Arsenal gossip: £19m Carvalho deal close and African starlet targeted

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour gossip.

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Reports in the Metro claim that Arsenal will likely seal the £19.8m deal to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho in the next few days.

The news comes after Arsene Wenger apparently ditched him interest in signing Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and losing out to Manchester United for Morgan Schneiderlin.

Diaby

Abou Diaby heads up a list of five Arsenal players that have been officially released today, the Daily Express reports.

The injury hit midfielder is joined by youngsters Jack Jebb, Austin Lipman, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill and Josh Vickers.

Petr Cech

Petr Cech has revealed he could have joined Arsenal 13 years ago, the Daily Star reports.

And the former Chelsea star claimed he hasn’t missed much by joining the Gunners over a decade later.

Ramadan Sobhy

Arsenal are ready to beat Roma to the signing of Egyptian striker Ramadan Sobhy, according to reports in the Metro.

The Al Ahly play-maker, who has been dubbed ‘the best young player in Africa’, looks set to move to Europe this summer.

Podolski Turkey

Lukas Podolski has confirmed Arsenal are in talks over a deal to sell him to Galatasaray, the Daily Mirror reports..

The Germany forward, expected to complete a £2.3million switch, appeared on Turkish champions’ in-house TV station and admitted he “would love to play for” them next season.

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