Morning, Arsenal fans
Darwin Nunez could cost £113million – while Arsenal’s chances of luring fellow attackers Paulo Dybala and Serge Gnabry have also faded.
That triple blow to the Gunners’ summer hopes follows the double woe of two straight defeats rocking their top-four bid.
Benfica value Uruguay superstar Nunez as highly as Joao Felix, who they sold to Atletico Madrid in 2019.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are tipped to offer reported Arsenal target Gnabry an improved new deal.
And Juventus ace Dybala is thought keen to stay in Italy.
It’s understood Arsenal and Newcastle have been monitoring the situation, but Inter Milan are now favourites to sign the Argentinian on a free transfer.
The fierce fallout from Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Brighton continues, especially as it follows last Monday’s 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.
It leaves Tottenham in pole position to hold onto the final Champions League qualification spot in the Prem.
And Gunners keeper Aaron Ramsdale told the club’s website:“It’s not good enough. Two games on the spin where the first 45 minutes has got away from us.
“We were not in the rhythm of the game, that’s unlike us, especially at home where we’ve normally started really well all season.
“It was a really poor performance… This was supposed to be the reaction game but it wasn’t.”
Marseille boss Jorge Sampaoli believes his Arsenal loanee Matteo Guendouzi is becoming one of the world’s best midfielders.
And lastly, it’s claimed Chelsea are keen on recruiting Arsenal attacker Khayon Edwards, 18.