Southampton have had their bid to take Calum Chambers back on loan turned down by Arsene Wenger as the French manager seems to have plans for the versatile player next season, according to Mirror.

The English international arrived at the Emirates Stadium only last season for £16million but has still not justified the hefty transfer fee failing to register his presence during the second part of the campaign.

According to fresh reports emanating from the British media, Arsenal are all but set to launch a £8.5million bid, which they believe would be enough for Juventus to let Fernando Llorente jump ships this summer.

A Juventus spokesperson was recently quoted by the Sun saying that the Gunners were interested in him despite a bid not coming in and his claim goes in accordance with the claims of respected journalist Kike Marin.

“It’s Arsenal who’ve been in contact — not United,” a source told the paper. 

“They have made an inquiry but there is no bid yet. But it is clear they are interested and it is also clear that Juventus are ready to listen.”

Going by what the English media report, transfer activity at the Emirates Stadium seems to involve only goalkeepers as Marco Amelia is now rumoured to become the second goalkeeper signing of the season.

Following the arrival of Petr Cech from arch-nemeses Chelsea earlier this summer, future of David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny was touted to be in jeopardy as the former Rennes stopper would be the undisputed number one. Sending the Polish international out on loan now makes immense sense as he is still billed to take over from his Czech Republic counterpart at once he calls it a day.

Incoming transfers have become an improbable occurring following the arrival of veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech, but the media suggest that Arsene Wenger has never ceased looking for new additions.

The French manager has already packed his central midfield with world-class players, let alone future prospects.

Despite the obviousness that a midfield addition is redundant, a Spanish news outlet reported earlier today that the Gunners have been keeping tabs on Daniel Ceballos.

While the hunt for a world-class striker continues, Olivier Giroud has put pen to an Arsenal contract that would keep him at the Emirates Stadium for three more seasons, according to news outlet Mirror.

The French striker, despite not being as impressive as the likes of Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa, has been a pivotal figure at the north London outfit notching up fifty-eight goals in three campaigns.