However, the Gunners have missed out on Real Mallorca midfielder Marco Asensio who looks set to move to Real Madrid next summer after the two clubs agreed a deal.
Meanwhile, reports claim Arsenal are close to the £9.5m signing of Basel central defender Fabian Schar.
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is still a Manchester United transfer target and says he would like a move away from Germany.
Manchester United have one less club to compete with over the transfer of Marco Reus next summer after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho declared that he isn’t interested in the Borussia Dortmund forward.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has hit out at the tabloid press by saying they only use him to sell papers. Meanwhile, Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola, says the striker won’t be returning to Italy and hinted at certain non-footballing reasons.
Liverpool’s Spain Under-18 midfielder Pedro Chirivella is being monitored by Real Madrid.
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says the club will jettison some of its under-performing players if they fail to get past the Champions League group stages.
West Ham United and Sunderland are both being linked with former Aston Villa defender Jean Makoun. The 31-year-old Cameroon international will be available for £1m in January as his contract with French side Rennes expires next summer.
West Bromwich Albion have joined Crystal Palace and Sunderland in monitoring Senegal international midfielder Stephane Badji. The 24-year-old plays for Norwegian side Brann.
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