PSG boss Pochettino ready to hijack Arsenal’s main transfer this month

Arsenal are looking to bolster their squad in the transfer window after a disappointing season in the 20/21 campaign.

The Gunners failed to qualify for European football for the first time in 25 years and despite the results, manager Mikel Arteta is expected to remain in charge.

The boss is said to be given financial freedom in the summer and they have many targets, one of their biggest being Brighton and England’s Ben White.

And Mikel Arteta has spoken about transfers, he said: “The squad needs changing.

“There were already a lot of changes in December, something that has not been done in years, but it tells us where we were. Things are going to have to change and the owners are going to back it up.”

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Arsenal are looking to sign White

Pochettino could snatch White from under Arsenal

By Tom Hopkinson

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready to hijack Arsenal’s bid to sign Ben White.

Arsenal have already had an opening offer of £40million rejected by Brighton – and the French giants are now poised to step in.

It is understood the Seagulls will only consider offers in excess of £50m for the England defender.

That will leave Arsenal to decide whether or not they can justify such a sum on the player. And, if they cannot, it will leave the door wide open for Pochettino’s oil-rich PSG.

Poch kept close tabs on White, 23, during his loan spell with Leeds and received glowing reports from his own former manager Marcelo Bielsa, who worked with the player at Elland Road.

Bielsa had wanted to sign White on a permanent basis after he helped Leeds win the Championship and promotion to the top flight.

But Brighton refused to sell him and his value has rocketed.

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar was strongly linked to Arsenal last summer
Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar linked to Arsenal

Houssem Aouar targeted by Arsenal

The Gunners are looking to buy Lyon star Aouar for £20m after failing to sign the midfielder last season, according to The Sun.

Arsenal bid £30m last season but had it rejected by the French club who had valued him at £55m.

The club have reduced the price for his star after they missed out on Champions League football.

Lucas Torreira could be involved in a transfer swap
Lucas Torreira could be involved in a transfer swap

Lucas Torreira to be swapped

Torreira is looking to depart the London club this summer and Arsenal may look to use it to their advantage by swapping him for another player.

The star won the La Liga with Atletico Madrid last season after being on loan but he hasn’t impressed enough to stay their permanently.

But it is said new Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri wants Torreira, according to Sky Sport Italy, and Arsenal will target an unknown star at the Italian club as a replacement.

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