Arsenal are believed to be on the brink of landing Borussia Dortmund ace Henrikh Mkhitaryan, with reports in The Sun revealing that the Armenian ace has told the north London giants that he would prefer a move to the Emirates Stadium over one to suitors Chelsea.
The 27 year old is contracted to Dortmund till the summer of 2017. And while the Bundesliga side are known to be desperate to prolong his stay at the club by making him put pen to paper on a contract extension, his agent has already indicated that the player is not in favour of doing the same and wishes to move to greener pastures – an opportunity that the Gunners are keen to make the most out of.
Arsenal are understood to be nearing a move for Dynamo Moscow forward Aleksandar Kokorin, according to reports in The Metro. The player had also been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain and Zenit St. Petersburg; however, the Gunners are hoping to lure him to the Emirates Stadium ahead of his other suitors after reportedly taking a lead in his transfer race. (read more)
Jakub Blaszczykowski set to leave Dortmund, Arsenal on high alert
Arsenal are understood to have been put on high alert after reports of Borussia Dortmund ace Jakub Blaszczykowski looking to part ways with the Bundesliga side in this transfer window, according to reports in talkSPORT. The Polish ace is also known to be on the wishlist of the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool this summer; however, the north London side are hoping to lure him to the Emirates Stadium in the days to come. (read more)
Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is understood to be on the verge of accepting a move to Arsenal in the coming days, with the north London giants known to be open to the prospect of paying as much as £50m to conclude a deal for him, according to reports in The Daily Star.
It is believed that Manchester United are also contemplating making a move for the Frenchman this summer; however, the Gunners are still understood to be leading the race for him.
Wenger tables massive bid for Benzema, confident of completing move
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is believed to have made a formal move to sign Real Madrid star Karim Benzema now. According to reports in The Metro, the boss is understood to have tabled a £46.4m transfer offer to bring the player to the Emirates Stadium in this transfer window, with Wenger even believed to have become confident of completing a move for him in the days to come.
Arsenal are understood to be preparing a bid to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the summer, according to reports in the press.
The 26 year old is understood to have become disillusioned at the Signal Iduna Park this season, following his club’s disastrous performance in the first half of the season. And although Dortmund have performed comparatively better in their recent few matches, and are currently trying to make it to the top 4 this season, Mkhitaryan knows it will not be an easy prospect for the side.
Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin has a â€˜personal agreementâ€™ in place to move to Arsenal in the summer, according to reports in French newspaper Lâ€™Equipe. The player is also understood to be on the wishlist of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
Arsenal want to sign Kramer
After signing Gabriel Paulista, Arsenal are understood to be viewing Christoph Kramer as their next top target, according to reports in The Daily Mail. However, the Gunners may have to wait to land the player, possibly at least till the summer.
Illarramendi turns down Bilbao offer in hope of Arsenal summer move
Real Madridâ€™s Asier Illarramendi has turned down the chance to sign for Athletic Bilbao in the hope that Arsenal would make a move for him in the summer. Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: “He will play on Saturday. He received an offer from Athletic, but the player is comfortable and happy here. We’re happy with him, too, because whenever he’s played he’s done well.”
Dortmund want to sign Dragovic as Hummels replacement
Borussia Dortmund are understood to have lined up Dynamo Kyiv defender Aleksandar Dragovic as the replacement for Manchester United-bound Mats Hummels, according to reports in The Daily Star. Dragovic is believed to be a target for United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Arsenal are understood to be interested in signing Valenciaâ€™s duo of Joao Pereira and Jose Luis Gaya this month, according to reports in The Daily Express. While Pereira is a traditional right back, Gaya plays on the opposite wing.
Juventus should sell Arsenal target Pogba, advises Lippi
Former Juventus manager Marcello Lippi has advised the Serie A side to sell Arsenal target Paul Pogba. Lippi toldÂ Sky Sport Italia: “Of course, it would be a big sacrifice to lose Pogba, but selling him would generate enough money to buy three or four great players to help improve the team.”