Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has revealed it was easy for him to reject an offer from Arsenal and stay at the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions as both his “head and heart” wanted him to stay with Leicester.
Vardy played a starring role in Leicester’s fairytale run to their maiden EPL title last season. He was offered a lucrative offer by Arsenal during the off-season and had travelled with the England squad to the European Championship in France last June with his future still unresolved. Continue reading
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that the club will not be making any more signings this summer, after revealing that the duo of Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez had signed for the club.
Speaking to reporters after his side’s 3-1 victory away at Watford, the Frenchman said: “We have bought two players, Mustafi and Perez. They will integrate into the team now and we will help them join squad. We had to work very hard to get signings done. We have not got any plans for anyone else now.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s hopes of signing Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette this summer have been dealt a massive blow, with the French side’s president Jean-Michel Aulas making it clear that the player is not for sale at any cost in the near future.
Aulas was quoted telling French newspaper Le Progres: “Alexandre is irreplaceable. It would be a professional mistake to sell him.”
Arsenal fans, who must have been hoping to see Leicester City star RIyad Mahrez plying his trade for their side, are in for a big disappointment. As per reports in the press, the reigning English champions’ co-owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has made it clear that the player isn’t going away from King Power Stadium anytime soon.
The boss reportedly posted a picture of himself with the highly rated Algerian, who was adjudged last season’s PFA Player of the Year, on Instagram whilst revealing his intention to hold on to him this summer.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy says it was an “easy” decision to reject Arsenal and hopes teammate Riyad Mahrez will follow him by staying at the club. Arsenal attempted to lure the 29-year-old to the Emirates Stadium in June after triggering a release clause in his contract with a 20 million pound bid.
However, Vardy, who was away on international duty with England at Euro 2016 at the time, turned down the chance to join the Gunners and instead committed his future to the EPL champions by signing a new four-year deal. Continue reading
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to loosen the strings of his purse a little in order to land Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette this summer. According to reports in Squawka, the boss has decided to table an improved bid of £33.7m for the player, and it is understood that he may not spend any further on him.
The Ligue 1 giants are believed to have already rejected the north Londoners’ opening offer of £29.5m for the highly rated striker. And while Wenger’s new offer is a significant improvement on his earlier one, it still falls considerably short of Lyon’s demands of £40m, plus bonuses, for their player.
Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, with the Ligue 1 side known to have finally become ready to sell him. However, as per reports in The Daily Mirror, the north London giants will have to splash out at least £40m, plus bonuses, in order to bring the player to the Emirates Stadium and succeed in their endeavours.
It is believed that the Gunners have already failed with a £29.3m offer for the player, with West Ham United having also had a bid of around £32m rejected for him. Additionally, Lyon themselves would prefer to hold on to Lacazette this summer, with the side known to be considering him ‘irreplaceable’.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seems to be in no mood to conclude his raid on Premier League champions Leicester City, if reports by Tancredi Palmeri are to be believed. According to a revelation made by the transfer expert, the Gunners have made the Foxes a £25m offer in order to sign their star attacker Riyad Mahrez.
Palmeri also went on to reveal that the Gunners held several meetings with the player’s representatives before tabling the bid, and that he himself is open to the prospect of moving to the Emirates Stadium this summer.