Arsenal on alert as Joao Moutinho prepares to hand in Monaco transfer request

Arsenal are reportedly casting an eye towards Monaco after learning that midfielder Joao Moutinho is preparing to hand in a transfer request to leave the club should they fail to make it through to the group stages of the Champions League, according to the Metro. The Metro claims that The Gunners have held a long standing interest in the Portuguese international, but haven’t been able to prize him away from the Ligue 1 club. However, having been defeated 3-1 by Spanish giants Valencia during the first leg of their Champions…

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Arsenal target Joao Moutinho told he’s free to leave Monaco

Arsenal may have been given a huge boost in their apparent hunt for Portuguese midfielder Joao Moutinho after Monaco reportedly told the player that he is free to leave the club this summer, the Metro reports. The 28-year-old has been a consistent performer for the principality side since his £18m arrival from Porto back in 2013 (via The Guardian), but has since been linked with moves to Arsenal and Chelsea. The Ligue 1 giants are currently in the process of trimming their expenditures, and Moutinho’s reported £110,000-per-week salary is next…

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Arsenal and Chelsea alerted as Monaco want to SELL key man

Arsenal and Chelsea have been put on alert after reports suggested that Monaco would be willing to let playmaker Joao Moutinho leave the club this summer. According to the Daily Express, the 28-year-old still has three-years left on his contract with the Ligue 1 side, but could still be set for a surprise departure during this window. The Premier League pair, along with Manchester United, have been keen on the Portuguese midfielder in the past, the Express report. However, the Red Devils’ acquisitions of Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and Morgan…

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