With Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud already having arrived this summer, Arsenal's attack should be much strengthened next season. That has done little to quell reports, though, that boss Arsene Wenger could yet go back into the transfer market for another forward.
Despite a disappointing Euro 2012, Robin van Persie remains much sought after this summer.
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TalkSport reports that the Gunners are monitoring the situation of Atletico Madrid's Adrian. The Spaniard would bring a lot of versatility to Arsenal's squad with his ability to play anywhere across the front line.
Spanish newspaper Marca is said to have reported that Atletico fear their player may be eager for a move as he has stalled on signing a new contract at the Vicente Calderon.
However, the Spaniard's own words tell a different story.
"I am very happy," Adrian said. "In my first year we have a title, something that you would expect, and I felt very comfortable with the people in the club. The support of the fans is amazing. I have three years and my idea is to follow."
The 24 year old impressed in Atletico's run to take the Europa League last season and is said to be valued at £14.5 million. Bayern Munich are also thought to be interested.
Speculation remains, though, over the future of Arsenal's leading marksman Robin van Persie. There has still been no world from either player or club about the Dutchman signing a new contract, with his existing deal having just a year left to run.
The Daily Mail reports that director of mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain, Leonardo, has registered his interest in Van Persie. Manchester City, Juventus and Barcelona are also thought to be keeping a close eye on developments.
It appears as though Arsenal can forget about signing Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. The Slovenian has been one of the top goalkeepers in Serie A in the past two seasons and was said to be interesting both Arsenal and North London rivals Tottenham.
But Udinese's technical manager Andrea Carnevale has said that the 27 year old will be remaining at the Stadio Friuli.
"Neither of them [Handanovic or Luis Muriel] will leave--the goalkeeper is still with us."
It seems unlikely that Wenger would still have been seriously chasing Handanovic, with Wojciech Szczesny now firmly established between the posts. However, as he showed for Poland at Euro 2012, the young Pole remains a little too error prone.
Finally, the future of Arsenal midfielder Denislon remains in limbo. The Brazilian spent last season on loan with Sao Paulo, who are eager to extend his loan. According to the Daily Mai, thought, Arsenal are only interested in a permanent transfer for a fee of around £6 million.
Despite Arsenal's wish for the player to return for pre-season training, the Brazilian club still hold out hope of keeping the 24 year old on a temporary basis.
"Arsenal's staff want him to return but we are waiting for [director of football] Adalberto Baptista to have talks with them," said vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes.
"Maybe we will manage to extend the loan for six more months or even another year."
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