Arsenal Transfer News Today: Ramsdale REPLACEMENT links, Saka alternative FOUND, Youngster SOLD

James Shearman
James Shearman
  • Updated: 4 Jul 2024 15:38 CDT
  • 3 min read
Riccardo Calafiori, Arsenal, 2024

The latest Arsenal football transfer news updates, including links to an Aaron Ramsdale replacement and Bukayo Saka alternative

EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal eye Espanyol goalkeeper as Ramsdale replacement

Bukayo Saka
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Arsenal have made Espanyol’s Joan Garcia a top target should Aaron Ramsdale depart this transfer window, FootballTransfers has been told.

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The 23-year-old has a €25 million release clause in his deal and the Gunners hierarchy are considering him to come in and compete with David Raya should Ramsdale leave.

Sources close to the player have informed us that the England international remains indecisive about his future at the Emirates and he is still weighing up his options carefully.

In turn, Mikel Arteta needs an answer from Ramsdale within the next week on whether he intends to stay at the club or leave, so he can plan his recruitment for this window.

Mika Biereth joins Sturm Graz

21-year-old forward Mika Biereth has joined Sturm Graz from Arsenal in a £4 million deal.

Biereth spent the 2023-24 season on loan at the Austrian Bundesliga side, where he scored five goals in 15 league appearances.

There is a sell-on clause included in the deal, meaning that Arsenal will receive a percentage of his next transfer fee.

EXCLUSIVE: Arsenal monitor Lille winger Zhegrova as Saka cover

Edon Zhegrova
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Arsenal have been closely monitoring Lille winger Edon Zhegrova as Mikel Arteta seeks to add depth to his squad for the upcoming season, FootballTransfers has been told.

The 25-year-old Kosovan international has been showing good form throughout the season by scoring six goals and providing six assists in 33 Ligue 1 appearances, hence why Zhegrova's talent has not gone unnoticed by the Gunners' recruitment.

Currently, there have been no formal talks between Arsenal and Lille regarding the transfer. However, Zhegrova is looking to leave Lille in 2024. His contract with Lille runs until 2026, providing the French club with some leverage in negotiations.

We understand that Arsenal view Zhegrova - who FootballTransfers' Estimated Transfer Value (ETV) ranks at €19.9m - as a potential cover for Bukayo Saka, offering an additional option on the right wing.

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