One of the main transfer rumours at the heart of the Arsenal sphere these days isn’t about an incoming, but about an exit.
As the Gunners recently announced five departures, including those of both Dani Ceballos and Martin Ødegaard, another player could be on his way out.
That is Mattéo Guendouzi, who spent the past season away on loan at Hertha BSC and is currently recovering from a metatarsal fracture.
Marseille in France have been the most interested in acquiring the 22-year-old, and with no future for him at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta, there’s a good chance he could happen.
However, that will come at a price, as Le10 Sport seem to believe the Gunners are looking to make a profit from the player, regardless of his current status at the Emirates.
According to the website, Arsenal have set ‘an important price’ for the transfer to take place, said to be ‘well over €10m’, which has ‘delayed the completion of the deal’.
The reason for this demand is that the Gunners seem to have an option to extend the contract by a year, thus giving them more power in talks.
Despite all this, ‘negotiations continue’ and there is ‘still hope of getting a quick agreement with the London club’.