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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.

Lemar’s picture with Arsenal fan sparks rumours 1

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has intensified the rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal this summer, with the Frenchman being snapped with an Arsenal supporter while in Saillon, Switzerland, according to The Sun.

The supporters is believed to have tweeted after the chance meeting with Lemar: “OMG! I met Thomas Lemar in Saillon, Switzerland. He seemed really happy taking photos with me. Definitely Arsenal bound!

“I asked him if he is joining Arsenal, he gave me a smile and walked away. I’m positive he will sign after Monaco’s trip to Switzerland!”

Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will not sell Alexis Sanchez 0

Posted on July 19, 2017 by David Nugent

One of the biggest stories involving Arsenal in the last 12 months has been Alexis Sanchez’s contract dispute. The Chilean now has less than a year left on his current deal in north London and reportedly wants to leave for Champions League football elsewhere.

However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger seems to be standing his ground when it comes to Sanchez The veteran French boss has stated the club will not sell the forward this summer.

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.

Could Wojciech Szczesny finally be leaving Arsenal? 0

Posted on July 17, 2017 by David Nugent

Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny could be finally set to leave Arsenal in a £10m deal that will see him join Italian champions Juventus, according to the Guardian. Talks are reported to be at an advanced stage and Szczesny is now expected to complete a move to Turin.

The Polish international will now likely be a backup to veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, whose contract with the Bianconeri expires next summer. The 27-year-old will then hope to become the number one with the Italian giants, although Buffon has not stated he will retire next summer.

Struggle for first team action

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.



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