Arsenal transfer news latest: Kieran Tierney, Lucas Torreira, Presnel Kimpembe, William Saliba and more

Friday's transfer round-up from the Emirates

Friday 28 June 2019 12:35
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Like their top-six rivals, Arsenal have been making the transfer headlines with player after player linked to the club.

The Gunners are continuing to pursue Celtic youngster Kieran Tierney as they look to reinforce their backline ahead of the new season.

However, Neil Lennon, the Celtic manager, has warned that Arsenal will need to offer “a lot more” money than their opening £15m approach if they’re to land the 22-year-old.

“Arsenal are aware of what we value the player at,” said Lennon. “He is on a long-term contract, he is an asset and we don’t want to sell him.

“It is going to take a lot more than what they have offered the first time around to give us a decision to make.”

“I have had a chat with him as it can be a difficult decision and a bit unsettling. I have been there myself so it is important we support him regardless of the outcome.”

Meanwhile, Dan-Axel Zagadou, a target for the Gunners, has reportedly told Borussia Dortmund he wants to leave the German giants – paving the way for Arsenal to make their move.

According to German outlet Bild, the defender wants to leave the Westfalenstadion after seeing his first-team prospects damaged by the return of Mats Hummels.

The Germans are reportedly looking to offload him for £27m.

Elsewhere, the Gunners have won the race to sign Saint-Etienne centre-half William Saliba for €25m, according to ESPNFC.

Arsenal are continuing to chase Kieran Tierney

Unai Emery is in the market for a centre back and is a fan of the 18-year-old.

Any move would see him loaned back to the Ligue 1 club for the 2019/20 season.

However, Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Arsenal have turned their attentions to Torino’s 27-year-old defender Armando Izzo and are ready to submit a €25m in the coming days.

Presnel Kimpembe of PSG and Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona have both emerged as possible targets, according to reports, but the hefty price tags could force the Gunners to look elsewhere.

After spending only one season at the Emirates, Lucas Torreira could be on his way back to Italy with AC Milan.

The San Siro club, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, are willing to offer midfielder Franck Kessie and full-back Ricardo Rodriguez in exchange for the Uruguayan international.

Torreira joined Arsenal in a £26m move from Sampdoria last summer and is said to prefer a move back to Italy.

Arsenal are reluctant to sanction a move and would expect a big profit on their previous outlay.

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