Arsenal transfer news: David Luiz and Kieran Tierney medicals, Alex Iwobi, Eddie Nketiah latest

Follow all the latest Arsenal transfer news on deadline day

Tom Kershaw@trlkershaw
Thursday 08 August 2019 14:02
Transfer deadline day summer 2019: The deals done so far

Arsenal are set to complete the signings of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney before the 5pm transfer deadline for a combined fee of £33m.

The club’s pursuit of Chelsea‘s Luiz arose late on in the window with the veteran centre-back training separately from the remainder of the first-team squad yesterday.

The Brazilian is believed to have a rift with Frank Lampard and negotiations between Chelsea and Arsenal were concluded quickly with Luiz having fallen behind Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma in the pecking order at the club.

Earlier bids for RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano and Juventus' Daniele Rugani were both rejected causing Arsenal to turn to the 32-year-old.

The protracted saga of negotiations between Arsenal and Celtic finally met a resolution last night as the Gunners proposed an acceptable instalment structure for the £25m fee.

The left-back is currently undergoing a medical at the club alongside Luiz with personal terms agreed for a five-year contract.

Arsenal could still let Alex Iwobi go before the deadline with a £38m asking price set for the 23-year-old, according to 90.min.

Everton had a £30m bid rejected for the academy graduate yesterday and are yet to come back with another offer, despite seemingly resigning to missing out on Wilfried Zaha.

Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah celebrates after scoring a goal

Eddie Nketiah is set to join Leeds United on loan after a persuasive call with the club’s sporting director edged out the interest of Bristol City and Fortuna Dusseldorf.

The 20-year-old striker replaces Kemar Roofe who left Leeds for Anderlecht earlier this week.

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