Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Declan Rice latest, Xavi Simons updates and Caicedo rumours | The Sun

ARSENAL are hoping to get their first signing of the summer over the line – with Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo prime contenders.

And Mikel Arteta is also interested in bringing Xavi Simons, 20, to the Emirates, according to reports.

Elsewhere there is a near-certain exit for Granit Xhaka, who is set to head to the Bundesliga, while Kieran Tierney is also on his way out but Reiss Nelson is staying in North London after signing a new deal.


Stay up to date with all the latest transfer news and rumours from the Emirates…

  • By Tony Robertson

    Cancelo ‘doesn’t want Arsenal move’

    Despite the reported interest in Cancelo from Arsenal, German outlet Abendzeitung claim Cancelo would prefer a move overseas rather than stay in the Premier League.

    Ligue 1 is now the only top-five European league the Portugal defender has not played in yet.

  • By Tony Robertson

    Arsenal told to sign 'top striker like Haaland'

    Arsenal have been urged to sign Inter Milan forward Lauturo Martinez. 

    The Gunners are in the market for a new frontman, and now they have been told who they should sign by Jurgen Klinsmann. 

    Speaking to La Gazzetta Dello Sport ahead of the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter, Klinsmann declared Martinez to be in the same bracket as Haaland.

    He said: "Haaland is an incredible No.9, he’d demolish a bus, but Lautaro has evolved and is not far behind. He’s on the same level as the top strikers."

  • By Tony Robertson

    Arsenal pre-season fixtures

    Here are some pre-season games the Gunners have lined up (kick offs in UK time):

    • July 20: MLS All Stars vs Arsenal (Audi Field, Washington DC) – 1.30am
    • July 22: Arsenal vs Man Utd (MetLife Stadium, New Jersey) – 10pm
    • July 26: Arsenal vs Barcelona (SoFi Stadium, LA) – TBD
    • By Tony Robertson

      Gabriel sends Arsenal star message

      Gabriel has sent a heartfelt message to Arsenal team-mate Marquinhos.

      The 20-year-old was part of Brazil’s Under-20 World Cup team, which saw them knocked out in the quarter-finals by Israel.

      Marquinhos took to Instagram to offer an apology, but Gabriel responded.

      The defender wrote: “Head up my brother! You are a monster! I love you ❤️.”

    • By Tony Robertson

      Wembley trip for Arsenal

      Arsenal will face Manchester City in the Community Shield following City’s triumph in the FA Cup.

      A win for Manchester United would have meant another all-Manchester Wembley showdown ahead of the next season.

      However, because City have won both the Premier League and FA Cup, the other team is chosen based on who came second in the league.

      That would be the Gunners, who finished second five points behind City.

    • By Tony Robertson

      Arsenal make “contact” over Cancelo

      Arsenal have made “contact” over a deal to sign Joao Cancelo, according to reports.

      The Gunners want to sign Cancelo following his loan to Bayern Munich safe in the knowledge his days at the Etihad are numbered.

      Fabrizio Romano revealed the news to Give Me Sport, saying: “For Cancelo, yes, they are interested.

      “They had some contact, and they have very good relationship with these agents.

      “So there was a conversation over the possibility to sign Cancelo.”

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