Arsenal transfer news LIVE: £27m Leandro Trossard DONE DEAL, Rice's £80m summer move, Casemiro BOOST – latest | The Sun

ARSENAL have closing in on the £27m signing of Brighton star Leandro Trossard, according to reports.

Latest reports say the deal is done and will add up to £27m after add-ons.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are willing to wait six months before going in big for £80million-rated Declan Rice.

Chelsea were leading the race for Rice's signature, but Arsenal have now emerged as favourites.

And Brazilian talisman Casemiro will MISS Manchester United's huge clash against Arsenal through suspension.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    Mudryk snub 'no big deal'

    Mikel Silvestre believes Arsenal might be better off WITHOUT Mykhailo Mudryk.

    Chelsea won the race for Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukraine winger.

    But former Gunners and Manchester United defender Silvestre told “To be honest, I don’t think that’s a blow.

    "Because when a player shows motivation to sign for your club and he ends up going to the neighbour, it shows you that maybe he wasn’t the right fit for you because you want players who are fully committed.”

    Silvestre is sure manager Mikel Arteta and sporting director Edu only want to recruit players whose commitment matches their ability as they bid to keep Arsenal top of the Premier League.

    He said: "They must be looking at this story and saying we didn’t sign him but in the end it might be beneficial for us because we want players who 100 percent want to join us.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Wild claims as Utd fans say title 'rigged for Arsenal'

    Manchester United fans have wildly claimed the Premier League is FIXED for Arsenal after two costly decisions in Wednesday night's 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

    Scott McTominay was denied a penalty and fellow Red Devils' midfielder Casemiro will miss Sunday's trip to the table-topping Gunners after picking up his fifth booking.

    Those two moments sparked some outlandish allegations on social media after United missed the win that would have put them second.

    The most bizarre suggestion was: "They’ve rigged the league for Arsenal to win. What a disgraceful League this is, the Premier League do not deserve Manchester United."

    Another supporter posted: "It looked a pen in real time, the replay confirmed it? Not a good night for the integrity of referees, especially after VAR missed Martinez getting an elbow to the head."

    SunSport's refereeing expert and former Prem whistler Mark Halsey believes McTominay "SHOULD" have got a spot-kick. The Scotland star tumbled after Chris Richards stepped across him.

    But VAR official Neil Swarbrick declined to intervene as he felt ref Robert Jones had not made a clear and obvious error.

    Most United fans, however, appeared to agree Casemiro deserved his yellow card after he floored Wilfried Zaha with a reckless challenge. And many observers suggested it could easily have been a red card.

  • Ian Tuckey

    'Youri fancies summer exit'

    Arsenal transfer target Youri Tielemans wants to leave Leicester City in the summer on a free transfer, according to reports.

    Fabrizio Romano told wettfreunde: “Arsenal have always wanted Tielemans in the club and they still do.

    “But Tielemans doesn’t want to move in January.

    “His contract is ex

  • Anthony Chapman

    Breaking – Trossard to Arsenal 'done'

    Leandro Trossard's move to Arsenal is reportedly a "done deal."

    TalkSport claim the Brighton star is joining the Gunners for a £27million fee.

    And the transfer has now been completed on all sides.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Trossard to Gunners is 'done deal'

    Arsenal's move for Brighton winger Leandro Trossard is a "done deal".

    That's according to talkSPORT'S Alex Crook after Spurs and CCelsea were also linked to the Belgium star.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Gunners to wait for Rice

    Arsenal are prepared to wait for Declan Rice's transfer until the summer.

    Mikel Arteta remains keen to reinforce his squad this month, with a move for Brighton's Leandro Trossard growing closer.

    But after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk to Chelsea, Arsenal will not throw cash around to boost their title bid.

    And it means any big-money move for West Ham star Rice is more likely to take place at the end of the season.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Trossard vs Mudryk – the stats

    Arsenal fans are dancing for joy as they close in on a deal for Leandro Trossard.

    Mikel Arteta's move for the Brighton star comes just days after losing out on Mykhailo Mudryk to Chelsea.

    But which winger is better?

    Check out the stats below…

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal should ‘look at Ramos’

    Barnes has also tipped Arsenal to take a look at £100million Benfica star Goncalo Ramos.

    He told BonusCodeBets: “Arsenal have been performing well without Gabriel Jesus for a while now, but they'll be looking at players who suit them rather than buying players instantly. 

    “A £100m signing like Goncalo Ramos has to suit the club's needs.

    “You can't just say how every player would be good for any club, they need to suit the philosophy and style of play.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Sterling tipped for Arsenal move

    John Barnes reckons Raheem Sterling could ditch Chelsea for a move to Arsenal.

    He told BonusCodeBets: "I don't think Raheem Sterling will go back to Man City despite the rumours of him wanting to leave.

    "If Arsenal were interested in Sterling and guaranteed him to play in the first team every week, then maybe that is the best decision for Sterling to make.

    "If Sterling did go to Arsenal, who would he replace? He does not walk into that team, he has to decide to go to a team who will play him consistently."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Gunners right with Mudryk refusal

    John Barnes reckons Arsenal were correct not to match Chelsea's bid for Mykhailo Mudryk.

    Barnes told BonusCodeBets: "Every club has their own valuation of a player.

    "Mykhailo Mudryk was more valuable to Chelsea than he was to Arsenal which is why Chelsea ended up spending more money and buying him.

    "Arsenal did the right thing because they stuck to their valuation."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Possible Arsenal XI with Trossard

    Arsenal are close to signing Leandro Trossard from Brighton.

    And they could line up in a number of different ways thanks to the Belgian's versatility.

    It now remains to be see if Arsenal can complete a deal before their title showdown against Man Utd on Sunday.

    Is this how Mikel Arteta will send out his side?

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal in title pole position

    Mikael Silvestre believes Arsenal have a great chance of winning their first title since 2004.

    But the former Gunner has urged Mikel Arteta to not take Man City lightly.

    He told bettingexpert: “I think so (Arsenal can win). They still have to play City twice so that’s six points.

    “But they’ve got a very good chance. City remains the main contender for the title with Arsenal.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal probe anti-semitic Spurs chants

    Arsenal have launched an anti-Semitism probe over "offensive" chants during Sunday's Spurs clash.

    A statement read: "There was an incident at the North London derby on Sunday involving Arsenal supporters in which one of our fans overheard grossly offensive anti-semitic statements made by another Arsenal fan.

    "On the same afternoon, we were appalled to hear of an incident at The Cally pub in Islington, involving other anti-semitic chants.

    "We recognise the impact this behaviour has on our many Jewish supporters and others and condemn the use of language of this nature, which has no place in our game or society."

  • Anthony Chapman

    Casemiro to miss title showdown

    Casemiro will Man Utd’s crunch clash at Arsenal on Sunday.

    That’s after receiving his fifth booking of the season against Crystal Palace.

    The news is sure to boost the Gunners, with Casemiro one of United’s key players.

    And it opens the door for Fred or Scott McTominay to get a go at the Emirates.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal legend’s heart attack horror

    Arsenal legend Marc Overmars has suffered "irreparable damage" to his heart following a cardiac arrest last month.

    The 49-year-old was rushed to hospital on December 30 after experiencing what was reported to be a "mild stroke".

    According to De Telegraaf, his heart is only able to pump blood at 30 per cent of its normal volume.

    The report states that part of his heart muscle has died, with the ex-Holland international's condition more serious that thought.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal in advanced Trossard talks

    Arsenal are close to completing a stunning swoop for Leandro Trossard.

    Fabrizio Romano claims personal terms have already been agreed with the Belgian forward.

    And Arsenal will now discuss a transfer fee with Brighton.

    The Gunners' move comes days after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk, with rivals Spurs having already had a £12million Trossard bid turned down.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Depay set to snub Gunners

    Arsenal look set to miss out on Memphis Depay.

    That's because he's expected to join Atletico Madrid this month.

    The Barcelona misfit will be on the move for just a few million after entering the final six months of his contract.

    And Arsenal will have to go elsewhere if they want a new forward to boost their title bid.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Diaby to cost record fee

    Arsenal will have to shell out a club-record fee if they want to sign Moussa Diaby.

    The Bayer Leverkusen ace is being targeted by Mikel Arteta after Mykhailo Mudryk joined Chelsea.

    But Sky Sports claims Leverkusen are reluctant to part ways with their star man.

    And Arsenal will have to fork out a whopping £88million for the privilege.

  • Anthony Chapman

    Tielemans makes free transfer decision

    Arsenal transfer target Youri Tielemans wants to leave Leicester City in the summer on a free transfer, according to reports.

    Fabrizio Romano told wettfreunde: "Arsenal have always wanted Tielemans in the club and they still do.

    "But Tielemans doesn’t want to move in January.

    "His contract is expiring in the summer and he wants to move on a free transfer.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    Good morning Arsenal fans

    Arsenal may lose out again to Chelsea, who are looking to hijack Brighton star Leandro Trossard.

    The Gunners have already seen Mykhailo Mudryk prised away by the Blues from Shakhtar Donetsk this month.

    According to the Mirror, the West Londoners are now ready to compete with Arsenal for Trossard as well.

    The wantaway winger was a key player under current Chelsea boss Graham Potter at the Amex and could be available for just £25million.

    Meanwhile, Arsenal will let Cedric Soares speak to Fulham over a January move.

    Cedric has played only four games this season for the Premier League highfliers.

    According to Sky Sports, the Gunners have granted the right-back permission to discuss personal terms with the Cottagers.

    But the Portugal international will have to reduce his wage demands to complete a move to Craven Cottage.

    And Arsenal are unlikely not make a move for West Ham star Declan Rice during the January transfer window.

    The Gunners' owner Stan Kroenke has made it clear that there are funds available in this window to bolster the team's bid for a first Premier League title since the Invincibles in 2004.

    But any money spent now will affect Mikel Arteta’s summer budget, when he has already identified several key signings, including Rice.

    The North Londoners will not be splashing out just for the sake of making a January signing this month.

    And Arteta has made it clear that unless the club can find a player of the right age who will improve his squad and fit into his long-term project, he would rather go without any additions.

    Finally, Shakhtar revealed the bonuses involved in Mudryk's move to Chelsea.

    And it was confirmed that it was those "achievable and realistic" bonuses that led to the Blues beating Arsenal for the Ukraine international.

    The West Londoners hijacked their rivals' bid to land the winger in the January transfer window after reaching a deal worth £88m.

    The Ukrainian outfit's CEO Sergei Palkin confirmed that Chelsea beat the North Londoners thanks to bonuses largely related to them winning the Premier League and Champions League during the player’s eight-and-a-half-year stint at Stamford Bridge.

    And Arsenal received some good news from Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace cut Manchester United’s momentum with a 1-1 draw.

    United star Casemiro also got booked and will be suspended from Sunday’s crucial Premier League clash at the Emirates.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Arsenal contract updates

    Arsenal stars Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka and William Saliba are in "very positive" talks over new contracts.

    That's the claim of transfer expert Fabrizio Romano as the Prem leaders look to build on their transformation this season.

    The Gunners' manager Mikel Arteta hopes sporting director Edu can tie up new deals for the key men soon.

    But Martinelli, Saliba and Saka say they are happy to stay for the long term

  • Kostas Lianos

    Raphinha blow for Gunners

    Barcelona star Raphinha could be too tough to sign as he wants to stay in Catalonia.

    The Gunners are looking for a forward after missing out Mykhailo Mudryk, who joined Chelsea.

    That is according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, who claims the winger would be a tough proposition financially to sign.

    And Mundo Deportivo claim the Brazil international's entourage insist he has no intention of leaving Barca so soon following his £55m arrival from Elland Road last summer

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  • Kostas Lianos

    Shak hit back

    Shakhtar Donetsk's CEO Sergei Palkin has hit out at Arsenal's conduct over Mykhailo Mudryk and explained why Chelsea landed the star.

    Asked why pundits saw the Gunners as favourites for Mudryk, Palkin told the Athletic: "When I met Arsenal and they mentioned they had already talked to the player and they had contacted the player, to be honest, I knew beforehand that they had started to contact him.

    "I said, ‘OK, you start to contact him but first of all you should close it with us’. But OK, we have what we have"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Mykhailo Mudryk effect

    Mykhailo Mudryk's £97million move to Chelsea may have inflated prices in the transfer market.

    Sky Sports' Dharmesh Sheth said: "Bringing Mykhailo Mudryk back into this, I wonder what that deal has done to the market because now [Bayer] Leverkusen, with an interested party, will say that they rate [Moussa] Diaby really highly.

    "They've seen Mudryk go for £88.5m. So, this is what they may say they value Diaby at. As far as Leverkusen's season has gone, it has not gone to plan.

    "They were in the Champions league and finished third in the group and are now in the Europa League.

    "They are currently 12th in the Bundesliga, nine points off the top four"

  • Kostas Lianos

    Mouss be good

    Arsenal have been told to fork out a staggering £88million to sign Bayer Leverkusen star Moussa Diaby.

    The Gunners had hoped of signing Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk but were beaten by rivals Chelsea.

    According to Sky Sports, the North Londoners have now turned their attention towards Diaby.

    But Leverkusen do not want to lose the winger mid-season, and so they have slapped a staggering release clause

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