Arsenal have revived their interest in Kieran Trippier amid week of player exits

The Gunners have spent more in transfer fees than any other club in world football during this summer transfer window and are now focused on player exits to fund more deals

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Arsenal have been the busiest Premier League club over the summer window with five players added to their first-team squad.

The £50million deal for central defender Ben White from Brighton was the biggest individual outlay of a summer which has seen over £130million spent in fees.

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, defender Nuno Tavares, midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga and playmaker Martin Odegaard have all been added to Mikel Arteta’s squad.

The club are now focused on outgoings to help ease their wage bill and potentially fund at least one more arrival in the next week.

With that in mind, Mirror Football look at the latest transfer activity at The Emirates.

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier is open to a return to England


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Hope on Trippier

Arsenal are still keen on signing Atletico Madrid wing-back Kieran Trippier but are not willing to match his £40million valuation, according to The Sun.

The report claims that Atleti would only be interested in strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a part-exchange deal, but the Gunners have no replacements for them lined up.

Arsenal are intent on adding a right-back to their squad after unconvincing performances from Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares in the opening weeks of the campaign.

Trippier – who has also attracted interest from Manchester United – is said to be open to a return to the Premier League but Atleti’s price tag looks set to be prohibitive for any deal.

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Willian has scored just one goal for Arsenal


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Willian exit talks

Brazilian club Corinthians are in talks with Arsenal over the signing of Willian without paying a transfer fee, report ESPN.

Such is the Gunners keenness to remove the Brazilian’s £100k weekly wages from their outgoings, they are willing to accommodate his exit as a free agent – just a year after they signed him on a three-year deal from Chelsea.

Such an agreement may also require Arsenal having to pay a portion of the players wages after he leaves the club but would still be making a significant saving overall.

While it is reported that there is a keenness from both clubs to conclude a deal, the player’s preference is to remain in European football.

The Gunners will continue to push for his exit before the close of the transfer window with his next destination still far from certain.

Lucas Torreira spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid


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Torreira set for Florence

Another player who looks set to leave Arsenal this month is Lucas Torreira who is widely expected to return to Serie A to join Fiorentina.

The Uruguayan midfielder joined the Gunners three years ago from Sampdoria but despite impressing under Unai Emery, he fell out of favour during Mikel Arteta’s time in the dugout.

It had been reported that Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt were also in the running to sign the midfielder, but Torreira has his heart set on a move to Italy.

Enzo Bucchioni, writing in his column for Firenze Viola, as cited by Sport Witness, claims he has turned down an approach from the German club.

Torreira – who spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid – looks set to have his move concluded in the coming days.

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