Latest Arsenal transfer rumours: Gunners make Holding decision, €15m Portuguese starlet linked
All the latest Arsenal transfer news and rumours in the week of the new Premier League season, with Mikel Arteta preparing the Gunners for their first game at Fulham
The new Premier League season is almost upon us for Arsenal and their top flight rivals.
In just a matter of days, Arsenal will walk out at Craven Cottage to kick-off their new season at Fulham.
But before and indeed beyond the big kick-off, Mikel Arteta and Edu will be hoping to wrap up more signings, with the deadline for the summer transfer window
And with that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer rumours and gossip.
Arsenal enter Mendes race
Arsenal and AC Milan are vying to sign Sporting CP full-back Nuno Mendes.
According to O Jogo, the Gunners have declared their 'intent' to land the talented 18-year-old.
The issue for Arsenal may be that AC Milan have already told Sporting they will pay €15m.
The Gunners haven't gone that far just yet, but they may need to get a move on if they want to land Mendes, who has already racked up nine senior league appearances.
Serie A outfit Lazio have rejected the chance to sign Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.
That's according to The Times, who say Lazio aren't keen despite being offered the midfielder, who looks set to leave this summer.
Sampdoria are said to be interested in taking Torreira back, initially on loan, having sold him to the Gunners.
And there are fresh reports Torino may have made an offer worth around £21m.