Boost for Gunners as Sheffield United find Ramsdale replacement but Bellerin wants out

Arsenal transfer news

In this article, we will bring you all of today’s Arsenal transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the summer.

Bellerin wants out

Firstly, yet unsurprisingly, Hector Bellerin is thought to want to depart the club this summer. As per David Ornstein, the 26 year old has told the club that he is unhappy in north London and would even reportedly take a pay cut in order to depart Arsenal.

🔴 Hector Bellerin wants Arsenal exit
🔴 Extremely frustrated with #AFC
🔴 26yo has told Arteta + Edu
🔴 Would take pay cut to leave
🔴 Things not working for him or club
🔴 Inter talks failed, Emerson & Trippier swap ideas but nothing close@TheAthleticUK

— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 16, 2021

He was linked to Inter Milan earlier in the summer, but the Italian club have since signed Denzel Dumfries, effectively ruling out a move. The Athletic also report that there are ideas in place for potential swap deals for Emerson Royal from Barcelona, or Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid.

While a swap deal would be best for all parties, do the clubs have enough time to engineer such a deal?

Arsenal linked with shock swap deal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were both absent from Arsenal’s opening day defeat to Brentford through unspecified illness, which has since seen the rumour mill head into overdrive. Arsenal are known to have been open to selling Lacazette this window, while recent rumours have also suggested the Gunners could also be keen to shift their captain, Aubameyang.

As per Spanish outlet Sport [via The Mirror], Barcelona are interested in both, and would be willing to take one in exchange for Philippe Coutinho.

Arsenal have been linked with a swap deal involving Coutinho and Aubameyang

— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) August 16, 2021

With Barcelona keen to reduce their wage bill, and Arsenal keen to inject creativity into their side, could there be legs to this rumour?

Sheffield United eye up Ramsdale replacement

Aaron Ramsdale has been a long-term target for Arsenal this summer, but talks reportedly broke down last week over a difference in valuation.

Arsenal’s interest in Aaron Ramsdale is on the brink of breaking down after the clubs failed to agree on a valuation in face-to-face talks today.

More on @TheAthleticUK ⬇️ #AFC

— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) August 11, 2021

However, as per Football Italia, the Blades have since enquired about the possibility of taking Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen on loan for the season, who spent last season at Everton. The Swede is thought to be out of Jose Mourinho’s plans, with Rui Patricio having joined the club already this summer.

Were Olsen to join the Blades, could it pave the way for Ramsdale to join the Gunners?


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