in

Arsenal transfer news and rumours live: Houssem Aouar bid, Partey alternative, £50m problem

Hello and welcome to Sunday’s Arsenal live transfer blog, where we will bring you the latest stories coming out of the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners watched on during the goal-fest in the Premier League on Saturday and will do the same on Sunday, as they wait until Monday before locking horns with defending champions, Liverpool.

Mikel Arteta’s side have maintained a 100% record in all competitions this season after seeing off Fulham, West Ham and Leicester City, the latter being in the Carabao Cup.

Off the pitch, the Gunners have been active in the market and that looks set to continue heading into the final days of the window, with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey being the prime targets.

Exits are also on the cards, so it’s certainly a busy period and you can keep on top of all the latest news as it happens with our dedicated transfer blog.

16:26KEY EVENT

Aouar’s 100th appearance

Arsenal fans have wished Houssem Aouar well on his 100th appearance for Lyon.

But there’s a transfer motive behind the message.

Full story.

Houssem Aouar could join Arsenal this summer (Image: Julian Finney – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

16:10Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

15:05Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Aouar’s final Lyon appearance?

14:21Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

£50m transfer that could be bad news for Arsenal

According to the Mail, a £50million deal for Benfica defender Ruben Dias to Man City is close to completion.

And this could affect Arsenal and defender Sokratis.

Full story.

Sokratis has been linked with a move to Napoli (Image: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

12:59Tashan Deniran-Alleyne

Torreira latest

Torino are set to pull out of the race for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.

The Gunners are eager to offload the playmaker to increase transfer funds in their bid to sign the likes of the aforementioned Aouar and Thomas Partey.

Torino sporting director Davide Vagnati has spoken to about how his club cannot afford Torreira.

Atletico Madrid remain interested in a loan move…