Arsenal transfer round-up as Inter ‘prepared to accept’ £43m Achraf Hakimi sale

Arsenal’s mixed season has shone a light on the mass overhaul still needed at the Emirates.

Mike Arteta bought in several new faces during his first summer, but his Gunners side could finish lower than they did last season.

The January arrival of Martin Odegaard on loan has been a big plus although the club’s finances could hamper a permanent deal.

As a result other playmakers are being considered ahead of the summer transfer window.

Arsenal may have to attract players without the lure of European football as they face an uphill task to even qualify for the Europa League.

They remain in contention for Europe’s secondary club competition and success could strengthen their hand.

We bring you the latest transfer rumours coming out of the Emirates.

Achraf Hakimi could again be on the move
Achraf Hakimi could again be on the move

Gunners eye £43m Hakimi

Arsenal are set to submit an offer for Inter defender Achraf Hakimi, reports AS .

The Gunners see the 22-year-old as a possible replacement for Hector Bellerin, who has been linked with a return to Barcelona in the summer.

The Italian side only signed the Moroccan in the summer, but are prepared to let him leave.

Inter could part with Hakimi if they receive a bid within the region of €50m (£43m)

Contact has been made with Hakan Calhanoglu
Contact has been made with Hakan Calhanoglu

Calhanoglu eyed as Odegaard alternative

Arsenal have made contact with AC Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu according to Sky Sport Italia.

The north Londoners are keen to have another playmaker in their ranks next season and may not be able to keep hold of Odegaard.

The Norwegian loanee has a £300m release clause in his Real Madrid contract which would prove beyond Arsenal’s financial capabilities.

Luiz could extend Arsenal stay

Mikel Arteta’s continued doubts over William Saliba could see Arsenal ask David Luiz to remain at the club – but on reduced terms.

The young French centre-half was signed by Unai Emery more than 18 months ago, but didn’t arrive until Arteta was in charge.

Saliba failed to make an impression at Arsenal and was subsequently loaned back to Ligue 1.

It has left the Arsenal boss with a lack of options however and he must decide on how best to manage his resources this summer

Luiz remained at the Emirates this season after signing a one year extension.

The Gunners are again set to offer him the chance to prolong his stay, but he will have to take a pay cut according to The Sun.

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