Arsenal Identify Six Players Who Could Be Sold to Fund Summer Targets

Arsenal Identify Six Players Who Could Be Sold to Fund Summer Targets

  • Brighton defender Ben White is understood to be a summer transfer priority for Arsenal
  • The Gunners have already completed the signing of two players in Albert Lokonga and Nuno Tavares
  • The north Londoners are looking to reinforce their squad in preparation for the 2021/21 season

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Arsenal have reportedly identified seven players who could be sold in order to raise funds for the signing of Brighton defender Ben White.

While the Gunners have already signed Portuguese fullback Nuno Tavares and Belgian midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, Briefly News understands they are still keen to make more signings before the close of the summer transfer window.

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Arsenal have reportedly placed Brighton's Ben White at the top of their transfer wishlist as they look to beef up the side ahead of the new Premier League season. Image: Hewitt/ Getty Images.
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According to Mirror UK, the north London club have since made £50m-rated Ben White a priority signing.

However, despite closing in on the signing of the Englishman, the publication claims Arsenal will have to sell multiple players to raise funds for the transfer alongside that of Sheffield United shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale.

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Despite the departures of David Luiz, Dani Ceballos, Mathew Ryan, and Martin Odegaard, it is understood the Emirates outfit are still keen to balance their books even as they prepare for their summer arrivals.

Here are the seven players facing uncertain futures at Arsenal:

1. Granit Xhaka

Xhaka headlines a long list of players who are currently on the chopping board, with the midfielder already linked with a potential move to AS Roma.

2. Alexander Lacazette

Whereas Lacazette still has all it takes to play a significant role at the club, Arsenal are said to be ready to cash in on him.

The forward has just a year left on his deal, but the massive wages that he draws from Arsenal have left him facing an uncertain future with them.

3. Hector Bellerin

Despite being one of the longest-serving players at Arsenal, Bellerin is likely to move on this summer.

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Serie A champions Inter Milan are believed to be interested in his services.

4. Sead Kolasinac

Sead Kolasinac appears to be having no future at Arsenal having fallen down the pecking order under Mikel Arteta.

Having spent the second half of last season on loan with Schalke, it is unlikely he will be accepted back.

5. Lucas Torreira

The combative midfielder who spent last season with Atletico Madrid has always made it clear he is ready to leave the Emirates.

Mirror UK reports the ex-Sampdoria star and Mikel Arteta have since spoken and agreed on an exit likely this summer.

6. Joe Willock

Joe Willock spent last season on loan with Newcastle United where he enjoyed a remarkable campaign.

The forward scored eight goals in just 11 Premier League starts with the Magpies, a sensational form that has seen the club want him on a permanent deal.

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Briefly News previously carried the report that Arsenal are said to have emerged as favourites to sign out-of-favour Chelsea star Tammy Abraham.

The Blues are understood to be prepared to let the youngster join their London rivals on loan in a move aimed at speeding up a deal.

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are also looking to land the striker who has failed to earn the faith of Thomas Tuchel.

The publication added that Chelsea are looking for a fee in the region of £40 million for Abraham, but many potential suitors are unwilling to meet the valuation.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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