Sunderland close in on new keeper and an Arsenal star is off to Manchester United

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ARSENAL fans were forced to watch as right-back Bacary Sagna joined Manchester City on a free transfer last week.

And now it appears they may be about to see another player move to Manchester this summer, with one of their defenders reportedly having agreed to join the Red Devils.

That rumour is one of a number of transfer stories to have made today’s newspapers, with Arsenal in particular featuring prominently.

Thomas Vermaelen has agreed a deal in principle to join Manchester United from Arsenal. (Daily Telegraph)

Sunderland are closing in on the signing of goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, who is set to become a free agent after a spell at Man City. (The Times)

Athletic Bilbao want to sign Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal on a cut-price deal. (Daily Express)

Lazio’s Antonio Candreva, who is a target of Liverpool, could leave the Italian club as he wants Champions League football. (Daily Express)

Everton want to sign seven players this summer, with Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku on their shortlist along with Jeremain Lens and Stefan de Vrij. (Daily Star)

Arsenal could be set for disappointment in their chase of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, with Wolfsburg having submitted a £15.9m bid for the player. (The Independent)

Ronald Koeman wants to make Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk his first signing as Southampton manager for £8m. (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal are targeting a move for Real Sociedad right-back Joseba Zaldua. (Daily Mirror)

Morgan Amalfitano, who had a successful loan spell at West Bromwich Albion last season, is wanted by Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa. (Daily Mail)

Newcastle United’s Hatem Ben Arfa is in advanced talks to join Qatari side Lekhwiya. (Get French Football News)