Arsenal target demanding £80,000-a-week to move to the Emirates

Free agent Yoann Gourcuff, who was released by Olympique Lyon at the end of the last season, and who is known to be a long term target for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, is understood to be wishful of pocketing £80,000-a-week at whichever club he joins next, according to reports in BeIN Sports.

The 29 year old is also known to be a target for Liverpool this summer, but would prefer a move to the Emirates Stadium, with the north Londoners capable of providing him with a chance to play in the Champions League this season.

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Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 3rd August, 2015

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)

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Arsenal set to sign long term target for free

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may finally be able to sign his long term target Yoann Gourcuff, that too FOR FREE! According to reports in talkSPORT, the Gunners are now contemplating making a move for the player, with him having been released by former club Olympique Lyon this summer.

The 29 year old has been known to be a target for Wenger since about six years now. However, despite all his previous attempts, the boss has been unable to land his compatriot at the north London club.

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Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 19th July 2015

Arsenal hoping to sign long term target Gourcuff for free

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is likely to finally see his dream becoming a reality, with reports in talkSPORT revealing that the Gunners are set to sign midfielder Yoann Gourcuff this summer for free, with him having been released by his club Olympique Lyon. The likes of Liverpool and Manchester City are also believed to have joined the race to sign him. (read more)

Arsenal plotting move for Dzeko

Arsenal are believed to be weighing up a move to sign Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko this summer, according to reports in The Daily Star. The Bosnian ace is also believed to be a target for Serie A side AS Roma; however, it is also understood that he himself would be welcome to the prospect of staying in England and playing in the Premier League. (read more)

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Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 12th June 2015

Arsenal may miss out on Martinez?

Arsenal are running the risk of missing out on the chance to sign Porto forward Jackson Martinez, with his agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo revealing that the player is holding advanced talks with Serie A giants AC Milan. He, however, also made it clear that the player is yet to make up his mind on his next destination.

Pompeo was quoted telling Tuttomercatoweb: “It’s very hard to say exactly where we stand. Milan were here, and we talked to them, but we haven’t found a definitive agreement. It could come in a few days.” (read more) Continue reading

Arsenal boosted in race for long term target

Arsenal have been provided with a massive boost in the race for their long term target Yoann Gourcuff. According to reports in the press, Olympique Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted that they will not be offering him a new contract, and that he may move away from the club soon.

Aulas was quoted telling Canal+: “It’s going to stop, yes. It’s with a little bit of nostalgia. He’s a great player who hasn’t been able to settle. The best thing that could have happened was that he would have shown he is a great player with us. It’s not good news for him, that’s true.”

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Arsenal eye move for dead-ball specialist

Long term Arsenal target Yoann Gourcuff is finally edging closer to a move to the Emirates stadium, reports the Metro. Wenger is known to be an admirer of the former AC Milan and Bordeaux star, and has spoken openly of his quality in the past. However, Wenger has always maintained that the mercurial Frenchman would be too expensive to sign. However, circumstances have come together in a way that makes the deal more possible than ever at the moment.  Continue reading

Gourcuff could be on his way to Arsenal

Lyon coach Remi Garde has hinted at the possibility of selling star player Yoann Gourcuff due to financial reasons. The Frenchman has largely failed to live up to his reputation and the 22 million euro price tag of his move from Bordeaux.

The 27 year old, once hailed as the ‘next Zidane’ had a promising start to his career at Rennes and subsequently made his move to the big guns AC Milan to take ‘the next step in his career’. But all didn’t go as planned and he was a complete failure at the Serie A giants. Continue reading