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Arsenal keen on Xhaka – Zakaria swap deal 0

Posted on November 19, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are interested in signing Denis Zakaria of Borussia Monchengladbach, according to numerous reports. In fact, Arsenal are just one of the reportedly interested clubs in his signature, along with the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool.

As claimed by Mirror, the Gunners plan to sweeten the Germans up by offering to send Granit Xhaka back to them. Apparently, the now former captain is set to leave the club in January and he might find a return to the club which he left to join Arsenal in 2016 an appealing possibility.

Ceballos doesn’t want Madrid return 0

Posted on November 16, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

After the failed loan switch of Barcelona’s Denis Suarez and Arsenal’s decision not to trigger the option to buy that had been inserted in that deal, the Gunners closed the deal on similar terms with Real Madrid and brought in Dani Ceballos for 2019/20. The only difference is, that apparently at the request of the player himself, no such option has been included this time as the midfielder had plans to return to Madrid and fight for a place in the Santiago Bernabeu sun.

Newcastle want Xhaka on loan 0

Posted on November 14, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Newcastle United are interested in taking Granit Xhaka on loan in January help him stay in the Premier League if that is his wish, according to The Telegraph.

The now former Arsenal captain has been linked rather heavily with AC Milan recently, with the Rossoneri apparently keen on signing either him or Lucas Torreira. However, it is believed that the Magpies boss Steve Bruce is also interested and is keeping an eye on the situation. Further more, it has been implied to him that there may be a chance for the Swiss international to actually move to the St. James Park.

Latest transfer rumours 0

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

The end of the year is getting nearer, and with it comes the usual lot of transfer speculations which precedes a transfer window, so let’s take a look at what the media are saying regarding Arsenal.

Lucas Torreira

Less than a year had past from the Uruguayan’s arrival from Sampdoria and the first reports of him wanting to leave the Emirates. During the summer, he was heavily linked with AC Milan, who had just appointed Torreira’s former coach Marco Giampaolo as the manager. Nothing materialized on that front nor was it likely to.

Aubameyang targeted by Barcelona? 0

Posted on November 08, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has emerged as a potential target for Barcelona next summer, according to reports in Spain.

Luis Suarez, who almost joined Arsenal back in 2013 before he led Liverpool’s ultimately doomed title chase the following season and moved to Barcelona afterwards, has turned 32 and his form isn’t what it used to be. Injuries have also started creeping in on the controversial Uruguayan, and it seems the end of his bliss is very near. Naturally, they will be aware of that at the Catalan club, and various reports have been linking them with a host of strikers that would perhaps be able to replace him. They still haven’t signed such a player, and El Chiriguito now claim they have started looking at Aubemayang.

Was Lacazette offered to Zenit? 0

Posted on October 12, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

An interesting story has appeared in the media today (Saturday). Apparently, Dmitry Cheltsov, the agent of Alexandre Lacazette, offered Zenit Saint Petersburg the chance to sign the French forward this summer.

TalkSPORT have relayed an interview Cheltsov gave to Sport Business Gazeta, quoting him in saying, “I offered Alexandre Lacazette to Zenit”.

If this is true, then there are several questions that need to be asked here. First of all – whose idea was this? Is it something Lacazette knew about beforehand? Because if he did, then Arsenal have a potential “player wants out” problem in the near future. If not, how was Cheltsov planning to explain to his client that he was working on a deal to send him to Russia?

Arsenal ready to loan out Ozil 0

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are keen on sending Mesut Ozil out on loan in January, according to the Mirror.

Whether it’s due to the game evolving in a certain direction where classic “number 10” players aren’t as crucial for top team’s and their success, or the player himself and what he offers or doesn’t offer on the pitch, the German obviously has no place in the Arsenal team, at least not as a regular member of the starting XI. He started only one of the opening six Premier League games of the season, and aside from that, he only played in the 5-0 Carabao Cup thrashing of Nottingham Forrest. And with his weekly wages amounting to £350,000 per week and making him the best paid player at the club, it’s a situation that the club feel shouldn’t go on anymore.

Ozil considering future options 0

Posted on August 17, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Mesut Ozil is thinking about his long-term future plans, according to Washington Post. With the soon 31-year-old slowly but surely inching closer towards the end of his professional career in European football, the outlet claims that Ozil’s agent Erkut Sogut has met up with D.C.United’s officials to discuss the possible move.

The source of the news, reportedly one well-acquainted with the situation, wishes to remain anonymous, however, given the fact that they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The move, which Sogut has discussed with D.C. United’s club executives Jason Levien and Sam Porter, might materialise as early as next year. Although United had hoped that the relocation might take place as soon as this winter, the source claims next summer is ‘more realistic.

The window so far and its final days 0

Posted on August 06, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Despite the early signs announcing a highly frustrating summer transfer window this year, the club have pulled up their socks just in time, abandoned to fruitless Wilfried Zaha chase and grabbed Nicolas Pepe of Lille ahead of a number of other suitors.

The financial details of the deal haven’t officially been disclosed, but a number of reports claim the fee the Gunners will be paying for the winger’s services amounts to £72 million. So much for the £45 million transfer budget stories.

Deals for Ceballos and Saliba “close” 0

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

As reported by Sky Sports, Arsenal are close to agreeing a deal with Real Madrid to sign Dani Ceballos on loan.

Arsenal’s fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur have expressed an interest in taking the young midfielder to north London on a permanent basis, but apparently, a temporary move to Arsenal suits both Real and the player better. Los Blancos are keen on keeping the prospect of Ceballos playing for them again in the future alive following his excellent displays at the U-21 European Championship this year, while Ceballos feels he would have more first-team opportunities at the Emirates than at Spurs, and he also feels he may yet have a future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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