Arsenal transfer news: Debuchy speaks out; Spanish keeper legends linked; Campbell

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All the latest transfer news and gossip from The Emirates this morning.

Mathieu Debuchy has sought to distance himself from reports that he told French media he is Arsenal bound. Yesterday saw him have to confirm a post on his Instagram page was not in fact him, but a very good fake, but it was still reported that he had suggested to a TF1 reporter that an Arsenal deal was done - after Germany sent France packing in the quarter finals.

Now he has confirmed talks with Arsenal, but refused to say any deal was done:

"It wasn't me who posted it on Instagram. Everyone is saying that, but nothing has been done. For the moment, we are discussing it. Arsenal are a great club. We'll see what happens."

Debuchy is reportedly the subject of an £8 million bid to replace international team-mate Bacary Sagna.

Joel Campbell has been involved in a bizarre row over his representation. Italian Ruggero Lacarenza had recently suggested he was working for the Costa Rican on securing a move to Italy. After Campbell's impressive World Cup plenty of teams were said to be interested in the striker.

But his actual agent, Joaquim Batica has made it clear he has no intention of leaving the Gunners at the moment and was focused on the World Cup - which Costa Rica exited yesterday:

"Joel has never met this man and doesn't have a clue who he is. He does not represent his interests. I do...Once this amazing adventure here is over, Joel is heading to London. He has always wanted to play in the Premier League and Arsenal is his club."

Finally, and Arsenal are being linked with two of Spain's great goalkeepers this morning.

It is reported that the Gunners are looking into the signature of former Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes. The stopper left the Nou Camp for AS Monaco on a free transfer this summer, but the Ligue 1 side pulled the plug when he suffered a serious knee injury.

Meanwhile Iker Casillas is believed to have offered a 'come and get me' plea at Real Madrid - after a difficult 12 months for the Spanish captain.

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