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EPL: Arsenal to give Arteta £180m to spend after Aubameyang’s exit

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Arsenal will hand manager, Mikel Arteta a £180million transfer warchest next summer, in what would be a record window for the club, according to the UK Sun.

It would be another show of faith in Arteta by majority owner, Stan Kroenke.

Kroenke is keen to inject funds into the Gunners’ squad to continue the overhaul.

Strikers Alexander Isak (Real Sociedad), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) and midfielder Ruben Neves (Wolves) have all been lined up as potential future targets.

Isak has a release clause of £75m, while Calvert-Lewin is valued at £60million.

To tempt Neves away from Wolves, Arsenal would also have to stump up another £45m.

Arteta views the targets as young, driven players with quality to take them “to the next level”.

Last summer, Arteta splashed £150m on Ben White, Martin Odegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares.

The new recruits have mostly hit the ground running at the Emirates.

Arteta is under pressure to guide the team back into the Champions League and securing a spot in the competition may well prove make or break in their attempts to bring in their three key targets, too.

Recruiting a new forward is unsurprisingly a priority for the head coach, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang departed the capital to sign for Barcelona.

The former Borussia Dortmund man was allowed to leave on a free transfer.

His exit, though, is expected to save Arsenal roughly £20million.

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Juventus give Arsenal three players in exchange deal for Giorgio Chiellini’s replacement

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Juventus are so desperate to land defender, Gabriel Magalhaes this summer and will offer Arsenal three players, according to Corriere dello Sport.

The Old Lady have identified Gabriel as a possible successor to Giorgio Chiellini, who will leave Turin this summer, and are keen to reach a quick agreement with Arsenal.

It is understood that the three players Juventus will offer Arsenal to force the deal for their 24-year-old centre-back are Arthur Melo, Weston McKennie and Moise Kean.

The report added that Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini has travelled to London for talks with Arsenal over a deal for Gabriel.

Juventus are in the market to replace Chiellini, who is leaving the Serie A giants this summer after 17 years.

However, it’s claimed that Arsenal are demanding at least £42.4million for Gabriel.

Gabriel joined the Gunners from Lille in a £27million deal in 2020.

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EPL: Man Utd warn Barcelona over De Jong transfer

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Manchester United have made it clear to Barcelona, they will not meet their £70 million asking price for Frenkie De Jong, according to Daily Mail.

The Premier League side are keen on signing De Jong, as Paul Pogba is set to leave on a free transfer this summer.

The Barca midfielder has already been identified by incoming manager, Erik Ten Hag, as a potential option having already managed him at Ajax.

Barcelona are open to a deal, as they are also seeking funds to put together a deal for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.

However, United have informed the LaLiga club that they do not want to spend a significant part of their summer budget on signing De Jong.

Barca are looking to recoup the £65 million they spent on signing the 25-year-old from Ajax in 2019.

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Aubameyang announces retirement

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Gabon and Barcelona striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, on Wednesday, announced his retirement from international football.

Aubameyang has decided to focus on his club career.

The former Arsenal captain represented his nation for over ten years and also wore the captain’s armband

The 32-year-old appeared 72 times for Gabon, scoring 30 goals.

In a letter to the Gabonese FA, Aubameyang wrote, according to Mundo Deportivo: “After 13 [thirteen] years of pride in representing my country, I announce that I’m ending my international career.

“I would like to thank the Gabonese people and all those who have supported me in the good and the bad times.

“Sharing it with all the people was an unforgettable moment. I thank our President, his Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba who has always supported the Panthers and has always worked for football to evolve in our country.

“I would also like to thank all my coaches, staff and the players that I have come across during this career.

“Finally, I thank my father who gave me the desire to do like him, hoping to have made him proud by wearing our colours.”

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