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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 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.

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.

Wenger denies making world record bid for Mbappe 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied making a world record bid for AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, insisting to Arsenal.com that the French international will stay at the Stade Louis II next season.

When asked if Mbappe would stay, he replied: “It looks like that. Maybe he had too much choice, so in the end people don’t move.” And after being asked about the reported world record bid made by Arsenal, Wenger said: “That’s not true. People have big imaginations.

Sanchez hints at Arsenal exit: “I’ve made my decision” 0

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has seemingly admitted he’s keen to leave the club this summer in search of a side in the Champions League. The 28-year-old was speaking with Chile’s Radio Sport, and said: “I have made my decision, but now the decision has to be taken by Arsenal.”

“It depends on them. I have to wait to know what they want. My idea is to play and win the Champions League. It’s a dream I have had since I was little.” This news comes not long after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted Sanchez would be staying at the club this coming season, suggesting a new deal could be on the horizon.

Arsenal could lose out on Mahrez to Roma 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could lose out on Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, with AS Roma reportedly keen on his signature. City manager Craig Shakespeare recently revealed there had been no offer for the Algerian, with Arsenal putting their focus on Monaco’s Thomas Lemar this summer.

Arsene Wenger’s side have had two bids rejected for the 21-year-old and are believed to be preparing a third bid up to £50m. If Arsenal are successful in signing Lemar, they aren’t going to approach Mahrez. Roma, however, do want the latter as a replacement for Mohamed Salah, who joined Liverpool.

Arsenal transfer rumour round-up: Latest on Ox-Matic swap deal, Jack Wilshere’s Italian job 0

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Milos Markovic

It’s been another noisy week in the transfer market.

North London club have been at the epicentre with a couple of newsworthy stories linking Gunners with several surprising potential ins and outs.

First off, the British media are buzzing about the news first broken by the highly-reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio who claims Gunners have joined the chase for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.

The Serbian international is heading towards the exit door at Stamford Bridge with Blues having all but secured a move for AS Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko.



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