Latest Arsenal transfer rumours: £6.3m bid confirmed, Lacazette sets deadline, Sterling blow

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Arsenal were very busy in the most recent summer transfer window.

Six players were signed as Mikel Arteta bolstered his first-team squad with Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Benjamin White, Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Martin Odegaard.

Following a dismal start to the Premier League season, it’s safe to say that all six have played a key role in guiding the Gunners away from the relegation zone and into contention for the European qualification spots.

And in an attempt to maintain their recent improvement, the Arsenal board may already be looking at the January transfer window to improve the squad even further for the second half of the season.

However, just because the window is not open yet, that doesn’t mean the rumours have gone away.

With that said, here is a round-up of some of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours.

£6.3m bid confirmed

Arsenal have apparently lodged a bid in the region of £6.3m for FCSB winger Ianis Stoica, according to the club’s owner.

Speaking to as.ro, Gigi Becali revealed that the offer is from the Gunners, although he has revealed what it will take for the north London outfit to seal a deal for the Romanian wonderkid who has compared himself to Kylian Mbappe.

“I currently have 7.5 million euros (offer) for Ianis Stoica,” Becali confirmed. “And I want 10 million plus 20% (from a future transfer).”



Ianis Stoica is apparently of huge interest to Arsenal, with the Gunners having lodged a bid for his services. ​(Photo by Vincenzo Izzo/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Ianis Stoica is apparently of huge interest to Arsenal, with the Gunners having lodged a bid for his services. (Photo by Vincenzo Izzo/LightRocket via Getty Images)

This stance is different from what Becali said earlier in the week.

“It is good that Arsenal are monitoring Ianis, but there is no point as he is not for sale”, Becali told Prosport.

“He could be in a year or two, but not yet. He is technically skilled, physically strong and very smart. To look at him, you’d think he is 23 years old – not 18.”

Lacazette sets January deadline

Alexandre Lacazette has revealed that his agents are looking into potential destinations for his next move after leaving Arsenal.

The 30-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and it would appear that he has dropped the biggest hint yet that he won’t be signing a one-year extension.

Although, Lacazette insists he will wait until January before making a final decision on his future.



Alexandre Lacazette's current Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Alexandre Lacazette’s current Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

“Of course, my agents are starting to look to the right and to the left,” Lacazette said in an interview with Telefoot. “But not until January, I really want to focus myself on something.

“And then we will see what is on offer, if the challenges are interesting, if there are beautiful projects, how they are counting on me… so there are still many questions, I prefer to wait until January to position myself.”

Sterling blow

Barcelona could ruin Arsenal’s hopes of signing Raheem Sterling in January.

Whilst the idea of the England international swapping the Etihad Stadium for the Emirates Stadium does seem unlikely – especially as the Gunners are not in Europe this season – the rumours persist.



Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has been regularly linked with a move to Arsenal. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has been regularly linked with a move to Arsenal. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano recently appeared on the Arsenal Lounge podcast to discuss potential dealings for the club ahead of the January window and Sterling’s name popped up again.

“For Sterling, it is about the contract. Man City have been clear with him – extend the contract, or we will try to sell you in January or next summer,” Romano said. “It’s true, Arsenal would love to have him. Mikel Arteta is in love, he is convinced he would be perfect. Man City want more than £50 million.”

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However, as reported by the Athletic, with Ferran Torres keen on a move to Barcelona it could block Sterling’s departure.

City already have somewhat of a striker shortage having failed to sign Harry Kane last summer and it’s probably unlikely they would sanction the sale of two players capable of playing through the middle in the same transfer window.

So perhaps Arsenal may have to wait until the summer to try and lure Sterling.

Source by Football London

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