Arsenal’s pursuit of Pedro Neto looks destined to end in failure with Wolves reluctant to sell and unwilling to budge in their asking price.
The Portugal international had been identified as the Gunners’ preferred replacement for Nicolas Pepe, who recently moved to Nice, but despite positive talks with his representatives, little progress has been made.
Writing for The Athletic, David Ornstein says a move “is now looking highly improbable”.
Given the transfer window closes at 11pm on Thursday, Mikel Arteta and Edu face a race against time to buy the winger they’ve craved all summer. A pursuit of Brazil international Raphinha also ended in disappointment when Barcelona found the necessary funds to lure him to Camp Nou.
Villarreal’s Yeremy Pino appears to be a player of interest but there’s not been much in the papers about that link since it surfaced earlier in the month.
If a big-money signing isn’t made, the club could make use of Marquinhos and Reiss Nelson should they want to rotate in the Europa League.
In terms of outgoings, Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles could still leave. It’s expected that further academy kids will also depart on loan.