Arsenal transfer news LIVE: £34m Trippier could replace Bellerin EXCLUSIVE, Bernardo Silva latest, Lingard a target

ARSENAL are keen to sneak in under Man Utd's noses and sign Kieran Trippier, SunSport can reveal.

The former Spurs man is available for £34m from Atletico Madrid.

Meanwhile the Gunners are not ruling out a deal for former loanee Martin Odegaard, should Real Madrid decide to sell.

And they could even make a shock move for Bernardo Silva, who is expected to be out of favour at Man City this season following the arrival of Jack Grealish.

Mikel Arteta is also still keen on James Maddison but could reportedly make a shock move for Jesse Lingard if a deal cannot be done for the Leicester man.

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  • Thomas Blow

    MADD ON HIM

    Arsenal are yet to meet Leicester's valuation of James Maddison, according to Football London.

    The Gunners are thought to be keen on the England midfielder but the Foxes reportedly want in excess of £60million for him.

    And Leicester are not believed to be interested in a player-plus-cash deal.

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Reiss Nelson and Eddie Nketiah are rumoured to be on Arsenal's transfer list, with Joe Willock close to joining Newcastle.

    If the Gunners do agree a fee for Maddison, Leicester will reportedly pursue Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard as his replacement.

  • Thomas Blow

    ARTETA PRAISES WHITE

    Mikel Arteta praised new signing Ben White after Arsenal's pre-season defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.

    Speaking to the club's official website, the manager said: "He was really good. But again, it's a match where they haven't played.

    "Some of them they've [only] trained for four or five days. So you can still see and we didn't want to risk many more, but it was a good start."

  • Thomas Blow

    MADDISON LATEST

    Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has compared Arsenal target James Maddison to new Manchester City signing Jack Grealish.

    After beating City in the Community Shield, Rodgers said: "I think they are both close. They are both very talented players.

    "Stylistically, I think they’re the same. They are both creators… One is a dribbler – one commits people down the sides.

    "James is more central and he’s more of a passer. So yes, they are both creative players but stylistically they are both very different.

    "Everyone could see today how hard James works for the team, his quality and how he takes the ball. His eye for the last pass.

    "He is a wonderful talent and I thought he was excellent tactically because they really challenge you in that respect. I thought he was brilliant."

  • Thomas Blow

    GOALKEEPER UPDATE

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has given an update on the club's hunt for a new goalkeeper.

    The Gunners have been linked with Sheffield United stopper Aaron Ramsdale throughout the summer.

    Speaking to the club's official website, Arteta said: "I don't know [if we'll sign another goalkeeper], I repeat myself.

    "We train with the players we have available, we are trying to do the right things to improve the team in the areas that are needed.

    "At the moment we have come so far and the window is still open."

  • Thomas Blow

    TAM'S UP

    Tammy Abraham is set to leave Chelsea with the club closing in on a deal for Romelu Lukaku.

    The Blues made Abraham available for transfer earlier this summer but so far no club has met their £40million asking price.

    Arsenal have been linked with a move for the striker, 23, and he was believed to be keen on joining the Gunners.

    Mikel Arteta's side have maintained their interest in Abraham, as have West Ham, according to the Daily Mail.

    And they are reportedly joined by Southampton and Atalanta, which means Abraham could have a number of offers to choose from.

    Chelsea only want to let Abraham leave on a permanent basis.

  • Thomas Blow

    TOT-AL DREAM

    Arsenal's arch-rivals Tottenham have made Lionel Messi an offer following his departure from Barcelona, according to reports.

    The 34-year-old confirmed in a press conference on Sunday that he will leave the Nou Camp.

    He also revealed he has received a number of offers, with Paris Saint-Germain thought to be in the driving seat.

    But according to the Express, Spurs have enquired about the forward and his potential monetary demands.

  • Thomas Blow

    SAKA'S GREAT RECEPTION

    Bukayo Saka got a fantastic reception from Tottenham supporters as he came off the bench during Arsenal's friendly with their rivals.

    The winger missed a penalty in England's Euro 2020 shootout defeat to Italy last month – and Spurs fans showed their support for the youngster.

    Great scenes…

  • Thomas Blow

    WHAT THE DEL? 

    Tottenham played Arsenal in a pre-season 'friendly' in North London yesterday – but Dele Alli may not have got the memo.

    The midfielder put in a fully committed display for the Lilywhites as he looked to impress new boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

    But he got a tackle quite wrong right in front of the dugouts.

    After Ben White played the ball down the touchline to Nicolas Pepe in the 34th minute, the Ivorian quickly popped it inside to Alexandre Lacazette.

    Pepe was subsequently sent flying, when Alli crunched him with a late tackle.

    Lacazette was visibly fuming, quickly steaming in to have a go at Alli – and Granit Xhaka also gave the Spurs man a little shove.

    Alli, 25, was booked by the referee, and got on with the game.

  • Thomas Blow

    ARTETA DROPS WILLOCK HINT

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta dropped a huge hint about Joe Willock's future after Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham.

    Newcastle are reportedly closing in on a £22million deal for the midfielder, who impressed during a loan spell on Tyneside last season.

    When asked by the club's official website why Willock wasn't in the squad, Arteta said: "We will explain the reasons when we can."

    Arteta was then asked if Willock is on his way out of the Emirates, to which he replied: "It's all I can say now, when I can say more I will let you know."

  • Thomas Blow

    BRIGHT START

    Ben White impressed for Arsenal yesterday as they lost 1-0 to Tottenham in the North London derby.

    Let's have a look at his best bits…

  • Thomas Blow

    ON GAARD

    Arsenal remain hopeful of signing Martin Odegaard despite their interest in James Maddison, according to reports.

    The Gunners initially signed the Norwegian talent on loan from Real Madrid in January.

    He subsequently impressed boss Mikel Arteta, making 20 appearances and scoring key goals against Olympiacos and Tottenham.

    According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are still 'keeping an eye' on Odegaard's situation.

    The journalist tweeted: "Arsenal are still keeping an eye on Martin Odegaard. He’s always been the main target as number 10 – if he decides to leave Real and Real decides to sell him, Arsenal will bid for Odegaard.

    "Arsenal would be ready to try also for a permanent move… but it’s up to Real."

  • Kealan Hughes

    MORNING, ARSENAL FANS

    Boss Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal still need more signings to "improve the team"

    Pre-season hit Albert Lokonga has arrived, along with defenders Ben White and Nuno Tavares.

    But Arteta is hungry for more major recruits as the Gunners prepare to kick off the Premier League at top-flight newcomers Brentford on Friday night.

    Belgium Under-21 midfielder Lokonga is already wowing Arsenal fans, especially in yesterday's 1-0 friendly defeat against Tottenham.

    Some supporters on social media rated the £17million arrival from Anderlecht as a better version of Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

    Newcastle are closing in on a £22million deal for Joe Willock.

    Arsenal's England U-21 missed the Spurs clash despite training with the squad on Saturday.

    And Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers sent the Gunners an indirect warning – by valuing James Maddison at £100m.

    Arsenal have been linked with the England playmaker, but Rodgers believes the 24-year-old new dad is content with the Foxes and worth as much as Manchester City new boy Jack Grealish.

  • Ian Tuckey

    OX COULD BE A SAINT AGAIN

    Southampton have launched an ambitious bid to re-sign Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 10 years after selling him as a teenager.

    Saints are keen to hand England international Oxlade-Chamberlain, 27, the chance to relaunch his career by taking him back on loan.

    The Portsmouth-born academy graduate joined Saints aged seven and scored nine goals in 36 league appearances before a £15million move to Arsenal in 2011.

    The south coast side believe Liverpool are open to offers for Oxlade-Chamberlain after playing only 13 Premier League games last season.

    Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Liverpool team-mate Takumi Minamino spent the second half of last season on loan at St Mary’s and Saints have made enquiries about his availability.

    Ox joined the Reds in a £35m deal from Arsenal in 2017 but injuries have prevented him from ever fully establishing himself in Jurgen Klopp’s first XI.

  • Ian Tuckey

    MADDISON WORTH AS MUCH AS £100M GREALISH

    Brendan Rodgers reckons he has his own £100million man in James Maddison.

    The Leicester boss thinks Maddison could be every bit as valuable to them as British record signing Jack Grealish is to Manchester City.

    And with Arsenal rumoured to be lining up a summer swoop, Rodgers has warned it will take a similar offer to prise Maddison away from the King Power Stadium.

    After beating City in the Community Shield, Rodgers said: "I think they are both close. They are both very talented players.

    "Stylistically, I think they're the same. They are both creators.

    "But I would say they are both totally different. One is a dribbler – one commits people down the sides.

    "James is more central and he's more of a passer. So yes, they are both creative players but stylistically they are both very different.

    "Everyone could see today how hard James works for the team, his quality and how he takes the ball. His eye for the last pass.

    "He is a wonderful talent and I thought he was excellent tactically because they really challenge you in that respect. I thought he was brilliant."

  • Ian Tuckey

    ARTETA HUNGRY FOR MORE SIGNINGS

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta believes his three summer signings are not enough.

    Pre-season hit Albert Lokonga has arrived along withdefenders Ben White and Nuno Tavares.

    But Arteta said he is still "trying to improve the team" in this summer's transfer window.

  • Ian Tuckey

    LOKONGA 'BETTER THAN POGBA'

    Arsenal fans have heaped praise on new signing Albert Lokonga following his impressive showing against rivals Tottenham.

    The 21-year-old was making only his second start for the Gunners following his £17million arrival from Anderlecht last month.

    Lokonga made his debut on Wednesday during a friendly match with Watford at London Colney.

    But his first real test came in the clash with Spurs and although Arsenal fell to a 1-0 defeat, the midfielder passed his test with flying colours.

    And fans took to social media to hail Lokonga, with some Gooners even comparing him to Manchester United star Paul Pogba.

    One tweeted: "Lokonga seems to be absolute quality, love how he plays small passes in the box but hard to read so they actually work out extremely well."

    Another said: "Lokonga could be the difference between us having a decent season or a disastrous one."

    A third added: "Don’t want to sound dramatic. But Lokonga is levels above Pogba."

    Lokonga is one of three players Arsenal have signed so far this summer alongside defenders Ben White and Nuno Tavares.

  • Ian Tuckey

    GUNNERS AND SPURS UNITED AGAINST RACISM

    Arsenal and Tottenham fans united in solidarity for Gunners star Bukayo Saka as well as all victims of racism and discrimination.

    Saka was subjected to vile racist abuse after missing a penalty in the Euro 2020 final against Italy.

    But a large majority of the football world showed support for the star winger as well as his team-mates and condemned all sorts of hate speech.

    A banner read: “North London stands with Bukayo Saka and all players against racism and discrimination.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    KANE SET FOR SPURS TALKS MONDAY

    Nuno Espirito Santo will hold crunch talks with want-away Harry Kane on Monday.

    The England captain finally returned to Spurs on Saturday after taking an extended holiday following last month’s European Championships.

    And new boss Nuno will finally get the chance to establish just how determined Kane is to quit the club and force a move to Champions Manchester City.

    He said: “It’s true that Harry is back with us and we expect to integrate him with the squad as soon as he is allowed.

    “I will speak with him as soon as possible because we have a training session on Monday and hopefully I will talk to Harry while maintaining social distancing.

    “He has to quarantine but we have to be very strict and not take any chances because the one thing that everyone has learned is that the pandemic is still here so we have to be really careful.

    “But Harry has already had his first day with the sports scientists and he is training.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    TOON CLOSE ON £22M WILLOCK

    Newcastle are closing in on a £22million deal for Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock.

    The England Under-21 international midfielder was missing from the Gunners’ final pre-season game against Spurs on Sunday despite training with the squad on Saturday.

    And manager Mikel Arteta refused to explain his absence, stating: “We will tell you the reasons why Joe wasn’t in the squad when we can. When we can say more, I will let you know.”

    Willock, 21, had a successful five-month loan spell at Newcastle last season and manager Steve Bruce is desperate to secure a permanent transfer.

    And he is cautiously confident of sealing a deal before Sunday’s Premier League opener against West Ham as Arsenal look to bring in some cash.

    Arteta was just as coy on his continuing pursuit of a new goalkeeper and said: “Again, I don’t know what will happen.

    “We are training  with the players we have. We have come so far but there is a window that is still open.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    GUNNERS EYE SILVA

    Arsenal are considering a move for wantaway Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, according to reports.

    The Gunners are searching for a creative midfielder and have been linked with a move for Leicester City’s James Maddison.

    But the Foxes are pricing Arsenal out of a move, wanting £60million for English ace.

    And according to the Mirror, Silva could be available after Jack Grealish’s £100m move to Man City.

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta knows Silva well from his time at City as Pep Guardiola’s No2.

    Silva is, however, believed to be keen on a move to Spain with both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are interested in signing him.

  • Kostas Lianos

    UNITED AGAINST RACISM

    Arsenal and Tottenham fans united in solidarity for Gunners star Bukayo Saka as well as all victims of racism and discrimination.

    Saka was subjected to vile racist abuse after missing a penalty in the Euro 2020 final against Italy.

    But a large majority of the football world showed support for the star winger as well as his team-mates and condemned all sorts of hate speech.

    A banner read: "North London stands with Bukayo Saka and all players against racism and discrimination"

  • Kostas Lianos

    ARTETA ON WHITE

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has heaped praise on summer signing Ben White for his performance against Tottenham.

    Arteta said: "He was really good. But again, it’s a match where they haven’t played.

    "Some of them they’ve [only] trained for four or five days. So you can still see and we didn’t want to risk many more, but it was a good start.

    "To lose any game… to lose against them obviously even more. Take the positives and learn and for the next time be more prepared and better.

    "We took a lot of good things. We played with a lot of kids as well who did extremely well today, so I think it’s good for the preparation"

  • Kostas Lianos

    ARTETA REACTS

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta described the loss against Tottenham as a "great test".

    Arteta said: "It was a great test to play that game before starting [the new season].

    "The game had different phases. The first 10 minutes when we had some problems in our high press and we were a little disorganised.

    "After that I think we got control of the game and we dominated it. We had some big chances, we didn't score. They had one big chance and didn't score.

    "Second half was very interrupted because the amount of substitutes. It was difficult to get a flow in the game and the game was decided in an action where we made a mistake and we got punished"

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  • Kostas Lianos

    NOT A LOCK

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta remained coy about Joe Willock after the Gunners' 1-0 loss to north London rivals Tottenham.

    Willock has been linked with a move away from the Emirates after an impressive loan stint at Newcastle.

    The Magpies were so pleased with the midfielder's performances that they are looking to bring him back to St James' Park.

    Arteta said: "When I can say more I will let you know"

  • Kostas Lianos

    TOTTENHAM 1-0 ARSENAL

    Arsenal lost 1-0 to north London rivals Tottenham during a friendly match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    Spurs star Son Heung-min netted a crucial winner after 79 minutes.

    Nuno Espirito Santo's side was missing Harry Kane after the star striker missed training twice.

    Gunners transfers Albert Sambi Lokonga and Ben White started in Mikel Arteta's line-up whereas Nuno Tavares came off the bench

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