Transfer Talk: Arsenal have Isak on their summer wishlist

The summer transfer window won’t reopen in Europe for a while yet, but there are plenty of moves in the works and gossip is swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Arsenal looking at Isak for the summer

Arsenal are lining up a move for Newcastle United forward Alexander Isak in the summer, reports the Independent.

It is reported that Gunners manager Mikel Arteta sees the 24-year-old Sweden international as the final piece of the puzzle to “complete” his team, following Isak’s recent impressive form that saw him score his 19th Premier League goal of the campaign in last week’s 5-1 win over Sheffield United.

A deal won’t be easy, though, with the Magpies said to be “strongly resistant” to moving him on, and the St. James’ Park hierarchy are also considering offering him a new contract.

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Manager Eddie Howe’s side are expected to be required to move players on before making new signings when the transfer market opens as they look to remain aligned with profit and sustainability rules (PSR), but whether Isak leaves Tyneside could depend on whether he attempts to force a move away.

Isak joined the club from Real Sociedad in 2022 for a club-record fee worth £63 million.

PAPER GOSSIP

Manchester United have made contact with the representatives of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to TeamTalk. The 29-year-old is set to be a free agent in the summer and it is reported that the Red Devils are among multiple teams interested in landing him. The Bianconeri are yet to open discussions over a new contract.

Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo is keen on a move to Newcastle United, reports the Daily Mail. The Magpies are reported to be one of the sides who have shown interest in the 26-year-old amid hopes of landing him as a free transfer next season. It is said that he could be “leaning” towards a move to St. James’ Park, and he can see how he fits into the club’s system while playing under manager Eddie Howe.

– Manchester United are looking for a fee of around £50m to part ways with winger Jadon Sancho in the summer, reports Ben Jacobs. The 24-year-old has been in impressive form of late while on loan at Borussia Dortmund, and it is believed that the Bundesliga club are interested in making his stay permanent.

– An initial enquiry was made by Inter Miami to the representatives of Benfica winger Ángel Di María, reports Fabrizio Romano. No decision has been made on the contract situation of the 36-year-old yet, and it is reported that his future remains open amid interest from the MLS side as well as clubs in Argentina. He has been in impressive form this season, having scored 14 goals while assisting another 12 in 42 appearances.

– A meeting has taken place between Barcelona and the representatives of defender Sergi Roberto, reports ESport 3. The Spanish outlet says that there is optimism that a deal could be completed soon, with both parties hoping to reach an agreement by next week. He has previously been linked with a move to MLS, but it looks as though the 32-year-old is now leaning towards staying with the Blaugrana.