The Alexander Isak to Arsenal transfer saga is heating up ahead of Monday’s deadline.
Whilst the January window is fast approaching its end, the fact that it will remain open until 11pm on the 31st means there’s plenty of time for Premier League clubs to wrap up any last-minute deals.
For Arsenal, this month has been dominated by departures so far. Sead Kolasinac and Calum Chambers have left permanently, whilst Pablo Mari, Folarin Balogun and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have sealed loan moves away.
Furthermore, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is attracting interest from Barcelona as well as Juventus and there’s also talk of Eddie Nketiah joining Newcastle United.
But what about potential incomings?
Well, signing a new striker is a priority for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu, although they’ve had to alter their plans after missing out to Juventus for Dusan Vlahovic.
Therefore, links to Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak have resurfaced.
For the Gunners to get a deal done they will most likely need to activate the €90million (£75.4million) release clause in the Sweden international’s contract with the La Liga outfit.
Of course, this is a scenario that Arsenal are familiar with having done this to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid in the 2020 summer transfer window.
And there’s excitement building that the Gunners are about to repeat this trick.
Take a look at what’s been said on Twitter…
@S806762136S said: “It’s happening! Get in.”
@hozho4 said: “Basically confirmed.”
@abduIinho said: “Say whatever you want, but no player in the world just goes to London for vacation during the final days of the transfer window while coincidentally being strongly linked to Arsenal.”