Good morning Arsenal fans
AC Milan have handed Arsenal a transfer blow after agreeing on a new long-term contract for Ismael Bennacer.
The midfielder has been a transfer target for the Gunners as they look to add some more steel to their midfield to boost their unlikely Premier League title challenge.
But the 25-year-old will sign the new contract in the next few days, according to Frabizio Romano.
The transfer journalist has also suggested that the contract will continue to have the pre-existing £44million release clause.
AC Milan did want to remove the clause but have agreed to keep it in his deal, it is believed only to be open for teams from abroad.
Bennacer’s new contract at the San Siro will run until 2027.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Giannis
Konstantelias in a £10million transfer from PAOK.
The Gunners currently sit at the top of the Premier League table, five points ahead of Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta is eager to add to his squad this month in the hope of continuing the club’s title charge.
And according to the Evening Standard, Konstantelias has emerged as a transfer target.
Arsenal sporting director Edu is expected to send scouts to watch the 19-year-old, who is valued at around £10m, in action for PAOK later this month.
But, the Gunners face competition from Premier League rivals Manchester City, Wolves, Leeds and Crystal Palace in the transfer race.
Palmeiras have reportedly received a bid for in-demand midfielder Danilo, according to reports.
Goal claim that one of Arsenal, AS Monaco and Atletico Madrid have submitted an offer for the 21-year-old midfielder.
However, the identity of the club is being kept quiet.
The Gunners were believed to have had a £20m bid turned down for the youngster in the summer.
Tammy Abraham is a target for BOTH Arsenal and Man Utd, this January transfer window.
The Roma striker has endured a difficult campaign this season, after a stellar debut for the Serie A giants.
Following his 27 goal haul last term, this year he has struggled with just four strikes in 21 games.
And according to Italian outlet La Repubblica, that could mean Roma could let the centre forward go – with the two Premier League clubs monitoring the situation.