Arsenal transfer news: Riyad Mahrez latest, centre forward blow and more

first_img Marcelo Brozovic – The Gunners have contacted Inter Milan for a second time this summer in an attempt to lower the asking price for Brozovic, report the Daily Mirror. Inter are holding out for around £25m, but Wenger deems this price as too much for the Croatia midfielder. 5 After a positive start to the transfer window, Arsenal fans are getting that familiar feeling.The Gunners have been linked with every big name player this season but have so far only managed to bring in Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach for £34m.The latest player Arsenal look set to miss out on is Gonzalo Higuain, who is close to a €94m move to Juventus, and Gooners are starting to get frustrated.However, Arsene Wenger is still working hard on transfers as Arsenal are linked with a host of fresh names.Click the arrow above, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer rumours. 5 Mathieu Debuchy – Debuchy is back at Arsenal for preseason training having returned from his loan spell at Bodeaux, but he is not expected to be there for long. The Ligue 1 side are hoping to land the Frenchman on a permanent deal and Wenger is not expected to stand in Debuchy’s way should a deal be struck. 5 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Wenger has been dealt a blow in his pursuit of a new centre forward, with Borussia Dortmund’s Aubameyang apparently ruling out a move to the Premier League. The Gabon striker told German TV station ZDF that “only Real Madrid would be able to get me out of Dortmund”. 5 Riyad Mahrez – click the arrow, right, to see all the latest Arsenal transfer rumours – The Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are ready to test Leicester City’s resolve with a £35m bid for Mahrez. The PFA Player of the Year has three years left on his current deal and Claudio Ranieri recently spoke of Mahrez’s desire to stay at the King Power Stadium. However, Wenger is looking at a £75m double swoop to bolster the Gunners’ title credentials. Alexandre Lacazette – The second half of that £75m double swoop is, according to the Mirror, Lacazette. Lyon want around £40m for the forward with Wenger having met up with his representatives during Euro 2016. 5last_img read more