Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
The two clubs are reportedly in talks about a £45.8m move for the Frenchman.
However, Arsene Wenger is set to begin the new campaign without Jack Wilshere, after the Daily Express reported that the midfielder could be out for at least a month with another ankle injury.
That would mean that he also misses England’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.
The Gunners will also begin the season without Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean – who was given extra time off following the Copa America – is set to return to training later than expected, the Daily Express report.
The playmaker was stuck in Paris after being forced to wait for a new visa to be processed.
Arsenal are back in the race to sign Alessio Romagnoli, after the Daily Express reported that talks regarding a move to AC Milan had stalled.
Roma have valued the defender at £25m, which has previously put the north London side off making a move.
Finally, Sevilla have joined the chase to sign Juventus’ Fernando Llorente, the Daily Star report. However, the Gunners are still favourites for his signature.