Real looking to sign Benzema’s replacement, Arsenal cleared to sign him
Arsenal have been provided with a boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, with reports in Spanish newspaper AS revealing that the Spanish giants have already commenced the search for a replacement for the Frenchman. It is believed that Los Blancos rate the player at around £40m this summer.
Meanwhile, the north Londoners manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he is not considering making a move for Karim Benzema this summer. The boss was quoted telling his club’s official website, regarding the rumours: “No, nothing is happening. Honestly no. I don’t know who brings that up.” (read more)
Arsenal are believed to be open to the prospect of fulfilling Sergio Busquets’ wage demands in order to land him at the Emirates Stadium, according to reports in The Daily Telegraph.
It is understood that the Barcelona ace currently earns wages of £120,000-a-week at Nou Camp; however, he wants a considerable hike in his salary, so as to match the highest earners at the north London club – something that the Gunners have no problem with.
Arsenal are understood to be holding talks with the agent of Juventus forward Fernando Llorente ahead of a move for him, according to reports in Tuttosport. The Spaniard is also known to be a target for the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Barcelona and Real Madrid in this transfer window, with the Gunners being considered as the frontrunners for his signature now. (read more)
Meanwhile, reports in The Metro have revealed that the player’s agent held talks with the Gunners on Tuesday night regarding an £11m move for his player to the Emirates Stadium. Continue reading →
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is believed to have become seriously interested in signing Napoli attacker Jose Callejon. And reports in Gazzetta dello Sport have revealed that the Frenchman is now on the verge of signing the player in the coming days, thus trumping his other suitors Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur to his signature.
Higuain is untouchable!
Meanwhile, Napoli attacker Manolo Gabbiadini has said that his teammate Gonzalo Higuain, who is believed to be a target for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea this summer, will not be sold by his club at any cost. Gabbiadini was quoted telling Italian radio station Radio Kiss Kiss: “We shouldn’t forget the number of decisive goals he scored. Pipita is untouchable.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is understood to be keeping tabs on Barcelona’s star defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets, according to reports in Spanish publication Sport.
The Gunners have already missed on their targets Geoffrey Kondogbia, Morgan Schneiderlin and Arturo Vidal this summer; however, the boss is now understood to have become desperate to lure Busquets to the Emirates Stadium in the coming weeks.
Juventus ace Arturo Vidal, who has been known to be a target for the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United for quite a while now, is known to have told his club’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta that he wants to move to a new destination this summer. Juve were reported tweeting from their official twitter account: ‘Marotta: “@kingarturo23 has expressed his desire to embark on a different experience, as did Ogbonna, Tevez and Pirlo.”’ (read more)
Arsenal table £31.3m bid for Benzema
Arsenal have finally gone ahead and tabled a £31.3m bid to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to a revelation made by Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri. Los Blancos, however, are understood to be uninterested in talking about the sale of the Frenchman now, despite being earlier believed to be open to the prospect of doing so. (read more)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reported to have tabled a ‘significant’ bid to sign Barcelona’s young midfielder Oriol Busquets, says Spanish newspaper Sport.
Oriol, who is in no way related to Catalans ace Sergion Busquets, is known to be a highly talented box to box midfielder, who has impressed critics and talent spotters with his performances for Barca’s different youth sides. And one of his admirers is Wenger, who is now believed to be growing desperate to bring him to north London. Additionally, Manchester United are also known to be following him right now.
Arsenal target set to holdÂ contract talks at Barcelona
Sergio Busquets is set to hold talks over signing a new contract with his club Barcelona, according to reports in The Daily Star. The player is reported to be on the wishlist of Manchester United, Man City, Arsenal and Chelsea this season.
Arsenal keeping tabs on Marseille defender
Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are understood to be getting ready to fight it out to sign Marseille defender Nicolas N’Koulou, according to reports in The Daily Star. Also reported monitoring his progress are West Ham United, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain reported to have followed him in the past.