Arsenal close in on double signing to bolster back division


It's certainly going to be an exciting transfer window at the Emirates, with a whole lot of topics to discuss. Let's take a spin through Tuesday's headlines.

Strengthening central midfield is a priority for the Gunners and the 22-year-old is seen as an ideal fit technically and at a reported £26m, would fall within their budget. The Premier League club have offered him a five-year deal and are confident that he will sign it.

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Arsenal were tracking Adli as early as March, when a source close to PSG revealed that Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich were also keen, but he was expected to sign professional terms in Paris until Emery's departure was confirmed.

Leno has always been angling for a move away from Leverkusen, with the former German worldwide - who was left out of their World Cup squad - openly admitting his development as a world-class stopper has been halted somewhat and he would like a change of scenery.

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One was to say no, one was to leave, the third was to be present, to take a step forward for the Spanish FA and Spanish football'. Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup , after creating a Spanish storm when he signed "in secret" with Real Madrid .

Arsenal have seen two well known players leave the Emirates this summer, injury riddled midfielder Santi Cazorla, who served admirably with the team for six seasons and the retiring German global Per Mertesacker.

Arsenal are keen to quickly conclude their £26.4 million (€30m) deal to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira and are willing to conduct the midfielder's medical in Russian Federation, according to reports in Italy.

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It's unclear at the moment how travel will shake out and how far teams will have to travel for matches. Fifa , in consultation with the local organising committee, will make the final venue decisions.

Sokratis will become the second defender signed by Arsenal so far this summer after right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner joined from Juventus on a free transfer.