Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2022


Wrapping up the Arsenal transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 summer window.

Nketiah staying at Arsenal & finalising new deal

Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah is now set to stay at the club, with one source telling Sky Sports News he is finalising details on a new contract.

Nketiah’s current deal is up in the summer and it looked increasingly likely he would leave – with Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbach both interested in signing him on a free transfer.

Who have Arsenal been linked with?

Gabriel Jesus – Arsenal are stepping up negotiations over a deal to sign Jesus from Manchester City, but Mikel Arteta has scaled back his initial plan to bring in seven new first-teamers this summer (The Sun, June 4); Jesus’ agent, Marcelo Pettinati, has claimed talks will progress over the Manchester City forward’s future after the international break in June amid rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal (Daily Mirror, May 27); Tottenham are poised to compete with Arsenal for Jesus after beating their rivals to a place in next season’s Champions League (Daily Telegraph, May 23); Arsenal are expected to bid £35m for striker Jesus, who is surplus to requirements at Manchester City following their capture of Erling Haaland (, May 19).

Gianluca Scamacca – Arsenal have seen an opening offer worth in the region of £34m rejected by Sassuolo for Scamacca, the 6ft 4in striker who scored 16 goals in 38 games this season (Daily Express, June 4).

Image: Gianluca Scamacca played for Italy against Argentina at Wembley in June

Arthur Melo – Juventus are reportedly preparing to offer Arsenal a swap deal that would see long-term target Arthur come to London in exchange for Gabriel Martinelli (Daily Express, June 3).

Image: Arthur Melo was a January target for Arsenal

Corentin Tolisso – Arsenal and Manchester United could be among the sides readying an offer for midfielder Corentin Tolisso, who will be leaving Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer (The Sun, June 1).

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Richarlison – Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Everton forward Richarlison, who has admitted he is considering his future on Merseyside (Daily Mail, May 31).

Fabian Ruiz – Arsenal and Newcastle United’s hopes of signing Napoli midfielder Ruiz have been given a boost after he turned down a new contract offer made by the Serie A club (The Sun, May 30)

Djed Spence – Tottenham are set to pip Arsenal to Middlesbrough right-back Spence (The Sun, May 27).

Federico Dimarco – Arsenal are targeting Inter Milan defender Dimarco as Mikel Arteta looks for left-back support for Kieran Tierney (Sunday Mirror, May 29). Inter Milan are demanding in excess of £20m for left-back Dimarco, who is attracting interest from Arsenal (The Sun, May 27).

Cheick Doucoure – RC Lens midfielder Doucoure is attracting plenty of interest from Premier League sides this summer, with Arsenal among the interested parties (Daily Mirror, May 27).

Marquinhos – Arsenal’s £3m swoop for Sao Paulo forward Marquinhos is heading towards a bizarre legal battle as it emerged the teenager has already signed a pre-contract agreement with Wolves (Daily Mail, May 27).

Image: Gabriel Jesus is reportedly open to a move to Arsenal

Oleksandr Zinchenko – Arsenal are considering a double swoop for Manchester City stars by adding Zinchenko and Jesus to their list of summer targets (Daily Mail, May 27).

Cody Gakpo – PSV are hoping to keep Gakpo at the club by creating a special financial package as they fend off interest from several high-profile European sides, including Arsenal (Daily Mirror, May 26).

Tammy Abraham – Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is pondering a move for Roma striker Abraham as part of a busy summer which will most likely see nine senior players leave the club (The Sun, May 24).

Mathias Olivera – Arsenal want to sign Getafe left-back Olivera according to reports in Italy, another hint that Nuno Tavares might not have a long-term future at the Emirates (Daily Mirror, May 24).

Luis Sinisterra – Arsenal’s pursuit of the Feyenoord winger has been handed a major boost as the player has admitted that he will sit down to consider his future at the end of the season (Sunday Mirror, May 22).

Samuel Umtiti – Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona centre-back Umtiti (Daily Star, May 19).

Raheem Sterling – Arsenal are ready to explore a move for Sterling should he become available this summer when his Manchester City contract enters its final year (Daily Telegraph, May 10).

Lautaro Martinez – Arsenal have been dealt a hammer blow in their pursuit of the Inter Milan striker (The Sun, May 11).

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Aaron Hickey – Arsenal executives recently met with Bologna transfer chief Riccardo Bigon in London but Hickey’s name was not the only one up for discussion, with the Gunners also interested in midfielders Mattias Svanberg and Jerdy Schouten (Daily Express, May 12); Scotland full-back Hickey is closing on a move to Arsenal (The Sun, May 12); Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their attempts to sign Scotland star Aaron Hickey as a replacement for Nuno Tavares. (The Mirror, May 11)

Ruben Neves – The Wolves midfielder would prefer to stay in the Premier League if he leaves Wolves this summer with the club ready to demand about £70m for their star midfielder. Wolves midfielder (Daily Mail, May 7); Neves is emerging as one of Arsenal’s top summer transfer targets, with a new central midfielder one of the club’s top priorities (Sky Sports, April 11). Wolves boss Bruno Lage says the club have slapped a £100m price tag on Ruben Neves amid rumoured interest from Manchester United, the Gunners and Tottenham.

Victor Osimhen -Arsenal have been told by Napoli that the striker will cost them no less than £100m (The Sun, May 3). Arsenal will reportedly have to pay up to £34m if they are to land Napoli’s Fabian Ruiz this summer (Daily Express, May 10)

Image: Marcus Rashford is reportedly a target for Arsenal

Youri Tielemans – Arsenal are reportedly one of three clubs looking to prise Tielemans away from Leicester in the summer (The Sun, May 10); Arsenal are closing on a £40m deal to sign Tielemans but could face late competition from Real Madrid (The Sun, May 8); The Leicester midfielder has reportedly set his heart on a move to Spain despite interest from Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham (Daily Mail, May 1).

The latest players linked with an Arsenal exit

Nuno Tavares – Arsenal are reportedly ready to allow left-back Tavares to leave on loan next season (The Sun, June 4).

Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon are confident of reaching an agreement to re-sign Arsenal striker Lacazette on a free transfer, with the Gunners now stepping up their efforts to sign Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus (Daily Mail, June 3).

Image: Alexandre Lacazette looks set to return to Lyon after five years with Arsenal

Lucas Torreira – Lazio are ready to make their move for Arsenal outcast Torreira after Fiorentina failed to trigger their option to buy him following a loan spell (The Sun, June 4); Torreira has told Arsenal he wants to stay with Fiorentina even though the Italians failed to trigger their option to buy him (The Sun, June 2).

Bernd Leno – Benfica are keen on signing Arsenal’s out-of-favour goalkeeper Leno, but are quibbling over the Premier League side’s meagre £8.5m valuation of the Germany international (The Sun, May 30).

Eddie Nketiah – Arsenal’s last-ditch effort to tempt Nketiah to stay at the Emirates includes a massive pay rise which would see any new deal earn him £100,000 a week (Daily Mail, May 26); Nketiah now set to STAY at the club, with one source telling Sky Sports News he is finalising details on a new contract (Sky Sports, May 25)

Gabriel Magalhaes Gabriel is happy at the club and will not push for a move to Juventus (Daily Telegraph, May 25); Arsenal chiefs are considering whether to sell defender Gabriel with a reported £51million offer on the table from Juventus (Tuttosport, May 19).

Nicolas Pepe – Club-record signing Pepe could push for a move out of Arsenal after growing frustrated with his lack of game time (Daily Mirror, May 19); Arsenal are offering Pepe to Premier League rivals in a bid to get the £72m winger off their books (Sunday Express, May 1).

William Saliba – Newcastle have joined the race to sign Saliba should the Gunners decide not to add him to their first-team plans (Daily Mirror, June 1); Marseille president Pablo Longoria will continue his attempts to talk with Arsenal over a permanent deal for defender Saliba despite Mikel Arteta’s recent comments that he would get a chance to earn a first-team spot with the Premier League club this summer (Daily Mirror, May 26); Arsenal defender Saliba has reportedly informed Marseille of his desire to remain with the club despite being backed for a prominent role with the Gunners next season (Daily Mirror, May 21)

What are the latest contract talks?

Mohamed Elneny – the Egypt midfielder has signed a new one-year contract with Arsenal keeping him at the club until next summer (May 25).

Bukayo Saka – Arsenal are under pressure to include a release clause in the new contract they are planning to offer Saka, with formal talks with his representatives due to start at the end of the season (Daily Mail, May 21)

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