Ruben Neves tells teammates he is willing to join Arsenal this summer with talks underway for midfielder

Ruben Neves
Arsenal have opened talks to sign the Wolves star (Picture: Getty)

Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has indicated to his teammates that he wants to join Arsenal this summer.

The Portugal international has emerged as a transfer target for the Gunners with Mikel Arteta eager to strengthen his options in the middle of the park.

The Sunday Times claim Arsenal have ‘begun work’ to bring the midfielder to north London and are hopeful of agreeing a deal for around £34m.

Wolves meanwhile are open to selling the 24-year-old and according to the Daily Mail, Neves is ‘aware of Arsenal’s interest’ and has ‘indicated his willingness’ to join the Gunners to his Wolves teammates.

The Sun meanwhile claim Wolves are ready to listen to offers for both Neves and his countryman Joao Moutinho, with their Chinese owners eager to raise funds needed to rebuild the squad.

Mikel Arteta
Arteta eager to strengthen his options in midfield (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal’s options in the middle of the park are already limited with Dani Ceballos returning to Real Madrid following the end of his loan spell with the club.

Granit Xhaka meanwhile remains heavily linked with a move to Roma, with Jose Mourinho reportedly keen to make the Switzerland international the first signing of his reign following his appointment as Paulo Fonseca’s successor last month.

Reports also claim that Arsenal remain interested in Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, who has already asked to leave the club.

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