Here is deadline day’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
The deal involves £43m up front with a further £2m in add-ons, but the Gunners may struggle to get a move done in time.
Dynamo Moscow have rejected a loan-to-buy offer from Arsene Wenger’s side for forward Aleksandr Kokorin, according to the Metro.
The Russia international’s contract expires next summer, paving the way for a free transfer, but he appears set to see out the final year of his deal in Moscow.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has become a surprise target for Turkish side Galatasaray, according to the Metro.
The Super Lig champions are confident that they have the resources to complete a deal, but have also missed their country’s deadline to get it done during this window.
One player that Arsene Wenger is hoping will be leaving the club this summer is Mathieu Flamini, according to the Daily Star.
However, the Frenchman’s £60,000 a week wages may prove to be a stumbling block to any exit.
Finally, reported Gunners target Denis Cheryshev could be on his way to the Premier League, with the Daily Express reporting that Liverpool are planning a bid.