Barcelona ace Marc Bartra, who is understood to be a target for the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool this summer, has made it clear that he is not considering parting ways with his club anytime soon. The player’s agent had earlier said that same about his client.
Bartra was quoted telling Marca: “Every year, the same thing [my future] is discussed [in the media], but my only thought was and remains staying at Barca.”
Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey has said that he is ‘flattered’ by reports of Barcelona’s interest in him, whilst speaking of his wish to move to Spain sometime in the future. The Welshman was quoted telling The Guardian: “Obviously it’s very flattering… One day I would like to go over to Spain to play.” (read more)
Wenger admits Szczesny will join Roma
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is set to move to AS Roma in the coming days. The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters during a press conference: “He could go on loan to Roma. We are pretty much done, it’s down to paperwork.”
The player had fuelled rumours of his potential departure by following the Romans and a number of their players on Instagram sometime back. (read more)
The agent of Barcelona defender Marc Bartra, Javier Diaz, has revealed that no club has tabled a bid for his client as yet, despite Arsenal being linked with a potential move for him for quite a while now.
The agent of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has revealed that his client is not wishful of parting ways with the La Liga giants anytime soon, despite reports in the press linking him with a potential move to Arsenal this summer. Agent Karim Djaziri was quoted telling Sky Sports News: “Karim is very happy at Real Madrid and he will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 per cent.” (read more)
Besiktas want to sign…Danny Welbeck!
Turkish giants Besiktas are understood to have shortlisted Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck as their next summer target, according to reports in the Turkish media. It is understood that the club are hoping to sign the former Manchester United forward for £7-10.6m this summer, with the Gunners looking to land another striker this summer.
Meanwhile, realistically speaking, it seems unlikely that the north Londoners manager Arsene Wenger would be ready to part ways with the player anytime soon. (read more)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is understood to be looking to sign Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper in the days to come, with the Frenchman ready to splash out £8.4m to meet the player’s release clause amount and land him at the north London club, according to reports in Mundo Deportivo. The youngster is understood to have become disillusioned with his stay at Nou Camp due to lack of first team chances and is eager to move away from the club. (read more)
Chelsea holding talks with Napoli for Arsenal target Callejon
Chelsea are understood to be involved in talks with Napoli over the prospect of signing their attacker Jose Callejon, according to reports in The Metro. It is believed that the Serie A side are ready to let the player move to Stamford Bridge as part exchange for Mohamed Salah, but the Blues are keen on concluding a separate deal for the player.
Callejon is expected to cost in the region of £10.4m this summer.