Arsenal & Celtic’s Kieran Tierney
Unless something goes horribly wrong, Arsenal should finally complete the signing of Celtic’s Kieran Tierney today.
Tierney has been linked with a move to Arsenal throughout the summer, and that deal should happen on deadline day.
Various reports all indicate that Tierney’s transfer to Arsenal is wrapped up.
Sky Sports have confirmed that “Arsenal have agreed a fee with Celtic over the transfer of Kieran Tierney who is on his way to London for a medical”.
BREAKING: Arsenal have agreed a fee with Celtic over the transfer of Kieran Tierney who is on his way to London for a medical, Sky Sports News understands
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 7, 2019
How much will Arsenal pay Celtic?
The Scottish Sun have delved into the financials behind the Tierney transfer:
Kieran Tierney will finally sign for Arsenal today in a record-breaking £25 million deal.
The move will see KT become the most expensive Scot in history when he pens a five-year deal worth around £75,000 a week.
— Scottish Sun Sport (@scotsunsport) August 8, 2019
The Kieran Tierney career story is stunning. Character, desire, ability, maturity, attitude. Every reward he’s had so far he’s earned. Now after @scotsunsport broke the news of his £25m Arsenal move the 22yr old’s set for another level. Good luck to him.
— Derek McGregor (@McGregorDerek) August 7, 2019
Chelsea & David Luiz
Unai Emery is also set to sign David Luiz from Chelsea, reports the Mirror’s Darren Lewis.
Links between Luiz and Arsenal sprung up on Wednesday, amid reports that Frank Lampard has told the Brazilian that he’s not viewed as a starter this season.
Of course, Luiz only recently signed a contract extension to remain with the Blues.
However, the defender seems poised to leave Stamford Bridge for a second time, as the Mirror announce:
Chelsea are poised to agree the sensational sale of David Luiz to Arsenal after a string of explosive rows.
Frank Lampard is understood to have moved decisively after his first big test and a deal worth around £8million is expected to be agreed ahead of Thursday’s 5pm deadline.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) August 8, 2019
Juventus & Daniele Rugani
Could Arsenal end up signing three defenders on transfer deadline day?
Another rumoured target this summer has been Juventus centre-half Daniele Rugani.
According to Italian reporter Alfredo Pedulla, Arsenal are set for a “photo finish” in their efforts to land Rugani:
— Alfredo Pedullà (@AlfredoPedulla) August 8, 2019
Crucially, Rugani has reportedly agreed to join the Gunners on loan, while Juventus are open to completing the deal.
Alfredo Pedulla also outlines how the Rugani-Arsenal transfer may be structured: a two-year loan agreement with a compulsory option to buy.
Yet, the Rugani transfer isn’t a done deal for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, it’s claimed that there isn’t enough time for Rugani to head to London, so Arsenal will have to travel to Milan to try and reach an agreement.
Secondly, Arsenal and Juventus still need to agree financial terms.