Gabriel Jesus’ physical issue at the World Cup has constrained the Weapons store to change their exchange plans for the January window. Eddie Nketiah is the only natural replacement for the Brazilian striker for the Gunners while he recovers.
Manager Mikel Arteta is likely to look to the transfer market for additional coverage because of the lack of options. Several players have been linked. Arteta will want to keep his team’s surprise Premier League title challenge going, so more cover upfront might be important. The most recent Arsenal transfer news is compiled here by Mirror Football.
Felix uses the term “advanced”:
Joao Felix, who appears to be set to leave Atletico Madrid, is one player who has emerged as an attacking target. The Daily Record claims that Atletico Madrid is prepared to allow Felix to play for a Premier League team in January provided that his contract’s Financial Fair Play costs are fully covered.
Although an option to buy is not required, Atletico is hoping to raise £8 million in addition to his salary costs. In their search for a Jesus replacement, the Gunners appear to be in charge at the moment. According to reports, talks between Arsenal and Atletico over a possible deal are “advanced.” Arsenal is currently in the lead, but Manchester United is considering a move for the Portugal international as well.
Wonderkid is open to making a big deal:
The Wonderkid Ivan Fresneda’s agent has authorized his client to transfer to a top European team from Real Valladolid. His representatives have now revealed that he is open to a move and that Arsenal and Juventus are among the clubs that are interested in signing him.
“He’s having a great season and has improved significantly; Fresneda is difficult to face for every opponent. He is solid, quick, gifted in the two stages, and truly adept at giving help to his partners,” they told TuttoJuve.
“At this time, there hasn’t been an official offer; all that has happened is indiscretions and rumors.” We’re discussing Juventus, which without a slight trace of uncertainty is perhaps the main club out there, however, Fresneda is prepared and satisfactory for a group like Juve.”
His hopes were dashed:
Benfica has refused to sell Goncalo Ramos, ending Arsenal’s hopes of acquiring the striker. After scoring a hat trick in the World Cup match against Switzerland, Ramos broke into the transfer market.
The Portugal international appeared to be a possibility for the Arsenal team that was looking for a striker. However, Benfica, according to GiveMeSport, will keep Ramos at the club for the remainder of the season as they attempt to advance in the Champions League.