Arsenal News Summary: Transfer Blow, £60m Rapid PL Forward, La Liga Powerhouse on Radar

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Arsenal could sign explosive Manchester United star for £60m

Arsenal new boss Unai Emery could sign Marcus Rashford this summer but Man Utd will demand at least £60m, according to a football finance expert.

The England international forward has enjoyed World Cup success played the semi-finals of the tournament.

Rashford burst onto the scene during LVGl’s tenure at Old Trafford back in 2016.

However, the youngster has struggled to secure regular first-team football since the arrival of Jose Mourinho at the club.

Rashford has previously revealed his desire to play from the middle – and his wish may come true but away from Manchester United this according to football finance expert Kieran Maguire.

He told Starsport exclusively: “Mourinho will be reluctant to let him go but you can see clubs taking an interest in him [following the World Cup].

“His market fee now, given his age and potential, is around £60m so that is going to restrict the interest to three or four clubs.

“Whether he would want to try his hand overseas is another question, though.

“There’s no way he will go to Manchester City or Liverpool.

“So that only really leaves Chelsea and Arsenal.”

Arsenal are currently in the market for offensive minded players after securing the services of Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Stephan Lichsteiner, Brand Leno, Lucas Torreira and French wonderkid Matteo Guendouzi.

Arsenal continue chase for La Liga's midfield powerhouse after signing Torreira

Arsenal are in talks to sign La Liga outfits Sevilla defensive midfielder Steven Nzonzi, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

That’s despite the Gunners secure the services of Uruguay international midfielder Lucas Torreira, who plays at the same position.

Both Torreira and N’Zonzi are a defensive minded midfielder and both are highly thought of by the Gunners new head-coach Unai Emery.

“As far as Nzonzi is confirmed, we know they are in talks with Sevilla,” Sheth said on the Transfer Talk podcast yesterday.

“It does make sense. Unai Emery was the manager of Sevilla and he managed Nzonzi in his final year in charge of Sevilla.

“The information we’ve been getting throughout this window is that there’s something of a limited transfer budget.

“They’ve spent a fair bit so far and we’re told something along the lines of £50million.

“To fund a big signing you’d have to say of someone like Nzonzi who would probably command upwards of £30million, I’d think there’d have to be departures first to fund a move for someone like Nzonzi.”

 

Arsenal have been busy this summer secure the services of Stephan Lichsteiner, Brand Leno. Sokratis Papastathopoulos and French wonderkid Matteo Guendouzi.

Arsenal in real danger to miss out signing of 22-year-old South American forward valued at £37.5m

Arsenal could reportedly miss out on signing Boca Juniors striker Cristian Pavon, with the 22-year-old’s team preparing to offer him a new deal in the coming days.

The North London club have been linked with a move for Pavon over the last few weeks, and the Premier League club were believed to be confident of securing a deal for the Argentine international forward despite interest from Barcelona.

However, according to AS, Boca Juniors want to tie the South American forward to tie a new deal, which would see the attacker’s release clause rise to £37.5m this summer.

The report claims that te Gunners could now drop their interest in a player who has failed to impress at World-cup tournament in Russia as Argentina have been eliminated by France.

Pavon found back of the net seven times and provided19 assists in 32 games for Boca Juniors during the 2017-18 season.

Arsenal have been busy already signing Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer from Juventus, Bayer Leverkusen stopper Bernd Leno, Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and French wonderkid Matteo Guendouzi to strengthen their squad ahead of the next season.