Arsene Wenger denies that Arsenal need new holding midfielder

Arsene Wenger has seemingly ruled out the possibility of Arsenal buying a new holding midfielder before the end of the transfer window by suggesting that he is happy with his current options, the Daily Express report. The man that appears to have become Wenger’s first choice in that role is Francis Coquelin, and he has formed a good partnership alongside Santi Cazorla, who seems to thrive on making his marauding runs from deep. But after the Frenchman, Wenger has just the injury-prone Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini – who has…

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Arsenal REJECT Real Madrid’s offer to sign Asier Illarramendi

Arsenal have reportedly turned down the chance to sign Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, according to the Daily Express. The Gunners had been credited with an interest on the midfielder earlier in the summer, though they reportedly faced competition from the likes of Liverpool and Juventus. Illarramendi hasn’t managed to get a grip in the Real Madrid first team since arriving from Real Sociedad, and now faces an even bigger battle for game time following the £25million capture of Mateo Kovacic from Inter. That not only leaving him behind Kovacic…

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Arsenal and Liverpool to prepare bids for unwanted midfielder Asier Illarramendi

Arsenal and Liverpool are both planning to make a bid for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, according to the Daily Express. The Express report that following the arrival of Mateo Kovacic at the Bernabeu, Rafael Benitez is happy to let the 25-year-old move on this summer. The Spaniard is being valued at £16m, which does not appear to have put off either of the Premier League sides (via Express). Of the pair, the Gunners are perhaps in greater need of his arrival than Brendan Rodgers’ side are. While their midfield is…

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Liverpool closing in on STUNNING double Real Madrid midfielder capture

Liverpool are said to be closing in on the double signing of Asier Illarramendi and Denis Cheryshev as talks with both players are believed to be progressing well, according to the Metro. The Reds have already been busy in the transfer market this summer, but have retained an interest in Illarramendi throughout as they continue to attempt to plug the gap left by club legend Steven Gerrard, who departed at the end of last season. However, they still have a gap left by winger Raheem Sterling to fill, and are…

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Liverpool target’s Real Madrid departure now ‘inevitable’

Liverpool appear to be closing in on the signing of Real Madrid holding midfielder Asier Illarramendi, after Mundo Deportivo claimed that it was ‘inevitable’ that he would be leaving the Bernabeu this summer, according to the Metro. The 25-year-old’s chances of first-team football for Rafa Benitez’s side appeared to have suffered a massive setback, after the Guardian claimed that Inter Milan midfielder Mateo Kovacic was close to agreeing a €32m move to Los Blancos. That could tempt the Spaniard to make a switch to Anfield, with the Metro claiming that the…

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Real Madrid in talks over potential £25m deal for reported Liverpool target

Real Madrid are reportedly in talks to sign Inter Milan midfielder and supposed Liverpool target Mateo Kovacic, according to the Daily Express. The 21-year-old has established himself as one of the most promising and versatile midfielders in Europe currently, which may mean that Los Blancos have to pay as much as £25m to bring him to the Bernabeu, the Express claim. That seems an exceptionally large price to pay for someone who will have to battle Toni Kroos and Luka Modric for a place in Rafa Benitez’s side. While he…

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Liverpool free to sign Asier Illarramendi as Real Madrid tell him he can go

Liverpool’s chances of landing Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi have been boosted, after the Metro reported that he was told that he was free to leave the Bernabeu. The Metro suggest that the Reds have already made two bids for the 25-year-old, and are expected to make a third offer worth £15.3m, which may well be accepted by Los Blancos, after former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez told the Spaniard he was not needed. Despite making 30 appearances in La Liga last season, he did not seem to enjoy anymore luck…

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Real Madrid midfielder REJECTS Liverpool move and vows to fight for place

Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi has rejected the chance to come to the Premier League this summer, with the Daily Express reporting that Brendan Rodgers was keen to bring him to Liverpool. The Express suggest that the Reds had made an £13.1m offer for the 25-year-old, who was also attracting interest from Arsenal. But, he has turned down the chance to come to England, and has instead vowed to fight for his place at the Bernabeu. Rodgers may have felt confident that he would have been able to get a…

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Liverpool make bid for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi

Liverpool have reportedly made an official offer for Real Madrid centre-midfielder Asier Illarramendi, according to the Metro. The Metro suggest, however, that Rafael Benitez wants to keep hold of the 25-year-old, having used the Spaniard during pre-season. But, that has not deterred the Premier League side, who believe that Illarramendi will struggle to cement a place in the side once the new La Liga season begins (via Metro). His chances of regularly playing in competitive games under Benitez seem relatively slim given that he is competing with several marquee names…

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Liverpool gossip: Benteke deal to be confirmed, while £13.9m bid made for Real Madrid man

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: Christian Benteke is set to complete his £32.5m move to Liverpool later today, according to the Daily Express. The Belgian has already completed his medical with the Merseyside club. The Reds have made a £13.9m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi, according to the Metro. The 25-year-old has been told by Los Blancos’ new manager Rafael Benitez that he is free to leave this summer. However, it appears that they are set to miss out on completing an audacious bid for…

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Liverpool gossip: Sterling misses training AGAIN and club hero returns

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: READ MORE: Liverpool News and Goals Saido Berahino sacks Aidy Ward over actions during Raheem Sterling saga Liverpool close in on move for Real Madrid star Asier Illarramendi Raheem Sterling has called in sick for training for the second consecutive day, the Daily Mirror report. The winger wants to leave and has informed Brendan Rodgers that he does not want to be considered for their pre-season tour to Asia and Australia. The Reds are planning to make a £16m bid for Real…

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Liverpool close in on move for Real Madrid star Asier Illarramendi

Liverpool are said to be drawing closer to a move for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illaramendi as the Spaniards close in on a replacement, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Liverpool News and Rumours Raheem Sterling does not deserve so much criticism, after motivation for leaving becomes apparent Liverpool keen on Man City striker should they miss out on Christian Benteke The Daily Mail claim that Real themselves are close to completing the signing of Sporting Lisbon youngster William Carvalho, and his impending arrival would spell certain doom for Illarramendi.…

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Liverpool news and gossip: Bacca deal OFF, but Napoli star on radar

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: READ MORE: Liverpool News and Gossip Liverpool enquire about Napoli star, who could cost £46m Raheem Sterling told to join Liverpool on pre-season tour Liverpool appear to have missed out on Carlos Bacca, after the Daily Star reported that the Sevilla man had agreed to move to AC Milan. The Colombian had been on the Reds’ radar, but the Italian side appear to be closing in on a deal after triggering his release clause. With Bacca seemingly heading elsewhere, the Metro report…

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Liverpool news and rumours: New signing discusses dream move

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Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Liverpool: READ MORE: Liverpool News and Gossip Liverpool hero backs new signing to shine at Anfield Liverpool have already found Raheem Sterling’s replacement, according to former Red New Liverpool forward Danny Ings has revealed that “words can’t describe” how he feels about his move to Anfield, the Liverpool Echo reports. The former Burnley man will complete his move from Turf Moor on July 1st. Former Reds hero Gary McAllister believes that another new signing can inspire the Merseyside club back towards the Premier…

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