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Arsenal transfer news and rumours

All the latest transfer news and speculation from Arsenal football club.


Thomas Vermaelen, undisclosed


Emmanuel Adebayor, undisclosed

Kolo Toure, undisclosed

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, loan

Amaury Bischoff, released

Rui Fonte, released


27 August: QPR have signed Arsenal striker Jay Simpson on a season-long loan.

21 August: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at the way Spanish clubs conduct their presidential elections after Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas was once again linked with a move back to boyhood club Barcelona.

19 August: Arsenal and Sunderland target Marouane Chamakh is resigned to staying at Bordeaux for the coming season, despite claiming he has recently been approached by West Ham.

17 August: Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola has ruled out being able to sign Spain international midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal this summer.

17 August: Marouane Chamakh has suggested that he will run down his contract with Bordeaux and move for free on a Bosman transfer next year if he is not allowed a move this summer.

12 August: Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is being monitored by a host of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Portsmouth, Wigan, Hull and local rivals Sunderland.

10 August: Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain has admitted the club want to bring Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas back to the Nou Camp, but will not pay over the odds.

7 August: Arsenal will not be pursuing their interest in the Internazionale midfielder Patrick Vieira, but Arsène Wenger is considering a move for the Fulham defender Brede Hangeland he revealed yesterday.

6 August: A rsene Wenger admits the club are no closer to bringing former captain Patrick Vieira back to Arsenal.

6 August: Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood insists there is "absolutely no chance" captain Cesc Fabregas will leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.

5 August: Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has warned Arsenal he will do everything possible to keep Brede Hangeland at Craven Cottage this summer. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is preparing for a season without Kolo Toure and Philippe Senderos as centre-back options and is known as an admirer of Norway international Hangeland.

4 August: Everton today confirmed that they are in negotiations to sign Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos. But the Goodison Park club said that a fee has yet to be agreed for the 24-year-old Swiss international.

4 August: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will bide his time over Marouane Chamakh and wait until Bordeaux lower their valuation of the forward. Wenger has declared a possible deal as "terminated" for the moment due to the French club's current asking price for the Morocco international, which is believed to be around £15m for a player with one year left on his contract.

3 August: Marouane Chamakh has lashed out at Bordeaux for standing in his way of a "dream" move to Arsenal. Chamakh has made it clear to wants to leave Les Girondins for the English Premier League but has yet to find a club.

3 August: Roma’s Italy international midfielder Daniele De Rossi has dismissed renewed rumours linking him with a move to England to join Arsenal.

2 August: The Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is not ruling out his former captain Patrick Vieira returning to the club. The 33-year-old midfielder, who left Arsenal for Juventus in 2005, is surplus to requirements at Internazionale.

2 August: Birmingham hope to find out in the next 48 hours whether Arsenal will allow them to sign defender Armand Traore on loan.

31 July: Arsene Wenger's preferred midfield target this summer is the Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi, and despite the Italian club's reluctance to sell Arsenal have not given up hope that Roma's perilous financial position could force a sale.

31 July: Arsene Wenger looks set to step up his interest in Bordeaux's Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh in a bid to strengthen the Arsenal attack.

30 July: Arsene Wenger claims his Arsenal squad are "strong enough" without any more new signings but he insists there is cash available for transfers.

30 July: New Manchester City signing Kolo Toure has revealed his move from Arsenal to Eastlands has been on the cards for six months. The 28-year-old defender has signed a four-year contract with City after ending a seven-year spell at Arsenal.

29 July: Manchester City have confirmed that Kolo Toure is moving to Eastlands on a four-year contract. The 28-year-old defender arrives from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee following seven years with the north London club.

29 July: Arsene Wenger has insisted that Kolo Touré's transfer to Manchester City is not done and dusted yet, although City remain confident they can push it through by the end of the week and take manager Mark Hughes' spending this summer close to £100m.

28 July: So who's in, who's out – and what will your club do next?

28 July: Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Kolo Toure could leave Arsenal as talks continue over a possible move by the Ivory Coast defender to Manchester City. Toure played for Arsenal last night in a pre-season friendly in Hungary but could move to City in a £15m transfer later this week.

27 July: Manchester City will turn their attentions to a £12m bid for the Arsenal defender Kolo Touré, after John Terry declared yesterday that he has decided against joining them.

27 July: Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli has confirmed that he is eager to sign versatile Ivory Coast international Emmanuel Eboue from Arsenal.

26 July: Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Emmanuel Adebayor tried to drum up interest from Manchester United and Chelsea before completing his £25m switch to Manchester City.

14 July: Manchester City's attempts to load their squad with stellar players continued apace last night, as talks progressed rapidly with Arsenal on a £20m deal which would see the striker Emmanuel Adebayor partnering Carlos Tevez, whose move to the club has been sealed.

7 July: Fiorentina are prepared to trade Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo in exchange for Arsenal full-back Emmanuel Eboue. Melo, who arrived in Florence from Spanish side Almeria last summer in a £7m transfer, is a target of the Gunners.

5 July: The IoS transfer-merry go-round: a comprehensive list of players linked in the past week to your club; plus those who have signed on the dotted line.

4 July: Arsène Wenger admitted yesterday that Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor could engineer a move away from Arsenal. "If he does not want to stay, he will leave," the Arsenal manager said. When asked of his interest in the Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh, Wenger responded: "Yes, but only in the event of a departure.

4 July: The Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has signed a new long-term contract at the club. Gibbs, who made the step-up to the first team last season because of Gaël Clichy's injury, excelled in the European Under-21 Championship this summer.

3 July: Arsene Wenger is confident Emmanuel Adebayor will remain at Arsenal, but revealed he would consider Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh as a possible replacement.

2 July: William Gallas maintains he has no intentions of leaving Arsenal this summer. The veteran defender, 32 in August, has endured something of a difficult spell since arriving from Chelsea two years ago.