Arsenal transfer news and rumours: £67.5m price tag set for Paqueta after Edu talks; Martinez, Saliba updates

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Arsenal are not done yet in the transfer market despite making a number of early signings.

Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira have headlined the Gunners’ moves so far with Lucas Paqueta emerging as a more serious option after Edu held talks with the player’s camp.

Elsewhere, the battle with Manchester United over Lisandro Martinez continues ahead of further negotiations with Ajax over the defender’s fee.

In terms of outgoings, Gabriel Magalhaes is wanted by Juventus while William Saliba looks set to stay at the club following a series of loan spells.

Here is your latest update of Arsenal transfer news and rumours...

Lucas Paqueta

Lyon have told Arsenal they want £67.5million for Brazil international Paqueta.

Goal Brasil report on technical director Edu holding talks with the player’s camp to gauge their interest in a switch amid his club’s desire to hold onto him.

Newcastle have also been linked with Paqueta, who is under contract to 2025, with the ball now in Arsenal’s court ahead of a potential bid.

Lisandro Martinez

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Arsenal risk losing out on Lisandro Martinez after Manchester United move ahead in the race for the Ajax defender.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Red Devils are increasingly confident of beating the Gunners to his signature - Martinez having made clear his desire to move to the Premier League.

Recent reports suggested Ajax want £52m for Martinez but it is now claimed they are willing to negotiate with fresh talks to begin soon.

William Saliba

After returning to London Colney for Arsenal training on Monday, Saliba is set for a run in Mikel Arteta’s first-team following comments by Arsenal academt chief Per Mertesacker.

He told HaytersTV: “What William has done in Marseille is magnificent. So for us to really test him this summer and see what’s best for him.

“But he has clearly made his mark with his young age with his playing in a major league in Europe and been one of the best players in Europe. So why not use him?”

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