Arsenal Looking for a Tomiyasu Swap and Transfers

Arsenal has reportedly offered the idea of sending Takehiro Tomiyasu to Inter in exchange for Denzel Dumfries. The Nerazzurri are aware that they’ll have to cash in on a first-team player in the coming months to help alleviate their financial concerns, an issue they faced last year when Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi were sold.

Dumfries has seemingly been Inter’s choice for a while now and his impressive performance against the United States at the World Cup saw him attract attention across Europe, with Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United particularly keen. As reported by major outlets, Arsenal also emerged to explore a deal for Dumfries and offered Inter a swap deal involving Tomiyasu, who has struggled for consistent minutes this season under Mikel Arteta. Whilst an intriguing idea, the Nerazzurri are not interested in accepting the proposal, making it clear that only pure cash offers will be considered.

The club is hoping to pick up around €50-60m from the Dutchman’s sale, figures the Gunners are unlikely to invest considering their need for a new striker. Additionally, Arsenal has reportedly made contact with Dusan Vlahovic’s representatives over a possible January transfer following Gabriel Jesus’ knee injury. Reports in Italy have claimed that the Gunners have contacted the striker’s representatives to discuss a possible deal in January.

Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport claims Arteta’s side is one of many clubs to ponder the striker’s future amid uncertainty over whether he’ll stay with Juventus. The report suggests that discreet talks are alleged to have taken place during the World Cup, where Vlahovic netted in his nation’s 3-2 defeat to Switzerland. The uncertainty over Juventus’ finances has resulted in increased speculation over the future of many Old Lady stars and it is expected many will be linked with moves away.