Arsenal Transfer News Roundup: Gunners face competition from Manchester United and Real Madrid for Youri Tielemans; club eyeing move for Shakhtar Doetsk midfielder, and more

Arsenal continued their stellar start to the season with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday. Martin Odegaard scored a brace, while William Saliba added a third as Mikel Artera’s team went atop the fledgling Premier League table after three games.

Meanwhile, the Gunners will face competition from Manchester United and Real Madrid in the race to sign Youri Tielemans in 2023. Elsewhere, the north London side are eyeing a move for a Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder.

On that note, here’s a look at the key Arsenal transfer stories as on August 21, 2022:

Arsenal face competition from Manchester United and Real Madrid for Youri Tielemans

Youri Tielemans could ignite a bidding war next summer.

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans remains the #1 target for Arsenal should they add another midfielder this transfer window. (GiveMeSport)

Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Belgian this summer but are yet to submit an offer for him. The Gunners have been on a roll this season but might need reinforcements next year with Granit Xhaka set to turn 30 next month. Tielemans would be a superb choice for Arteta.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, are expected to lay down succession plans for Toni Kroos and Luka Modric soon. With both players in the twilight of their career, Los Blancos have identified Jude Bellingham as an option for next summer. However, the La Liga giants want two new midfielders in 2023 and also have their eyes on Tielemans.

Manchester United are in the mix as well, as new manager Erik ten Hag prepares to revamp his midfield. With Casemiro and Christian Eriksen added this year, a move for Tielemans next summer would make sense for the Red Devils.

Gunners eyeing Mykhailo Moudryk move

Arsenal are eyeing a move for Mykhailo Moudryk this summer, according to Media Foot Marseille via Caught Offside.

The 21-year-old midfielder, who is also known as the Ukrainian Neymar due to his repertoire of skills, has caught the eye with Shakhtar Donetsk. The Gunners have been impressed with his recent performances and are plotting to take him to the Emirates.

The north London side have been targeting talented young players of late, and Moudryk could be the next in line. Having secured Oleksandr Zinchenko this summer, the Premier League side are now closely monitoring his countryman. However, the club is yet to submit an official bid for the player, who could come for around €20 million.

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