Arsenal transfer news: Mikel Arteta shortlists £35m winger, likened to Saka

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal's Bukayo Saka (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) /

In today’s Arsenal transfer news – Mikel Arteta shortlists the Premier League forward he’d like as Saka backup, an update on Martin Odegaard & more.

For yesterday’s Arsenal transfer news, click here.

Arsenal transfer news – Arsenal linked with Michael Olise

It goes without saying that Crystal Palace are a selling club. As a club which boasts a lot of young talent yet no real sense of improvement as a mid-table club, there are players in London who want more out of their careers.

Michael Olise being one of them. Olise is one of the best young talents in the Premier League and being a skilful ands tricky right winger, it’s no surprise to see that Arsenal are being linked with him. Fichajes state that Arsenal will face competition from Manchester City should they wish to sign him.

Arsenal transfer news – Paris Saint-Germain ponder Martin Odegaard move

Martin Odegaard has had a stellar first season as Arsenal captain and really showing signs that he’s living up to the potential he once had.

However, the Gunners will be aware that he is desired by some of Europe’s top clubs given his immense stature as a player. Therefore, it is no surprise to see that Daily Mail report of Paris Saint-Germain’s harboured interest in the Arsenal skipper.

Arsenal transfer news – Declan Rice could join “immediately”

Arsenal may have been given the push they needed to get the deal for Declan Rice over the line quicker. According to reports from Sky Sports, there has been a phone call between Thomas Tuchel (manager of Bayern Munich) and Declan Rice. It’s thought that Bayern Munich are willing to pay West Ham’s demands for Rice, but they are aware that Arsenal are further along and could sign Rice “immediately”.

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