Chelsea making desperate attempts to sign Arsenal target Garay
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho seems to have become desperate to sign Ezequiel Garay in this transfer window, with reports in The Independent on Sunday revealing that the boss is viewing him as a potential alternative to the likes of John Stones, Antonio Rudiger, Marquinhos and Aymen Abdennour. The player is himself believed to be open to the prospect of a move to Stamford Bridge, but Zenit will certainly look to pocket a good amount of cash for a player who has a number of years remaining on his contract, should they have to part ways with him anytime soon.
Garay was also believed to be a target for the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal till sometime back. (read more)
Arsene Wenger gets in touch with Andriy Yarmolenko’s agent
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is understood to have contacted the agent of Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko in his attempts to lure the player to the Emirates Stadium in the days to come, according to reports in Spanish news outlet Fichajes. It is believed that Barcelona have already pulled out of the race to sign the player; however, Everton are still understood to be desperate to sign him in the days to come. (read more)
Talk of Arsenal’s interest in 30 year old Spanish striker Fernando Llorente refuses to die with Tuttosport reporting that the Gunners are the frontrunners in the race for his signature. Personally, I’m not quite so convinced about Arsenal needing him.
Arsenal to table improved offer for Benzema
A repeat of a story doing the rounds from yesterday is the Daily Telegraph the latest to report that Arsenal are looking to improve their initial offer of £31m for 27-year-old French striker Karim Benzema. There could be some truth to these rumours, but it is hard to see Real parting with the player without signing a replacement. Continue reading →
Arsenal are believed to be edging closer to a move for Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, with reports inTuttomercatoweb revealing that the French side are ready to part ways with the player this summer. It is understood that the player may be valued in the region of £28m in this transfer window. (read more)
Arsenal want to sign Evans
Arsenal are understood to be showcasing an interest in signing Manchester United defender Jonny Evans this summer, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror. The Northern Irishman is known to be valued in the region of around £10m by the Red Devils this summer, with West Bromwich Albion also reported to be keeping tabs on him. Continue reading →