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Arsenal – 27 Jul 00:18

Gareth Bale rejects chance to join Arsenal ? report

Arsenal have reportedly been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Gareth Bale this summer, according to news from Spain.

The Real Madrid star was apparently being eyed by the Gunners as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who’s future at the Emirates Stadium remains unclear.

According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Arsenal were “determined” to try and sign the Welsh star this summer.

However, Bale has “no intention” of leaving the Bernabeu for his ex club Spurs’ biggest rivals, although he is open to the possibility of a return to English football.

Bale is believed to have rejected the chance to work under Arsene Wenger as Arsenal missed out on Champions League football this season.

The winger is reportedly concerned about his role at Real due to the emergence of young star Marco Asensio, and the possibility of a world-record move for Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe.

The ex-Saints man has also been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, with widespread reports suggesting he would consider the move.

Jose Mourinho was filmed talking to Bale after United’s pre-season penalty shooutout win over the Spanish side.

He told him: “I can’t buy you because you don’t talk to me.”

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Arsenal – 26 Jul 22:54

Euro Paper Talk: Wilshere move collapses; Spurs dealt blow

A potential exit route for Jack Wilshere appears to be off, while Spurs have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of a winger, according to Wednesday’s European papers.


Sampdoria move off for Arsenal man

Jack Wilshere will not be moving to Serie A side Sampdoria this summer, a report in Italy claims. state midfielder’s wage demands were too high, something which scuppered his potential move to the club.

The Blucerchiati had been linked to the former Bournemouth loanee, who made 27 appearances for the Cherries in the Premier League last season.

The 25-year-old has also apparently attracted interest from AC Milan, and could have followed countryman Joe Hart’s footsteps in a shock move to Italy.

However, the midfielder’s wage demands are simply too high and would have pushed Samp over their budget, the report claims.


Spurs winger blow

Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of AC Milan star Suso may have just become more difficult as the Spaniard has just hired a new agent.

The 23-year-old, who has a contract with Milan until 2019, was set to sign an extension towards the end of Silvio Berlusconi’s reign at the club.

The Spaniard had agreed a new deal with the then CEO Adriano Galliani which would have seen the former Liverpool man’s wages almost doubled.

However, the new Chinese ownership at Milan are yet to tie down Suso, causing him to reconsider his future. His new agent may be a sign that he is ready to find a deal with Milan.

The man who will become his new representative is Alessandro Lucci, who masterminded Leonardo Bonucci’s move from Juventus to the Rossoneri earlier this month.


Man Utd target set for AC Milan

Renato Sanches is set to complete a move to AC Milan from Bayern Munich, snubbing interest from Manchester United.

This is according to L’Equipe, who claim that the Portugal international will move to the San Siro club for a fee of €40m.

Sanches has reportedly given his green light for the move to go ahead, making the seven-time Champions League winners his preferred destination.

Italian paper Corriere dello Sport claim that the player’s agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly been in dialogue with Milan chiefs since last season’s Champions League Final in Cardiff.

This is where the Rossoneri struck a deal for another one of Mendes’ clients in Porto striker Andre Silva.

Talking after Bayern Munich’s 3-2 win over Chelsea, Reanto Sanches told German paper Bild: “I am not happy about my first year at Bayern Munich, that’s clear.

“I’m young, I have to play a lot. I think the chance to do so is greater in Milan than in Munich.

“I want to play more consistently and [a move to] AC Milan is a very interesting option. If the two clubs reach an agreement, I would be happy to join the Rossoneri.”


Fenerbahce name price for Arsenal target

Turkish side Fenerbahce have reportedly named their asking price for defender Simon Kjaer, according to reports in Turkey.

Turkish-Football claim that a source close to the club has told them that it will take a bid of £17.5million to land the 28-year-old.

Sevilla are the latest club to make an offer for the centre-half, who Arsenal saw a £10.5m bid rejected for.

Sevilla sporting director Oscar Arias confirmed being in the race for Kjaer: “We want to reach an agreement over the transfer of Simon Kjaer,” Arias was quoted as saying by Fotomac.

“I do not want the offer to be jeopardised so I am not going to get into details.”

The report suggests that the Gunners are weighing up a possible second bid, though Kjaer’s agent agent Mikkel Beck previously revealed that his client is happy at Fenerbahce.



And the rest…

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches is set to snub Manchester United for AC Milan in a €40m deal (L’Equipe)

Should Mbappe arrive at the Bernabeu this summer, there are suggestions Manchester United will make another move for Gareth Bale (Marca)

Real Madrid and Monaco have agreed a fee for Mbappe, but it’s more than was reported on Tuesday with the deal broken down to €180m plus €20m in bonuses. There is also a suggestion Manchester City have made a €180m bid (L’Equipe)

Inter continue their pursuit of Czech striker Patrik Schick (Corriere dello Sport)

Juventus have now made PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi there top summer priority (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Jean Michael Seri has again been linked with Arsenal. He is rated at €40m (L’Equipe)

Roma sporting director Monchi has made new contact with Leicester City over Algerian play-maker Riyad Mahrez (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Roma president James Pallotta has also stated that central defender Kostas Manolas will not be leaving the club this summer (Tuttosport)

To sign Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain must reduce their wage bill by more than €30m, which could see up to six players leaving the French capital. Angel Di Maria, reported Arsenal target Lucas Moura, Hatem Ben Arfa, Jese Rodriguez, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Serge Aurier are the candidates to move on (L’Equipe)

Gerard Pique has admitted in a press conference the picture he posted on Instagram, announcing Neymar was staying at Barcelona, wasn’t official confirmation (AS)

Liverpool’s summer pursuit of Naby Keita could come to fruition after all with news that the players current employers RB Leipzig, are set for a dramatic U-turn and will allow the player to go to Anfield after all (Bild)

New signing Danilo has admitted it was difficult to decide between Man City and Chelsea this summer (AS)

Rennes are close to sealing a €17m move for former Newcastle United transfer target Ismaila Sarr this week (L’Equipe)

After signing Dani Alves, Neymar has reportedly asked PSG to sign Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez, another player of similar quality and keep Lucas Moura (Le Parisien)

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Arsenal F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 18:16

Premier League top six transfer round-up

SAM CUNNINGHAM: With less than three weeks until the season commences, the Premier League’s top six's squads are starting to take shape. They alone have spent nearly half-a-billon pounds.

Arsenal F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 18:10

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere rejoins team training

Wilshere, who is free to leave the club, missed the pre-season tour to Australia and China as he continued his recovery from the fracture suffered away at Tottenham Hotspur last season.

Arsenal F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 18:02

Transfer News LIVE: Follow the latest news and gossip

Manchester City have spent more than £160million on new additions and are set to battle it out with Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe. Follow the latest transfer news with DAN RIPLEY.

Arsenal – 26 Jul 16:00

Koeman makes Barkley admission as Arsenal emerge as favourites

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted that he “100%” expects Ross Barkley to leave the club this summer.  

The attacking midfielder has just one year left to run on his contract, and has definitively rejected the offer of a new contract.

Tottenham have been mentioned as possible suitors, but have balked at his reported £50million asking price, while Manchester United and Chelsea have been mentioned as possible suitors, while Arsenal are currently bookmakers’ favourites to land the player.

But despite insisting there are no offers on the table for the player, Koeman is adamant Barkley will be leaving Goodison Park.

“His personal situation is really not so difficult: we made a good offer to him to sign a new contract, he declined that contract and told me that he is looking for a new challenge,” Koeman said.

“It is not Everton future any more, it is his decision, I need to respect that and then we will see what happens but what I heard from the board is there is not really an offer on the table for Ross.

“My priority is not Ross, with respect, it is his decision. I look more to other players. I knew (this) at the end of the season.

“It is really clear, I am looking to other players and that is my priority and not Ross, with respect. It is his decision.

“Everyone knows what the situation is and that’s enough, I don’t talk any more about this.”

Barkley is currently injured, having had surgery on a minor groin problem, and will be out for possibly the next month.

However, he will be expected to return to training as normal when he has recovered and Koeman has no plans to isolate him from the main group.

“He had his groin surgery last week and normally it takes three to four weeks before he is back,” he added.

“He has one more year of contract and we work with respect for people and if he is back after his surgery, after the injury, and back for training he will be part of first team sessions.”

Asked whether he had noticed a change in the player since his return for pre-season Koeman said: “No, he is the same.”

In light of the England international’s imminent departure, the Toffees are likely to step up their pursuit of Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson as a replacement, although the Welsh club are holding out for £50m, which has proved a sticking point in negotiations so far.

Everton have already been busy in the transfer market, having signed a whopping 11 players so far, including Wayne Rooney, Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez. Their summer spree has largely been funded by the £90m they received for selling Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, and Barkley now looks set to join the Belgian out of the exit door.

Barkley has been with Everton for 12 years, making 150 senior appearances for the club, and scoring 21 goals in the process.

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Arsenal – 26 Jul 14:40

Celtic boss opens up on Arsenal, Chelsea links to Dembele

Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is aware of the links between Celtic striker Moussa Dembele and the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea.

The 20-year-old is being chased by a number of top European clubs following an impressive season in the SPL after joining Celtic from Fulham.

Chelsea reportedly had an offer of £20m rejected in January and it remains to be seen if the Premier League champions, or Arsenal, will test Rodgers’ resolve with a new bid.

“I counted the other day, Moussa has been linked with 10 clubs,” Rodgers revealed to The Express.

“It was Marseille the other day, I saw Arsenal the other week, there was Paris Saint-Germain, there was Chelsea so there is nothing in it from our perspective.

“I felt if he progressed the way we thought he’d progress and if he wanted to move any time it would be after the second year.

He went on to say that: “There is no rush from Moussa’s perspective. He is a player that we really want to keep and if anything (an offer) did come in we would assess it.”

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Arsenal – 26 Jul 13:51

Arsenal leading race to sign former Tottenham target Seri

OGC Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri once again been linked with a move to Arsenal by the French media.

The midfielder impressed in Ligue 1 last season and only Thomas Lemar – another reported Arsenal target – managed more assists.

Seri amassed a combined 16 goals and assists in 34 league appearances last term, leading to links with Tottenham and Swansea.

According to L’Equipe, Nice have agreed to let the 26-year-old leave this summer, but only for a €40m price tag. They claim Arsenal are showing “real interest” in the player, and are subsequently leading the race.

Serie A club Roma were keen to finalise a deal, but they were not willing to match the asking price of Nice.

Speaking last season, Seri insisted he would only consider Nice if he was guaranteed to start.

He said: “There are a lot of clubs that follow me. But there is nothing done. And I’m not going to be on the bench, I’m leaving only if I know I’m going to play.”

Seri joined Nice from Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira in summer 2015, and has a contract which expires in summer 2019.

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Arsenal F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 12:01

Premier League shirt sponsorship deals hit jackpot

NICK HARRIS AND IAN HERBERT: The commercial significance of the Far East to Premier League football has been revealed on the list of shirt sponsors for the 2017-18 season.

Arsenal F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 26 Jul 11:45

Arsenal submit bid 50m for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar

Arsenal will submit a third offer for Monaco forward Thomas Lemar worth £50million. Arsenal have already had two offers, their latest worth £45m, rebuffed by the Ligue 1 club recently.

ESPN FC - Arsenal News 24 Jul 21:07

Preseason shows Arsenal committed to back three but need attack options

Stewart Robson says Arsenal's thrashing by Chelsea in their friendly is indicative of the issues Arsene Wenger must fix. Michy Batshuayi's brace led the way for Chelsea's rout of Arsenal in their friendly in China. Stewart Robson breaks down some of Alexandre Lacazette's Ligue 1 goals to show exactly what he'll bring to Arsenal. BEIJING -- After a gruelling, two-week trip to Australia and China, Arsenal are back home in London to continue their preseason preparations. It's time to take stock of what can be deduced from the Gunners' travels, in which they followed up easy wins over local teams in Sydney by beating Bayern Munich on penalties, after a 1-1 draw, and then losing 3-0 to Chelsea in Beijing. Here are five main takeaways: 1. Back three is still Plan A Arsene Wenger started all four games with three at the back --...

ESPN FC - Arsenal News 23 Jul 18:03

Antalyaspor in for Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, may not match asking price

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ESPN FC - Arsenal News 23 Jul 17:28

Laurent Koscielny: I have no reason to leave Arsenal

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ESPN FC - Arsenal News 23 Jul 16:32

Robson: Arsenal want to get rid of Alexis

The FC crew discuss PSG's pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, and whether there's any reason for him to stay at Arsenal.

ESPN FC - Arsenal News 23 Jul 15:42

Neymar and Alexis Sanchez both figure in Paris Saint-Germain's plans

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Arsenal have bid rejected for Lacazette

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC 27 Jun 16:53

Arsenal in Meadow Park groundshare deal

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC 23 Jun 19:18

Shield proceeds to be given to Grenfell

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Arsenal | BBC 20 Jun 13:16

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