Sometimes transfers require one deal to facilitate another and in the case of Celtic’s Kieran Tierney, the sale of Krystian Bielik to Derby County for around £10m, will mean that Arsenal can, in theory at least, change to upfront amount they were going to offer the Scottish club.
— Arsenal Academy (@ArsenalAcademy) August 2, 2019
Now unless Celtic move the goal posts further along, a deal for Tierney could be concluded by the middle of next week. Arsenal never gave up on their target, they just needed a way to renegotiate the terms of the deal. The Gunners are reported to bid for the Scottish player for the third time now and the sources are confident that they can get through this time.
It would appear that Arsenal were looking at alternative ways of raising additional sums, by offloading players including Elneny, Koscielny and Mustafi but the Bielik deal came out of the blue. After a fantastic season on loan with Charlton Athletic , the Polish player wanted more first team game time at Arsenal but Emery seemed to reluctant in his case.
The Koscielny transfer has hit problems regarding a fee and Mustafi’s departure could go right up to deadline day with Arsenal reportedly holding out for £30m. Bordeaux and Rennes are few clubs interested in the frenchman who soon could be seen departing the Emirates after 10 long years at the club.
Rumours that Roma and Monaco were interested in the giant German who was welcomed by the fans who have grown tired of the Germans error strewn game but those close to Mustafi say he intends to stay on regardless.
@Arsenal trying to sell Koscielny, Mustafi, Bielik, Elneny. Nelson and/or Nketiah could possibly make a loan move. #AFC want a CB (Umtiti, Dunk, Rugani), LB (Tierney). Pepe announcement tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/jvFnDYAonc
— Football Balcony (@BalconyFootball) July 30, 2019
Kujtim Mustafi, the players father and representative has poured cold water on the transfer speculation.
“It’s news to me.There’s nothing in it.”
he told Romanews.
Arsenal need to buy a center back before the transfer window closes with links to Dayot Upamecano and Ruben Dias already reported by various sources. Although it seems very unlikely that Arsenal will splash out so much money with on a very thin budget this season. Both the players have release clauses of more than 50 million making it difficult for Arsenal.
✅ We’ve signed Martinelli, Ceballos (loan), Saliba & Pépé with a 45M£ budget.
? We could sell Bielik + Mustafi for 40M€.
Imagine what Sanllehi could do with that ? What’s worrying is the timing with only 8 days left before the end of the English window.
Come on Arsenal
— Foxey (@foxseabirds) July 30, 2019
English Transfer window closes in less than three days and these three days can make or break Arsenal’s season. By showing a great intent this transfer window by signing Nicolas Pepe without Champions League football, Gunners can make it perfect transfer window by signing a centre back and the remaining few days of the transfer window are surely going to be a rollercoaster ride for all the arsenal fans worldwide.