Wenger admits to liking Juve star…but!

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has finally come out and spoken of his admiration for Juventus ace Arturo Vidal. However, like for all things that seem too good to be true, there’s a catch associated with the situation!

Wenger said: “Yes, I like Vidal”…before adding: “Are we in transfer mode? I say no.”

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Wenger eyeing a move for Leicester left back

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly keeping tabs on Leicester City left back Jeffrey Schlupp, and may move ahead with an offer for him in the summer, reports The Daily Mirror.

The 22 year old has been a key member of manager Nigel Pearson’s side this season, helping his club to survive in the Premier League despite a disappointing first half of the year. He has made 35 appearances for the Foxes this season, scoring 4 goals and assisting 4 more. Because of his contributions, the youngster was named Leicester’s Young Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season.

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Gunners keeping tabs on £3m-rated Spanish hitman

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is clearly interested in signing offensive reinforcements this summer, but even that has not made him budge from his frugal nature. Reports in The Daily Mirror have revealed that the search for a cheap, but effective, forward has brought the Frenchman to Spain now, with him known to be looking to make a move for Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno.

The 23 year old has been impressive for his club this season, scoring 16 goals and providing 5 assists in 39 appearances. His performances have been crucial in guiding his side to the qualifying rounds of next season’s Europa League.

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Lyon president snubs PSG in race for Arsenal target

Olympique Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said that their domestic rivals Paris Saint-Germain do not have the financial means to sign their forward, and Arsenal target, Alexandre Lacazette.

Aulas was quoted in The Metro, saying: “PSG are not rich enough to be able to make us an offer that will make us take a step back.”

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Wenger keeping tabs on Bolton flop

Arsenal are understood to be following Valencia forward Rodrigo, with the player believed to be available on the cheap this summer, according to reports in The Daily Express.

The 24 year old has endured a disappointing season at the Mestalla this year, scoring just 4 goals and providing 5 assists in 32 appearances for his side. As a result, it is understood that he may be let off by Los Murcielagos, for a small transfer fee, especially as they are hoping to land Radamel Falcao and will need to sell a few of their own players to fund a move for the Monaco forward.

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Arsenal target set to sign new deal at Dortmund

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have lost out on the chance to sign Borussia Dortmund ace Neven Subotic. According to reports in ESPN, the Serb has agreed to put pen to paper on a new contract with the Bundesliga giants, thus pouring cold water on the hopes of his suitors.

The 26 year old has been one of the most-sought after defenders in the German footballing circuit, in recent seasons, along with his teammate Mats Hummels. The Gunners were understood to be keeping tabs on the duo, with Subotic understood to be their primary target.

While the Gunners already have the likes of Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista as star centre backs in their squad, the signing of Subotic would have helped add more steel to their backline. Having said that, the fact remains that manager Wenger would have found it tough to provide all of his first team defenders with regular game time in such a situation.

Subotic has made 39 appearances for Dortmund in what has been a dismal season for them this year. However, that has had little effect on the player’s market value itself, with him still on the wishlist of a number of European heavyweights.

Arsenal plotting £35m move for Real Madrid forward

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, it seems, is determined to land a world class forward at the Emirates Stadium this summer. Reports in The Metro have revealed that the Frenchman is set to table a £35m offer to sign his compatriot Karim Benzema from Real Madrid.

The 27 year old has been in good form for Los Blancos, scoring 22 goals and providing 15 assists in 46 games. However, even that has not been enough for him to carve out a place for himself in the hearts of Real fans. Additionally, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale getting preferential treatment at the club, the Frenchman is understood to have become disillusioned with his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu, and is believed to be looking for a way out of the club.

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Arsenal target speaks of wish to play in the Champions League

Arsenal have been provided with a massive boost in their pursuit of Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin, with the player publicly revealing his wish to play in the Champions League – something that the Saints will not be able to do next season at least.

The Frenchman was quoted telling French radio station RMC: “Yes, I think my decision is made. The goal is to stay in England, it is a championship that I like and where I have a lot of fun. If I leave Southampton it is for a club that plays better than the Europa League. There are ongoing discussions, but nothing is done. But of course the Champions League is my goal. If I leave Southampton it will be for a club in the Champions League.”

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