Arsenal goossip: £28m Portugal international targeted, Wilshere still wanted by City

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour gossip.

Jack Wilshere

Manchester City will make a £40m bid for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, 23, if they fail to land 22-year-old Paul Pogba from Juventus for £70m, the Daily Star reports.

Manuel Pellegrini has made Pogba his number one target this summer, but is aware of the significant competition he faces to snap him up.

Arsenal have bid £28.5m for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho and may have to raise that figure by £8.5m in add-ons to trigger the 23-year-old's release clause, according to <a href=The Sun.

The Portugal international has been linked with the Gunners since January, and now appears to be back on his way to north London this summer.

Cech Arsenal

The departure of Arsenal goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts to Swansea has prompted speculation Chelsea keeper Petr Cech is close to joining the Gunners and taking his own goalkeeping coach with him, The Independent reports.

The Gunners are also keen to bring Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon with him.


Germany defender Benedikt Howedes, 27, says he rejected a transfer to Arsenal this summer to stay with Schalke, the London Evening Standard reports.

The World Cup winner was being tipped to leave the club this summer after they failed to secure a passage into the Champions League.

Ilkay Gundogan Borussia Dortmund

Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are still hoping midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 24, stays at the club despite turning down a contract extension. The German has one year left on his current deal and has been linked with a move to Arsenal or Manchester United, the Metro reports.

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