Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Kylian Mbappe, Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellrin and David Ospina
All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours from across the British and foreign press on Thursday, June 8.
Arsenal remain confident that Hector Bellerin will stay at the club beyond this summer’s transfer window, according to Sky sources.
The club will not comment on what they describe as “wild speculation” that Barcelona are in advanced talks over re-signing the full-back.
Bellerin signed a long-term contract extension last year and club sources say he remains an important member of the squad.
The Gunners are willing to pay Lyon £35m for Alexandre Lacazette if Alexis Sanchez leaves the Emirates, according to the Daily Star.
Their Chilean star has been linked to the likes of Juventus and Bayern Munich with just a year left on his current deal, while Lacazette’s proposed move to Atletico Madrid fell through last month.
Indeed, it could be one French striker for another as La Parisien reports that Kylian Mbappe has decided to snub a summer switch and stay with Monaco.
Arsenal are said to have already made a bid for the 18-year-old along with Real Madrid, Man Utd and Man City with eye-watering nine-figure sums being touted.
The Gunners have also reached an agreement with Fenerbahce over the transfer of David Ospina, the Daily Express reports.
The Colombian goalkeeper is said to be frustrated as a backup to Petr Cech, with the newspaper saying a £3m fee has been agreed between the two clubs and a medical due next week.