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Transfer Talk – Arsenal may use Matteo Guendouzi in summer swap deal

The coronavirus pandemic has made the summer transfer window uncertain, but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond.

Arsenal to include Guendouzi in summer swap?

Arsenal are said to be entertaining the idea of including midfielder Matteo Guendouzi in a swap deal during the summer transfer window.

Sources told ESPN last week that a meeting between Guendouzi and Gunners boss Mikel Arteta ironed out any differences the young France international had with the club, but now the Mail says that a transfer could be on the cards.

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Arsenal officials have reportedly begun putting out feelers to clubs in order to see what kind of players they could get in return for the controversial youngster. The Gunners are set to have a limited transfer budget, and as such, they’re willing to explore all possibilities in the name of strengthening their squad.

Guendouzi has missed Arsenal’s last two games after a poor disciplinary showing against Brighton, with the club hoping that there’s still substantial interest in the 21-year-old across Europe.

Matteo Guendouzi’s time in London could be coming to an end, with reports saying that Arsenal are open to a swap deal. Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty ImagesTottenham confident over Hojbjerg deal

Tottenham Hotspur are growing increasingly confident that they’ll be able to sign Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer, the Telegraph reports.

The 24-year-old has been at the heart of growing speculation in recent months, with North London being tipped as his end destination during the upcoming transfer window. If they want to get a deal done, though, Spurs may have to go down the swap route.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho will have to raise the funds for the move by selling members of his own squad, with one possibility being the sale of Kyle Walker-Peters who is currently out on loan with the South Coast…