Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ramsey 'offered shock return', Ek takeover UPDATE, Smith Rowe new contract, Neves latest

AARON RAMSEY could be set for a shock return to Arsenal, according to reports.

The Welshman left for Juventus in 2019, but has failed to make a real impact in Serie A.

Meanwhile, we've the very latest on Emile Smith Rowe's contract situation while Ruben Neves remains a top target.

Follow all the latest from North London with our live blog below…

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  • Kostas Lianos

    HE'S BUK

    Arsenal star Bukayo Saka trained with the rest of the England team after missing Sunday’s friendly against Romania.

    Saka suffered a hip injuryand was rested by Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate ahead of Euro 2020.

    The same though didn't apply for Manchester United ace Harry Maguire who was absent from practice.

    Maguire is still recovering from an ankle ligament injury he suffered at Aston Villa last month.

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAK ATTACK

    Arsenal are keeping tabs on Real Sociedad ace Alexander Isak amid the summer transfer window.

    That is according to The Athletic, who claim the Gunners are eyeing Isak and technical director Edu is a big fan.

    The centre-forward registered 17 league goals in 34 matches this season.

    The 21-year-old has linked up with Sweden and is getting ready for Euro 2020

  • Kostas Lianos

    ETERNAL FLAM

    Former Arsenal ace Mathieu Flaimini admits "it hurts" watching his former club in this current state.

    Flamini told the Evening Standard: “Obviously, it hurts me when we are not in the Champions League, the Europa League and we are fighting for a place in the Premier League that should not be ours.

    “But at the end of the day, I think it is important to stick together and to work hard to get back on track.

    “I don’t believe we [Arsenal] should be in this position. We should be near the top of this League. But beliefs are not enough, you need to work hard and you need to deliver”

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEVES SWAP

    Arsenal are considering a swap deal for Wolves star Ruben Neves that would see wantaway ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles going the other way at Molineux.

    According to the Daily Express, the Gunners could use Maitland-Niles in order to lower Neves' £35million asking price.

    Manager Mikel Arteta is on the lookout for a new midfielder that would partner up with Thomas Partey in the summer transfer window.

    Granit Xhaka is set to leave the north Londoners and is likely to join Roma

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEVILLE REACTS

    Manchester United legend Gary Neville is not happy with the penalty that was issued to the Big Six over their involvement in the European Super League.

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham will pay just £20million altogether – which equates to an average of around £3.5m per club.

    The aforementioned clubs have also agreed to further punishments if they ever try a similar breakaway in the future, which would include a penalty of more than £20m and a 30-point Premier League deduction.

    But Neville, who was highly critical of the ESL project, deemed that decision an "absolute embarrassment"

  • Kostas Lianos

    CRYSTAL CLEAR

    Crystal Palace have shown interest in Arsenal ace Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

    Maitland-Niles hinted that he could leave the Gunners this summer after spending the second half of the season on loan at West Brom.

    The 23-year-old and manager Mikel Arteta are seeminlgy disagreeing over where he should play on the pitch, as the Spaniard has used him as a full-back quite regularly whereas Sam Allardyce fielded him in midfield at the Hawthorns.

    The player looks to be on his way out of the Emirates and Palace are keeping tabs on him, according to Football London

  • Kostas Lianos

    NO GO

    Arsenal ace Bernd Leno has been linked with an exit from the club as the Gunners appear to have identified Andre Onana as his replacement, depending on the decision regarding the Ajax star's suspension.

    But Leno has previously claimed that he is happy in north London and has no interest in leaving.

    The German keeper said last month: "I am still happy at Arsenal, Arsenal is still a big club, a big name in the world and in the Premier League.

    "There is nobody in the dressing room who says: 'I want to leave the club, I am not happy here anymore'."

  • Kostas Lianos

    NEVER SAY NEVES

    Wolves star Ruben Neves has been linked with a £35million move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.

    Neves' club is willing to drop his asking price as they seek to refresh their squad following the arrival of new manager Bruno Lage.

    The star midfielder has been touted as a potential replacement for the departing Granit Xhaka.

    Xhaka appears to be on his way to Roma, who are set to welcome Jose Mourinho, who is a fan of the Switzerland international, at the helm

  • Dylan Terry

    POINT BREAK

    THE Big Six have accepted Prem fines of just £3.5m each for their part in the breakaway plot.

    But Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and the two Manchester giants have agreed they would face £20m fines AND 30-point deductions if they joined any future rebel scheme.

    The decision, likely to be fiercely contested by the 14 clubs left out of the coup attempt, is League chief Richard Masters’ attempt to draw a line under the debacle.

    Masters, who enlisted the backing of PM Boris Johnson to help foil the breakaway in the space of 48 tumultuous hours, dismissed all calls for points deductions for the Six.

    He also recognises that, for all their plotting, the Big Six remain the driving force of the Prem’s global success story.

    And by getting them to sign up to future draconian penalties, Masters and fellow League bosses believe they have put the Super League genie back in the bottle for ever.

  • Dylan Terry

    HAK OF THE NET

    Time for a recap of an earlier story we brought you this morning…

    Arsenal are reportedly considering making an offer for AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu if they miss out on Martin Odegaard.

    The Gunners brought in Odegaard from Real Madrid in January, but his short-term loan has expired.

    Arsenal are now waiting to hear whether the 22-year-old Dane features in Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team plans.

    But according to CBS Sports reporter James Benge, the Londoners have shortlisted an alternative in Calhanoglu, 27.

    He posted on Twitter: “Arsenal still retain strong interest in Martin Odegaard.

    “What sort of deal can be done there [if any] will depend on decision of new Real Madrid coaching staff and Florentino Perez.

    “Another target who Arsenal are understood to have broached internally is Hakan Calhanoglu, out of contract with AC Milan this summer.

    “He is an option, not clear how high on the list he might be but expectation is he’s an alternative to Odegaard.”

  • Dylan Terry

    AUBA AND OUT

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang showing of his skills this afternoon. Getting that fitness in during the summer break.

  • Dylan Terry

    STOP ONLINE HATE

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  • Dylan Terry

    GUNNER BE DIFFERENT

    Arsenal are set for a busy summer transfer window with Mikel Arteta and Edu aiming to build on this season’s disappointing eighth place finish.

    According to football.london, technical director Edu has five clear targets going into the transfer window.

    They claim that the Gunners are after Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana for a fee as little as £7million.

    Arsenal also want Lille right-back Zeki Celik as a replacement for Hector Bellerin, with the Spaniard likely to leave this summer.

    Ruben Neves has been linked with a £35m move to Arsenal, with Wolves dropping their asking price as they seek to refresh their squad following the arrival of new manager Bruno Lage.

    Yves Bissouma is another on their radar, with the midfielder reportedly ‘keen’ on making the switch.

    Arsenal missed out on target Emi Buendia, after the Norwich star opted to move to Aston Villa.

    But they could opt to make Martin Odegaard’s loan spell permanent instead.

  • Dylan Terry

    PRICE IS WHITE

    Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool have been warned Ben White will cost £50million, according to reports.

    The Brighton defender, 23, enjoyed a fine debut Premier League season this term.

    And he was rewarded for his form by replacing the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in England's final 26-man squad for Euro 2020.

    Brighton are unsurprisingly desperate to keep hold of the Three Lions star beyond this summer.

    And to do so, the Seagulls have slapped a £50m price tag on the Dorset-born defender – as we revealed they would do back in October.

  • Dylan Terry

    RAM RETURNS

    Aaron Ramsey has been offered back to Arsenal by Juventus, according to reports.

    And Hector Bellerin could be involved in a swap deal heading the other way.

    The Welshman, 30, left the Emirates for Turin on a free transfer in 2019 when his contract expired.

    But two years on, Sport in Spain say he could be in line for a stunning comeback in exchange for his former team-mate.

    Ramsey – currently preparing for Euro 2020 – has made 65 Juventus appearances across his two seasons in Italy, but just 22 in Serie A this term scoring two goals.

    It is not quite the impact he was hoping to have and the report suggests he is considering his future.

    Despite running down his deal and leaving for nothing, Ramsey was a popular figure at Arsenal and would surely be welcomed back with open arms if a return was on the cards.

  • Dylan Terry

    BELLERIN TO ALLOW TRIPPIER MOVE

    Arsenal have told all parties interested in Hector Bellerin they must cough up at least £20million for the Spaniard.

    And with Atletico Madrid waiting to pounce, it could see Kieran Trippier move to Manchester United.

    Atletico were said to be considering a swap deal involving Trippier and Bellerin.

    But SunSport exclusively revealed this week Trippier has told his England team-mates he wants to move to Old Trafford.

    As a result, Atletico have been told to cough up the dough if they want to bring Bellerin back to his homeland to replace Trippier, according to CBS.

  • Dylan Terry

    STEPH’S STRESS

    Steph Catley has revealed that her debut Arsenal season has been the most difficult in her career so far due to a series of injuries.

    The 27-year-old told My Football: “It’s definitely been the hardest year of my football career.

    “The injuries just kept coming and I couldn’t find the answers. But I found strength in myself I didn’t know I had and also strength in my relationships with the people around me.

    “I learnt to lean on people and overall I feel like I’ve come out the other side of it all a much better athlete.

    “I’m better at preparing, I feel stronger physically and mentally and just have a real appreciation for being out on the field every day doing what I love.

    “I’m feeling really good. My body feels strong and I’ve been back on the field for the last few months now so I’ve got a good amount of load back there too.

    “But mentally I feel really fresh and just excited to be on the field every single day.”

  • Dylan Terry

    FRONT ROWE SEAT

    Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe is reportedly set to finally sign a new long-term contract with the club.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the playmaker will pen new five-year terms as the Gunners flog Willian, Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi.

    Smith Rowe, 20, is ready to commit the next stage of his career to the Gunners after a stellar season.

    The versatile attacking midfielder played 33 times in all competitions last term, scoring four goals.

    And he has the chance to cement his spot as Arsenal’s chief playmaker following the end of Martin Odegaard’s loan from Real Madrid.

    Smith Rowe’s current contract expires in 2023 but Arsenal are keen to reward his efforts with a pay rise and extension.

  • Dylan Terry

    HEC OF A MOVE

    Villarreal have reportedly made an offer to sign Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin.

    According to Di Marzio, Unai Emery is looking to be reunited with the Spain international.

    It’s understood that Bellerin is keen to depart the Emirates after ten years left at the Emirates.

    And Villarreal would be able to offer the defender Champions League football having won the Europa League.

  • Dylan Terry

    SAKA ASSIST

    Bukayo Saka getting himself an assist off the pitch after his first goal for England last week.

  • Dylan Terry

    HAK OF THE NET

    Arsenal are reportedly considering making an offer for AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu if they miss out on Martin Odegaard.

    The Gunners brought in Odegaard from Real Madrid in January, but his short-term loan has expired.

    Arsenal are now waiting to hear whether the 22-year-old Dane features in Carlo Ancelotti's first-team plans.

    But according to CBS Sports reporter James Benge, the Londoners have shortlisted an alternative in Calhanoglu, 27.

    He posted on Twitter: "Arsenal still retain strong interest in Martin Odegaard.

    "What sort of deal can be done there [if any] will depend on decision of new Real Madrid coaching staff and Florentino Perez.

    "Another target who Arsenal are understood to have broached internally is Hakan Calhanoglu, out of contract with AC Milan this summer.

    "He is an option, not clear how high on the list he might be but expectation is he's an alternative to Odegaard."

  • Dylan Terry

    GUNNER BE DIFFERENT

    Arsenal are set for a busy summer transfer window with Mikel Arteta and Edu aiming to build on this season's disappointing eighth place finish.

    According to football.london, technical director Edu has five clear targets going into the transfer window.

    They claim that the Gunners are after Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana for a fee as little as £7million.

    Arsenal also want Lille right-back Zeki Celik as a replacement for Hector Bellerin, with the Spaniard likely to leave this summer.

    Ruben Neves has been linked with a £35m move to Arsenal, with Wolves dropping their asking price as they seek to refresh their squad following the arrival of new manager Bruno Lage.

    Yves Bissouma is another on their radar, with the midfielder reportedly 'keen' on making the switch.

    Arsenal missed out on target Emi Buendia, after the Norwich star opted to move to Aston Villa.

    But they could opt to make Martin Odegaard's loan spell permanent instead.

  • Dylan Terry

    IT'S A JU DAY

    Joe Montemurro has been named as the new Juventus Women boss after his Arsenal exit last month.

    The former Gunners boss was unveiled by the Serie A giants as the new man in charge today.

    The 51-year-old will take charge at the Italian champions on July 1.

    In a club statement, Juve said: "It’s official, Joe Montemurro has joined Juventus Women as their new head coach.

    "In what marks the beginning of what will certainly be an interesting and exciting journey together."

    Montemurro's appointment comes following the news of Rita Guarino's decision to leave the Italian champions after four years at the helm.

  • Dylan Terry

    RATE YOUR MAIT

    Ainsley Maitland-Niles has admitted it may be time to 'kiss goodbye' to Arsenal if he is not a part of their plans next season.

    The 23-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Mikel Arteta.

    And despite the Baggies getting relegated, the England international impressed and has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

    But first a decision on his future with parent club Arsenal must be made – and Maitland-Niles has revealed not received ANY contact from Arteta or technical director Edu.

    He told the Telegraph: “If I was to get a phone call from someone at Arsenal and they said they'd like a meeting tomorrow, then it would be easier that way.

    “They can tell me whether they've got plans to play me in the future or if they want to sell me.

    “I've heard they want to make some space [in the squad] and some money so I'm not sure.”

  • Dylan Terry

    FRONT ROWE SEAT

    Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe is reportedly set to finally sign a new long-term contract with the club.

    Fabrizio Romano claims the playmaker will pen new five-year terms as the Gunners flog Willian, Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi.

    Smith Rowe, 20, is ready to commit the next stage of his career to the Gunners after a stellar season.

    The versatile attacking midfielder played 33 times in all competitions last term, scoring four goals.

    And he has the chance to cement his spot as Arsenal's chief playmaker following the end of Martin Odegaard's loan from Real Madrid.

    Smith Rowe’s current contract expires in 2023 but Arsenal are keen to reward his efforts with a pay rise and extension.

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