Arsenal transfer round-up: Llorente interest and Draxler heading elsewhere

Fernando Llorente

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Arsenal are now reportedly leading the race for Juventus striker Fernando Llorente, according to the International Business Times.

The Spanish striker is believed to want a move away from Turin this summer after failing to establish himself as first-choice at the club.

With Mario Mandzukic’s arrival he is deemed surplus to requirements by the Bianconeri and plenty of teams have been linked with his signature.

But IBT believe that it is Arsenal who lead the way, ahead of Manchester United, in the hunt for the Basque striker.

Arsenal are believed to be keen on Real Betis youngster Dani Ceballos, according to reports in Spain. AS are reporting that The Gunners are keen on the player, who is also on the radar for Juventus.

He has been compared to former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas in playing style and Wenger is believed to be keeping tabs on the player.

Sticking with the Arsenal and Juventus theme it looks like long-term target Julian Draxler is heading elsewhere.

The German international has reportedly agreed terms with Juventus, as reported by ESPN.

Now the Italian side must agree a fee with Schalke 04 for the player who has long been scouted by the Arsenal staff.

However he struggled with injuries last term and Juventus have decided to swoop now the iron has cooled down.

Finally and it looks as though Theo Walcott is set to sign a new deal with the club.

The Mirror claim he has followed in the footsteps of Olivier Giroud in agreeing a new deal with the club.

Official confirmation is expected in the coming days or weeks.

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