Arsenal have made an £87million offer for Kylian Mbappe
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Thursday June 1
22:40: Arsenal have made a move for Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.
The Monaco star has been continually linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 outfit, with Manchester City and Real Madrid keeping tabs.
But French paper L’Equipe claim the Gunners have made an £87million bid for his services.
Arsene Wenger is expected to be handed a £100m kitty to spend on players in the summer.
21:45: David James believes Arsenal must bring in a new coach, rather than spend mega money on summer transfers.
He believes Arsene Wenger's coaching methods are dated and a new face could get the best out of the Gunners squad.
"When you've got someone else going in to do the coaching, then you're going to get the best out of four, five, six, seven players," he said on Arsenal Fan TV.
"If Arsenal get seven players playing at a better level, they're challenging for titles. That's just simple, that's the way I look at it.
"It's about improving the players you've already got to start with, not having to go out and spend £30-40million on someone else."
20:45: Tony Adams doesn't believe the current Arsenal squad is good enough to win the Premier League anytime soon.
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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger yesterday signed a new two-year contract at the club but Adams doesn't think his old boss should have extended his stay.
"I believe that this squad is not going to win the league in the next two years and it could possibly all crumble around him and I think that would be very sad," he said on Sky Sports.
"From one human being to another human being, I hope it doesn't."
19.45: Manchester United are ready to make a £50m move for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports.
The Mirror claim the forward is on Arsenal’s radar but United have now joiend the race.
The Red Devils have a stronger chance of signing him too with the 26-year-old keen to play Champions League football.
"[The team I will join] will have to be in the Champions League and play good football,” said Lacazette last month.
“Passing the ball, not just hitting it from box to box. Not kick and rush. That would not work for me.”
17.05: Arsenal remain in the race for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, according to the Daily Mail.
Saints are holding out for at leat £50m though and the Gunners face competition from the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Van Dijk only signed a six year-contract last summer.
15.50: Arsenal legend David Seaman has revealed he nearly joined Manchester United instead of the Gunners back in 1990.
"I was nearly a Man Utd player," the former goalkeeper said on talkSPORT.
"I was very close. I spoke to Man Utd and Arsenal on the same day and Arsenal made a bid for me.
"I had the choice but I chose wisely. No (regrets), not at all."
15.45: Arsenal look set to keep hold of defender Hector Bellerin this summer, despite interest from his former club Barcelona.
Spanish outlet Marca claim Arsene Wenger's new two-year contract will see Bellerin remain at the Emirates as the Gunners manager has been a key figure in his development.
13:35: Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil want to know Arsenal’s transfer plans before committing their futures to the club.
The attacking duo are entering the final 12 months of their current contracts and have yet to put pen to paper on new deals at the Emirates.
The Evening Standard claim Sanchez was unhappy with Arsenal’s business in the 2015, when Petr Cech was their only signing, and is seeking assurances over their recruitment strategy.
It’s also believed that both Sanchez and Ozil recently sat down with Arsene Wenger, and will wait to see the Frenchman’s summer dealings.
Arsenal Transfer News: Atletico Madrid were linked with Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette
12:25: Arsenal and Chelsea are locked in a battle to sign Lyon star Corentin Tolisso.
Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the £50m-rated midfielder and was reportedly in the driving seat to secure his signature.
However, French publication L’Equipe claim Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas was in London to discuss a possible deal for Bertrand Traore, which the Blues used as an opportunity to talk about Tolisso.
10:50: Evening Standard journalist believes Arsenal have received a boost in their long-term pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette.
Atletico Madrid, who were strongly linked with the Frenchman, will not be able to register any new players until January 2018 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld their transfer ban.
He tweeted: “Atletico Madrid's transfer ban has been upheld until January. Good news for Arsenal as it removes a major rival in pursuit of Lacazette.”
The Lyon talisman has frequently been linked with a move to Arsenal, and supporters have taken to social media to demand Arsene Wenger get his chequebook out.
Arsenal Transfer News: James Olley thinks Atletico Madrid’s ban could be good news for the Gunners
08:30: Emil Forsberg’s agent, Hasan Cetinkaya, has revealed his client is ready to test himself at a big club.
The Mirror recently claimed Arsenal and Liverpool were interested in signing the RB Leipzig star, who racked up 19 assists in the Bundesliga last season.
And his agent has given the Premier League duo increased hope of securing his services.
Cetinkaya told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: "I will never comment on which clubs are involved, but there are big clubs who are very interested in Emil.
"Obviously RB know that if they want to keep Emil, they have to make sure he's always happy. He has repaid the club 10 times over. It might be time to test himself at one of the big clubs.”
06:55: Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru.
SoccerNigeria claim the Gunners have already agreed a £6.8million fee with Belgium outfit KAS Eupen, and will pay him £38,000 per-week.
But OwnGoalNigeria have taken the story a step further after announcing Onyekuru, 19, will undergo his medical when he returns from international duty on June 10.
Arsenal Transfer News: A medical date has been set for Gunners target Henry Onyekuru (L)
05:10: Arsenal have been joined in the race to sign Leicester star Riyad Mahrez by Barcelona, according to reports.
Mahrez, 26, has confirmed his intentions to leave the King Power Stadium this summer.
The Gunners are interested in the Algeria international with Arsene Wenger keen to bring him to the Emirates.
However, Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Barcelona have reignited their interest in the 2015-16 PFA Player of the Year.
But he will demand a hefty transfer fee with the Foxes slapping a £50m price tag on his head.
02.40: Arsene Wenger could decide who will become the next Arsenal manager, reports claim.
The Frenchman agreed a new two-year deal which will take him up to his 69th birthday.
And according to the Daily Star, Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a leading candidate for the position.
It is said Wenger will have the final say on who the club appoints as their next boss.
Barcelona have entered the race with Arsenal to sign Leicester star Riyad Mahrez
Arsenal Transfer News: Emmanuel Petit thinks Arsene Wenger will splash the cash
Wednesday May 31
22.45: Juventus have reportedly entered the race to sign Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
The Poland No 1 has spent the last two years on loan at Roma, having fallen behind Petr Cech and David Ospina in the pecking order at Arsenal.
He has been a huge hit in Italy, keeping more clean sheets (14) than any other goalkeeper in Serie A this season.
And according to the Daily Mail, Italian champions Juventus are keen on signing Szczesny this summer.
22.30: Thierry Henry has urged Arsene Wenger to win the title after extending his Emirates stay.
"As an Arsenal fan, and as a guy who had Arsene as a coach and have maximum respect for him, I'm happy to see him at the club. But time will tell (if the decision is correct)," he told Sky Sports.
"They finished the season strong, although they have done that before. Raising yourself for the FA Cup final, to beat one team on one day is one thing. To do it over 38 games is a different story.
"Everyone is waiting for the title; the club, the players, the fans and Arsene himself.
"That's what I want to see because raising your game for one day is one thing, but everybody is waiting for that to be done over 38 games."
21.40: Arsenal are the bookies' favourites to sign Leicester star Riyad Mahrez this summer.
Mahrez has been linked with a move from the King Power after Leicester failed to secure European football for next season.
The Algeria international has made it clear he wants to join a top club this summer, and bookmakers Betfair have priced Arsenal as 6/4 favourites to sign him.
Premier League champions Chelsea (17/2) and Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham (14/1) are also in the running for Mahrez's signature.
18.30: Lucas Perez's agent has said the striker wants to quit Arsenal.
Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle says a lack of game time at the Emirates is behind his decision.
"The idea is to be able to play for another club," he told Press Association Sport.
"We want to leave and Arsenal already know. Do you know anyone who is happy but has no opportunities?"
Arsene Wenger is ready to start signing players at Arsenal
17.25: Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain has reportedly been in London for to negotiate a deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.
Manchester City have wasted no time bringing in new players ahead of the summer window, having already completed a £43million deal for AS Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva.
And according to Goal, City's director of football Begiristain was in London over the weekend in an effort to beat Bayern Munich to Arsenal forward Sanchez.
He was also said to have held talks about a potential move or Tottenham right-back Kyel Walker.
13:56: Arsene Wenger will now begin his search for new players after wrapping up his contract negotiations today.
Wenger announced he has signed a new two-year contract at Arsenal (13:50).
And the Frenchman is already plotting a number of deals this summer.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke said: "Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe.
"It's what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won't rest until that is achieved. Arsene is the best person to help us make that happen.
"He has a fantastic track record and has our full backing."
13:50: Arsene Wenger has signed a new two-year deal with Arsenal that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2019.
Wenger's contract was due to end at the conclusion of the current season but despite a backdrop of supporter unrest, he has now committed to the club with a fresh deal that will extend his reign to almost 23 years.
The Frenchman told Arsenal's website: "We're committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season."
13:00: Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit thinks Arsene Wenger will splash the cash after sealing a new contract.
The BBC claim Arsene Wenger has signed a new two-year deal at the club, although Arsenal haven't made any official announcement, and Petit thinks the Frenchman will break the wage structure to bring Champions League football back to the Emirates.
He said: “I think they need to be more intelligent in the transfer market.
"I’m pretty sure he will break the wages policy at the club and put big money on the table to bring in big big players for the team next season."
Arsenal News: Gunners star Santi Cazorla could be sidelined for another five months
11:25: Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla could be sidelined for another five months after undergoing an eighth operation on Monday.
Cazorla, 32, suffered his Achilles injury during a 6-0 demolition of Ludogorets in October, and will likely have missed an entire year of football by the time he returns.
His absence could accelerate Arsene Wenger’s transfer business with a central midfielder on his shopping list.
10:30: We're still awaiting news on Arsene Wenger's new contract, which WILL be announced today.
But, for now, Gunners fans have to sit tight.
Rest assured, as soon as we hear anything we'll have the news straight to your fingertips.
In Arsene they trust…
10:15: I must confess, I like this one. It's a list of a HOST of world stars who could sign for Arsenal – and the chances of doing so.
It's come from Paddy Power and makes for very interesting reading.
Arsenal transfers: Most likely summer deals Wed, May 31, 2017
Express Sport takes a look at the most likely summer signings Arsenal might secure according to the bookmakers (odds provided by Paddy Power)
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10:00: Arturo Vidal has urged Alexis Sanchez to ditch Arsenal and join him at Bayern Munich.
Sanchez, 28, is entering the final 12 months of his current contract and still hasn’t agreed new terms with the club.
Manchester City have already spent heavily this summer, and are known to be interested in the Chilean international.
But Vidal thinks he should ignore Pep Guardiola's advances and play alongside him at Bayern Munich instead.
He said: “I told him it was the opportunity for him to be in a big team. If he wants to compare with the best, he has to go to the best team.”
09.08: Arsenal are reportedly planning a bid to sign Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe this summer.
The Gunners are wary that they could lose Hector Bellerin to Barcelona if the Nou Camp giants come in for their academy product.
And French newspaper L’Equipe claim Arsenal have set their sights on Sidibe.
Monaco will not likely sell for cheap, meaning manager Arsene Wenger may have to cut deep into his transfer budget to land the Frenchman.
Sidibe only joined Monaco last summer but helped the club win Ligue 1 this season.