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Arsenal transfer round-up as Everton ace studies move and Fulham launch talks

A round-up of the latest Arsenal transfer news as Everton ace Amadou Onana mulls moving to Emirates Stadium and Fulham open talks to sign a star Gunners prospect.

The north London natives are currently facing more outgoings than signings as deadline day nears. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen to improve his side to remain in the Premier League title fight. But sporting director Edu must raise funds to avoid the squad breaching FFP rules.
Arsenal were already close to the FFP limit last summer when David Raya joined in an initial loan transfer from Brentford. But Arteta believes they need further reinforcements to build on sitting third in the top-flight table through 21 games with a five-point deficit to Liverpool.
Arsenal transfer round-up

Belgium midfielder Amadou Onana is considering a transfer to Arsenal as the Gunners have held talks with Everton. But Het Nieuwsblad reports that the Gunners cannot afford the 22-year-old’s transfer in January without selling a big-ticket star as they try to avoid FFP issues.
Arsenal sent scouts to the Bundesliga contest between RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday to watch several targets. HITC Football reports that the Gunners sent talent spotters to run the rule over Xavi Simons, Lois Openda, Jeremie Frimpong and also Exequiel Palacios.
Marseille are pushing to sign Nuno Tavares in January with Arsenal 100% open to selling the left-back. But Fabrizio Romano notes that Nottingham Forest are insisting that he will spend the season at the City Ground. Arsenal do not have a recall clause in the Reds’ loan transfer.
Hale End talent Charlie Patino is a transfer target for Fulham, who have already approached Arsenal. But Football Transfers reports that the Gunners told the Cottagers that they do not plan to recall the midfielder from his loan to Swansea City. Patino may leave in the summer.

Poland centre-back Jakub Kiwior is pushing to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window amid interest from AC Milan. According to Calciomercato, the 23-year-old wants to agree a move away to secure regular game time having only played for 707 minutes so far this term.

Borussia Dortmund hope to convince Arsenal academy talent Chidozie Obi-Martin of a move to Germany. Sport1 reports that BVB aim to take advantage of the Gunners not being able to give the striker a professional contract until he turns 17, with Arsenal desperate to keep him.

Boca Juniors ace Ezequiel Fernandez may move to the Premier League in January as Arsenal are interested in a transfer. El Crack Deportivo reports the Gunners have flown scouts to join Benfica, Inter Milan and Sevilla at a pre-Olympic tournament to watch the €15m (£13m) ace.

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