6pm Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Gunners tracking Ake and Upamecano, Kurzawa ‘advanced talks’, Bielsa blasts Gunners – The Sun

ARSENAL are targeting a new name as Mikel Arteta looks to improve the Gunners' defence.

Getafe centre-back Djene has been mentioned, while PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa is reportedly in advanced talks.

Follow all the latest Arsenal transfer gossip and updates below…

  • ARSENAL'S David Luiz has sent a message to teenage Gunners fan David who is running the London Marathon…

  • JEROME BOATENG will be allowed to leave Bayern Munich in the summer amid Arsenal transfer links, according to reports in Germany.

    Bayern have reportedly said they are prepared to let the central defender leave for approximately £12.8million.

    The Germany international has made more than 300 appearances for the German giants and has won seven successive German titles and the 2013 Champions League.

    But feels his future no longer lies at the Bundesliga champs.

    And it is believed the Gunners are in pole position to sign the 31-year-old World Cup winner.

  • GABRIEL MARTINELLI is open to the possibility of representing Italy at international level.

    Born in the suburbs of Sao Paulo, the Arsenal striker is yet to make his senior debut for Brazil.

    Martinelli qualifies for the Azzurri through his father and has been sounded out by the Italian FA before.

    And he told DAZN Brazil: “I am Brazilian and my dream, of course, is to play for Brazil.

    “But I could also play for Italy and nothing has been decided.

    “I haven’t received a call from Brazil yet.”

  • ARSENAL'S season stats so far show just how reliant they are on the goals of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang…

  • THREE TRACK AK

    Arsenal and Tottenham are poised to pounce if Chelsea do not use their £40million buy-back option on Nathan Ake.

    The Dutch defender, 24, has starred for the Cherries since leaving Stamford Bridge and the Blues have the option to secure a return.

    But the Athletic claims Chelsea's scouting reports have left doubts over Ake's ability to make an impact for Frank Lampard's side.

    And that could open the door for one of their top-four rivals to swoop, with Spurs, City and Chelsea all keeping tabs on the Dutch international.

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