Arsenal Transfer Wrap: 10th August, 2016

Arsenal boosted in race for Mustafi

Arsenal have been encouraged in their pursuit of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, with reports in the press revealing that the player has been left out of his side’s squad for their pre-season friendly match with Nigeria All-Stars. However, there is still no concrete confirmation of any new bids by the club for the highly rated German ace.

 

Wenger ready to pay only £35m for Mahrez

Arsenal may have succeeded in signing only one marquee player in this year’s transfer market; however, manager Arsene Wenger seems to be still unwilling to loosen the strings of his purse. According to a revelation made by L’Equipe journalist Gilles Favard, the north London giants have tabled a second bid of £35m for Leicester City superstar Riyad Mahrez – one that may surely be turned down by the Foxes in the days to come. The Gunners have already seen a £30m offer being rejected for the same player.

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Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Sunday, 11th January

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City want Arsenal target Lacazette

Manchester City are reported to be wishful of selling Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo to sign the duo of Swansea City’s Wilfried Bony and Olympique Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette and balance their transfer accounts, according to reports in The Daily Star. Lacazette is believed to be a target for Arsenal too.

Wenger wants to sign a villain!

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be contemplating a move for Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross, according to reports in The Daily Express. The 27 year old became ‘public enemy number one’ at the Emirates Stadium after he broke Aaron Ramsey’s leg with a harsh tackle almost 5 years ago.

Wenger helping Newcastle

The Newcastle United hierarchy are believed to be interested in appointing ex-Arsenal player Remi Garde as their new manager, says The Daily Express. It is believed that Garde is also in touch with his former mentor Arsene Wenger over the matter, with the latter advising him to make full use of the opportunity and take up the job.

 

Spicy Rumours

Arsenal to make £3m offer for Reid

Arsenal will table a £3m offer to sign West Ham United star Winston Reid, according to reports in The Daily Star. It is believed that the Gunners will offer the player a lucrative four year deal at the Emirates Stadium, which will enable him to earn £60,000-per-week.

Tottenham want McCarthy

Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be wishful of signing Everton ace James McCarthy, according to reports in The Daily Express. The north Londoners are also understood to be keen on signing Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, but their wish to land McCarthy means that the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United will be boosted in their race for the Frenchman.

Rodriguez is still a wanted by his suitors

Southampton star Jay Rodriguez may be taking ages to return from his cruciate knee ligament injury, but that has not reduced his demand in the market. Reports in The Daily Express reveal that Arsenal still want to sign the 25 year old, with the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur also following him.

 

Sounds Realistic

Sanogo nearing Crystal Palace move

Arsenal youngster Yaya Sanogo may be nearing a loan switch to Crystal Palace under Alan Pardew, according to reports in L’Equipe. The 21 year old is also wanted at clubs like Hull City, Bordeaux and Lorient, with manager Arsene Wenger wanting him to move to a Premier League side.

 

Done Deal

Shaqiri moves to Inter

Arsenal target Xherdan Shaqiri has moved to Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season, ahead of a probable £10m permanent transfer in the summer, reports The Daily Star. The ‘Alpine Messi’, as he is affectionately called, was on the target-list of the likes of Liverpool and Everton.

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Monday, 4th August

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Reus won’t leave Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have come out and publicly slammed all rumours linking star winger Marco Reus away from the club this summer according to the Daily Star. Dortmund CEO stated, “We have said many times this summer that Reus will not leave. Marco will play with us next season. There is no possibility that he will play elsewhere. We will try to tie him to our club for longer and we are proceeding with peace of mind that he will renew his deal.” Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Monday, 14th July

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Khedira will cost Arsenal £20m

Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira will cause a minor £20m hit to the Arsenal bank balance as the Spanish club have told the Gunners to stump up the amount if they wish to beat rivals Chelsea to the German’s signature claims the Daily Star. However, reports on CaughtOffside.com suggest that the Gunners have already agreed a fee with Real Madrid and personal terms with Khedira, and he will be arriving for his medical at Arsenal this week. This news has not been substantiated though by other sources, and it remains to be seen if it just more rumour mongering. (read more) Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Sunday, 13th July

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Arsenal set to acquire Colombian shot stopper

OGC Nice’s David Ospina is close to signing for the Gunners after the Metro revealed that Arsenal had reached a £3m agreement with the French club over the transfer of the World Cup star. (read more) Continue reading

Liverpool might have lost the war to Arsenal, but hope to win a small battle

Liverpool are targeting a swoop for Arsenal’s strike target Wilfried Bony after losing out to the Gunners in the pursuit of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, reports the Daily Star.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s imminent transfer to Barcelona is sure to leave behind a gaping hole at Anfield, but Kop boss Brendan Rodgers reckons that signing 25-year old Wilfried Bony from Swansea City would go a long way towards filling up the gap that is to be left by the prolific Uruguayan. Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Friday, 11th July

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Sanchez finally an Arsenal player

Chile’s World Cup star Alexis Sanchez finally completed his long drawn out and much hyped transfer to Arsenal earlier today for an undisclosed fee rumoured to be around £35m and was unveiled through an official announcement by the Gunners on their website. Continue reading

Arsenal Rumour Wrap: Sunday 15th June

Arsenal browbeaten once again in search for striker

Mario Balotelli who has been rumored all summer to join the Gunners might miss North London, by a couple thousand miles. The Sunday Express reports that cash rich new boys AS Monaco are contemplating a like for like swap between Balotelli and Radamel Falcao with AC Milan.

Wenger looking to rein in Reina

The search for a reliable pair of hands to back up Polish shot stopper Wojciech Szczesny has led Arsene Wenger to the doors of Liverpool once more, according to The Daily Mail. Given the Suarez debacle of last season, the professor will be weary of expecting any leeway though. Continue reading