11am Arsenal news: Dembele will cost £362m, Calero could replace Holding, Kokcu wows Emirates scouts

Read all this and more gossip, plus the latest transfer news, from the Emirates.

BELE RUMBLES ON

ARSENAL will need to stump up a staggering £362million if they are to land Barcelona superstar Ousmane Dembele, according to reports.

The French wonderkid showed his potential on the biggest stage of all by scoring a remarkable individual effort in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham last night.

HOLDING OUT FOR A LERO

ARSENAL are reportedly targeting Real Valladolid star Fernando Calero to help ease their defensive worries.

Unai Emery is desperate to strengthen his backline next month after Rob Holding was ruled out for the rest of the season after injuring himself last week in the draw at Manchester United.

WHAT LUC YOU CALLED ME

LUCAS TORREIRA revealed a phone call from Unai Emery at the beginning of the season persuaded him to join Arsenal.

Torreira has been an essential part of Emery’s team in the last 11 games, as his performances at the heart of midfield have impressed Arsenal fans.

GUNNERS EYE TRANSFER CU

ARSENAL sent scouts to watch highly-rated youngster Orkun Kokcu make his senior debut for Feyenoord on the weekend.

SunSport reported earlier this month that a whole host of top-clubs were pining for his signature.

GAZ UNDER FIRE IF HE SAYS 'ARSENAL'

NEW AC Milan chief Ivan Gazidis could be fined £90 every time he mentions his former club Arsenal.

Reports say the the South African-born businessman faces the bizarre penalty – but will also be told to run the Serie A club like he did the Gunners.

RAMSEY REPLACEMENT?

ARSENAL are the latest club to have put tabs on Houssem Aouar as they look for a potential replacement for departing Aaron Ramsey.

The Lyon midfielder is a wanted man across Europe thanks to his impressive form of late, but Arsenal want to have first refusal on the hotshot as they look to fill a void.

NO MESSI BREAK UP

ARSENAL'S hopes of signing Ousmane Dembele looked to have been scuppered – by Lionel Messi.

The North London side were hoping to make a move for the French star, but Dembele's team-mates seem to be trying to put Arsenal off him.

PEP'S WATCHING

MANCHESTER CITY have joined Arsenal in pursuit of Lille star Nicolas Pepe, according to reports.

The Premier League champions sent scouts to watch the winger in action against Reims on Sunday.

UNITED AND GUNNERS WATCHING 'NEW TONI KROOS'

MANCHESTER UNITED and Arsenal are watching Hertha Berlin wonderkid Arne Maier.

The 19-year-old has been labelled the ‘new Toni Kroos’ in the Bundesliga.

NOTHING LEFT

MARSEILLE are keen to bolster their defence in January and could turn to Nacho Monreal or Alberto Moreno, according to reports.

The French side are currently fifth in Ligue 1 but are just four points clear of 11th-placed Reims.

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