Arsenal’s tour of the United States, in terms of what has happened on the pitch, has been an overwhelming success. The Gunners have been able to string together a series of nice victories, which included a somewhat surprising win over Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. However, they were unable to stay unbeaten as they brought their tour to an end, losing out to Real Madrid in a thoroughly entertaining penalty shootout in Maryland.
Arsenal’s tour of the United States is starting to wind down now, and up to this point, things have gone pretty well. They’ve put together a series of nice wins, which has served as something of a confidence booster for the club. Sure, things could be going a bit better in the summer transfer window, but it still feels like there is some time for the club to rectify any lingering issues that may be present in that department.
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.
We’re back with another rumour that is lingering around the Emirates like a bad smell, because you know, it’s transfer window season and that’s just what happens. This one really does seem to be a bit of a stretch, but hey, that’s the way of the game. The ‘rumour’ that we’re referring to links the Gunners to Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, who is said to be very interested in a move away from the club – but only on loan.
Arsenal have reportedly started talking to Real Madrid about the possibility of signing Lucas Vazquez this summer. That is according to AS, who add that the attacker would prefer a move to the Premier League ahead of other top European leagues.
The Spanish giants are prepared to part ways with Vazquez, who has apparently been proclaimed as surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu as they seek to have some money coming in. They have already spent a fortune this summer even in in regards to today’s transfer market, having signed defender Eder Militao from FC Porto, striker Luka Jović from Eintracht Frankfurt, winger Eden Hazard from Chelsea, left-back Ferland Mendy from Olympique Lyon and striker Rodrygo Goes from Santos. It seems Zinedine Zidane doesn’t mess around when it comes to rebuilding their squad on the back of a poor season.
There are plenty of players that many of us look at and think “yeah, it’d be pretty nice if my team went after them” but it isn’t exactly always a feasible option. As reported by Sport, one of those ‘out there’ suggestions could actually soon become a reality for Arsenal Football Club, with reports suggesting that they are interested in going after Real Madrid sensation Marcelo.
Could it be?
Marcelo had been heavily linked with a move away to Juventus in past months, to the point where many Real fans had already come to terms with him leaving after over a decade at the club. Alas, it seems as if the return of Zinedine Zidane changed his mind, but only for a brief period of time.
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are amongst a plethora of clubs interested in signing Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez this summer.
The 27-year-old has spent the last few seasons on loan at German giants Bayern Munich from Real Madrid. Bayern have the option of making his deal a permanent one for £37million, but the report claims that the Colombian does not want to make his stay in Bavaria a permanent one.
Reported Arsenal target Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico is set to leave the Dutch club. The 26-year-old Argentinian international has risen to prominence in the last few seasons and looks set for a new challenge next season.
His agent has confirmed Tagliafico is likely to move on
The Metro quoted the player’s agent Ricardo Schlieper as saying ‘Ajax made an offer, but it wasn’t accepted because it’s the right time to take a leap,’
‘Let’s see what happens in the market. ‘There has been no talk of numbers with Ajax, but they will ask for a significant amount – I think it will be more than €20million [£17m].’
Nicolas Tagliafico is a 26 year old defender that plays for Ajax, and is considered to be one of the most underrated full backs in the game today. It’s been no secret over the course of the last few months that he’s entertaining the idea of a move away, and the rumour mill in the media reflects that. One club that have been after his services over the last few months is Arsenal, or at least, that’s what we’ve been led to believe.
The rumour mill is going to be churning out a variety of different names pretty thick and fast over the course of the next eight days or so. That much is to be expected, and we just have to kind of deal with it. However, while we’d usually try and avoid stories that seem outlandish, the name James Rodriguez crossed our desk – and we haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.