Closing in on Adli
Arsenal are closing in on the signing of teenager Yacine Adli, according to the Guardian.
The 17-year-old midfielder has worked with manager Unai Emery at his former club Paris Saint-Germain, and he has reportedly rejected an offer of a professional contract from the French club and decided to follow Emery to the Emirates.
The contract that he’s being offered by Arsenal is for three years, and it includes options for extensions.
Adli made his first-team debut for PSG comin on as a substitute in the 84th minute of the last round of the Ligue 1 season against Caen. Considered one of the brightest talents in Europe, Adli is primarily a creative central midfielder, but he can also play on either flank.
Rugani not happening
If Arsenal ever had any actual hope of signing Daniele Rugani from Juventus, they’ve been shot down by the player’s agent.
Davide Torchia, the man representing the 23-year-old centre-back, believes his client’s future remains at Juventus. Speaking to TalkSport (reported by Sky Sports), he said the Italian champions see Rugani as ‘unsellable’ and that they’ve never even considered allowing him to leave the club. They are very satisfied with him and don’t want to lose him under any circumstances.
Interest in Lukas Klostermann
The Daily Express report that Arsenal are interested in RB Leipzig’s Lukas Klostermann as part of their defensive overhaul.
It’s no big secret the Gunners need reinforcements at the back and Klostermann would certainly go some way in plugging the holes. A highly versatile 22-year-old, he has been a vital part of Leipzig’s back line ever since his introduction to the first team in 2014/15, helping them earn promotion and establish themselves as a strong Bundesliga team.
However, Leipzig have already lost midfielder Naby Keita to Liverpool and there is growing interest from top clubs around Europe for striker Timo Werner. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether they would consider parting with a vital defender as well.