Arsenal are in a superb position to land a Napoli superstar, according to one incredible report, which suggests the Gunners could smash their transfer record again.
The north Londoners broke into the piggy bank this summer to bring Declan Rice to the Emirates Stadium from West Ham United, in a deal which has defined the window. The 24-year-old cost £105 million, breaking not just Arsenal's four-year record but the British transfer record, too.
But Arsenal – who are not traditionally among the biggest spenders in the Premier League's elite – could make another nine-figure transfer in the near-future, as they look to improve their squad even further.
Arsenal are believed to have an excellent relationship with Meluso and according to the report, could well do business with him again. It was Meluso who "tipped Arsenal off" about Jakub Kiwior while at Spezia, whom they signed in January.
The report suggests that the Gunners could be primed to land Georgian wide man Khvicha Kvaratskhelia before the transfer window is up – given that Napoli are set to keep Victor Osimhen. Kvaratskhelia, however, signed a new contract relatively recently and Arsenal already have plenty of competition on the left wing.
What seems far more likely, however, is that the 13-time English champions launch a marquee bid for Osimhen next summer. One of Eddie Nketiah or Gabriel Jesus would likely move on, with Arteta evolving his side further to accomodate a killer striker, the like of which he been without in recent seasons.
Osimhen is valued by Transfermarkt to be worth €120m.
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Arsenal transfer news is ramping up this summer, with the Gunners spending £200m early in the window.
The Gunners could be targeting two more Manchester City players, according to reports. Xavi Simons is on the radar and Ivan Fresneda could join, though Arsenal could sell £100m worth of players, too. Romeo Lavia is in the crosshairs – though Liverpool want him, too. Takehiro Tomiyasu is set for an "intriguing switch", while Moises Caicedo looks Chelsea-bound.
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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.