Ajax consider sending back Arsenal striker for not being good enough

Dutch giants Ajax are said to be eyeing up a new striker in the January transfer window as Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo has not been good enough, according to the Metro. The Eredivisie side reportedly sized up a bid for Danish forward Pione Sisto during the summer window, but ended up making a loan move for Sanogo instead as they were priced out of snapping up their initial target. And according to Dutch publication Soccer News, the striker has struggled to cope with the demands of playing for Ajax and…

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Bayern Munich fans to protest Arsenal ticket prices during Champions League clash

Bayern Munich fans are set to hold a protest during the upcoming Champions League clash with Arsenal by boycotting the first five minutes of the game at The Emirates Stadium, according to the Metro. The planned walkout is set to go ahead at this Tuesday’s Group F match next week that sees Arsene Wenger desperate for a victory as his side sits bottom with two defeats. The news comes after BBC’s Price of Football study, which pinpointed the Gunners as the most expensive football team in the country and the…

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Louis van Gaal says Wayne Rooney is still influential for Man United despite lack of goals

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has given star forward Wayne Rooney his full support ahead of the club’s trip to Goodison Park to take on Everton this afternoon, the Metro reports. The 29-year-old has come in for some heavy criticism recently due to his lack of form so far this season, as he has only found the net once in the 3-0 victory over Sunderland last month. United will now make the short trip to Liverpool to take on Rooney’s former club in what is certain to be a…

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Arsenal face competition from Aston Villa for star Real Madrid winger

Premier League strugglers Aston Villa have emerged as shock contenders to sign Real Madrid winger Jese Rodriguez is the January transfer window, according to the Daily Express. Reports in Spain claim the Villans attempted to prize the 22-year-old away from the Santiago Bernabeu over the summer, but following Villa’s slide into the bottom three manager Tim Sherwood is keen to make a second play for his signature in the new year. Jese is also thought to be on Arsenal’s radar (via Express), as well as being watched by Italian giants…

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Liverpool given timely injury boost as young defender steps up comeback

Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has handed an injury boost to new manager Jurgen Klopp by revealing he intends to be back in action by December after nearly 18 months out on the sidelines, the Daily Express reports. The 22-year-old has not featured since suffering a knee injury back in May 2014, but has now confirmed he can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel of his injury hell. “It’s been going well. It’s obviously been a frustrating time since last year when I got the injury,” he…

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Arsenal and Man United told they can sign Brazilian international striker for £18.5m

Brazilian giants Corinthians have told Manchester United and Arsenal that they can sign striker Alexandre Pato providing they cough up £18.5m, according to the Metro. The former AC Milan front man was once one of the most prized strikers in the game when he first broke onto the scene, but has recently seen his stock fall after failing to live up to the hype. However, he was heavily linked with moves to both Arsenal and United during the closing weeks of the summer transfer window as both sides were left…

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Portugal star says Man United interest is a “good sign”

Sporting Lisbon defender Paulo Oliveira has said that supposed interest from Manchester United is a “good sign”, the Daily Express reports. Oliveira has impressed since joining Sporting in 2014 for £1.2m from Vitoria Guimaraes, but it has been reported by The Express that United chief Louis van Gaal had ordered his scouts to keep tabs on the 23-year-old in the recent clash against Rio Ave. United have a good relationship with the Lisbon-based giants, having previously signed the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Marcos Rojo all moving to Manchester…

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho handed £50,000 fine and one-match stadium ban

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been slapped with a £50,000 fine and a one-match stadium ban for comments he made following the club’s recent defeat to Southampton, the Daily Express reports. The Blues boss reacted angrily to the defeat and blamed the referee for failing to award his side a spot kick for a foul on striker Radamel Falcao. Chelsea eventually lost the game 3-1, with goals coming from Steven Davis, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle to cancel out Willian’s opener and Mourinho then went on a seven minute rant…

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Real Madrid line up £37.5m move for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez

Real Madrid are believed to be preparing a £37.5m move for star Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, according to the Metro. After a slow start to the season, Sanchez suddenly came to life just before the international break where he bagged a hat trick past Leicester City before notching a brace against Manchester United, highlighting himself as a crucial cog in Arsene Wenger’s machine. The Gunners are believed to be in the process of offering the Chilean international a new contract that would see him become the club’s highest earner (via…

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Arsenal handed quadruple fitness boost ahead of this weekend’s Premier League return

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been boosted by the news that Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are all back in contention to feature in this weekend’s clash with Watford, the Metro reports. Wenger had concerns over Sanchez’s fitness going into the international break, but the 26-year-old came through the victory over Peru without any problems and is now ready to dive straight back into first team duties with The Gunners (via Metro). The Metro also claims that defender Koscielny, who missed the 3-0 victory over Manchester…

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Agent confirms Man United star will leave in January window

The agent of Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has confirmed that the player will likely make an exit from the club in the January transfer window after being axed by manager Louis van Gaal, the Metro reports. The former Barcelona custodian has featured just twice for the United first team since joining as a free agent back in January. However, the 33-year-old fell foul of the Dutchman after reportedly refusing to play in a game for the under-21 side and was then left out of the squad’s pre-season tour of…

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Chelsea target move for Atletico Madrid quartet – including Mourinho replacement

Chelsea are said to be lining up a stunning yet ambitious quadruple move for Atletico Madrid stars Antoine Griezmann, Diego Godin and Koke as well as manager Diego Simeone, according to the Metro. After a poor start to the new season, both players and manager Jose Mourinho have come in for some serious criticism, with several names now finding their positions at the club come under pressure (via Metro). And now, a report in Spanish publication AS claims that the defending Premier League champions are hoping to snap up the…

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Arsenal star Nacho Monreal agrees new three-year deal

Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal has reiterated his commitment to the club by agreeing a new three-year deal to stay put amid reports of a move to Athletic Bilbao, according to the Metro. The Spanish international was heavily linked with a move to the Basque side during the summer transfer window, only for manager Arsene Wenger to convince him that his future lay at The Emirates instead (via Metro). Monreal, 29, has been the club’s first choice left-back ahead of Kieran Gibbs so far this term, and has been one of…

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Euro giants confirm they made bid for Chelsea star during the summer

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has confessed that his side did indeed make an offer for to sign Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel during the summer transfer window, according to the Metro. The 28-year-old has featured from the start just once in the Premier League this season and could be tempted to make a move away from Stamford Bridge when the transfer window re-opens in January. And though it has emerged that the deal fell through over the summer, it could well be resurrected in the new year. Speaking to Turkish…

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Arsenal set to offer Alexis Sanchez new deal to make him club’s highest earner

Arsenal could be set to offer star forward Alexis Sanchez a new contract that would see him surpass Mesut Ozil as the club’s highest paid player, the Metro reports. The Metro state that the Chilean international currently pockets £130,000-per-week at The Emirates Stadium, but the Gunners are now keen to offer him an improved deal just over 12 months on from bringing him to the club. According to a report in the Daily Mail, Mesut Ozil is also set to be offered a new deal as the club hope to…

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Arsenal linked with move for teenage Brazilian striker Luis Henrique

Arsenal are believed to be lining up a move for young Brazilian striker Luis Henrique, according to the Daily Express. A report in Goal Brazil claims that super agent Kia Joorabchian is searching for a new club that would be interested in taking on the 17-year-old on in the new year (via Express). However, the Express also states that the Gunners aren’t alone in their interest in Henrique, as a number of top European clubs are also thought to be keen on snapping him up. As it stands, Wenger sees…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners to make £10.5m move for starlet Brazilian as Cavani remains on radar

Monday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Olivier Giroud admits he has to man up and accept being on the bench for Arsenal because Theo Walcott has been so good up front, the Daily Mirror reports. Walcott netted for England against Estonia on Friday night to make it seven goals in nine for club and country. Arsenal are lining up a move for Brazilian youngster Luis Henrique, the Daily Express reports. That is according to Goal Brazil, who claim Henrique’s agent Kia Joorabchian is keen to find the young striker…

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Chelsea gossip: Simeone sounded out as Mou replacement and Barca star takes swipe at Blues

Monday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer gossip. Eden Hazard insists Belgium will target winning Euro 2016 – but now he has to concentrate on his own form, the Daily Mirror reports. The Chelsea star scored a penalty in the 4-1 victory in Andorra to lift the Red Devils above Wales in Group B. Dani Alves believes former team-mate Pedro should have stayed at Barcelona rather than join Chelsea, the Daily Express reports. The Spaniard ended ten years with the Catalan club when he moved to Stamford Bridge for around £22million…

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Man United gossip: Neymar rules out Old Trafford switch but Muller drops big hint

Monday’s biggest Man United news and transfer gossip. Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller, 26, has hinted the Premier League’s money might eventually lure him to Manchester United, the Manchester Evening News reports. The German striker was reportedly the subject of three bids from United over the summer, the last thought to be worth nearly £88m. Former England captain David Beckham says his new club in Miami should be up and running within six weeks – and plans to model it on Manchester United, the Daily Star reports. Anthony Martial has…

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Marcos Rojo determined to stay and fight for Man United future

Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has said that he is ready to stay at the club to fight for his place and his future, according to the Metro. The Argentine international has been restricted to making just two appearances for the Red Devils this season amid plenty of speculation suggesting that his future lies elsewhere. Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg have reportedly registered an interest in luring him away from Old Trafford, but he is desperate to stay where he is to prove his worth to manager Louis van Gaal…

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Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool he wants Porto midfielder Ruben Neves

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly informed club chiefs that he wants to sign starlet Porto midfielder Ruben Neves, according to the Metro. The 18-year-old is already making a positive impact at the club and is being tipped to be a future star, with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea being linked with his signature recently (via Metro). However, according to Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb The Reds have thrown their own hat into the ring to land his signature with Klopp telling his board that he wants to bring…

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants Mats Hummels but may be forced to sign Neven Subotic

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is eager to make a second raid on former club Borussia Dortmund for the signature of centre-back Mats Hummels, according to the Metro. Klopp has apparently identified Liverpool’s back line as an area that desperately needs reinforcements and has made the World Cup winner his top target. However, reports in Spain claim that Hummels won’t come cheap, and Klopp is aware that he may not have the necessary funds to push the deal through. But the Metro reports that that may mean that he will turn…

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Dutch international rejects Man United transfer talk

Highly-rated Lazio centre-back Stefan de Vrij has reiterated his loyalty to Serie A giants Lazio and claims that he was only linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer because of his nationality, the Metro reports. The 23-year-old Italian publication Il Messaggero that he has no interest in making the move to Old Trafford despite recent links, as he believes that he was only tipped to head there because of shared nationality with manager Louis van Gaal. “People often associate me with Manchester United because Louis van Gaal is…

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Nolito to reject Barca move in favour of Arsenal switch

Celta Vigo forward is said to be prepared to turn down Barcelona ahead of a proposed move to Arsenal, according to the Metro. The Spanish international has been a target for his former side recently, but with Barcelona eyeing a move for Paris Saint Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi a deal has been complicated to move forward (via Metro). The player is said to be well aware of Arsene Wenger’s interest in him, with the Metro claiming that he would be an important part of the Arsenal set up. However, reports…

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Man United target Thomas Muller claims he’s tempted by ‘huge wages’ in the Premier League

Manchester United target Thomas Muller has revealed that he is tempted by the enormous wages offered by Premier League clubs, according to the Metro. The Germany international was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford over the summer, but Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently told the Premier League side to forget about snapping him up (via Metro). Muller was given his Bayern debut by United boss Louis van Gaal during his time in charge of the Bundesliga giants, and the Metro claim that he is desperate to be…

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