Arsenal transfer roundup: Sanchez, Vasquez, Sterling, Van Dijk, Aguero, Perez updates and more
Arsenal not interested in signing Aguero
Arsenal have ruled out signing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero as part of any deal which could see Alexis Sanchez head in the opposite direction, according to the Daily Mirror. Earlier reports had claimed that City could offer Aguero as part of their bid to persuade Arsenal to sell Alexis before the transfer window closes.
However, even if City are prepared to let Aguero go, Arsenal have no interest in signing the Argentine due to the attacking options they already have.
Raheem Sterling not part of any deal for Alexis Sanchez
Sky sources claim that Raheem Sterling will not be part of any swap deal for Arsenal's want-away winger Alexis Sanchez. It was reported earlier by various media outlets across England that Manchester City were ready to offer Raheem Sterling+cash in exchange for Sanchez.
Arsenal make Vazquez offer
Arsenal have made an offer for Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez.The Spain international has become an important option for Zinedine Zidane but has not locked down a place in the starting XI due to competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio and more.
Roma, Juventus and Liverpool have also been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain snubs Chelsea; Arsenal reject Liverpool's £30m bid
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has snubbed offers from Chelsea as he wants to play at Liverpool, according to ESPN. Chamberlain fears that he will be deployed as a wing back under Antonio Conte and being an attacking minded winger, he doesn't want to take the risk.
The 23-year-old has reportedly shown interest in joining Liverpool. However, Liverpool's first bid of £30m has been rejected by Arsenal. The Gunners are reportedly not willing to let go of the Ox for a fee less than £40m.
Inter Milan make new offer for Mustafi
Sky Italy has reported that Inter Milan have made a new offer for Arsenal centerback Shkrodan Mustafi. They are willing to offer £4.6m as loan fee, with an offer to buy for £23m given he plays 50% of Inter's games this season.
Arsenal to offer Walcott+cash for Virgil Van Dijk
Arsenal might just steal a march on Liverpool and sign Virgil Van Dijk in a stunning cash + Theo Walcott deal, according to Tribal Football.
Italian journalist, Emanuele Giulianelli, has revealed to the media outlet that swapping Walcott for Van Dijk could be a nudge that the Saints might welcome.
He said, “Talking about Virgil Van Dijk, the deal with Southampton for the Dutch defender is not easy, because the Saints don't have the urgency to sell, so they are free to wait for the right offer and, in the meantime, can afford the luxury of even keeping him out of the squad. "
“But Arsenal have the right key to convince Southampton: Theo Walcott has been a target of the Saints for a long time and they will ask Wenger to include the winger in the deal.”
Jack Wilshere offered to Real Betis
The 25-year-old center midfielder who spent the last season on loan at Bournemouth is finding it difficult to secure a spot in the main team. The Sun reports that he has been offered to La Liga outfit Real Betis.
West Bromwich Albion announce Kieran Gibbs
West Bromwich Albion have announced the signing of Kieran Gibbs via their Twitter handle.
Levante have made a loan offer for Lucas Perez
The Arsenal forward who desperately wants to get out of Arsenal could head to the La Liga side on a loan deal. Levante will offer £1.5m as loan fee and cover Perez's salary. Perez, however, has set his mind on joining his former club Deportivo La Coruna.
Lucas Perez was left disgruntled and disappointed at the lack of playing time he got at Arsenal. To make things worse, his no.9 kit was taken from him and handed to Arsenal's new summer signing Alexandre Lacazette.