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Sunday’s transfer rumors – Arsenal seal a deal for second summer signing

Sunday's transfer rumors - Arsenal seal a deal for second summer signing
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Arsenal seal deal for their second summer signing

After confirming Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares as their first summer transfer, Arsenal have reportedly struck another deal for Albert Lokonga.

The Gunners have completed the paperwork involved in their €17.5 million plus add-ons agreement with Anderlecht. Lokonga has also agreed on a five-year contract until 2026. Therefore, Arsenal will make it official once the 21-year-old midfielder has served his quarantine period in England.

It’s understood Lokonga rejected two offers from Italy in favor of joining Arsenal. [Fabrizio Romano]

Di Lorenzo to join Manchester United?

The Red Devils may attempt to sign Giovanni Di Lorenzo from Napoli in the current transfer window.

The right-back’s impressive performances in Euro 2020 have helped Italy reach the final and put him on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s radar. The Manchester United boss is keen to give Aaron Wan-Bissaka some competition.

It doesn’t hurt that Di Lorenzo, who would cost around €20 million, is a cheaper alternative than the club’s preferred target Kieran Trippier of Atletico Madrid either. [La Stampa via Il Napolista – in Italian].

Ceballos to stay at Real Madrid

After two seasons out on loan at Arsenal, Dani Ceballos intends to fight for a spot in the Real Madrid team in 2021/22.

The 24-year-old midfielder believes he is a better player and is ready to ‘win at Real Madrid’.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Juventus to extend Chiellini’s contract

Giorgio Chiellini will put pen-to-paper on a one-year contract extension at Juventus next week.

The 36-year-old defender made just 16 starts in Serie A last season amid injury problems but remains part of manager Massimiliano Allegri’s plans. [Fabrizio Romano]

Onana agrees to Lyon move

Despite interest from Arsenal, Andre Onana has reportedly agreed on personal terms at Lyon for a summer transfer.

The Cameroonian goalkeeper could return to football in November once his 12-month doping ban ends. However, Lyon are yet to strike an agreement with his current employers Ajax. The Dutch side are holding out for around €10 million, while Lyon hope to sign Onana for €6m plus add-ons. [L’Equipe – In French]

Moriba set for Barcelona exit

Ilaix Moriba has been demoted to the Barcelona B team after turning down a contract offer.

The 18-year-old midfielder, therefore, could leave Camp Nou this summer. Barcelona may be tempted into a sale of around €15-20 million to help settle debts unless Moriba changes his mind.

The teenager is upset over Barcelona’s handling of the situation and could try to leave as a free agent next summer. [Marca]