Reports: Arsenal close to completing £58m double deal – could both play against Chelsea

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Arsenal have made good progress on transfers this week as they look to respond to a disastrous Premier League start against Brentford. 

The Gunners were under pressure to make more moves in the market and it seems as though they will do so in the coming days. 

Two new signings are on the cards and both could be in the squad for the Chelsea game if they are registered as Arsenal players before midday on Friday. 

The first through the door looks like it will be Martin Odegaard. 

After taking him on loan last January, Arsenal are now moving close to the permanent transfer of Odegaard, in a deal worth around £30million according to The Athletic

There had been talk of figures closer to £50million for Odegaard when Arsenal were first interested, so the Gunners patience on this deal appears to have been rewarded. 

We brought you the news on Monday that Arsenal were growing increasingly confident of completing this deal and as of last night, talks seem to have reached another milestone. 

In the club’s search for a new goalkeeper to provide competition for Bernd Leno, Arsenal have struggled. Their number one target appears to always have been Aaron Ramsdale of Sheffield United, but a move for the homegrown stopper has proven difficult, with a number of bids rejected

However, there appears to be a breakthrough in talks. According to The Sheffield Star, officials at Arsenal are confident that an offer of around £28million will now be accepted. 

Sheffield United had been holding firm on their request for £40million for their player of the season last year, but Arsenal were never going to reach that figure, even threatening to look elsewhere last week. 

The player’s desire to make the move, coupled with Arsenal’s negotiating tactics appear to have now moved this one on to near completion.

Arsenal have clearly been keen on Ramsdale for some time and now it appears that the 23-year-old stopper will be heading to North London. 

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