Arsenal Transfer News: Transfer decision on Arteta’s top target expected soon

Declan Rice, West Ham United (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Declan Rice, West Ham United (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

Arsenal Transfer News (June 11) –  Today’s Arsenal transfer news features a bid for Declan Rice, relegated Timothy Castagne on the club’s radar, and Elye Wahi hinting at transfer demand.

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Arsenal Transfer News – Club’s move for Declan Rice ‘set to enter crucial stage’ next week

Fabrizio Romano‘s latest Declan Rice update is great news for Arsenal fans. Romano states that Arsenal and their pursuit of Rice will “enter into crucial stages” next week. The Gunners feel that they lead the race for the England international ahead of Bayern Munich, who are also weighing up a move. Arsenal is expected to submit a bid soon for Declan Rice to West Ham United, who recently won the Europa Conference League. It has been widely reported that Declan Rice is the club’s top target this summer, and things look to be trending in the right direction.

Arsenal Transfer News – Leicester City’s Timothy Castagne is a backup option for Mikel Arteta

Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri reports that Arsenal is making a move for fullback Timothy Castagne. The player is seen as an alternative target to Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda, who looks likely to join Borussia Dortmund. Castagne was recently relegated with Leicester City in the Premier League, which could allow Arsenal to sign the player for relatively cheap. Tavolieri believes that a deal for Castagne could escalate very quickly.

Arsenal Transfer News – Potential forward target Elye Wahi is a fan of Arsenal

Montpellier’s president, Laurent Nicollin, revealed on the 100% Paillade podcast (via GFFN) that “4 or 5 big clubs” are talking to the agent of Elye Wahi. He further stated that “We know that he likes Arsenal a lot.” The 20-year-old striker enjoyed a strong Ligue 1 campaign, netting 19 goals in 33 matches as well as picking up six assists along the way. Montpellier finished comfortably in mid-table this season and may look to cash in on the player who has just two years left on his current contract.