Mikel Arteta is stepping up his quest for additional reinforcements at Arsenal this summer season with the membership reportedly making a ‘declaration of intent’ to signal Sporting Lisbon teenager Nuno Mendes.
In accordance with Portuguese outlet O Jogo, the Gunners are considering a bid for the 18-year-old, who impressed in his 9 appearances within the Primeira Liga final time period.
Nonetheless, the north London membership are dealing with competitors to signal the left-back from AC Milan, who’re additionally monitoring the progress of the teenager.
Arsenal are on the hunt for a back-up for Kieran Tierney, with Sead Kolasinac set to go away the membership this summer season.
Kolasinac is eager on a return to Germany resulting from ‘non-public causes’ and Schalke are readying a transfer to re-sign the Bosnia worldwide.
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In the meantime, Arsenal are in pole place to signal Thomas Partey this summer season.
The Atletico Madrid midfielder has reportedly rejected a brand new contract from the LaLiga membership and Marca report that Diego Simeone is resigned to dropping the participant.
The Gunners have been chasing Partey all summer season however Atletico haven’t budged on the £45million launch clause.
Partey is a boyhood Gunners fan and has spoken publicly about his want to play in England at some point.
In accordance with The Athletic, the Ghana ace was determined to affix what was then Unai Emery’s aspect final summer season, however the membership have been unwilling to fork out the exit price.