Arsenal news and transfers LIVE: Raphinha ‘very close’ to move, Fabio Vieira twist, Jesus latest

Hello and welcome to football.london’s live Arsenal blog on Monday!

We enter another day of the 2022 summer transfer window and things continue to heat up. The Gunners appear close to confirming the signings of Matt Turner and Fabio Vieira in the coming weeks, with both their current clubs releasing statements about agreeing a bid with Arsenal.

Outside of the pair, Mikel Arteta and Edu will be busy at work looking towards more transfer targets, with the issue of squad depth and lack of strikers still at hand. A number of high-profile players continue to be linked with a move to the Emirates, as the Spaniard looks to replicate last summer, where he spent over £140million refreshing his squad.

With that in mind, sit back and let football.london keep you posted with the latest from the Emirates Stadium.

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Major Raphinha Twist

Leeds United winger Raphinha is ‘very close’ to signing for Arsenal, according to Goal of Brazil.

Their report claims that the player won’t continue to wait for Barcelona and hopes to complete a move to the Gunners this week.

Raphinha has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images) (Image: (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images))

Aaron Catterson-Reid

jesus claim

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has endorsed Arsenal’s move for Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus.

“He’s an upgrade for Arsenal,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport. “He’s a massive upgrade for Arsenal. Eddie Nketiah, is he the one to pin your hat on to score the goals which raises the level for Arsenal? Maybe he gets them into the Champions League.

“If Arsenal sign Gabriel Jesus, then that’s a big statement signing. You are sounding like you (speaking to an Arsenal fan) that you have big doubts about Jesus.

“I am not sure Guardiola doesn’t fancy him. He rotates and doesn’t play him centre-forward. He used him off the right-hand side, at times.”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on May 22, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

vieira claim

Nuno Lobo, a former presidential candidate at Porto, has claimed that Arsenal got a bargain by agreeing on a £34million deal for Fabio Vieira.

“He is one of the best players at FC Porto and leaving for this fee is a bad deal,” Lobo told Bola Branca..

“We are talking about one of the gems of FC Porto, one of the players who came from our academy. The DNA of FC Porto. We lost him. It’s another piece of business that I don’t understand.

“We are talking about ridiculous values ​​for players who represent and areFC Porto. They are from our academy and we are letting them go for unbelievable fees.”

Fabio Vieira is a target for Arsenal this summer. (Photo by Diogo Cardoso/vi/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Turner moment

Arsenal goalkeeper Matt Turner refused to sign a Tottenham shirt after his last game for MLS side New England Revolution.

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Tierney to City?

According to The Scotsman, Manchester City are keeping tabs on Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney.

The Citizens are keen to sign a left-back this summer, with Brighton’s Marc Cucurella another name to be linked with a move.

Kieran Tierney is reportedly a target for Manchester City (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images) (Image: (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images))

Aaron Catterson-Reid

Vieira smokes

Arsenal’s deal to sign Fabio Vieira has left Porto boss Sergio Conceicao absolutely furious, according to Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha.

Conceicao is said to be extremely frustrated with the club’s decision to sell the young playmaker for less than his release clause.

Fabio Vieira is closing in on a move to Arsenal this summer. (Photo by Diogo Cardoso/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Luke Thrower

Alvaro Morata offer

Arsenal have made an offer to sign Alvaro Morata this summer, according to TuttomercaotWEB.

The former Chelsea striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid following his loan spell at Juventus.

Morata delivers £26m verdict as Edu sent blessing in disguise after Arsenal blow (Image: Photo by Angel Martinez – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Luke Thrower

good morning

Hello and welcome to today’s Arsenal live blog on Monday. Here’s a look at some of the biggest stories ahead of the day.

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