June 5, 2023

Arsenal are reportedly targeting Moises Caicedo, Julian Brandt, and Eden Hazard for the summer transfer window.
Gunners keep eyes on Moises Caicedo

According to English media reports, Arsenal are still interested in signing midfielder and Ecuadorian international Moisés Caicedo, despite his recent contract renewal with Brighton & Hove Albion until mid-2027.

The Gunners reportedly made an unsuccessful €75 million bid for the player in January and are said to be planning another attempt in the summer transfer window.

Julian Brandt a possible addition to Arsenal

Arsenal have had Julian Brandt on their radar for some time. The Borussia Dortmund winger’s contract runs until 2024, making him a target for the London club.

However, according to BILD, Dortmund want to stay ahead of the competition and are looking to offer Brandt a new contract.

This move might complicate Arsenal’s pursuit of the talented winger, but it remains to be seen if the Gunners will continue to push for his signing.

Eden Hazard could return to English football

Spanish media reports suggest that Arsenal could sign Eden Hazard this summer, as the Real Madrid attacker is not playing in Spain although he is said to be determined to make a success of his time there.

Mikel Arteta is reportedly a big fan of the Belgian player and hopes to bring him back to English football.

Hazard is still under contract with Madrid until 2024, but there is a possibility that Real Madrid will agree to a transfer in order to recoup some of the €115m they spent on him in 2019, allowing the talented forward to make his return to the Premier League.

The 32-year-old is currently valued at around €7.5m.

Previous Arsenal rumours

Dusan Vlahovic

Arsenal are reportedly leading the race to sign Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, despite competition from Manchester United and other European clubs, including Bayern Munich.

Vlahovic’s agent, Darko Ristic, is said to be ‘seeking the best solutions’ for the player to advance his career.

However, Arsenal must be prepared to spend at least €90 million to persuade Juventus to sell Vlahovic.

Gabri Veiga

The Gunners are said to be targeting 20-year-old Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga.

Arsenal are reportedly Veiga’s preferred destination, but they face competition from Real Madrid and other Premier League sides.

Celta Vigo are struggling to retain the 20-year-old midfielder due to salary cap constraints, preventing them from increasing his €40 million release clause.

It is increasingly unlikely that Veiga will remain at Celta Vigo beyond June 30.

Kaoru Mitoma

Arsenal face competition from Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid for Brighton’s attacking winger Kaoru Mitoma.

The 25-year-old Japanese international has made a significant impact in the Premier League this season, scoring eight goals and providing six assists in 26 competitive matches.

Mitoma’s contract runs until summer 2025.

However, Brighton reportedly plans to offer him a contract extension and have no intention of selling him after just one season, and we all know how that went when they said the same about Moises Caicedo.

Ilkay Gundogan

Ilkay Gundogan is yet to agree on a new contract with Manchester City and is reportedly seeking a move away from the club.

Both Arsenal and Barcelona have shown interest in the German midfielder, but his wage demands are proving to be a sticking point.

While Arsenal’s interest may be hindered by Gundogan’s desire to move to Barcelona, the Blaugrana are reportedly unwilling to meet his wage demands, which could give Arsenal a chance to sign him.

With his contract expiring in the summer, it remains to be seen whether Gundogan will remain at Manchester City or seek a new challenge elsewhere.

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