Arsenal are NOT after Gnabry, Gunners ‘neck and neck’ with Man Utd for Martinez, Tielemans UPDATE – transfer news
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Arsenal received a transfer boost in their bid to sign Ajax star Lisandro Martinez as the player’s representatives have told the Dutch champs he wants to join the Premier League.
However, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is confident he will sign Martinez.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Lisandro Martínez and his camp will be clear again with Ajax board: he only wants Premier League football.
“So he wants to make a choice between Arsenal and Man United proposals, hoping for Ajax to let him go.
“Erik ten Hag, confident on this deal – pushing again.”
Meanwhile, Leicester star Youri Tielemans is “fully sold” on a move to Arsenal in the summer.
Tielemans is very keen to join the Gunners despite interest from United.
CBS reporter Ben Jacobs told GiveMeSport: “He’s fully sold on a move to Arsenal, so if Manchester United were to bid for Tielemans, they will only get him if Arsenal decide that’s fine, go ahead and take the player. It’s not really a head-to-head.
“I think that Manchester United’s potential interest in Tielemans, which is still to be stood up, could just catalyse Arsenal to make another bid or may have Arsenal say ‘I’m sorry, but we’re not interested. Go ahead and join Manchester United if you want’.
“But I don’t think that Manchester United can beat Arsenal to Tielemans. It’s not a case of decide between the two.”
And Arsenal are not interested in signing Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry in the summer transfer window.
That is according to Romano, who reports that Gnabry has a new contract proposal “still available”.
The transfer expert tweeted: “Understand Arsenal are not working to sign Serge Gnabry.
“He’s not in the list, as things stand – Arsenal are now focused on different targets.
“Gnabry has FC Bayern new contract proposal still available – no decision made yet on player side.”
Finally, Paulo Dybala is on United and Arsenal’s radar after the Premier League clubs contacted his agent.
Dybala is a free agent after being released by Juventus this summer following seven years of service in Turin.
According to La Repubblica, both the Red Devils and the Gunners have made enquiries to the forward’s representative Jorge Antun.
However, Napoli are also believed to be in the running to keep the Argentina international in the Serie A.
Reports suggest the Partenopei have been told that the 28-year-old is seeking a four-year contract.
And they would have to pay the Argentine star £5.17million-a-year, which works out at around £100,000-a-week.
But they would also have to fork out a further £86,000 in bonuses for Dybala