Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Arsenal on Sunday, February 21.
The January transfer window has now closed, leaving Arsenal to begin looking forward to the summer for their next round of recruitment.
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the Emirates Stadium.
Sunday morning’s Arsenal transfer talk news roundup:
Arsenal are reportedly preparing to rival Barcelona for the signature of Sevilla attacker Bryan Gil.
The 20-year-old is currently on loan with Eibar and has made 18 appearances in all competitions during the 2020-21 campaign, contributing three goals and three assists in the process.
Earlier this month, Barca scout Mani revealed that the Catalan giants were interested in the Spain Under-21s international, branding him “the best footballer in Spain”.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners are also admirers of the attacker and could battle Ronald Koeman’s side for his signature during this summer’s transfer window.
Gil is believed to have a €35m (£30.3m) release clause in his existing deal at Estadio Ramon, but Sevilla are said to be working on an extension in the hope of raising the buy-out fee to €150m (£130m).
The youngster has scored twice in 21 appearances for Sevilla, while he has also previously spent time on loan with Leganes in Spain’s top flight.
Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell has reportedly snubbed interest from Arsenal to sign a new long-term deal with the Eagles.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season under Roy Hodgson during the 2020-21 campaign with 13 appearances in all competitions – 12 of them being starts in the Premier League.
Having loaned Sead Kolasinac out to Schalke and lost Kieran Tierney to a calf problem, Arsenal were tipped to bring in one of Mitchell or fellow Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt during the most recent transfer window.
The Gunners did not strike a deal for either player, though, and The Mirror now reports that Mitchell has agreed to pen fresh terms at Selhurst Park.
The report claims that the defender’s new-and-improved deal will keep him on at Palace until 2025, and Hodgson was keen to fend off interest from top Premier League clubs by tying him down to a new contract.
Mitchell has played the full 90 minutes in six of Palace’s last nine Premier League matches, and his previous deal was due to expire this summer.
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