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Arsenal 'intensify' interest in Alex Grimaldo as bid is set to be made; Substitute for Benfica line-up

According to a report, Arsenal can bring in Alex Grimaldo for a reduced fee and Benfica are already eyeing his replacement. (Author: Gardener)

Alex GrimaldoArsenal have "increased" their interest in Alex Grimaldo and could soon make an offer for the Benfica star, according to a report. Arsenal have been chasing Lisandro Martinez from Ajax in recent weeks. He usually plays as a centre-back but can also play at left-back. This could make him a smart signing for Arsenal as it would improve two positions at once. Manchester United also like Martinez's looks and have just placed a third bid for him which sits at £43million. Arsenal will soften the blow by initiating a move for Benfica's Grimaldo, according to Sport Witness - citing reports in Portugal. Sport Witness claim Arsenal will bid just £5.9m for the Spaniard. But that corresponds to the assessment of Benfica and should be accepted. A product of Barcelona's academy, Grimaldo has won three Primeira Liga titles since joining Benfica in January 2016. Benfica are prepared for Grimaldo's move and have their sights set on his successor. The player in question is Raphael Guerreiro from Borussia Dortmund. Like Grimaldo, his contract expires in 2023, opening up the possibility of a cheap transfer this summer. Guerreiro would be a solid replacement for Grimaldo. If transferred, Guerreiro would also return to his native Portugal. Arsenal will capitalize on the situation by signing a very good defender for less than £6m. But Benfica wouldn't lose if Guerreiro replaced him immediately. Such a signing would still mean Benfica have a quality left-back on their side for next season. Arsenal article 'intensifies' Alex Grimaldo's interest as bid to be made; Benfica line-up replacement first appeared on Teamtalk.com.

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Edu is offering an Arsenal transfer update after being put in place last season

Arsenal have already made several key signings this summer, including Gabriel Jesus, but technical director Edu has spoken about the possibility of more new faces (Author: Gardener)

last seasonArsenal have already made several key signings this summer, including Gabriel Jesus, but technical director Edu has spoken about the possibility of more signings. The Gunners' technical director has been quizzed during their pre-season tour and is clearly not resting on his laurels, despite making some big deals. Mikel Arteta has seen Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira coming for the big bucks, while Marquinhos and Matt Turner have also moved to the Emirates. Arsenal needed a new number 9 after losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in recent months, while Vieira is highly regarded in his native Portugal. The north Londoners narrowly missed out on the top four last season and Edu wants to invest to ensure they return to the Champions League. The renowned YouTube channel AFTV asked: "Some signings coming please?" Edu simply replied with a smile: "We're working on it, yes we're working on it." Arsenal invested over £100m in players like Martin Odegaard, Benjamin White last summer and Aaron Ramsdale. Arteta recently told reporters about the chances of more deals, "There are more things we would like to do if we can. Asked specifically about Tielemans, Arteta replied: "We can improve the team that's still on the market and we'll try, but we won't go into specific names." The Belgian's contract at King Power Stadium is about to expire , which could force the Foxes to make money. Gabriel Jesus is the club's most expensive signing so far this summer. Half could finally get a chance to impress under Arteta. A new central midfielder seems to be on the radar as Granit Xhaka has previously attempted to leave the Emirates. A full-back is also on the shortlist after the Gunners missed out on Aaron Hickey, who joined Brentford. Kieran Tierney has been hampered by injury problems and cover is needed, especially with Arteta seemingly unsure of Nuno Taveres who joined us last year. Raphinha has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal but those rumors have died down in recent weeks, with Chelsea and Barcelona appearing to be leading the race for the Leeds United winger.

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Arsenal's deal for a £40m star has been 'parked' at the Emirates.

Arsenal have 'parked' a deal for Leicester star Youri Tielemans to see what deals they can strike elsewhere beforehand. (Author: Gardener)

40After you register, we use the email address you provided to send you the newsletter. After you register, we use the email address you provided to send you the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter email. Arsenal have 'parked' a deal for Leicester star Youri Tielemans to see what deals they can strike elsewhere, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown. Mikel Arteta has already signed four players this summer and is hoping to further strengthen his squad in the remaining window, with the Belgium midfielder firmly on his radar. Despite missing some of their goals, it was nonetheless a productive summer for the Gunners, who have been one of the Premier League's top sellers. Fabio Vieira became the first big-money player to arrive when he joined the Emirates Stadium from Porto for £34.2m before Gabriel Jesus became their most expensive signing with his £45m move from Manchester City. But Brown doesn't expect the Gunners to continue their pursuit of Tielemans until they've addressed more pressing issues elsewhere in the squad. He told GIVEMESPORT: "I don't think Arsenal have unlimited funds in this window and they've already bought two players for quite a lot of money. "I really think that's one that was parked to see what's happening elsewhere and see if they can move bodies to other positions first." Although his best position is further up the field, Vieira has become Arsenal's fifth central midfielder, joining Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Mohamed Elneny as Arteta's options down the middle. But this quintet isn't the most inspiring, especially if the Gunners are serious about finishing in the top four, so Tielemans, who has 24 goals and 24 assists for Leicester, would add quality and intelligence to Arsenal's midfielders. However, with Tielemans, who would cost around £40m, seemingly on hold, Arsenal are looking to bolster their attacking options and are currently eyeing a Raphinha alternative, with the Brazilian set to sign for either Barcelona or Chelsea. As a result, Arsenal have approached Lille over winger Edon Zhegrova, who has scored six goals and provided seven assists, while PSV ace Cody Gakpo could become another option for the Gunners.

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Expert claims Arsenal and Milinkovic-Savic transfer will be 'icing on the cake' as Chelsea are suddenly in danger

Paul Merson has urged Arsenal to look after Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic while also citing two other solid transfer alternatives. (Author: Gardener)

Milinkovic-SavicPaul Merson has urged Arsenal to look after Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic while also citing two other solid transfer alternatives. The Gunners wasted no time this summer strengthening their ranks while boss Mikel Arteta looks to continue. While Arsenal missed out on just a top-four finish in the Premier League at the end of last season, Arteta looks like he's on yet another rebuilding mission. Arteta has made Matt Turner his new backup goalkeeper and wants Ajax's Lisandro Martinez - valued at around £45m - to strengthen his ranks at centre-back and left-back - following the £50m arrival of Ben White last summer . In midfield, exciting prospect Fabio Vieira has cost Arsenal £34m from Porto. But Arteta wants a higher-level signing to really revolutionize his engine room in the long run. The former shooter added that Arsenal "don't have time to embed players". But he insisted Lazio's Serbia international Milinkovic-Savic "is the player I would choose". "Arsenal need a quality midfielder now more than ever to compete with the best," wrote Merson. “And I think Savic is a lovely player. "From the way he played for Lazio last season, I personally think he's the best midfielder in Italy. I think a lot of clubs are missing a trick.” In fact, Merson concluded that Arsenal could even overtake Chelsea if they sign a “quality midfielder”. "You would say it's between Arsenal and Tottenham in fourth place and maybe you even want to overtake Chelsea," he added. "But adding a quality midfielder would be the icing on the cake and Arsenal fans could really be excited." Arsenal have an exciting group of younger talent in their squad but the lack of real experience became apparent towards the end of last season . But it's that extra touch of know-how the Gunners lacked in games like the 3-0 defeats to Tottenham and Crystal Palace and the 2-0 defeat at Newcastle that bolstered their top-four and Champions League dashed hopes. Arsenal and Arteta will have learned a lot by the end of last season - most notably how it feels to be so close and lose. They are therefore fueled by that frustration, but a new signing in midfield will also help them.

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Arsenal's 5 midfield transfer targets as alternatives to Tielemans

With Gabriel Jesus Arsenal are expected to be fully focused on acquiring a high-profile midfielder this summer and Leicester City's Youri Tielemans is one of a number of options linked (Author: Gardener)

TielemansWith Gabriel Jesus Arsenal are expected to be fully focused on the acquisition of a high-profile midfielder this summer and Leicester City's Youri Tielemans is one of a number of options linked to Gunners With Arsenal being a little short of high-profile options at the center of the Park, it seems Arsenal are set to add a midfield maestro to their ranks this summer, with Leicester City's Youri Tielemans seen as the preferred candidate. Amid reports that the Gunners are looking for alternatives, Mirror Football takes a look at the other options that could lure Arteta to the Emirates in the coming weeks. As previously mentioned, Arsenal's first-choice midfield target appears to be Leicester star Tielemans. The Belgian has reportedly attracted interest from a slew of Premier League top sides this summer after he showed no intention of renewing his contract with the Foxes, which expires in a year. The 25-year-old is believed to be awaiting a move to Arsenal this summer, although Manchester United in particular are believed to be considering an offer for the midfielder with Erik ten Hag as an admirer. The Foxes are believed to have valued Tielemans at around £30m and that fee could be well worth it given the player's Premier League experience and versatility in midfield. AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer spent two seasons at Arsenal between 2015 and 2017. Although Arsenal's pursuit of Tielemans is expected to increase in the coming weeks, the Gunners appear reluctant to go all in. According to Calciomercatoweb, the north London side are expecting a surprise return of AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer to the Emirates. The Italian outlet claims Arsenal are considering a £34million move for the Algerian enforcer, who spent two seasons on the club's books between 2015 and 2017, where he only made one senior appearance. Arsenal have already turned down an offer for Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer, according to reports in Italy. The Serbian star has long been linked with a move to the Premier League but Arsenal have emerged as the leading contenders to sign the player nicknamed 'The Sergeant' this summer. According to Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, the Gunners have rejected a £47million bid for the 27-year-old in the current transfer window but a new offer is expected. Wolves' midfield maestro Ruben Neves is another who has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal lately. The Portugal international, who is believed to have also attracted strong interest from United, appeared set to leave Molineux for Barcelona this summer, but speculation linking him with a move to Spain has slacked off somewhat in recent weeks as the financially strapped Catalan club prioritize other targets. However, Wolves are believed to have put a price tag of a whopping £75m on the 25-year-old, which is believed to be around £30m more than Arsenal are willing to bid. Arsenal are believed to be eyeing a move for Lyon's Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta. Arsenal technical director Edu has made no secret of his desire to use his ties with Brazil to his advantage this summer and another compatriot to keep an eye on is Lyon's Lucas Paqueta. The Gunners are expected to compete with Premier League side Newcastle for the 24-year-old's services, according to Media Foot. The French outlet say Arsenal are currently working on a behind-the-scenes deal with Arteta willing to sell the club's vision to the midfielder in a bid to lure him to the Emirates. However, the Gunners could sit out their work on convincing Paqueta as ESPN Brazil insist the £45m Selecao star is likely to snub Premier League interest in favor of a stay at Lyon this summer.

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Bernd Leno before leaving Arsenal

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is reportedly on the verge of an exit from the club. (Author: Gardener)

Bernd LenoAccording to Sky Sports, Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno is one step closer to leaving the club after verbally agreeing personal terms with newly promoted Fulham. The Germany goalkeeper was one of the top contenders to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer. The stopper was overshadowed by the arrival of Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United last season. Leno was believed to have been flirting with the prospect of a move to Benfica, now managed by his compatriot and former Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt. The terms laid down also include an option to extend the contract for a further year, potentially until the summer of 2026. The news comes as Leno played no role in Arsenal's pre-season visit to Germany following the Gunners' 5-3 win at Nuremberg. According to the same Sky Sports report, Arsenal will be looking for a bid north of the £10m mark to let the Germany international go. New England Revolution's Matt Turner has been signed and is able to represent Ramsdale should the need arise. Signed to succeed Petr Čech, Leno has played 125 games in all competitions since moving from the Bundesliga. In contrast, Leno was only fielded eight times last year, making way for Ramsdale between the sticks. Arsenal are far from done in the window and more players are expected to leave the Emirates this summer.

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Paul Merson says he would rather sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic for Arsenal than Tielemans

Paul Merson has urged Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer. (Author: Gardener)

Paul MersonPaul Merson has urged Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer. It's no secret at this point that the Gunners are on the hunt for a new central midfielder. Leicester City star Youri Tielemans has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in recent months and many believe he would be a good signing for Arsenal. Merson agrees the Belgian would tick all the boxes. The fact he knows the Premier League well means he will most likely come in and hit the ground running, which would be ideal for the Gunners next season. However, if Merson had his way, he would snub Tielemans and sign Milinkovic-Savic instead. In his column on The Daily Star, Merson wrote: "Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has had a good summer in the transfer business following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, but among the quality midfielders he's been able to make, one player stands out. “Leicester's Tielemans would tick the box for Arsenal. But Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the player I would bet on. Now more than ever Arsenal need a quality midfielder to compete with the best. And I think Savic is a lovely player. As he played for Lazio last season, I personally think he is the best midfielder in Italy. “Signing a quality midfielder gives them (Arsenal) every chance. Milinkovic-Savic is no stranger to the Premier League. The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to England for some time, with Tottenham and Liverpool reportedly previously showing interest. This summer, however, the rumor mill has linked him to Arsenal and the Gunners have reportedly even made an offer to sign him. Reports earlier this week showed that Arsenal and Newcastle have both made bids of over £40m for Milinkovic-Savic, while another report claimed the Gunners could return with an offer of up to £55.7m. Merson would definitely bring Milinkovic-Savic to Arsenal this summer but whether Mikel Arteta is as interested as the pundit remains to be seen.

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Arteta puts Gabriel Jesus in the spotlight to transform Arsenal's upward ambitions

The Brazilian overturned Nuremberg in the second half as he showed the time might be right for him to become a leading man (Author: Gardener)

ArsenalIt took 85 seconds for Gabriel Jesus to explain convincingly what Mikel Arteta was primarily looking for in this transfer window. Arsenal were 2-0 down in Friday's friendly in Nürnberg and while that was little to get excited about, their manager had every right to expect a change of pace at half-time. Just moments after his introduction, Jesus had taken loose control of a defender, found a tram line to charge through towards the box, played a one-two with Eddie Nketiah and found the inside of the near post from a tight angle. By the time proceedings ended he had cleverly scored another goal and if that's as much description of stunning pre-season bargaining as anyone can take, at least the suggestion that Arsenal's new £45m striker hadn't been mis-sold was was . Back in May, after Arsenal barely put on a glove and squandered their Champions League hopes, Arteta spoke of top-four rivals who "have a very different player profile to ours". He referred to proven winners: players who knew what it took to turn a brilliant performance into a successful one, and did so with such consistency that trophies followed. For his side to develop further, he would need to bring the likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli and Ben White to this level while signing people who were already there. It's not easy when you can only offer Europa League football, but they've found one in Jesus and time remains tempting on the Brazilian's side. "If we find that player, maybe age in that position won't be the top priority," Arteta said of his search for summer reinforcements, signaling that last year's policy of signing Under-23 players would be adjusted if necessary. But Jesus is hardly a gnarly 30-year-old with a few years left: he only turned 25 in April, and given he already has four top-flight winners' medals, it's reasonable to think that Arsenal are making a sweet start with his acquisition hit the spot. “He's used to winning and he knows winning is the only way; I think he will set different standards at the club," Arteta said after his arrival was confirmed. Without Arteta's close working relationship with the Brazilian from his Manchester City days, the deal would have had little chance. When, once the ball was lively, Jesus roamed purposefully and pounced on that sloppy touch to set his first goal in motion against Nuremberg, it was as if he set out to demonstrate all the facets that made him so attractive. Under Arteta, Arsenal need to get games started quickly: when they don't, the warning signs are usually obvious and the prospects downright shaky. Jesus works wildly off the ball, capable of forcing chances and territory with terrier-like pressing but also knows how to capitalize on it. The No. 9 position may have been a long time coming: he has only twice surpassed 10 goals in a top season, despite playing 38% of his league games for City as a substitute and often being used across the board. Arsenal scored 38 fewer goals than City last season and were 15 behind third-placed Chelsea's tally. "Somehow you need these goals in the team," said Arteta two months ago. The intent is also for his running and moves to create more opportunities for Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Martin Ødegaard and Nketiah - who Arteta believes can be a useful foil for Jesus late in the games - to their own efficiency to demonstrate. It seems the right time for him to take on the mantle of leadership that never got in his way at City, but Arsenal need more and their transfer activity over the next seven weeks will determine how capable they are Course to survive next time. Ajax defender Lisandro Martínez could decide his old manager Erik ten Hag is shadowing a popularity contest against Arteta that would perhaps reflect he can't win them all, while Youri Tielemans would be an excellent addition to midfield if Leicester agree to a deal . Fábio Vieira, the vaunted Portuguese playmaker, has signed from Porto but is being given time to settle in. The gap between Arsenal's top performers and their underlings has been too wide for some time: Arteta wants quality as an alternative to quality, especially when five substitutions are on the cards. "From day one, he showed that passion, that anger and that determination every time he did something," Arteta said.

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Arsenal's transfer battle for Lisando Martinez backs important Mikel Arteta need

Arsenal narrowly missed out on a Champions League spot last season, but positive sentiment reigns once again in north London following the recruitment of Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos (Author: Gardener)

Lisando MartinezArsenal narrowly missed out on a Champions League spot last season but following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira and Marquinhos positive sentiment reigns supreme in north London and will spur everyone at Arsenal to do even better. Mikel Arteta, along with his trusted sporting director Edu, wasted no time in reshaping his squad with another tilt in the top four as a target. The 24-year-old helped the Dutch club win the Eredivisie title last season. Rookie marksman Eddie Nketiah eventually signed a new five-year deal with the club hoping to capitalize on the apparent improvement that came from his late-season scoring streak. Gabriel Jesus arrives from Manchester City as the oldest forward with a great attitude and a winning mentality. The Brazilian has won four titles, three League Cups, the FA Cup and was runners-up in the Champions League. Able to play both wide and up front, Jesus brings much-needed quality to the centre-forward position. Excitement and intrigue surrounds the arrival of young striker Marquinhos, who arrived from Sao Paulo last month on a five-year deal worth around £3million. He represented Brazil at youth level, made 33 appearances for Sao Paulo and was part of the squad that won the Campeonato Paulista in 2021. Will Arsenal crack the top 4 next season? He's a winger with a future but, like Gabriel Martinelli, there's every indication that he'll get playing time if he gets going. Arteta and Arsenal fans are hoping £34million attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira can do just that after signing from Portuguese champions Porto. He had just finished last season's league campaign with six goals and 14 assists. The 22-year-old is described as the kind of creative midfielder who arrives with a solution when you're struggling during a game. He will give Arsenal options next season as they look to combine that top-four drive with a drive for a home trophy. The Gunners need goals and a good start to a top-four, margin-rich race next season. 11 months ago they were beaten in their first three games by Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City which indicated a long season despite Arteta spending a small fortune in the transfer market. The hope is that in next month's games against Crystal Palace, Leicester and Bournemouth, the north Londoners will react more positively and show how well the second phase of their recovery program is going.

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Arsenal see double deal for Paqueta, Zhegrova

Arsenal are considering double substitutions for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta and Lille winger Edon Zhegrova. Transfer Talk has the latest. (Author: Gardener)

PaquetaAccording to Media Foot, Arsenal are considering double substitutions for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta and Lille winger Edon Zhegrova. Paqueta, 24, is said to have turned down several clubs as he seeks a new challenge after only joining Lyon from AC Milan in 2020 for around €20m. The Brazil international scored 11 goals in 44 games last season but wants to continue. The 23-year-old, who has been compared in style to Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard, is believed to be a cheaper option than Leeds United winger Raphinha, who the Gunners were looking to sign earlier this month. Arsenal spent €80m to sign Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pepe from Lille in 2019 before it flopped and will therefore be wary of doing the same thing again. Kosovan international Zhegrova joined Lille in January for €7m from FC Basel. C. United are set to lead the MLS team, sources told ESPN, with the club still looking for a permanent replacement for Hernan Losada, who was sacked in April. Rooney, who spent 14 months with the Washington DC-based team between 2018 and 2019, resigned as Derby County manager last month after failing to help the club overcome financial woes and relegation from the EFL Championship in the to avoid last season. Sources have told ESPN that the former Manchester United and England captain is now enjoying family time before deciding on his next career move. 12.20 BST: According to Goal, Barcelona have fulfilled the €70m offer for Raphinha that Leeds agreed with Chelsea last week. Raphinha, 25, wants to join Barca but the club couldn't find the funds to sign the Brazilian winger due to financial problems. Chelsea made the first acceptable offer while Arsenal were also there a week ago as Raphinha waited to finalize his future. 11.51 BST: Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has signed a one-year contract with LaLiga club Villarreal, the club announced. Reina, 39, played three seasons for Villarreal before joining Liverpool in 2005. The former Spain international has spent the last two seasons at Lazio. "I'm ready to do my best to help the club achieve its goals. 11.00 BST: ICYMI - Clement Lenglet has joined Tottenham Hotspur on a one-season loan from Barcelona, ​​the Premier League club have confirmed. The France centre-back's position in the squad came under further pressure when Barcelona signed Andreas Christensen as a free agent from Chelsea this week, while ESPN reported manager Xavi is also keen to bring in Sevilla's highly-rated Jules Kounde. Tottenham have been so far frustrated in his efforts to persuade Alessandro Bastoni to leave Inter Milan and turn his attention to other targets as head coach Antonio Conte is keen to sign at least one centre-back to bolster the defence, Mundo Deportivo report that the Catalan giants until June 2024. Dembele's contract with Barca expired last month and has attracted interest from a host of top clubs, including Chelsea and PSG , but the LaLiga side were still hopeful an agreement could be reached for the France international to take over staying at Camp Nou this summer. According to reports, an agreement has now been reached between the forward and the club according to which Dembele will sign a two-year deal and earn 40% less than his previous deal. However, Barca's sporting directors need to give the green light for the deal to become official. Dembele, 25, joined Barca from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017 for €105m. 10.17 BST: Sporting CP have reached an agreement with Barcelona to sign Francisco Trincao, Record reports. Barca will still own 50% of the rights to Trincao and have the option to re-sign him, which is included in the deal. Trincao, 22, spent last season on loan at Wolves from Barca and started pre-season training with the Blaugrana last week knowing his stay at the Camp Nou would be temporary. 10.08 BST: Brentford have completed the signing of Scotland full-back Aaron Hickey from Bologna. Hickey, 20, has signed a four-year deal after joining Italy from Hearts in 2020. Last season he played 36 of Bologna's 38 games and scored five goals. Manager Thomas Frank said: "I'm delighted that we've managed to sign Aaron. We think Aaron is a player with great potential who has already played an impressive number of games at a good level. We believe we have We have proven that we are a good club for players to maximize their potential. He's an attacking full-back with good creativity, he's a great crosser and he scored goals in Serie A last year. We played in Italy for two years and we know he'll have good defensive qualities. There are areas where we can improve and we look forward to having him with us so we can be part of his development as a player." 09.52 BST: Paul Pogba will complete his return to Juventus today. The 29- year-old Pogba undergoes a medical in Turin this morning before penning a four-year deal.The France international has spent the last six years at Manchester United, making 226 appearances and scoring 39 goals, but is moving as a free agent. "I'm back, me I'm here and I can't wait to get started," Pogba told the club's Twitter account. Pogba joined Juve from Manchester United in 2012 and won four Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia trophies with the Bianconeri before returning returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for a then world record £89.3million 9.39am BST: ICYMI - Angel Di Maria has signed for Juventus after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, the K announced in Serie A. Di Maria scored 92 goals in 295 games for PSG after joining from Manchester United in 2015 and won five league titles during his time in the French capital. The Argentina winger left PSG when his contract expired this summer and Juventus have now secured his signature. 09.00CET: ICYMI - Luka Jovic has left Real Madrid for Fiorentina on a free transfer, three years after the LaLiga club paid €60m to sign the striker, who was then one of Europe's most sought-after young stars. 24-year-old Jovic joins Fiorentina on a two-year deal until June 2024. Madrid retain the right to receive 50% of the transfer fee if the Serie A club decides to change players. The Serbia international will be looking to revive his career in Italy after scoring just three La Liga goals and never scoring in the Champions League during a disappointing spell at the Bernabeu. Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was keen to downsize his squad this summer, sources told ESPN, with both Jovic and Mariano Diaz seen as redundant in attack. - Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag wants to beat his ex-club Ajax Amsterdam with striker Brian Brobbey's signature, according to the Times. Ajax have been in talks with RB Leipzig, with whom Brobbey appears to have no future, but Ten Hag believes he can lure the 20-year-old to Old Trafford. Brobbey played just 124 minutes in the Bundesliga before returning to Ajax on loan and was widely expected to return to his hometown club on a permanent transfer this summer. Brobbey would cost United around €20m and he scored 10 goals in 23 games under Ten Hag in his previous tenure at the club. - According to Corriere dello Sport, AS Roma are keen to beat Internazionale to sign former Juventus forward Paulo Dybala. The Argentine striker's contract with Juve ended on June 30 and he is yet to commit to his next move despite reportedly having a verbal agreement with Inter. However, the Nerazzurri - despite offering a contract Roma could struggle to match - will need to sack one or both of Edin Dzeko or Joaquin Correa before they can make any further offensive additions, which has opened the door for Roma boss Jose Mourinho to steal one March on the 28-year-old Dybala. - Paris Saint-Germain may have to increase their offer for Sassuolo forward Gianluca Scamacca if they want to add him to their attacking options, according to Sky Sports Italy. The French champions have offered Sassuolo €30m plus bonuses to sign the Italy international but Sassuolo chief executive Giovanni Carnevali is sticking to just under €50m. The 23-year-old scored 16 goals in 38 appearances last season. - Barcelona are looking to poach Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta before the Blues embark on their pre-season tour this weekend, according to the Sun. The Catalan club are keen to strengthen their defense and see the perfect addition in the experienced Azpilicueta. The Spaniard's deal at Stamford Bridge ended this summer but was automatically extended for another season, meaning Barcelona will have to negotiate a small fee with Chelsea if they want to sign the 32-year-old. - Everton are keen to add Southampton full-back Kyle Walker-Peters and Chelsea striker Armando Broja to their ranks, according to the Mirror. Toffees manager Frank Lampard is a big fan of Walker-Peters, who has two caps for England while Broja was at Chelsea while Lampard managed the Blues. Broja, 20, has been on loan at Vitesse Arnhem and Southampton for the last two seasons but Chelsea are now keen to get a fee for the striker.

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