Transfer news: Arsenal agree Auba, Willian contracts; Soyuncu to Barcelona
The latest Arsenal transfer news and rumors: the Gunners have reportedly agreed to contract terms with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and free agent-to-be Willian.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are in hot pursuit of Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu; Liverpool have a hurdle to clear in their pursuit of Thiago Alcantara; and Edinson Cavani could be headed to a few different continents…
Arsenal agree contract terms with Aubameyang, Willian
According to multiple reports out of the UK, Arsenal are set to retain star striker Aubameyang by way of a new three-year contract which would keep him at the club until the summer of 2023. The new pact will reportedly pay the Gabonese international more than $325,000 per week.
In slightly less expensive Arsenal transfer news, Willian has reportedly accepted a three-year contract offer of $130,000 per week. The Brazilian, who will turn 32 on Sunday, will likely be announced as an incoming Arsenal player upon Chelsea’s exit from the Champions League.
Barcelona to bid for Soyuncu
A report out of Turkey claims that star Leicester defender Soyuncu will be the subject of a $47-million bid from Barcelona. The 24-year-old has been nothing short of a star for the Foxes in his two seasons at the club, but that means clubs around the Premier League and Europe will have certainly taken notice.
Thiago pursuing Liverpool?
Thiago is said to be desperate for a move to Liverpool this summer, but the Reds will have to sell at least one player to raise the funds to sign the 29-year-old Spanish midfielder, provided the interest is mutual. The squad is full of sellable assets, no doubt about that, but ones that Jurgen Klopp is willing to let go as he prepares to defend the PL title? That could be a different story.
Cavani has offers all over the world
Free agent Cavani has reportedly already received contract offers from PL-bound Leeds United, MLS side Inter Miami and Portugal’s Benfica. Now, you can add Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro to the 33-year-old Uruguayan’s list of suitors.