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Arsenal have been tracking Jakub Kiwior for months; they already had contacts on player side before the World Cup, he will sign the contract within the next 24 hours. West Ham wanted him last summer, Juventus were scouting him and AC Milan negotiated with Spezia in November.
Kiwior completed all the medical tests on Sunday — he will be unveiled soon as a new Arsenal player once his five-and-a-half-year deal is signed. Spezia and Arsenal have already signed all documents on a €25m deal.
There’s no way for Arsenal to sign Eduardo Camavinga at the moment. Camavinga is not leaving in January, he’s untouchable for Real Madrid and he doesn’t want to leave.
I don’t know about the summer, it’s too early to know for sure what the situation will be by then; but as of today, Camavinga is 100% part of Madrid project.
A lot of top clubs want Camavinga, but his agent has confirmed, and Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he is staying.
Eduardo Camavinga in action for Real Madrid
Arsenal have opened talks over signing Ivan Fresneda, who was not in Valladolid’s starting XI because of these negotiations. Newcastle are also interested, and the player’s agents will be in London next week to speak to English clubs. Arsenal are now seriously targeting the talented young right-back, so it’s one to watch, particularly if Cedric Soares ends up joining Fulham.
Mikel Arteta: “Leandro Trossard’s age is not a problem, the squad can absorb a player of 28 years old. With the right experience, right versatility, right quality. It is not that we had to sign 20, 21, 22 year olds for the next five years. That is not the plan.”
Official, confirmed. Youssoufa Moukoko signs new deal at Borussia Dortmund until 2026. He said: “I was honoured by interest of other clubs, but ultimately it’s a decision of the heart. Fans have always supported me, and I also want to give something back to…