Arsenal transfer news: Edu ‘accepts’ Jurrien Timber deal as Declan Rice prepares for medical – Football.London

Your morning transfer summary for Arsenal on Friday 30 June.

Arsenal close in on Jurrien Timber transfer as Edu agrees £40m deal with Ajax

Arsenal have agreed an initial transfer fee of €42m (£36m) to sign Ajax defender Jurrien Timber. The deal could amount to 47 million euros (£40 million) if additional add-ons are met, according to De Telegraaf. understands that the Gunners are eager to bolster their options at back, with Mikel Arteta interested in Timber. Arsenal had an initial £30m offer turned down by the Eredivisie giants last week but were expected to return with an improved proposal and positive talks continue.

The report indicates that the Gunners have now reached a verbal agreement on a fee with Ajax, having tied down personal terms in a ‘lucrative’ contract with Timber this week. All that remains before a transfer can be completed is a medical exam and paperwork.

Bayern Munich were among the clubs interested in signing Timber this summer, but it now appears the player will complete his move to Emirates Stadium if he passes a medical. The talented youngster is said to have agreed to a deal that will net him €8m (£6.9m), double his current salary.

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Declan Rice given ‘green light’ for Arsenal medical as details emerge about massive £105m transfer

Declan Rice has been given permission to complete a medical with Arsenal ahead of a big transfer from West Ham this summer. That’s according to talkSPORT, which claims the midfielder was given the green light by the Hammers to undergo tests in order to close a deal quickly.

It comes after a saga that has spanned months and many deals, but one that appears to have seen the Gunners emerge victorious barring some late drama. Rice was believed to have made moving to the Emirates his priority this summer, while He understood that Arsenal saw the midfielder as a priority.

The north London side wished to avoid a bidding war and made an early first bid worth £80 million following West Ham’s European success. That was turned down before another offer worth a total of £90m was also turned down, with Manchester City beginning to lurk in the background.

Pep Guardiola’s team, after a famous treble but with the loss of a key player in Ilkay Gundogan, reaffirmed their interest by making a formal offer. That offer was also rejected, however the price was nearing the £100m mark that was widely claimed to be the valuation, meaning a team had to blink first.

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Arsenal deal big transfer coup to Romeo Lavia as Liverpool and Chelsea lead £40m race

Arsenal have lost ground in the race to sign Southampton star Romeo Lavia in the summer transfer window. The Belgian midfielder has received suggestions to leave the Saints following their relegation from the Premier League.

Southampton boss Russell Martin has stated that some players will be leaving the Saints this summer, which may include Lavia. Martin told reporters: “There will be people who leave, of course, it’s what happens when you have such a difficult season last season and drop out of the Premier League.

“I’ve been there too and it’s not that easy. Every player in the dressing room might think they’re going back to the Premier League, but it’s not that easy.”

Now it looks like Liverpool are leading the race for 19-year-old talent, along with Chelsea, with the Gunners trailing behind in the race to sign Lavia. A report from Football Transfers, via 90 minuteshas stated that Arteta’s side are trailing their Premier League rivals as competition for the Belgian midfielder heats up.

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