8am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gabriel Magalhaes to sign TOMORROW, Thiago Alcanatara enquiry, Aubemeyang LATEST – The Sun

GABRIEL MAGALHAES will reportedly fly into London to become an Arsenal player on Monday.

And the Gunners have another midfield target as they make a shock attempt to hijack Liverpool's bid for Thiago Alcantara.

Get all the latest news and transfer gossip from North London here…

  • TOP FLIGHT

    Gabriel Magalhaes will fly to London tomorrow to complete his transfer to Arsenal, according to reports.

    Sky Sport Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted: “Gabriel Magalhães to Arsenal, here we go! Total agreement just completed: he will fly on Monday to London to sign his contract until June 2025, €30M to Lille (add ons included), official statement on next week.

    “The deal is finally done. afc arsenal transfers

  • MORNING, ARSENAL FANS

    The Gunners finally look to be close to confirming the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, Gabriel is due in London soon to complete his switch to the Emirates.

    A £27million deal is said to be on the verge of being sealed, with the 22-year-old to pen a five-year deal.

    In other news, Arsenal have completed the signing of highly-rated Feyenoord starlet Anass Salah-Eddine on a free transfer.

    And Gunners fans were quick to joke that Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah better watch out for his 18-year-old namesake.

    Salah-Eddine, known as ‘Salah’, will join the club’s youth set-up and compete for a spot in Arsenal’s Under-23 side.

    Meanwhile, Freddie Ljungberg has left Arsenal to “pursue other opportunities” as the Swede looks to develop his coaching career.

    And finally, Houssem Aouar is set to snub a move to the Premier League despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester City.

    Le 10 Sport claim that Juventus are the Lyon star's choice above the Gunners, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

  • HERE WE GO!

    Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Gabriel Maghalaes' transfer to Arsenal is close to completion.

  • GABREIEL UPDATE

    Fabrizio Romano has stated that Gabriel is NOT in London, but he will be in England shortly.

    Replying to a fan on Twitter, he said: “No, he’s not in London yet. He’s in France tonight.

    “But he’s coming soon because the deal with Arsenal is finally going to be completed soon.”

  • MARR-VELLOUS NEWS

    Chelsea are reportedly in talks to sign Arsenal target Malang Sarr.

    The centre-back is a free agent after his contract at Nice expired.

    Speaking of the possible signing, Sky Sports presenter Kaveh Solhekol tweeted: “Chelsea in talks to sign France U21 centre back Malang Sarr.

    “He’s a free agent after his Nice contract ran out this summer.

    “If Chelsea sign him they will send him out on loan.”

  • FULL TIME

    Arsenal Women have crashed out of the Women's Champions League after losing 2-1 to PSG.

    PSG will now face Lyon in the semi-finals on Wedesnday.

  • LONDON BOUND

    Lille defender Gabriel is reportedly is London as he nears a move to join Arsenal.

    The Gunners look set to beat Man Utd and Napoli in their quest to sign the Brazilian centre-back.

    According to Telefoot Chaine, Gabriel is in London to complete his switch to the Emirates.

    A £22m deal is said to be on the verge of being sealed.

  • DAN THE MAN

    Arsenal reportedly face competition from AC Milan in their quest to sign Dani Ceballos on loan.

    According to the Telegraph, Milan want to take advantage of the Gunners' changes behind the scenes and move for the Spanish midfielder.

    Ceballos was a standout player under Mikel Arteta when football restarted.

    The ex-Real Betis ace still may be given another chance at Real Madrid.

  • HALF-TIME

  • THANKS FREDDIE

    Bukayo Saka has paid tribute to departing Arsenal coach Freddie Ljungberg.

    The Gunners team star said: “The first time I met him, of course I was quite young so I was obviously in awe of him because he was a legend for Arsenal and he played in many successful Arsenal teams.

    “As soon as we started to work with him he always gave me advice because he played in my position as well.

    “He gave me different advice on running in behind, finishing techniques, little things that have also helped my game.

    “He's been there and played in the Premier League for many years. He would normally tell me how a game was going to go.

    “If I was playing against a certain opponent, [he would tell me] how I'm going to match up against him and what I need to do to get the better of him, his weaknesses and stuff like that.”

  • CAR'S THE STAR

    *WARNING: SUNGLASSES REQUIRED TO LOOK AT THIS PHOTO*

    Turns out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has a jazzier collection of cars than Bristol City's goalkeeper kit (Google it).

  • LILLE STEP CLOSER

    Gabriel Magalhaes’ Arsenal move took another huge step closer with Lille set to omit the Brazilian centre-back from Saturday night's Ligue 1 opener.

    The Gunners have leapt back in front of Manchester United and Napoli in the race for the £22million-rated 22-year-old.

    And despite Napoli agreeing to sell star defender Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester City, the Italians are now thought to be prioritising Shakhtar Donetsk's Ukraine ace Mykola Matvienko as his replacement.

    RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi claims Lille will leave Gabriel out of their squad at home to Rennes in the French top-flight opener “butdo not want to complete a deal on match day”.

    The under-20 international has been rated the main defensive target of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta all summer.

  • SIGN DA TING

    Ian Wright has trolled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the Gabon star's drawn-out contract saga.

  • FREDDIE ON EXIT

  • FOREVER GRATEFUL

    Bukayo Saka has thanked Freddie Ljungberg for his help getting the teenager into the Arsenal first team.

  • MORE ON LJUNGBERG

    Arsenal said in a statement: “Freddie, currently assistant coach to Mikel Arteta, has been back with us for the past two seasons after returning from Germany where he was assistant manager at VfL Wolfsburg.

    “Freddie has previously led our under-15 and under-23 squads.

    “Announcing his decision, Freddie said: 'I have decided to leave my first-team assistant coaching role at Arsenal to progress my management experience.

    “'I have been involved with this club on and off since 1998 and am grateful for all the opportunities they have given me both as a player and as a coach.

    “'I wish Mikel and all the team every success for the season ahead. Thanks also to the fans for their constant support and for always being by my side. I hope we will all meet again soon.'”

  • BREAKING

    Freddie Ljungberg is leaving Arsenal, to “pursue other opportunities” as the Swede looks to develop his coaching career.

  • MORE HENRY ON RACISM

    Henry added: “When I arrived in New York, some people could recognise me and some couldn't.

    “When you ask for a cab, he looks and sees you are a certain colour and puts the light on and suddenly he isn't free any more.

    “You're left like, 'Hang on I'm alone here'. It hit me again.

    “I have been called a 'black s***' live on TV.

    “It is what it is, you've heard it before but this was live on TV which made it like, 'Wow…'.”

  • RACISM HELL

    Thierry Henry recalled being labelled a “black s***” on live TV as he opened up on his racism hell.

    The Arsenal legend, 43, spoke honestly and bravely about his personal experiences in an emotional video call with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and Olympic great Tommie Smith.

    And the Frenchman – who moved to the USA in 2010 to join the MLS – detailed a case where he was abused during a live broadcast.

    Montreal Impact manager Henry said: “At one point, I said people didn't see my colour any more because I played football, because I was, in brackets, famous.

    “When I came to play in the US, my colour came back because no one could recognise me, depending on which state we were in.

    “My colour came back. It was the first time again that I felt like I left my neighbourhood.“

  • IT'S MOVING CLOSER

    Looks like Mikel Arteta has grabbed the Gab, Arsenal fans.

    The club are lining up a five-year contract.

  • FIX ON SIX

    Gabriel Magalhaes will be given the No6 shirt at Arsenal, according to reports.

    That is quite the honour for the young Brazilian, the jersey number worn by Highbury icon Tony Adams.

  • INFLUENCING

    Arsenal fans are going wild… because Gabriel Magalhaes’ brother Vinicius and brother-in-law Lucas Benicio have started following the Gunners on Instagram.

    Eagle-eyed supporters have been keeping a close eye on their Instagram activity after reports the Brazilian defender has had a medical in North London.

  • MO PROBLEMS

    Arsenal have completed the signing of highly-rated Feyenoord starlet Salah-Eddine on a free transfer.

    And Gunners fans were quick to joke that Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah better watch out for his 17-year-old namesake.

    Salah-Eddine, known as ‘Salah’, will join the club’s youth set-up and compete for a spot in Arsenal’s Under-23 side.

    Predominantly a central midfielder, the Dutchman spent his youth career in the Netherlands and came through the ranks at Feyenoord.

    He said: “It feels great to join a massive club like Arsenal.

    “It’s a good environment for me to work on my development and hopefully through the academy I can become a first-team player.”

  • GAB GRAB

    Arsenal are on the brink of completing their swoop for Gabriel Magalhaes after Kalidou Koulibaly agreed to join Manchester City, according to reports.

    The Gunners have been chasing the Lille centre-back, 22, all summer as they desperately look to plug a gaping hole in their leaky defence.

    And Mikel Arteta has given a clear-run to sign Gabriel after Napoli – their only real rivals to sign the Brazilian – turned their attention to Mykola Matvienko.

    The Serie A side will need to find a new defender quickly too, after it was rumoured Koulibaly had agreed to move to the Man City.

    Koulibaly has been linked with a move to England for the last two years.

    Manchester United were the early favourites to sign him, before Liverpool and City joined the race.

  • NOT GUNNER HAPPEN

    Houssem Aouar is set to snub a move to the Premier League despite interest from Arsenal and Manchester City.

    Le 10 Sport claim that Juventus are the Lyon star's choice above the Gunners, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

    The Turin club have been keen on recruiting the highly-rated Frenchman for over a year.

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