gareth Southgate’s men to advance no matter what happens with the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

    The two teams are going to square off at Wembley Stadium tomorrow

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    LOK & LOAD

    Anderlecht star Albert Sambi Lokonga wants to join Arsenal and personal terms have been agreed.

    That is according to reports from Belgium, who claim the Gunners have reason to be confident despite seeing their £12.9million bid for Lokonga rejected.

    Manager Mikel Arteta is determined to sign a quality midfielder in the summer transfer window.

    Arteta needs someone to partner up with Thomas Partey in the middle of the park

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    OFF TO LEAVE A MARK

    Arsenal youngster Mark McGuinness, 20, has left the Emirates and joined Cardiff on a permanent deal.

    McGuinness said: "As soon as a Club like Cardiff City were interested I was excited and I couldn't miss this opportunity.

    "It's nice to get everything sorted early on and hopefully I can meet the boys and get going.

    "My job is to stop the ball going into the back of the net. I love heading and I love defending"

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    TO BE FRANCK

    AC Milan star Franck Kessie is the latest name to be linked with Arsenal, who are looking to sign a midfielder in the summer transfer window.

    According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Gunners are leading the race to sign Kessie, who has just 12 months remaining on his contract at Milan.

    In fact, the Rossoneri may be forced to sell the Ivory international if he does not agree to sign a new deal.

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is looking for a midfielder to partner up with Thomas Partey at the back

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    STERLING ADMISSION

    Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has suggested he was unhappy at times last season due to a lack of minutes at the Etihad.

    Rumours suggest that Sterling has been deemed surplus to requirements by City boss Pep Guardiola and has thus been linked with a shock move to Arsenal.

    The England international said: “It is just happiness, just being happy, enjoying my football and that is what I am doing being here with the national team.

    “If you’re not playing, you’re not happy. That’s me, that’s been me since I was a kid, if I’m playing football I am really happy, if I’m not I’m not happy”

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    TOP BRANDT

    Borussia Dortmund star Julian Brandt is among the midfielders Arsenal are targeting in the summer transfer window.

    Gunners manager Mikel Arteta is looking for a top player to partner up with Thomas Partey in the middle of the park this coming season.

    According to Sky Italy, however, Dortmund are demanding around €25million (£21m) for Brandt.

    The north Londoners have long been linked with the Germany international but could face competition from Lazio

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