Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gunners make official bid for Moises Caicedo and plot summer move for La Liga midfielder

Moises Caicedo Brighton August 2022 Credit: Alamy
Moises Caicedo Brighton August 2022 Credit: Alamy

Keep up to date with all the Arsenal transfer news and speculation during the January transfer window.

After missing out on the top four last season, Arsenal went on a £120m spending spree in the summer transfer window and brought in Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos.

The Gunners have since enjoyed a sensational start to the season and are looking to win their first Premier League title since 2003-04.

But Mikel Arteta is refusing to rest on his laurels and the manager is looking to improve their squad with further additions.

When quizzed on the January window, Arteta told reporters in December: “We are going to be active, and active means we are looking to strengthen the team.

“This squad still doesn’t have the luxury of not maximising every single window. We have to do that because it’s really important, but then we have to get the right profile. It has to be the right player to take us to the next level.”

They reportedly tried to sign Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid for the remainder of the season, but Chelsea won the race for his signature after agreeing to pay the €11million loan fee.

Arsenal then turned their attention to Ukraine international Mykhailo Mudryk, only for Chelsea to intervene once again by matching the £88.5million asking price. 

Despite those setbacks, the Gunners are still on the lookout for new signings and the rumour mill is churning out stories and speculation.

Here’s a list of all the transfer lines from all the newspapers, online publishers and transfer correspondents since January 15…

Leandro Trossard

After missing out on Felix and Mudryk, Arsenal have now closed out a deal for Brighton’s Trossard. We rounded up the major news about the winger as the deal progressed.

– Arsenal officially confirm that Trossard has joined the club after signing a four-and-a-half-year contract. (Arsenal official website, January 20).

– The Gunners have reached an agreement with Brighton and will pay £27m for Trossard. (David Ornstein, January 19).

– Arsenal want to pay £20m for Trossard, while Brighton value him at around £26m. (The Daily Mail, January 19).

– Arsenal and working on a deal to sign the Belgium international, but the two clubs have not yet reached an agreement. (The Athletic, January 19).

– The Gunners have opened talks to sign Trossard. They have agreed personal terms with the player and negotiations are advanced. (Fabrizio Romano, January 19).

– Arsenal have explored a possible move for Trossard, who is seen as a more-attainable target than Kaoru Mitoma. (90min, January 15).

– Trossard to Arsenal is ‘one to watch’ during the January window. (David Ornstein, January 15).

– Arsenal still want to make two signings in the January transfer window and have been offered the chance to sign Trossard. (The Independent, January 15).

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli with Brighton's Leandro Trossard. TEAMtalk montage. Credit: Alamy
Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli with Brighton's Leandro Trossard. TEAMtalk montage. Credit: Alamy

READ: Leandro Trossard: Comparing his Premier League stats in 2022/23 to current Arsenal forwards

Who have Arsenal been linked with?

Defenders

Ivan Fresneda, Real Valladolid(The Athletic, January 23; Fabrizio Romano, January 21; talkSPORT, January 20; The Athletic, January 19; Fabrizio Romano, January 18; TuttoJuve, January 17).

Jakub Kiwior, Spezia(Arsenal official website, January 23; Fabrizio Romano, January 20; Gianluca Di Marzio, January 20; Tomasz Wlodarczyk, Janaury 20).

Midfielders

Moises Caicedo, Brighton(David Ornstein, January 27; Fabrizio Romano, January 27; Graeme Bailey, January 26; Daily Telegraph, January 25; Evening Standard, January 24).

Martin Zubimendi, Real Sociedad(Sport, January 27; Mundo Deportivo, January 24; Cadena Ser, January 21).

Ibrahima Bamba, Vitoria Guimaraes(Jornal de Noticias, January 26).

Amadou Onana, Everton(Graeme Bailey, January 26; Evening Standard, January 24; Het Nieuwsblad, January 24; Sacha Tavolieri, January 23).

Youri Tielemans, Leicester City (Graeme Bailey, January 26).

Weston McKennie, Juventus(La Repubblica, January 25; Gazzetta Dello Sport, January 23).

Declan Rice, West Ham United(Nacional, January 23; The Guardian, January 21; Daily Star, January 18; Daily Mail, January 16; The Telegraph, January 16; The Times, January 16).

Eduardo Camavinga, Real Madrid(Evening Standard, January 2o).

Warren Zaire-Emery, PSG (Fabrice Hawkins, January 18).

Nicolo Zaniolo, Roma(Gianluca Di Marzio, January 18).

Forwards

Ferran Torres, Barcelona(Sport, January 25; 90min, January 15).

Federico Chiesa, Juventus(Calciomercato, January 23).

Jaidon Anthony, Bournemouth(Daily Mail, January 19).

Raphinha, Barcelona(Sport, January 18; 90min, January 15).

Moussa Diaby, Bayer Leverkusen(Daily Mail, January 17; Dharmesh Sheth, January 17; Sky Deutschland, January 16).

Raheem Sterling, Chelsea(Fichajes, January 17).

Victor Osimhen, Napoli(Il Mattino, January 16).

Youssoufa Moukoko, Borussia Dortmund(Graeme Bailey, January 16).

Dusan Vlahovic, Juventus(Calciomercato, January 15; La Stampa, January 15).

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Napoli(90min, January 15).

Who has been linked with a move away from Arsenal?

Kieran Tierney, N/A(James Benge, January 27).

Bukayo Saka, Real Madrid(Nacional, January 27).

Albert Sambi Lokonga, loan, Monaco(Daily Mail, January 25).

Cedric, loan, Fulham(Fabrizio Romano, January 25; ESPN, January 25; The Athletic, January 17).

William Saliba, PSG – (Media Foot, January 19).

Gabriel Martinelli, PSG(Media Foot, January 19).

Gabriel Magalhaes, Juventus(Calciomercato, January 15).

Contract updates

Gabriel Martinelli(Fabrizio Romano, January 17).

Bukayo Saka(Fabrizio Romano, January 17).

William Saliba(Fabrizio Romano, January 17).

Not happening

Eduardo Camavinga, Real Madrid(Fabrizio Romano, January 21).

Raphinha, Barcelona(Mundo Deportivo, January 17; Semra Hunter, January 16).

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