Arsenal tracking £13.5m Lokonga, Saka IN England squad, Gunners lead Raheem Sterling race EXCLUSIVE, Odegaard £50m price

ARSENAL are in talks with representatives of Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, according to numerous sources.

The Gunners are also the frontrunners in the race for England's Raheem Sterling, SunSport can exclusively reveal.

We've the latest on Hakan Calhanoglu's future, while Mat Ryan is set to become the first Arsenal signing of the summer.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    ON IT

    Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, despite his recent ban.

    Onana was handed a 12-month suspension in February after the banned substance Furosemide was found in his system.

    In a statement, Ajax claimed the 25-year-old had accidentally taken one of his wife's pills while feeling unwell.

    The Dutch champions and the Cameroon international have appealed the decision which could play a big role in his final transfer fee.

    According to NOS, Arsenal will be able to land him for a bargain £1.7million fee if his ban is upheld.

    If Onana's suspension is shortened or overturned, then the Gunners will be forced to splash £7.75m

  • Kealan Hughes

    GOOD MORNING ARSENAL FANS

    Bukayo Saka is the only Arsenal player to be included in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man England squad for Euro 2020.

    The wide man made it in despite widespread expectation he would be one of the seven dropped.

    And Saka is set for a head to head with Gunners team-mate Kieran Tierney when England face Scotland at Wembley on June 18.

    Elsewhere, William Gallas believes Mikel Arteta should leave Arsenal.

    Gallas is confident Arteta will develop into an elite manager one day – but reckons it was a ‘mistake’ to appoint the Spaniard as the Gunners missed out on European football for the first time since 1995-96.

    The Frenchman, 43, told SunSport: “Mikel Arteta was not ready yet to manage a club like Arsenal. OK, he was assistant coach at Manchester City. But he had never managed a team. It is completely different.

    “The board made a mistake picking him. I’m sure he will be a great manager but you need to have experience to manage a big club.

    “To be honest, it is a great shame for the Arsenal fans after finishing eighth.

    “Arsenal is not the same Arsenal we knew 18, 20 years ago. We had players who were strong with strong personalities.”

    Finally, Arsenal are tracking Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, according to reports.

    A number of Premier League clubs are tracking the 21-year-old who is rated at £13.5million.

    Arsenal have been keen since 2019 and are considering moving again this summer, according to Nieuwsblad.

    Lokonga mainly plays as a defensive midfielder and could play alongside Thomas Partey.

  • William Pugh

    LOK HIM IN

    Arsenal are tracking Anderlecht midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga, according to reports.

    A number of Premier League clubs are tracking the 21-year-old who is rated at £13.5million.

    Arsenal have been keen since 2019 and are considering moving again this summer, according to Nieuwsblad.

    Lokonga mainly plays as a defensive midfielder and could play alongside Thomas Partey.

  • William Pugh

    GUNNER GO HEAD TO HEAD

    Arsenal's international stars Bukayo Saka and Kieran Tierney could go head to head when England face Scotland in the Euros.

    Saka has been picked in England's final 26-man group while Tierney has been called up for Scotland.

    And the two Auld rivals come head to head on June 18 at Wembley.

  • William Pugh

    MEET THE THREE LIONS!

    This is England's final 26-man squad for this summer's Euros.

  • William Pugh

    HURT PRIDE

    Gareth Southgate has named his final 26-man Euro 2020 squad with some big names being left out.

    From the provisional 33-man squad, the likes of Jesse Lingard, Ben White, James Ward-Prowse and Ollie Watkins have been omitted.

    Meanwhile Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood was forced to withdraw from the squad due to an underlying injury.

    A number of England stars were unlucky to not have even been named in the provisional squad, with Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Aaron Wan-Bissaka all missing out.

    And SunSport has produced a best XI of players who have been snubbed, with the starting team boasting 118 caps between them.

     

  • William Pugh

    LONDON'S FALLING – EXCLUSIVE

    William Gallas believes Mikel Arteta should leave Arsenal.

    Gallas is confident Arteta will develop into an elite manager one day – but reckons it was a ‘mistake’ to appoint the Spaniard as the Gunners missed out on European football for the first time since 1995-96.

    The Frenchman, 43, told SunSport: “Mikel Arteta was not ready yet to manage a club like Arsenal. OK, he was assistant coach at Manchester City. But he had never managed a team. It is completely different.

    “The board made a mistake picking him. I’m sure he will be a great manager but you need to have experience to manage a big club.

    "To be honest, it is a great shame for the Arsenal fans after finishing eighth.

    “Arsenal is not the same Arsenal we knew 18, 20 years ago. We had players who were strong with strong personalities.”

    Credit: Kevin Quigley-The Daily Mail
  • William Pugh

    GET THE BUK IN THERE!

    Bukayo Saka is the only Arsenal player included in Gareth Southgate's final 26-man England squad.

    Many suspected the wide man would be cut from the original 33-man squad but Southgate has kept the faith with the 19-year-old.

  • William Pugh

    SEVEN LIONS AXED!

    Gareth Southgate was forced to cut seven players from his original 33-man group to leave him with his final 23-man squad.

    And here are the stars he had to disappoint…

    Aaron Ramsdale (Sheff Utd), Ben Godfrey (Everton), Jesse Lingard (West Ham on loan from Man Utd), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa), Ben White (Brighton), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) and Mason Greenwood (Man Utd – injured).

  • William Pugh

    ENGLAND'S EUROS SQUAD CONFIRMED!

    Gareth Southgate has included FOUR right-backs in his England squad for this summer's Euros.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, Reece James and Kieran Trippier are all IN.

    But there is no room for Aaron Ramsdale, Ben Godfrey, Jesse Lingard, Ollie Watkins, Ben White, James Ward-Prowse or Mason Greenwood – who pulled out injured.

  • William Pugh

    O MY DAYS

    Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Ajax keeper Andre Onana… despite the player's doping ban.

    The 24-year-old was handed a 12-month suspension in February after the banned substance Furosemide was found in his urine.

    In a statement, Ajax claimed Onana had accidentally taken one of his wife's pills while feeling unwell. Onana confirmed he believed the medication to be a 'simple aspirin'.

    Ajax and the player have appealed the decision which could play a big role in his final transfer fee. Arsenal are said to have been in contact with Onana's representatives since January.

    According to Dutch publication NOS, Arsenal will be able to land him for a bargain £1.7million fee if his ban is upheld.

    If his suspension is shortened or overturned, then the Gunners will be forced to fork out £7.75m.

  • William Pugh

    RIGHT ON KOU

    Sevilla have put a Premier League trio on high alert by placing defender Jules Kounde on the market, according to reports.

    Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all set to battle it out for the hugely talented 22-year-old centre-back.

    Kounde recently fuelled exit rumours by admitting he may 'change clubs this summer' to play in the biggest matches in world football.

    And Mundo Deportivo write how his club won't stand in his way amidst the ongoing financial problems in football.

    Sevilla are prepared to cash in on their main starlet if they receive an offer in the region of £56million.

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is also keen but they may struggle to lure Kounde to North London without European football.

  • William Pugh

    YOUNG GUNS

    Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has made the final shortlist for the Premier League’s Young player of the Season award.

    Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Illan Meslier, Mason Mount, Declan Rice and Marcus Rashford have also made the cut.

  • Marc Mayo

    SALIBA SALUTE

    William Saliba has been nominated for Ligue 1’s Team of the Season.

    A strong loan spell in Nice may mean the defender has done enough to earn a chance in the Arsenal team.

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  • Marc Mayo

    IS IT ALL ODE?

    Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid exit could signal the end of Arsenal’s hopes of signing Martin Odegaard.

    The Mirror report on the Frenchman being the driving force behind Odegaard’s recent loan spell at the Emirates.

    With a new coach, potentially Carlo Ancelotti, incoming it is expected he will stick with the Norwegian with the encouragement of the Real hierarchy.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Marc Mayo

    ADAMANT AARON

    Aaron Ramsey has insisted he will remain at Juventus next season despite being linked with a return to the Premier League.

    The Wales ace told Sky Sports: “Yeah, I’m a Juventus player.”

    Arsenal and Liverpool were tipped to bid for Ramsey after a difficult time in Turin.

    But he added: “It’s obviously been a very frustrating period for me.

    “Over the last couple of years I have picked up a few small, light niggly injuries – which have been frustrating – and I’ve not been able to get any consistency going. So, it has been frustrating.”

  • Marc Mayo

    XHAK IT TO ME

    Roma are reportedly chasing a deal for Granit Xhaka before the start of the Euros.

    A £17million fee has been slapped on the midfielder by the Gunners.

    Former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and Xhaka are said to be big fans of one another with La Gazzetta dello Sport detailing a £13m-plus-bonuses offer.

    Cengiz Under or Amadou Diawara could even be offered as player exchange alternatives.

  • Marc Mayo

    RIP JOSE

    Two years ago today, former Arsenal and Spain striker Jose Antonio Reyes was killed in a car crash.

    And the club have paid tribute to his memory on social media.

  • Marc Mayo

    DECISION DAY

    Arsenal’s sole English Euro 2020 hopeful will discover his fate today.

    Gareth Southgate must whittle down his 33-man squad to 26 with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood already out through injury.

    Bukayo Saka is fighting for a spot in the Three Lions fold, which will be confirmed at 5pm.

  • Marc Mayo

    TAP OUT

    Arsenal have been priced out of a move for Bayer Leverkusen defender Edmond Tapsoba.

    The 22-year-old is set to be a focal point for the Bundesliga club next season and a £60million price tag will be slapped on amid the Gunners’ interest, report Bild.

    Bayer sporting director Simon Rolfes said: "Edmond should play a very important role for us next season.”

    Credit: AFP
  • Marc Mayo

    NOW’S THE TAM

    Trevor Sinclair reckons Arsenal would benefit from signing Tammy Abraham.

    West Ham, Aston Villa and Newcastle are reportedly in for the Chelsea striker, rated at £40million.

    And ex-winger Sinclair believes the Gunners are in need of the striker’s abilities.

    He told talkSPORT: “He would do a good job for West Ham and a host of clubs. I think he would do a good job for Manchester City. 

    “I think he would do a good job at maybe Arsenal. I think they need a hold-up player.”

  • Marc Mayo

    MANOR HOUSE

    Arsenal are in contact with the agent of Shakhtar Donetsk star Manor Solomon, according to reports.

    Football.London claim that Pini Zahavi, the winger’s agent, has spoken to technical director Edu about a move.

    The winger was offered to the club last summer and is once again keen on moving to the Premier League.

    Credit: EPA
  • Marc Mayo

    BUEN-O

    Norwich are relaxed about a potential sale of a star player this summer, such as Emi Buendia to Arsenal.

    The Gunners are strongly linked with the playmaker but Canaries transfer chief Stuart Webber has outlined his comfort ahead of returning to the Premier League.

    He said: “If we do sell one, it’s going to be a club record deal.

    “It’s probably going to start with a number three in front of it.

    “That will give us great opportunities to maybe make the whole better as well. We’re really relaxed on that front.”

  • Marc Mayo

    UN-REAL

    Hector Bellerin is out of Real Betis’ reach, according to reports in Spain.

    The LaLiga side were surprisingly linked with the right-back ahead of a potential summer exit from Arsenal.

    But MuchoDeporte detail Betis being unable to afford his wages unless his future remains unresolved and a deadline day bargain becomes a possibility.

    Credit: Andy Hooper-The Daily Mail
  • Marc Mayo

    MARTI MISSED

    Arsenal are preparing their first signing of the summer, writes Mark Irwin.

    Australian international Mat Ryan is set to complete a free transfer from Brighton after a successful six-month loan spell at the Emirates.

    But he is only seen as a back-up keeper and Arsenal now bitterly regret selling Emi Martinez to Aston Villa last summer.

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