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Arsenal transfer news: Arteta prepares Zinchenko sale with Newcastle and Bayern readying move

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Newcastle and Bayern Munich are keen on Oleksandr Zinchenko, with Arsenal setting an asking price of €45 million for the left-back, FootballTransfers can reveal.

For the Bundesliga giants, the Ukraine international has become one of the players high on the list to replace Alphonso Davies, who looks destined to leave in the summer for Real Madrid.

While at Newcastle, we are told that Eddie Howe is looking to strengthen his defence – especially on the left-hand side.

The club are playing Dan Burn as the first-choice left-back with mixed success this season, Matt Targett is hardly used, while Lewis Hall, on loan from Chelsea, is struggling for game-time.

Zinchenko was signed from Premier League title challenges Manchester City in 2022 and was integral for the Gunners in their push towards the title, of which they eventually finished five points behind the champions.

However, this season the 27-year-old has struggled, not just with injuries but also with his form – he has at times been criticised for his poor defending in games and his future now at the Emirates remains uncertain.

Eddie Howe is after an experienced left-back for the summer
© IMAGO – Eddie Howe is after an experienced left-back for the summer
Alphonso Davies could be heading to Real Madrid
© IMAGO – Alphonso Davies could be heading to Real Madrid

How much is Oleksandr Zinchenko worth?

It’s thought that Zinchenko will find it difficult to get back into the Arsenal side once he has returned from his calf injury for a number of reasons. This includes the fact that in-form Jakob Kiwior is now showing that he is not only becoming a very important member of Mikel Arteta’s title-challenging squad, but he is also slowly turning into a very capable left-back.

Meanwhile, Netherlands international Jurrien Timber, who was preferred to Zinchenko at the start of the season, is expected to return to the side soon.

FootballTransfers’ Estimated Transfer Value algorithm ranks Zinchenko at €30m – while he is contracted to Arsenal until 2026.

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