The Karim Benzema transfer saga simply refuses to end, with Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianellinow revealing that the player is set to sign for Arsenal in the next few days. Giulianelli has revealed that the north London giants have tabled a £45m transfer offer to sign the Frenchman and that Real Madrid are set to accept it now.
And they are still chasing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang too
Meanwhile, Arsenal are still understood to be following Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang too, with the club likely to make a move for him if they fail to convince Karim Benzema to move to the Emirates Stadium in this transfer window, according to reports in The Metro. The Bundesliga giants, meanwhile, are known to be uninterested in parting ways with the player anytime soon. (read more)
It surely is festive season for Arsenal! After reports of Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla signing new deals at the club, Mundo Deportivo has now suggested that even star full back Nacho Monreal has verbally agreed to put pen to paper on a new deal at the Emirates Stadium, and that he will be signing it in the days to come.
It is understood that as part of the new contract, Monreal will be entitled to wages of £75,000-a-week, which translates to a salary of nearly £3.9m-a-year.
Arsenal left back Nacho Monreal is understood to have verbally agreed to put pen to paper on a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, according to reports in Mundo Deportivo. As part of the new deal, the player will be earning £75,000-a-week at the club, which translates to wages of nearly £3.9m per year.
Monreal has been linked with a move to La Liga side Athletic Bilbao for quite a while now. (read more)
Arsenal make offer to sign Callejon
Arsenal are understood to have tabled a bid of an undisclosed amount to sign Napoli attacker Jose Callejon, according to reports in The Metro. The player is also believed to be a target for Chelsea this summer, with the west London giants known to have already made an offer to sign him this summer. (read more)
Arsenal are understood to be weighing up a move for Schalke youngster Sead Kolasinac, viewing him as a long term replacement for Nacho Monreal at the Emirates Stadium, according to reports in TMW.
The Spaniard is known to be edging closer to a move to Athletic Bilbao this summer, despite him having recently declared his allegiance to the club. And as a result, manager Arsene Wenger is being faced with the task of landing a proper replacement for him soon, with Kieran Gibbs being the only other traditional left back in the club’s first team.
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)
Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax are understood to be involved in talks with Arsenal over the prospect of signing their goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny this summer, according to reports in The Daily Mail. It is understood that Ajax’s director of football Marc Overmars is viewing the player as the perfect replacement for Manchester United-bound Jasper Cillessen. (read more)
Dortmund reiterate determination to hold on to Aubameyang
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has made it clear that their forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is known to be a target for Arsenal this summer, will not be sold anytime soon. Zorc was quoted telling German sports magazine Kicker: “I’ve heard a lot about this (a transfer to Arsenal) but I can say very clearly that it is blocked for him. He is simply not for sale.”
It was reported in Sky Sports that the Gunners had made a £28.7m to sign the Gabonese international this summer.
Arsenal ace Nacho Monreal has made it clear that he is not considering parting ways with his side anytime soon, despite rumours in the press linking him with a potential move to La Liga side Athletic Bilbao.
The Spaniard was quoted telling Goal: “I’m very happy at Arsenal. Of course I enjoyed playing in a lot of the games last season and that is the target again – that is all I can say right now.”