Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
Arsenal News and Gossip
SURPRISE Premier League side to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to signing of Italy striker
Arsenal closing in on £17.9m deal for Napoli star, who wants to leave Serie A side
Arsene Wenger has claimed that he was never considering the possibility of making a bid for Raheem Sterling, who is on the verge of completing a £49m move to Manchester City, the Daily Mirror report.
Wenger revealed that the England international was not on the radar due to the strength the club already boasts.
“We never considered it because he plays in an area where we have plenty of players,” he explained.
A bizarre report in the Daily Express has claimed that Juventus are set to use their relationship with kit manufacturer Adidas to broker a deal to sign Mesut Ozil.
The German is one of the sportswear company’s biggest stars, which may reportedly see them attempt to make a deal happen.
It may not be the only deal involving the two clubs this summer, as the Daily Express report that the Gunners are keen on agreeing a deal for striker Kingsley Coman.
The 19-year-old has yet to score in Serie A for the Italian giants.
He could replace Yaya Sanogo at the Emirates next season, after the Independent claimed that the forward is close to agreeing a season-long loan to Ajax.
The 22-year-old will be able to link up with former Arsenal hero Dennis Bergkamp, who is the side’s assistant manager.
Finally, veteran midfielder Tomas Rosicky will miss the start of the season after sustaining a knee injury on international duty, the Daily Mail report.