Arsenal transfer news LIVE: £100m Declan Rice latest, Moises Caicedo battle, Arteta 'keen' on Joao Cancelo | The Sun

Arsenal transfer news LIVE: £100m Declan Rice latest, Moises Caicedo battle, Arteta 'keen' on Joao Cancelo | The Sun

June 14, 2023

ARSENAL are pushing to sign £100million Declan Rice, with the Gunners leading the charge for the West Ham captain, according to reports.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has identified Gunners target Moises Caicedo as somebody he wants to bring to Stamford Bridge.

Elsewhere, Mikel Arteta is also looking to strike a deal with Man City for their wantaway full-back Joao Cancelo, according to reports.


Stay up to date with all the latest from the Emirates Stadium…

  • By Anthony Chapman

    Arsenal target wanted by rival

    Arsenal could miss out on summer target Moussa Diaby.

    That's because Man Utd have joined the race for the Bayer Leverkusen winger.

    Diaby is expected to leave his German side in a big-money move after another stunning season.

    Arsenal and Newcastle are both keen, but United are now leading the race as they look to replace Jadon Sancho.

  • By Jordan Davies

    Gunners handed Neves boost

    Midfielder Neves, 26, is keen to depart Wolves this summer with aspirations of playing in the Champions League next season.

    Wolves are also believed to be interested in cashing in on the Portuguese international with his current contract expiring in June 2024.

    Barcelona appeared a likely destination, however, Mendes’ ambitious plan to execute a switch between Neves and Catalan star Ansu Fati – another of his clients – has hit stumbling blocks.

    Despite being unwanted at Barca by boss Xavi, Fati, 20, has no interest in swapping Spain for the Midlands.

    Barca are not in a financial position to fork out an estimated £25m to bring Neves to the Nou Camp without the option of a player exchange.

    Tensions between Fati and Mendes are at breaking point, while Neves is also getting frustrated that his future is no closer to being resolved.

    SunSport understands that Mendes is using Barca’s weak interest in Neves to ramp up attention from previous potential suitors Arsenal and Newcastle.

    The Premier League duo at one point had considered a move for Neves, but have since moved on to other targets.

  • By Connor Greaves


    Mikel Arteta is looking to get the club's transfer dealings rolling this summer with his priority targets.

    Declan Rice is the one the Spaniard seems to want to get over the line more than anything else.

    The longer it takes to agree terms with West Ham, the bigger the chance of somebody trying to hijack the deal.

    The Gunners are already finding this with their other target, Moises Caicedo.

    Now Mauricio Pochettino is at the club, he has identified the Ecuadorian midfielder as somebody he wants to bring to Stamford Bridge.

    Meanwhile, Arteta is also looking to strike a deal with Man City for their wantaway full back Joao Cancelo.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Gunners need to act fast in Rice swoop

    Fabrizio Romano has reported that Arsenal need to conclude their business quickly with West Ham for star Declan Rice.

    Should Sheikh Jassim be successful in his takeover at Man Utd, Fabrizio Romano reports that the Old Trafford side could look to hijack any deal for the England midfielder.

    Considering how much The Gunners have been targeting Rice as their priority transfer, the club needs to ensure this deal is done and dusted before such a takeover happens.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    Arteta keen to strengthen defensive line

    One of the failings of Arsenal during their impressive season, was that when sides high pressed their back line, they were left wanting.

    In particular, Zinchenko's defensive capabilities were questioned.

    With Ben White also playing at right back, Arteta has been rumoured to be contemplating switching to a back five next season.

    White could slot in at his more recognised centre back position, but The Gunners would need to sign another full back, hence the interest in Joao Cancelo.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Villa could scupper Gunners' transfer plans

    Unai Emery is interested in signing Villareal winger Samuel Chukwueze.

    The La Liga star scored 13 goals last season and is somebody the former Arsenal manager feels would add quality to his squad.

    With Mikel Arteta looking to seal key transfer targets first, it could leave the door open for Aston Villa to make their move.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Chelsea planning to rival Arsenal for player

    Mauricio Pochettino has made Moises Caicedo one of his key targets for his summer transfer dealings.

    With Arsenal also targeting the player, who they have been long-term admirers of, it could be Brighton who profit from the interest of the Premier League clubs.

    The Seagulls are expected to ask in the region of £80m for the Ecuadorian international but that fee could rise if they can get clubs into a bidding war.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Arsenal need to answer Jesus question

    While all the transfer focus seems to be on the centre of midfield, Edu needs to address the elephant in the room, the strikers.

    There is no doubt Jesus added something to the squad this season but his goal return is not that of a side that will challenge Man City for the title.

    With Eddie Nketiah as back up for the Brazilian, Mikel Arteta really needs to find a striker who is capable of scoring 20+ goals a season.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Edu plans life after Declan Rice

    Sporting director Edu already knows what two transfers the club are going to try and seal when the dust is settled on Declan Rice.

    Arsenal are planning to secure the services of Moises Caicedo and Ilkay Gundogan.

    Adding these two players, as well as Rice, would certainly give The Gunners a centre midfield to compete with anyone in the Premier League.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    Arsenal midfielder no closer to exit

    Despite saying his goodbyes already, Granit Xhaka's move to Bayer Leverkusen is no closer to completion.

    Arsenal are reluctant to let him leave before they have secured a replacement.

    The Swiss midfielder may be hoping the Declan Rice gets done more than the fans at this rate so he can link up with Xabi Alonso's side.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Arsenal paying price for failed transfer

    Mikel Arteta's side have enquired about the availability of Ousmane Diomande with Sporting Lisbon.

    Juventus are also interested in the player who only recently moved to Portugal.

    Sadly for Arsenal fans, Sporting have the played 'locked in' with his contract and if they wish to prize him away, they would have to meet his £69m release clause.

    They paid £6.5m for the 19-year-old when they signed him from FC Midtjylland.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Gunners struggling to meet Hammers valuation

    With Bayern Munich out of the picture, the only stumbling block in securing the services of Declan Rice seems to be the difference the two clubs have in their valuations.

    Arsenal are willing to pay £90m for the England midfielder but West Ham are looking for a deal of £100m plus add ons.

    With Gunners' fans desperate for the club to get the deal done, many question why Arsenal are haggling over such a small difference, which in the current market, seems like small change.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Mendes looking to entice Arsenal bid

    The agent of Wolves' midfielder Ruben Neves is looking to get The Gunners to put a bid in for a player in the last year of his contract.

    Barcelona remain interested in the player but they have serious problems with their wage bill and FFP.

    The Catalan club will need to sell to buy and are more interested in a swap deal for Neves involving Ansu Fati.

    Neves is good enough to play in most sides in Europe and would certainly improve the quality of The Gunners midfield.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Gunners looking to raid Man City again

    Mikel Arteta is keen to secure the signing of Joao Cancelo from the Premier League champions.

    Talks between the club and the player's agents have gone well and the only stumbling block could be the transfer fee.

    Man City value the player at £45m but it is thought that Arsenal are readying a bid of £35m to test the waters in Manchester.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    Semi-finalists make move for Arsenal star

    Champions League semi-finalists, AC Milan, have made a last-ditch attempt to sign Reiss Nelson.

    While it seemed the player was ready to commit his future to Arsenal, the Milan club have made one last attempt to secure his signature.

    It remains to be seen what the player decides but The Gunners will be hoping he puts pen to paper on the discussed new contract.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Savage warning to West Ham star

    Robbie Savage thinks that Declan Rice should swerve a transfer to North London this summer.

    He feels the player would be better suited to some of their Premier League rivals.

    On BBC Radio 5, Savage stated "I would go to Liverpool and Manchester United before Arsenal.

    “Even though Liverpool have got no Champions League football.

    “Liverpool, yes, it was a blip this year. I think they will come back stronger.

    "They have signed Mac Allister. If you add Rice as well, WOW! I think they will be in the top four.”

  • By Kieran Davies

    Arsenal winger open to Saudi move

    Nicolas Pepe is reportedly interested in a move to Saudi Arabia.

    With Arsenal keen to offload the flop signing, the player seems interested in offering the huge cash sums that seem to be on offer to European players this summer.

    The Gunners would be keen to facilitate such a deal if it saw them recoup any of the £72m they paid for the player in 2019.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Gunners looking for replacement for flop

    While Arsenal contemplate what they are going to do with Nicolas Pepe, they have already been considering his replacement.

    With Martinelli and Saka starting in the wide positions, The Gunners have a lack of depth in cover in these positions.

    Mikel Arteta sees Villareal winger Samuel Chukwueze as the player who could offer his squad more depth.

    With only a year left on his current deal in Spain, Arteta will be hoping they can sign the player at a knocked-down price.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Arsenal target dismisses Barcelona move

    Real Sociedad midfielder, Martin Zubimendi, has made the bold move of stating he would prefer to stay at his current club than move to the Catalan giants.

    This will be good news for The Gunners who have been keen admirers of the La Liga star.

    Despite focussing on the signing of Declan Rice, Mikel Arteta is keen to bring in more reinforcements in the centre of the park.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    Keown gives thoughts on transfer strategy

    Martin Keown has been discussing the transfer of Youri Tielemans to Aston Villa.

    As a player he feels would fit in at Arsenal, he is slightly bemused as to why The Gunners did not go in for the free agent.

    Keown declared "You’d have thought that would have been attractive, with no transfer fee.

    "But maybe his wage demands are too high."

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  • By Kieran Davies

    Can Arsenal challenge without squad overhaul

    The Gunners fell away at the end of the season with Man City winning the title in a relatively comfortable fashion.

    While the campaign was one of the best in some time for the North London outfit, some have questioned whether the squad is capable of repeating the unique season.

    Potentially, Arsenal need six or seven players to hope to emulate their accomplishments of this season and whether the club can invest so heavily remains to be seen.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Will main targets blow transfer budget

    It is no secret that Arsenal's main transfer targets this summer are Declan Rice and Moises Caicedo.

    With West Ham asking for £90m for their star and Brighton likely to want a similar figure for Caicedo, these two signings would eat up a huge chunk of Arteta's transfer budget.

    If this is the case, many are wondering whether the North London club would be better off targeting just one of the two players.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Barca looking to target Arsenal hopeful

    Incoming sporting director at Camp Nou, Deco, is looking to capitalise on the relegation from La Liga of Real Valladolid.

    Ivan Fresneda is a player he has long been an admirer of and has a release clause of around £17m.

    Deco is keen to open talks with the Spanish club and is hoping that the fee can be brought down somewhat.

    Arsenal have been long-term admirers of Fresneda and will be concerned at Barcelona's interest.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Gunners to seize chance for Rice talks

    Over the next week, Arsenal will attend the annual Premier League AGM meeting.

    The club see this as perfect opportunity to speak with their counterparts at West Ham about Declan Rice.

    Mikel Arteta is keen to get a deal in place so he can focus on his other transfer targets this summer.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Bayern pull out of Rice running

    Sky Sports Germany has reported that Bayern Munich has officially pulled out of the race to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.

    The elevated transfer fee has put the German side off making an official bid.

    This now paves the way for The Gunners to seal their priority transfer this summer.

    Mikel Arteta is reportedly keen to open talks with The Hammers over the transfer of their talisman midfielder who they are resigned to losing this summer.

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