Football Digest: Fee piles ‘pressure’ on Rice ahead of Arsenal move
Arsenal have been handed a blow in their pursuit of Fenerbahce star Arder Gular, with Barcelona pushing to put themselves in pole position to acquire the services of the forward. Numerous clubs are interested in acquiring the services of the talented teenager, though Barca sporting director Deco has been in direct communication with the player’s entourage this week.
Mikel Arteta has enjoyed an incredible start to the summer transfer window, acquiring the services of Kai Havertz from Chelsea recently in a deal worth up to £65million. Talks are also ongoing with Ajax over defender Jurrien Timber, who has been identified as the ideal defensive signing to provide depth across the backline.