Arsenal veteran Mathieu Flamini is understood to be making it difficult for manager Arsene Wenger to wash his hands off him. According to reports in The Metro, the midfielder is asking for a considerably large payoff to terminate his contract this summer.
Flamini is set to have his deal expire next summer. However, he currently earns £65,000-a-week at the Emirates Stadium, and he knows that he will not get that kind of money at any other club now, which is why he is looking for a payoff. (read more)
Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, who is understood to be a target for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Man City and Liverpool this summer, has been allowed to part ways with the Ligue 1 side in this transfer window, according to reports in French publication L’Equipe. It is reported that Lyon manager Hubert Fournier is not entirely satisfied with the way the player has behaved in the midst of rumours linking him with a potential move to the Premier League, which is why he doesn’t wish to keep him now. (read more)
Arsenal are understood to have contacted Real Madrid once again, over the prospect of signing their world class forward Karim Benzema, according to reports in Spanish publication AS. It is understood that the north Londoners are ready to splash out as much as £45.8m to land the highly rated Frenchman at the Emirates Stadium this summer.
Meanwhile, reports in The Daily Telegraph have revealed that the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is even ready to provide the player with wages even more than what the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott earn at the club, thus making him the highest paid player of all time at the club. (read more)
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 has been provided with a massive encouragement in the race to sign Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. According to reports in the press, the Citizens manager Manuel Pellegrini has now admitted that the Bosnian ace may be set to part ways with the club this summer.
Pellegrini was quoted in The Metro, saying: “Edin didn’t play the last game as it’s not clear if he will continue here or not but he’s still working with the whole squad.”
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)
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 now believed to be plotting a surprise move for Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko, according to reports in The Daily Star.
The Gunners are known to have become desperate to sign a new striker this summer. They have also been linked with a number of players for the role, which includes the likes of Karim Benzema, Alexandre Lacazette, Gonzalo Higuain, Jackson Martinez, Carlos Bacca, etc. However, while a couple of their targets have already moved to other clubs, the rest are being deemed too expensive for them. As a result, the boss is now viewing Dzeko as an economical alternative to their aforementioned targets.