John Cross reports for the Mirror that despite the heavy cost of the moves Arsenal have made already this summer, the Gunners are still in the market for a new right-sided forward.
Cross writes that it’s clear Arsenal’s business isn’t done yet, with significant interest in the likes of Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney, and Thomas Partey for potential outgoings.
James McNicholas confirms on his YouTube channel that there could still be an opportunistic signing for a forward, and he speculates that it might be worth keeping an eye on Joao Felix.
Felix and Atletico Madrid were both hoping for his loan to Chelsea to go well so he could make a big-money move to the Premier League this summer.
But that didn’t happen, leaving him in an uncertain situation with his parent club.
The 23-year-old is reportedly a subdued figure in training at the moment, generally playing in Diego Simeone’s “second XI” in training.
At times, he hasn’t been involved in the matches at all, and he seemed particularly unhappy after he was left out of Monday’s session. As it stands, he doesn’t even have a shirt number.
Atletico haven’t received any offers for Felix, and Benfica (who can’t afford him) are the only club to publicly confirm their interest.
The Athletic report that Atletico may be open to another loan, though it’s hard to say whether that would suit Arsenal.
The Gunners seemed to show an interest in Felix in January, eventually pulling out as they were unwilling to match the £15m Chelsea were paying in wages and a loan fee.
If Atletico were asking for similar money this time around, you’d probably expect the same result.