Arsenal transfer news: The latest and live player rumours from Emirates Stadium

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Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal following a summer in which they held on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
 

PSG TO HIJACK MAN CITY’S ALEXIS MOVE


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal 2017

PSG are ready to beat Manchester City to the signing of Alexis Sanchez by offering him a huge signing-on fee, El Mecurio reports.

Pep Guardiola’s side had seemed favourites to land the Chilean on a free transfer next summer although the Ligue 1 club haven’t given up hope and will offer a substantial financial package to lure him to Paris.

 

CHELSEA PLAN MUSONDA CONTRACT TALKS


Charly Musonda Chelsea

Chelsea are preparing to open talks with highly rated attacking midfielder Charly Musonda over a new contract, the Evening Standard reports.

Musonda, a product of the Blues’ youth system, scored on his first start for the club against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup last week.

And now Chelsea are planning to offer the Belgium Under-21 international – whose current deal expires in 2019 – fresh terms amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.


ARSENAL CHASE LE HAVRE DEFENDER


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Arsenal are on the trail of Le Havre teenager Harold Moukoudi as Arsene Wenger assesses potential long-term defensive recruits, reports The Sun.

Moukoudi has impressed for Le Havre and the centre-half is also being tracked by Bordeaux, Nice and RB Leipzig.


ARSENAL STEP UP INTEREST IN GORETZKA


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Arsenal are ready to step up their interest in young Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka, according to the Mirror.

The 22-year-old is considered one of the best prospects in Europe, and the Gunners are confirmed admirers as the club’s scouts keep close tabs on him.


OZIL WANTS MAN UTD MOVE


Mesut Ozil Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will turn down any offer of a new deal as his desire is to move to Manchester United, The Mirror reports.

The Germany international star is out of contract with the Gunners in June and the 28-year-old is, therefore, free to negotiate with potential suitors as early as January.


EVERTON IN GIROUD SWOOP


Olivier Giroud Arsenal

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud came close to leaving the club in the summer but will have another opportunity to depart in January, when Everton will return with a £40 million bid.

The Toffees are confident of capturing the out-of-favour France international this time around, The Mirror reports.


ARSENAL READY MERTENS MOVE


Dries Mertens Napoli

Arsenal are readying a fresh approach for Napoli forward Dries Mertens as they prepare to part with Mesut Ozil, according to Calciomercato.

The Gunners were keen on the Belgium international over the summer, but will return in 2018 by triggering a €30 million release clause.


OZIL ON INTER’S RADAR


Mesut Ozil Arsenal 2017

Inter are mulling over a January approach for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, says TMW.

The Germany international is yet to agree to a contract extension with the Gunners and is now a target for the ambitious Serie A side as they seek an alternative to Joao Mario.


BELOTTI RELEASE CLAUSE TO RISE ABOVE €100M


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Andrea Belotti is working on a new deal with Torino that will see his release clause, set at €100 million in his current contract, rise even higher, according to CalcioMercato.

The talented striker has been chased by a number of clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal and AC Milan. 


INTER, MAN UTD & ARSENAL WANT LUCAS


Lucas Moura PSG

Inter will rival Manchester United and Arsenal in a battle to sign Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura, claims CalcioMercato.

The Premier League duo have long been linked with an interest in the attacker, whom the Nerazzurri want to sign on a loan deal in January due to the club’s owners being unwilling to spend big in the winter transfer window.


UTD AND ARSENAL EYE GORETZKA


Leon Goretzka Schalke

Manchester United and Arsenal are among those keeping a close eye on Leon Goretzka’s situation at Schalke, reports Bild.

The Germany international midfielder is set to be out of contract next summer and has also attracted interest from Bayern Munich and Barcelona.


CITY FEAR MISSING OUT ON ALEXIS


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Manchester City fear they will be beaten to the signature of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez by big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, according to The Sun.

Pep Guardiola’s side led the chase for the Chile international over the summer, but PSG are prepared to offer him more than £275,000-a-week in a deal which will include lucrative signing bonuses.


ARSENAL TO MOVE FOR STERLING


Raheem Sterling, Man City

A January move for Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling could hold the key to Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal future, the Mirror reports.

Arsene Wenger is a keen admirer of Sterling, though City maintain that the England international is not for sale.

The report, however, suggests that the Gunners could make a fresh winter bid for the England international and include Alexis as part of the deal in order not to lose the Chilean for free at the end of the season.


EUROPE’S ELITE CHASING GENOA YOUNGSTER


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Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are just a few of the clubs credited with an interest in Genoa wonderkid Pietro Pellegri by Italian outlet CalcioMercato.

The 16-year-old last week became the youngest player in history to score a double in Serie A when he put two past Lazio.

AC Milan, Inter, Juventus and Monaco have also been linked with the teenager.


ARSENAL & CITY MONITOR FULHAM STARLET


Arsene Wenger Arsenal

Arsenal and Manchester City are keeping close tabs on Fulham youngster Matt O’Riley, the Mirror reports.

Despite being only 16 years old, creative midfielder O’Riley has featured twice for the Fulham’s first team in the Carabao Cup this season and has been called up to England’s Under-17 squad for the Young Lions’ September friendlies with Brazil and South Africa.


ARSENAL SCOUT MARSEILLE TEENAGER


HD Arsene Wenger Arsenal

Arsenal are interested in signing Marseille’s teenage left-back Christopher Rocchia during the January transfer window, claims Foot Mercato.

Rocchia is currently the understudy to Patrice Evra at Marseille, but has yet to sign a professional contract. He has reportedly impressed Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi, while Borussia Dortmund are also watching the 19-year-old.


MOURINHO PLOTS ALEXIS OFFER


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Bournemouth

Jose Mourinho is planning an offer for Alexis Sanchez in a bid to convince him to join Manchester United, according to The Sun.

The Arsenal forward is out of contract next summer, and Manchester City are the favourites to sign him after failing in a last-gasp £60 million move on deadline day.

But Mourinho is hopeful the offer of a £25m signing-on fee will tempt the Chile international to Old Trafford.


WILSHERE WANTS WEST HAM MOVE


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Jack Wilshere is set to run down the final year of his Arsenal contract and look to seal a move to West Ham, the Daily Star reports.

Wilshere supported the Hammers as a boy and is hopeful that Slaven Bilic’s side will lodge a January bid for his services after initially being put off by the Gunners’ £20 million asking price.


SCHALKE OFFER GORETZKA €10M A YEAR TO STAY


Leon Goretzka Germany Mexico

Schalke are prepared to offer Leon Goretzka a club record €10 million-a-year contract in a bid to persuade the midfielder to sign a new deal, reports Kicker. 

Goretzka is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been linked with Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Liverpool, but Schalke are hoping the bumper salary will persuade the 22-year-old to stay.


MILAN LEAD HUNT FOR GENOA WONDERKID


HD Pietro Pellegri

AC Milan are leading the chase to sign Genoa’s record-breaking teenage striker Pietro Pellegri, claims CalcioMercato.

Pellegri became the youngest player to score twice in a Serie A game on Sunday when netting a brace in Genoa’s 3-2 defeat by Lazio.

He has been scouted by Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester City, with Juventus and Inter Milan also showing an interest, but it is Milan who are at the front of the queue to sign the 16-year-old.

 

PSG TO PART WITH FIVE STARS


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Paris Saint-Germain are preparing to offload Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, Lucas Moura, Javier Pastore and Kevin Trapp as they seek to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, claims Mundo Deport Mundo Deportivo.

Germany international Draxler has been heavily linked with Arsenal in the past, while former Real Madrid star Di Maria has figured prominently on Barcelona’s wish list.

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