Liverpool could scupper Arsenal's Alexander Isak transfer plan with shocking £100m move

Alexander Isak of Newcastle United
Arsenal's summer transfer plan to sign Alexander Isak could be scuppered by Liverpool -Credit:Stu Forster

Liverpool could potentially disrupt Arsenal's plans to sign Alexander Isak from Newcastle United during the summer transfer window. The Swedish striker has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, as Newcastle may be forced to sell due to Financial Fair Play pressures.

The upcoming summer could see a flurry of transfers within the Premier League, with high-profile players expected to switch clubs. A potential deal sending Isak to Arsenal has been suggested, given Newcastle's need to balance their books.

However, Liverpool could throw a spanner in the works for Arsenal if they decide to splash out on another of Newcastle's key players. As per the Daily Star, Liverpool are reportedly considering a surprise move for former Everton player Anthony Gordon.

Gordon has impressed since his £45million transfer to Newcastle, contributing to 23 goals in just over 60 appearances. His performances have earned him a spot in Gareth Southgate's England squad, making him a strong contender for selection for the upcoming tournament in Germany.

Consequently, the 23-year-old has attracted attention Liverpool, who are identifying potential targets for their first summer transfer window following Jurgen Klopp's departure. However, if the 2019/20 Premier League champions wish to persuade Newcastle to sell, they will likely need to offer a substantial nine-figure sum, reports the Express.

The Magpies are said to be holding out for a whopping £100m for their Player of the Season. This could throw a spanner in the works for Arsenal's pursuit of Isak if Liverpool decide to splash the cash.

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Newcastle would be less pressured to sell if they manage to pocket around £60million profit from Gordon's sale. Considering Isak's hefty £63million price tag when he moved to Tyneside two years ago, selling Gordon could prove more profitable for Eddie Howe's squad.

This is a conundrum that the Newcastle board will need to ponder over. However, there's another player in the game - Manchester City, who are reportedly eyeing up another Arsenal target, Bruno Guimaraes. The Brazilian star, like his team-mates, is believed to be valued at a cool £100million by Newcastle.

With City's deep pockets, they could easily afford Guimaraes, potentially leaving Arsenal and Liverpool empty-handed in their summer transfer pursuits.