Arsenal are understood to have been told to splash out a transfer fee of £35m to land Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani, with their manager Arsene Wenger known to be viewing him as an excellent alternative to Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, according to reports in The Metro. The Parisiens, meanwhile, are themselves believed to be open to the prospect of letting the Uruguayan star move in the coming days; however, they may be interested in landing a replacement for him before they sell him this summer.
Cavani is also known to be a target for Manchester United in this transfer window. (read more)
Besiktas make official enquiry for Ozil
Turkish giants Besiktas are understood to have made an official enquiry for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, according to reports in The Metro. Ex-Besiktas board member Erol Kaynar was quoted revealing to reporters that the club’s head of transfers, Erdal Torunogullari, met with Ozil’s agent last week and even enquired about his potential availability.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are most certainly likely to reject any approaches for their highly rated player in this transfer window. (read more)
Arsenal have reportedly tabled a £15.4m bid to sign Juventus’ young defender Daniele Rugani, according to reports in The Metro. The Gunners, who have been viewing the player as the long term replacement for Per Mertesacker at the Emirates Stadium, recently had their opening bid for his signature rejected by the Bianconeri. (read more)
Arsenal join the pursuit of Thiago Motta
Arsenal are understood to be looking to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta now, according to reports in The Metro. The 32 year old has already spoken of his desire to leave Parc des Princes this summer, and the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to make the most out of the opportunity.
Meanwhile, Motta is also understood to be a target for Tottenham Hotspur in this transfer window. (read more)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that the club will never need to sell their best players to their rivals again, and that they can now be considered as a major financial giant in the world of football.
The Frenchman was quoted telling reporters: “The time where we had to sell our best players is over for sure. We had five or six years where we were financially restricted, we had to balance the books and we had to pay the stadium back. This time has gone.”
Arsenal are understood to have made a £7.7m bid to sign Napoli left back Faouzi Ghoulam, according to reports in The Metro. And while the Serie A giants are understood to be interested in pocketing at least £10m from the sale of the player this summer, the Gunners believe that their bid may be enough to lure him to the Emirates Stadium, especially if he himself tries to make the deal happen from his end. (read more)
No contact for Higuain yet, reveals agent
The agent of Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain has revealed that no club has contacted him regarding the prospect of signing the player as yet, despite him being linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool this summer. Agent Nicolas Higuain, who is also the player’s brother, told Radio Crc: “No club has asked me about Higuain, and I wonder why De Laurentiis [Napoli president] keeps talking about the clause.” (read more)
Lukas Podolski’s agent Nassim Touihri has revealed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been desperate to hold on to the forward this summer, with the player set on a move to Turkish side Galatasaray. Touihri was quoted telling German publication Bild: “He wanted to keep Lukas, but couldn’t give him a guarantee that he will be starter.” (read more)
Arsenal edge closer to Carvalho
Arsenal are understood to be nearing a move for William Carvalho, with reports in The Daily Telegraph revealing that the Gunners may succeed in beating Manchester United to the signature of the Sporting Lisbon midfielder. It is now believed that the player may cost about £18.2m this summer. Continue reading →
Juventus ace Kwadwo Asamoah is being linked with a potential move to Arsenal after ‘falling down the pecking order’ at his club, reports Sportitalia. The Ghanaian is a versatile player and may prove to be a useful signing for the north Londoners this summer. (read more)
Gundogan to declare future plans next week
Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan, who is believed to be a target for Manchester United and Arsenal this summer, has said that he will reveal his next destination only after Germany’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltor on Saturday. The German ace was reported having posted on his Facebook page: “What’s next for me personally, I will reveal as soon as possible. But only after the season and our important game for the European Championship qualifier with the national team.” Continue reading →
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised West Ham United star Alex Song, ahead of his side’s meeting at the Emirates Stadium today. The Frenchman said that West Ham had a good start to the season, and that the Cameroonian has been one of the most influential players for the side.
Wenger was quoted telling reporters: “West Ham had a very strong start to the season and he was one of the influential players in there.”
Juve admit they may need to let go of Arsenal target Pogba
Juventus general director Giuseppe MarottaÂ has admitted that the club may be forced to sell Arsenal target Paul Pogba. Marotta was quoted in The Daily Express, saying: “We will do everything within out limits to hold on to Pogba… The problem we have is that of offers coming in from other clubs offering him a salary that we are not able to match due to our financial situation… We have to bear in mind that we cannot compete with the wages that are being paid elsewhere. We have our limits.” Continue reading →