Arsenal boosted in race for French superstar, massive shock for Liverpool

Arsenal have been provided with a massive boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, with reports in The Metro revealing that the Spanish giants may finally accept the Gunners’ £31.3m bid for the Frenchman.

It is believed that Los Blancos are considering investing the proceeds from Benzema’s sale in a move for Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus; however, that will upset Liverpool, who are also known to be following the £63m-rated German ace closely this summer.

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Arsenal Transfer Rumour Wrap: 22nd July 2015

Arsenal target Rabiot will move this summer, reveals mum

The mother of Paris Saint-Germain youngster Adrien Rabiot, who is believed to be a long term target for Arsenal, has revealed that the player is edging towards a move away from Parc des Princes. Veronique Rabiot, who is also the midfielder’s agent, was quoted telling French outlet Canal Supporters: “Adrien wants to have a career at PSG. But it’s not possible.”

Arsenal goalkeeper Szczesny agrees terms with Roma

Arsenal shotstopper Wojciech Szczesny has reportedly reached an agreement in principle with Serie A giants AS Roma over his potential move to the club this summer, according to reports in Italian newspaper Il Tempo. It is now believed that the two clubs are holding direct talks with each other, with them yet to agree upon a transfer fee for the Polish star. (read more)

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Arsenal leading race for Borussia Dortmund ace

Arsenal are understood to have become the frontrunners to sign Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus. Reports in The Daily Star reveal that the player is ready to snub interest from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid to move to the Emirates Stadium.

Dortmund are currently going through a rough patch as far as their performance in the Bundesliga is concerned and this, in turn, has made Reus disillusioned with his stay at Signal Iduna Park. Consequently, he is understood to have become determined to part ways with the side. Real Madrid were understood to be leading the race to sign him until now, but latest reports suggest that the player is keen to link up with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

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Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Sunday, 1st February

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Arsenal leading Reus race

Arsenal are understood to be leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus, according to reports in The Daily Express. The player is also believed to be a target for Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Meanwhile, reports in The Daily Star reveal that Reus himself is wishful of a move to Arsenal.

Gunners target Otamendi set for new deal

Manchester United and Arsenal target Nicolas Otamendi is set to be awarded with a lucrative new deal at Valencia. According to reports in The Daily Mirror, the Spanish side are ready to double his wages to about £70,000 a week with the new contract which would also hike his buyout clause to over £60m.

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Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Thursday, 29th January

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Arsenal optimistic in Gaya race despite competition

Real Madrid have entered the race to sign Valencia youngster Arsenal target Jose Luis Gaya. According to reports in talkSPORT, the Spanish giants are ready to shell out Valencia’s asking price of £17m, or even more, for the player.

Meanwhile, reports in The Daily Express reveal that the Gunners are optimistic of signing the player in the next 5 days, by shelling out £13.5m to meet his buyout clause.

Yann M’Vila wants Arsenal move

Former Arsenal target Yann M’Vila is wishful of moving to the Premier League, according to his agent. Fabrizio Ferrari told SportMediaset: “I think Torino would be a fantastic destination, but he’s got the Premier League in his mind now and I don’t know if Torino are still interested.”

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Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Saturday, 24th January

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Arsenal tell Szczesny to leave, club want Neto

Arsenal have told the erring Wojciech Szczesny that he is free to leave the club at the end of the current season. Additionally, reports in The Daily Express also reveal that the Gunners are now looking to sign Fiorentina keeper and Liverpool target Norberto Neto.

Valencia reject Arsenal’s opening bid for Gaya

Arsenal have rejected Arsenal’s £15m bid for Jose Luis Gaya, according to reports in The Daily Express. Additionally, the player told reporters: “I’m calm, I’m in good hands and have a three-year contract. Discussing my renewal is a sign that things are going well for me, so I’ll keep doing what I’m doing.”

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Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Friday, 23rd January

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Arsenal boss hopes to conclude Paulista deal soon

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that the club are holding talks with Gabriel Paulista, and hope to sign him soon. The boss was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: “Talks are slowly progressing but there is a chance we can strike a deal. We want the player and don’t necessarily want to do it in the summer – we have to try and sort it out now.”

Meanwhile, reports in The Daily Star have revealed that the Red Devils are looking to hijack the Gunner’s deal for Paulista. Continue reading

Arsenal Transfer Wrap: Wednesday, 21st January

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Arsenal join race to sign Valencia pair

Arsenal are understood to be interested in signing Valencia’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 told 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.”

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