The transfer window might be a few months away but Arsenal are expected to be very busy and reports of players they are trying to land are starting to pick up pace, so let’s look at a few of those named.

REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, ITALY: Fabian Ruiz of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo v SSC Napoli at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on December 01, 2021. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
REGGIO NELL’EMILIA, ITALY: Fabian Ruiz of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo v SSC Napoli at Mapei Stadium – Citta’ del Tricolore on December 01, 2021. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Savinho

Savinho
Savinho

Arsenal have apparently been trying to sign Atletico Mineiro youngster, Savinho, although they were going up against Manchester City in the race for his signature.

For a large part of the life of this recent rumour, Arsenal were said to be close to landing the 17-year-old, despite the interest of Pep Guardiola.

Now, however, Goal Brasil report that a €6.5m deal to take the winger to the Etihad is done with another €6m in bonuses.

Jonathan David

HAMILTON, ON - JANUARY 30: Cyle Larin #17 of Canada celebrates his goal with Jonathan David #20 during a 2022 World Cup Qualifying match against the United States at Tim Hortons Field on January 30, 2022 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
HAMILTON, ON – JANUARY 30: Cyle Larin #17 of Canada celebrates his goal with Jonathan David #20 during a 2022 World Cup Qualifying match against the United States at Tim Hortons Field on January 30, 2022 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been tracking Jonathan David for a while and are believed to be at the head of the pack chasing the 22-year-old striker.

Football.London recently reported that David is one of the centre-forward options Arsenal are looking at ahead of the summer transfer window, along with the more widely reported names like Alexander Isak and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Calciomercato claim Arsenal are ‘ahead in discussions’ for the young forward, with the Ligue 1 side said to be very happy at the thought of cashing in on him.

Hugo Ekitike

Reims French forward Hugo Ekitike (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Reims and Bordeaux at the Auguste Delaune Stadium in Reims on February 6, 2022. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP)
Reims French forward Hugo Ekitike (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Reims and Bordeaux at the Auguste Delaune Stadium in Reims on February 6, 2022. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI / AFP)

Hugo Ekitike is a new name on the list of players Arsenal are said to be watching.

The centreforward, who can also play on the wing, is just 19 with a value of around £5.4m, although it will take a lot more than that to prise him away from Stade Reims, where he is under contract until 2024.

Around €40m is being mentioned.

Fabián Ruiz

Inter Milan's Croatian midfielder Ivan Perisic (L) fights for the ball against Napoli's Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz during the Italian Serie A football match between SCC Napoli and Inter Milan at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona stadium in Naples on February 12, 2022. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)
Inter Milan’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Perisic (L) fights for the ball against Napoli’s Spanish midfielder Fabian Ruiz during the Italian Serie A football match between SCC Napoli and Inter Milan at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona stadium in Naples on February 12, 2022. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal were interested in signing midfielder Arthur Melo, a player who was so close to joining the club in January he reportedly had his bags packed.

Juventus, however, changed their mind and when Spurs purchased Rodrigo Bentancur, that put an end to the move.

Arsenal, now, are apparently keen to land Fabián Ruiz from Napoli instead and have allegedly presented a proposal that seems doomed to failure.

Speaking to Club Napoli on Teleclub Italia, journalist Raffaele Auriemma, said, “I believe that Fabián Ruiz will leave Napoli at the end of the season.

“There’s been a proposal from Arsenal, but I understand that the player doesn’t want to join the Gunners. The midfielder is waiting for other offers, be they from Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid.”

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