Chelsea target joins Chinese Super League with massive contract

Ezequiel Lavezzi has become the latest star player to join the Chinese Super League for an astonishing amount of money, according to The Guardian. Hebei China Fortune have come to an agreement with the Argentine forward on a two-year deal to play at the Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium, where he’ll be coach by former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson. Lavezzi is the latest European player to switch to the Chinese top-flight and it’s been reported that he will earn £23.5 million during his stay there, which translates to £400.000 per week… The 30-year-old Argentina…

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Arsenal news: Welbeck out for six months claims England manager, and Barcelona chasing Gunners target

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Roy Hodgson has claimed that Gunners forward Danny Welbeck is set to miss the next six months after having surgery on his left knee, the Independent report. The England manager admitted that he was worried about whether he would be able to select him for his squad for Euro 2016. “Now I hear it’s another six months, so I can only hope that Danny recovers a bit quicker and hits the ground running,” he said. Barcelona have included Leicester City winger and…

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Arsenal on alert as target reportedly decides he wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain

Arsenal have been alerted by the news that reported target Ezequiel Lavezzi wishes to leave Paris Saint-Germain over concerns about how much game time he is set to receive over the coming season, the Metro report. The Gunners were considering a possible deal during the summer window, the Metro report, and while a move never happened before the deadline, a potential transfer is certainly not off the table. The 30-year-old has found himself somewhat on the fringes of Laurent Blanc’s side this season, following the arrival of Angel Di Maria.…

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Arsenal gossip: Benzema tries to kill speculation, and Cavani move lined up

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners are still planning to make a bid for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, despite the Frenchman making a clear statement about his future, the Metro report. The 27-year-old posted a picture of himself in the Madrid dressing room on social media and referred to the Bernabeu as home. The Daily Mirror are claiming that Arsene Wenger has switched his attention to another striker however, and now plans to try and bring Edinson Cavani to the club. The Mirror suggest however,…

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Arsenal to follow up Edinson Cavani swoop by signing SECOND PSG ace

Arsenal could be set to make a stunning double raid on Paris Saint Germain to sign star duo Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to the Metro. Reports on Tuesday morning claimed that Arsenal are ready to drop their chase of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema in favour of Cavani. However, a new report from Eurosport claims that the Ligue 1 champions have offered up Cavani’ teammate Lavezzi to the Gunners, as well as to Tottenham and West Ham, following Angel Di Maria’s signing from Manchester United. The 30-year-old is believed…

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Arsenal news: Marco Verratti interested in Premier League switch, and teammate offered to Gunners

Here is Monday’s news and rumours concerning Arsenal: Paris Saint-Germain’s deep-lying playmaker Marco Verratti has put Arsenal on alert after suggesting that he would be interested in making a move to the Premier League in the future, the Daily Express report. The 22-year-old did concede however, that he was happy with the French side at the moment. “I’ll begin to consider leaving on the day that I no longer feel good at PSG or when the club decides to sell me,” he said. “England, Spain, and a return to Italy…

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Arsenal offered Paris Saint-Germain forward as striker hunt continues

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Arsenal have been told by Paris Saint-Germain that they can sign Ezequiel Lavezzi this summer, according to the Metro. The Gunners have been linked with big-money moves for Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, and Lavezzi’s teammate Edinson Cavani, the Metro report, but may now switch their attention after being told that the 30-year-old is available. The Metro report that he is valued at just £8.5m, but his wage demands could prove a greater stumbling block as he currently pockets £95,000 a week. Having competed with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cavani for the majority…

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Man United interested in Paris Saint-Germain star as Pedro deal hits stumbling block

Manchester United are interested in making a move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, after their deal to sign Pedro seemed to hit a stumbling block, the Metro report. The Metro claim that Louis van Gaal’s first choice is the Barcelona man. However, the Nou Camp outfit are reportedly playing hardball over the move, the Metro report, as they want to keep hold of the 28-year-old for a while longer as Neymar is out for the start of the season due to mumps. While the Catalan side would be unable…

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