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Arsenal set asking price for Wilshere 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are willing to sell midfielder Jack Wilshere this summer, but only for the right price. The English international has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium as a result of a lack of playing time, and West Ham United are reportedly leading the race for his signature.

Wilshere has been rated at £20m by Arsenal but has been subject of a £6.5m bid from Italian Serie A side Sampdoria, which is believed to have been rejected. The playmaker is out of contract next summer so Arsenal will be forced to either sell him or extend his stay.

Arsenal could lose out on Martial after reported Inter interest 0

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial could be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer, but not to Arsenal, according to Sky Italia via Football365. The French international struggled for form last season and looked to be on his way out of the club as a result. Arsenal were heavily linked, but now Inter Milan are the latest side in the race for his signature.

The player’s cousin, who is a journalist based in Paris, said on the rumours: “I can confirm Inter’s interest in Anthony. However, he’s focusing solely on Manchester United. His thoughts are fixated on pre-season with United.” Martial, 21, scored just four Premier League goals in 25 appearances in 2016/17, finding himself out of the matchday squad too often.

Arsenal join Mateo Kovacic chase 1

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic is unhappy with his status at Real Madrid and has reportedly informed coach Zinedine Zidane about his wish to leave Santiago Bernabeu during the summer transfer window.

Kovacic is facing stiff competition for places in Real Madrid first team with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro all in front of him in the pecking order and former Inter Milan starlet appears to be keen for a change of scenery in search of regular minutes.

Mateo Kovacic made 73 appearances for Real Madrid since his January 2015 move, but his influence last season was limited to only 19 La Liga appearances.

Szczesny passes Juventus medical, deal with Serie A champions imminent 0

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal goalkeeper Wijciech Szczesny is all set for a swift return to Italy after passing a medical with Serie A champions Juventus.

The 27-year-old shot-stopper spent last two seasons playing for AS Roma on loan from Arsenal but is now close to securing a permanent deal away from London.

The Poland international arrived in Turin on Tuesday morning and wrapped up his medical later in the afternoon and now it’s up to the Italian giants to make an official announcement of Szczesny’s signing.

Paris Saint-Germain renew interest in Alexis Sanchez 0

Posted on July 18, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal’s attempts to tie down the first-team star player Alexis Sanchez to a new long-term contract have thus far proved unsuccessful as the Chilean turned down an initial £275,000 a week, plus an extra 20% if the Gunners qualify for the Champions League next season.

The Chile international appears unwilling to wait a season before potentially returning to Europe’s elite club competition and has confided to the media in his homeland he wishes to play in the Champions League next season.

The latest revelations regarding Alexis Sanchez’s situation at Arsenal have reportedly alarmed Paris Saint-Germain who are prepared to get back in the race for wantaway forward.

Arsenal to sell players in order to fund Lemar bid 1

Posted on July 18, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are looking to offload a number of players in order to up their bid for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. The report suggests that the French champions want a fee close to £80million for the youngster.

Always the economist Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is attempting to raise the funds by selling players, including the likes of Lucas Perez, Theo Walcott, Wojciech Szczesny, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs.

A club-record fee

Arsenal have already broken their club transfer record to sign striker Alexandre Lacazette for a fee of around £52million. However, it seems that Monaco are playing hardball over Lemar and the Gunners would need to break their transfer record to sign the youngster.

Arsenal join Virgil van Dijk chase 0

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Southampton wantaway star Virgil van Dijk looks set to leave his club during the summer transfer window.

The Dutch defender was expected to join Liverpool earlier this summer but his desired move to Anfield collapsed after the Reds were accused of foul play in the transfer market. Liverpool were forced to issue a public apology to Southampton and seemingly give up on the Dutch defender, which just might not be entirely true.

Liverpool are not out of contention for the highly-rated centre-back and are expected to come back with an offer for van Dijk, which would this time be officially made as it should have been in the first place.

Olivier Giroud could be off to Dortmund 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, German giants Borussia Dortmund have entered into formal talks over signing Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud this summer.

The 30-year-old had been strongly linked with a £20million move to the Gunners Premier League rivals Everton. However, it seems that Dortmund could be set to land the striker, as they are reportedly set to sell star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea for a fee in the region of £65million.

Despite the reported talks with BVB, Everton are still the favourites to sign the French striker at odds of 10/11. The Merseysiders will no doubt be monitoring the situation carefully, as they look for a like-for-like replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

Wenger “100% expects Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay” this summer 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he “100% expects” midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stay at the Emirates Stadium for at least one more season, despite rumours of a £25m bid from Liverpool, reports The Sun. The England midfielder will be out of contract next summer and is reportedly keen to switch to Merseyside as manager Jurgen Klopp greatly admires him as a player.

Wenger, however, is not so sure. “100% expect him to stay, no matter what happens he will stay,” he said. Oxlade-Chamberlain was impressive for Arsenal last season. He made 29 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating nine goals, featuring at right wing-back, left wing-back, central midfield, left-wing and right-wing.

Walcott reportedly a target for Everton 1

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Everton are keen on Arsenal forward Theo Walcott this summer and could make a £30m bid to procure his signature. The England international finished the season outside of the starting eleven with the Gunners and could be open to a move if manager Arsene Wenger cannot guarantee him more playing time this upcoming campaign.

Everton are looking to bring in cover for Yannick Bolasie, with the winger still out with an injury until 2018. Leicester City’s Demarai Gray is reportedly a transfer target too. The Toffees have spent close to £100m on new players this summer, which could rise to £50m should they sign Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson.



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