Monday has been a day for updates as opposed to any new Arsenal transfer gossip, however, that does mean that it has not made for some interesting reading, in fact, some clarity has been brought forth, which is always helpful.
For starters, we now know what sort of figure Barcelona will want of Samuel Umtiti, a player we have repeatedly been linked with. According to Talksport, the Spanish giants want a whopping €80 Million.
One name that has not been mentioned too often though, is Alejandro Grimaldo, who currently plies his trade with Portuguese outfit Benfica. According to reports in Italy, we are keen on signing the 23-year-old and he is being viewed by Unai Emery as just the sort of full back that would fit in perfectly at the Emirates.
Sport Bild is claiming that we are in a battle with German champions Bayern Munich, Italian champions Juventus and fallen European champions Real Madrid for the services of Roma star Nicolo Zaniolo. Signing the impressive midfielder would be a coup for sure but he does seem to have a lot of suitors.
Finally, there is Lille’s Nicolas Pepe who is set to leave his club in the summer which has alerted us, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and according to Birmingham live, Wolverhampton Wanderers. We will know soon enough if we are really interested in the 23-year-old winger.
That is it so far today, like I said, not anything new as such just a bunch of updates, which can be just as exciting as any fresh names thrown into the ring.