GOOD MORNING GUNNERS FANS
Arsenal are preparing a £30million bid for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, according to reports.
The Blades have reportedly rejected two previous offers from the Premier League club for the England Euro 2020 squad member.
According to talkSPORT, Arsenal a lining up a third bid and the fee could be as much as £30m.
The Gunners were previously linked with West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone but it’s believed they will now focus on Ramsdale.
Meanwhile, Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been targeted by Leicester, Southampton and Burnley as Mikel Arteta shakes up his Arsenal squad.
Arteta is likely to target at least three more signings after recruiting Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares.
England defender Ben White is the likeliest next arrival, with Arsenal poised to accept Brighton’s £50million valuation.
And all that incoming activity means Maitland-Niles might be tempted to move on after his Emirates career stalled over the past 12 months.
Finally, Arsenal pulled out of their pre-season trip to America because they feared being forced to quarantine in Orlando.
A club source admitted: “Covid has an incubation period of between five and ten days, so it’s possible that anyone who has been in close contact with the individuals who had tested positive could also develop symptoms.
“It was simply too much of a risk to get on a plane for such a long flight knowing that others might have been in contact with the players who are now isolating at home.”