Arsenal transfer news: Arteta rivals Spurs for £61m “next Lionel Messi”

Ansu Fati of FC Barcelona (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
Ansu Fati of FC Barcelona (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) /

In today’s Arsenal transfer news – The Gunners are linked with a Spurs target who is tipped to be the next Lionel Messi, a positive update on Mason Mount & much more.

For yesterday’s Arsenal transfer news, click here.

Arsenal transfer news – Spurs and Arsenal battle for Ansu Fati

According to Sport, Ansu Fati’s agent Jorge Mendes has informed Barcelona that he’ll bring in a £61m offer from the Premier League for his player – a fee which Barca will agree to given their financial situation.

HITC has singled out the gigantic Premier League trio of Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs as the potential destinations for Fati.

Arsenal transfer news – Mason Mount open to joining Arsenal

We have seen all angles of the Mason Mount to Arsenal speculation, except the angle of the player. We know that Arsenal want to sign Mason Mount, Todd Boehly wants him to stay at Chelsea, but how do we know for sure what Mount’s wishes are? Well…

According to GiveMeSport, Mount knows about the interest from Arsenal and thinks it would be an attractive destination for him.

Arsenal transfer news – Still “VERY SERIOUSLY” interested in Declan Rice

As is the case with every transfer window, there have been conflicting reports about Arsenal’s best interest. A transfer target who has suffered that fate recently is Declan Rice, with some outlets claiming that the Gunners had cooled their interest in signing him.

Well, that myth has now been busted. According to GiveMeSport, Arsenal are now “very seriously interested” in signing Declan Rice in the summer transfer window. So, judging by this report, their interest has actually grown, not depleted. Yet another reason why you shouldn’t believe everything you read and to take everything with a pinch of salt.

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