Arsenal involved in talks with long term target ahead of summer move

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to be nearing a move for Manchester City ace James Milner, with the Frenchman understood to be holding transfer talks with the Englishman, according to reports in Sky Sports.

The 29 year old, who has been in impressive form for the Citizens this season, is set to have his contract at the club expire at the end of this month, which means he is available will be available for free soon. And with Wenger known to be an ardent admirer and long-term suitor of the player, it seems pretty likely that he may end up playing for the north Londoners next season.

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Arsenal set to miss out on the chance to sign Man City midfielder

Arsenal are on the verge of missing out on the chance to sign Manchester City ace James Milner. According to reports in The Daily Mirror, the Englishman is understood to be wishful for signing for Liverpool after his current contract at the Etihad Stadium ends at the end of this season.

29 year old Milner has been an important part of manager Manuel Pellegrini’s squad this season, scoring 7 goals and providing 8 assists in 43 appearances for the club. However, the fact that he has been played out of his natural position on a number of occasions has made him disillusioned with his stay at the club. As a result, he is understood to be desperate to move to a club where he would be allowed to play where he wishes to.

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Roma looking to land Arsenal target in bumper deal

Serie A gianst AS Roma are understood to have joined the race to sign Manchester City star and Arsenal and Liverpool target, James Milner. And according to reports in the press, the Italians are ready to offer the player a £18.1m package to lure him to Stadio Olimpico.

Milner is in the final six months of his contract at the Etihad Stadium right now, which is why he is allowed to speak to his suitors ahead of a probable move in the summer. City manager Manuel Pellegrini is understood to be making attempts to extend his stay at the club, but with Roma’s latest offer, that could turn out to be an even more difficult prospect.

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Arsenal target to reject chance to sign new deal at City

Manchester City ace James Milner may not put pen to paper on a new contract at the Etihad Stadium, which has in turn put his suitors on high alert. The player is set to see his current contract expire in the summer, and may thus be available to the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool for free.

A versatile midfielder, the 29 year old is capable of playing in the centre of the park, as well as on either flank. He has been in good form this season, scoring 5 goals and providing 8 assists in 33 appearances for his side.

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Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Tuesday, 27th January

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Paulista granted work permit to move to Arsenal, Campbell to join Villarreal

Gabriel Paulista has finally been granted a work permit to move to Arsenal, according to reports in The Guardian. The player will cost the north Londoners about £11.3m.

Meanwhile, Joel Campbell has also confirmed of his move to Villarreal on loan for the rest of the season. The youngster was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: “Playing at Villarreal for the rest of the season means a lot to me. I’m very happy for this opportunity.”

Liverpool looking to swoop for Akpom

Liverpool are understood to have become interested in signing Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom, according to reports in The Daily Star. The 19 year old’s contract is set to expire in the summer and he has the likes of Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur also keeping tabs on him.

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Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Thursday, 22nd January

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Inter enter race for Arsenal target

Inter Milan have entered the race to sign Asier Illarramendi from Real Madrid, according to The Daily Star. The player is believed to be a target for Arsenal this season.

Verratti will not leave PSG, says agent

Marco Verratti’s agent has said that his client will not be bidding adieu to Paris Saint-Germain, in order to serve as ‘a bargaining chip’ to land Paul Pogba, thus providing the latter’s suitors Arsenal with major boost in his chase. Donato Di Campli told Tele Radio Stereo 92.7: “Everyone speaks well of Verratti. I want to emphasise, with all due respect to Pogba, that Marco is not a bargaining chip to anyone. If one day someone decides to knock on the door of Paris Saint-Germain, they will only do so to buy Verratti, to come to terms with the French club. And, again, they will not try to get to Verratti by inserting him in a negotiation that involves other players.”

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Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Tuesday, 13th January

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Arsenal may want Perin now

Arsenal may have become interested in signing Genoa shotstopper Mattia Perin, after missing out on Loris Karius, reports The Daily Mirror. Karius was expected to join Borussia Dortmund in the summer but latest reports reveal that he has signed a new contract with his club.

I didn’t want to go to war with Wenger, says Nasri

Manchester City ace Samir Nasri has said that he didn’t move to Manchester United after Arsenal because that would have meant him going to war with his former manager Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman was quoted telling BeIN Sports: “He [Sir Alex Ferguson] said he had never hired an Arsenal player and he’d have to go to war. I told him that it does not interest me to go to war with Arsene Wenger.” Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Friday, 9th January

Ramos wishes to play in the Premier League

Arsenal target and Real Madrid ace Sergio Ramos has said that he is wishful of playing in the English Premier League. The Spaniard was quoted telling AS: “The only thing I will say is that with every passing day I prefer the English Premier League.”

Mourinho may let Cech move

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is likely to let veteran Petr Cech move to a new club, should the player want it, next summer, according to The Daily Telegraph. The 32 year old is believed to be a top target for Arsenal. Continue reading