According to a source, Arsenal is trying to improve their team this summer by signing Kyle Walker and Julian Alvarez from Manchester City.
Last summer, Arsenal bought Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus, both of whom proved important in their effort to challenge Manchester City in the Premier League in 2022/23.
Mikel Arteta’s squad has been bolstered by the acquisitions of Kai Havertz from Chelsea and Declan Rice from West Ham, with Jurrien Timber reportedly on his way from Ajax.
However, Nacional report they are also interested in signing Walker from City, as well as – considerably more audaciously – Alvarez.
Arsenal has reportedly contacted Manchester City and made an offer of €16 million for the 33-year-old.
Alvarez would be untransferable to any team in Europe save Manchester City, where Erling Haaland is ahead of the Argentine in the pecking order.
The 23-year-old striker agreed to join City from River Plate in January 2022 for €21 million before joining the team last summer and scored 17 goals in his rookie season.
Pep Guardiola, according to the source, is “delighted to have Alvarez” and “doesn’t want him to leave,” but “understands the striker wants to accumulate more minutes.” He has also been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
As a result, the City chief is said to be “considering giving him an exit if a large amount arrives for him.” Arsenal is ‘ready to spend €60m’ for the Argentine, but City wants €80m.
Manchester United and Newcastle United are also claimed to have the pair on their ‘agendas,’ although there has been ‘nothing more than an informal curiosity’ thus far.
The source claims that City are yet to reply to interest from any of their three Premier League opponents, while it is made plain that the Gunners see both Walker and Alvarez as ‘transferable players’.