Arsenal transfer news: Julio Cesar hints and Rooney

A select round-up of transfer news relating to Arsenal, including Julio Cesar, Wayne Rooney and Ashley Williams.

With the transfer window now officially open, there will be plenty of Arsenal fans around the country hoping for some swift action from their club over the next couple of weeks. Although Gonzalo Higuain is likely to be the primary target, Julio Cesar has given an indication he could join Arsenal, by saying he wants to stay in London.

The Brazil goalkeeper is looking to resolve his future after winning the Confederations Cup last night, and wants to leave QPR to stay in the Premier League to ensure he is selected for the World Cup next summer.

Arsenal are looking for a keeper after Wojiech Szczesny and Lukasz Fabianski both underwhelmed last season, and having missed out on Simon Mignolet and been priced out of a move for Asmir Begovic, Cesar might be the perfect solution.

Wayne Rooney is set for crunch talks with David Moyes this week as he decides whether or not to push for a move away from Old Trafford this summer. Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid are all reportedly waiting for the outcome of the talks on Tuesday, with Rooney so far indicating he wants to leave Manchester United.

Whether Arsenal would move for Rooney if they signed Higuain is debateable, but the England international has been praised by Arsene Wenger recently, with the Gunners keen to show they can compete for any player in the transfer market.

Ben Davies has said his team-mate Ashley Williams is worth the £10million price-tag Swansea City have placed upon him. Arsenal are reportedly unwilling to meet that valuation of the 28-year-old, who is keen to leave Swansea for a bigger club this summer after five years at the Liberty.

Davies said that he hoped Williams would stay at the Welsh club, but also said that £10million was a fair price. Liverpool and Everton have also been linked with a move for the Wales captain, with Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers both working with Williams when they were in charge at Swansea.

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