Arsenal Transfer News Roundup: Gunners eyeing Bundesliga star; club in contact for Everton ace, and more - June 16, 2024

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is preparing for the new campaign

Arsenal are working to improve their squad after faltering in the Premier League title race two seasons in a row. Mikel Arteta's men narrowly missed out on the trophy on the final day of the 2023-24 campaign.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are interested in VfB Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy. Elsewhere, the north London side have established contact for Everton midfielder Amadou Onan.

On that note, here's a look at the key Arsenal transfer stories as on June 16, 2024:

Arsenal eyeing Serhou Guirassy

Serhou Guirassy
Serhou Guirassy

Arsenal have set their sights on Serhou Guirassy, according to BILD. The Guinea striker enjoyed a fruitful 2023-24 campaign with VfB Stuttgart, registering 30 goals and three assists in 30 games across competitions.

His efforts have turned heads at multiple clubs across the continent. The Gunners are looking for a new No. 9 this summer after an unimpressive campaign from Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah.

Arteta had set his sights on Benjamin Sesko, who was the ideal fit for his tactics at the Emirates. However, the 21-year-old has apparently opted to stay with RB Leipzig for at least another season, prompting the Spaniard to look elsewhere.

Guirassy has emerged as an option, and the 28-year-old reportedly has a £15 million release clause, which makes him an achievable target. However, there's already a rush for Guirassy's signature, with Chelsea hot on his heels as well.

Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan also have their eyes on the player, who could ignite a bidding war for his services this year. Guirassy remains settled at Stuttgart but is likely to be on the move his summer.

Gunners in contact for Amadou Onana

Amadou Onana
Amadou Onana

Arsenal have reached out to Everton to discuss a move for Amadou Onana this summer, according to The Liverpool Echo. The Belgian midfielder has generated attention in recent times after a fine 2023-24 campaign at Goodison Park.

Onana registered three goals and one assist in 37 games across competitions for the Toffees. The Merseyside club are in financial distress and are eyeing player sales to sort out the issue. Despite the Belgian's importance to the club, they are willing to let him go.

The Gunners are ready to take advantage of the situation, but the player has also been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United recently. However, the north London side have already been in touch with Everton to facilitate a move this year.

Arteta needs a combative midfielder to replace Thomas Partey, with the Ghanaian expected to be on his way this summer. Onana fits the bill and is likely to cost around £50 million.

Crystal Palace eyeing Reiss Nelson

Reiss Nelson
Reiss Nelson

Crystal Palace want to bring Reiss Nelson to Selhurst Park this summer, according to Caught Offside. The Eagles are looking for Michael Olise's replacement, with the Frenchman expected to leave amid interest from Chelsea and Newcastle United.

Palace have identified Nelson as a candidate for the job and are willing to offer €10 million for his signature. The Englishman is a peripheral figure at Arsenal and will be allowed to leave this summer. However, the Gunners want €25 million to let him go.

Nelson appeared 24 times across competitions in the 2023-24 campaign, registering one goal and three assists. The 24-year-old is under contract at the Emirates till 2027 and is also being eyed by Fulham and West Ham United.

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