Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal:
The move comes after they apparently decided to give up on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
Besiktas are planning to make possibly the most sensational bid of the summer, after one of their former board members revealed that the Turkish side’s head of transfers Erdal Torunogullari had been in contact with Mesut Ozil’s agent, the Metro report.
“Erdal met with Mesut Ozil’s representatives last week and made an enquiry,” Erol Kaynar said.
Grzegorz Krychowiak’s Sevilla teammate Vicente Iborra has admitted that he’s worried that the Arsenal target will leave the La Liga club, the Daily Express report.
The Poland international has a £22m release clause.
“Of course I am concerned that Krychowiak could be taken away, I always want to have the best players in the team,” he explained.
Another Arsenal target is unlikely to be moving to the Emirates this summer however, after the Daily Express reported that Thiago Motta was in talks about extending his contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
The 32-year-old has one year left on his current deal, which had led to speculation that he may be on the move.
Finally, Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has tipped his on-loan star Ainsley Maitland-Niles to have a very bright future at the Emirates, the Daily Star report.
“The talent of him; I think he’s going to play for Arsenal, there’s no doubt in my mind,” he insisted.
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