Arsenal has eight players they can sell in order to raise £128 million for five deals.
Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager, wants to make a few more acquisitions in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants to add a few more players to his team during the summer transfer window. The Premier League club is aiming to add up to five more players this summer, but they have eight players they may sell to raise about £128 million for their recruitment drive.
Arsenal have already acquired left-back Nuno Tavares and midfielder Albert Sambi Lokinga from Benfica and Anderlecht, respectively, with centre-back Ben White poised to join after a £50 million agreement with Brighton.
However, with the Gunners pursuing new acquisitions in up to five new positions, they will almost certainly have to sell some players to fund their remaining transfer plans.
Roma are closing in on midfielder Granit Xhaka, who is valued at £19.8 million by football data website Transfermarkt, while Alexandre Lacazette, who is valued at £25.2 million, is the player who could potentially raise the most money, with uncertainty around the striker’s future continuing.
Right-back Hector Bellerin, who is worth £22.5 million and has been linked with Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid, is another player who might help raise finances.
Lucas Torreira appears to be out of Arsenal’s plans, however it remains to be seen whether the Gunners can get the £18 million or so they want for the midfielder.
Joe Willock, a £14.4m-rated midfielder, is one player the Gunners might obtain a reasonable amount for after a successful loan spell at St James’ Park.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who was with West Brom last season, is valued at around the same level and might be another player to transfer.
Reiss Nelson is worth £8.1 million, and Sead Kolasinac is worth £5.85 million.
And if Arsenal is successful in unloading all eight at market value, Arteta’s summer spending will be boosted by £128.5 million.
With Bernd Leno’s future uncertain, the Gunners are set to make a second approach for Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale, as well as West Bromwich Albion’s Sam Johnstone.
If Bellerin is sold, they will require a new right-back, with Norwich City’s Max Aarons and Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui both being mentioned.
Tyler Adams of RB Leipzig is also a target, with the 22-year-old capable of playing right-back or as a central defender. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”