Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal pick Toney alternative, Man Utd recall star, Mbappe agreement


According to recent reports, Arsenal are wincing at the £100m Brentford are said to be holding out for in order to sell Ivan Toney.

The striker will be available in the January transfer window, but the Bees are adament they will not be low-balled.

According to new reports via the Independent and FootballTransfers, the Gunners are now mulling over going back to a missed opportunity from years past and attempting to prise Alexander Isak from Newcastle.

Arsenal targeted Isak during the summer of 2022, aiming to reunite him with former Sociedad teammate Martin Odegaard.

However, negotiations broke down due to concerns over the player's release clause, which Arsenal deemed too high. Newcastle ended up taking the plunge for the Sweden star, and were instantly rewarded. Isak has taken to Premier League football effortlessly and looks like a born finisher.

While Newcastle have the bottomless pit of Saudi Arabian billions behind them, the club must continue to operate within the rules of Financial Fair Play, meaning that selling Isak for a big fee would enable the Magpies to reinvest in an even bigger name, potentially.

Eddie Howe will not want to lose his frontman, but Newcastle's resolve could certainly be tested.

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