Arsenal in talks with agent over deal to sign £27m Serie A star

By on September 30, 2020

According to reports via The Sun, Arsenal are in talks with the agent of Amadou Diawara over a potential deal to sign the £27m-rated AS Roma midfielder this summer.

Mikel Arteta is keen to revamp his midfield before the window closes next week but Arsenal have so far been unable to agree deals Atletico Madrid or Lyon for prime targets Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar.

With time running out, it looks like the club are exploring other options and The Sun cites a report from the newspaper version of Il Messaggero  that claims Arsenal have opened talks with Diawara’s agent Daniele Piraino.

The Italian paper says Tottenham have also enquired about the 23-year-old so Arsenal could face competition but it looks like Diawara may be on the move after being left angry by Roma’s failure to register him for their opening game of the season.

The Guinea international started during the 0-0 draw at Verona but a mix up over his age meant Roma didn’t register him properly and Verona were subsequently awarded a 3-0 victory.

Diaward was then benched for Roma’s 2-2 draw with Juventus last weekend and the midfielder’s agent has now confirmed they want his future resolved after expressing their frustration at the whole situation.

Piraino is quoted by The Sun as telling Tuttomercatoweb:

“It was a real displeasure for Amadou that the club forgot to list him in the squad [at Verona].

“The fact it’s been made out to be the ‘Diawara Incident’ is a shame, because he certainly didn’t appreciate that and the responsibility isn’t his own.”

“He was happy with how his teammates played, but he was counting on playing from the beginning, above all because of what he does for the team and what he deserves.”

“There’s just one week left in the transfer window. If the forgetfulness over listing the player in the squad sums up the club’s true choices, we have to bring this up with the club.

“We want clarity on Amadou’s true role and importance within the club’s project.”

It sounds like Diawara could be using this incident as an excuse to push for a move and it appears Arsenal may be interested in offering him a fresh start here in the Premier League.

The Sun says Diawara is valued at around £27m which would make him a much cheaper alternative to Partey or Aouar – who’re both being valued at around £45m by their clubs.

Diawara is a specialist defensive midfielder so he could be the man to offer some much-needed protection in front of the Arsenal defence but I still think we’ll do all we can to land Partey and/or Aouar before making any formal move for the Roma man.


  1. Hussaini abubakar ali

    September 30, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Masha why arsenal we’re looking transfer like no srious please don’t missing perty and Aour

  2. Hussaini abubakar ali

    September 30, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Where not have midfielders louk at last game no standerd it’s better some time ozil it’s using because seniority sistim

  3. mr conner r peden

    September 30, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    forget partey and aourer not happening, saed being sold 9ml today and teorria within 48 so thats money in and wages off bill. plus mudafty should go this week aswell, so lo9oking good for the money in but time running out, lyon now saying if we paid 72ml for pepe aourer should gofor same price or more

  4. carl

    September 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    I have wanted Diawara right from the start of the transfer window as i could see the problem getting Aletico to drop their valuation of Partey and i could see it was one of those pipe dream transfers by EDU and would drag on and on until the end of the window. 28 yr old 45 million and wages of 200k plus a week was just plain stupidity. Then you have Diawara 23 yrs old 27 million wages of 90k a week and a defensive midfield specialist exactly what we need. The reason i say Partey would cost 200k plus a week is simple its his last contract before he reaches 30yrs old. Diawara on the other hand at 23 yrs old has time to get that bumper contract.I said get Diawara and then put all your time into Aouar until the end of the window. Seems only now EDU has woken up from his dream land. That worries me as it clearly shows his lack of experience in transfers and the transfer market.

  5. carl

    September 30, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Lyon never said Aouar should go for the same price as Pepe, i do not know where you got that from? They said i quote if we paid last year 72 million for Pepe then Aouar is worth more than we offered ie 32 million we offered. The price of between 40 and 45 million was exactly what they said.Kolasinac yes is being sold for 9 million and Torriera is going to be moved on but what i hear Roma are interested in a straight swap deal Diawara for Torriera. with 32 million we have already plus the money for Kolasinac give us 41 million which will be used to get Aouar plus 6 million on add ons !!

    • Kel

      September 30, 2020 at 3:23 pm

      ⁸hope your right mate

      • Lasana a sanoe

        October 2, 2020 at 1:17 am

        I don’t think we have to let kolasinac go, I think we need a midfielder like Aour and a defensive midfielder like party or diawara to strengthen the team.

  6. Abdulrahman Adamu

    September 30, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    we are seriously in need of a defensive midfielder, Monday’s game against Liverpool showed exactly why buying midfield is a must.

  7. Jatto. A Adams

    September 30, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Arsenal need to get any of these players in earnest but my preference go for Partey he appears to be more experienced and rogged.

  8. Tycoon

    September 30, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Can arsenal buy partey and aouar to help arsenal midfield parmanently

  9. Flexx

    October 1, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    I think arsenal should get Deli Ali on a loan, and get the player from Lyon

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