Multiple names in frame as Arsenal step up their pursuit for a centre-back

Arsenal are yet to finalize on their new manager but that hasn’t stopped them from pursuing their targets in the transfer market. It’s not a secret that the Gunners want to bring a new centre-back at the club in the summer, and a number of names have been linked with the club in past one week. The Daily Telegraph has claimed that Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu is a top target for the North London club, and club’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat is pushing for a £35million deal for the…

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Five major Premier League signings possible in the last week of January window

It has been quite an eventful January, and a huge amount of talent has switched allegiances up until now. However, with only a week left in the window, we expect to see a bump in transfer activity and some major movement in the coming days. Here’s our take on five biggest Premier League transfers that are expected to take place in the last week of the ongoing transfer window. 5. Aymeric Laporte – Athletic Bilbao to Manchester City Manchester City can’t possibly imagine improving on their first half of the…

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Manchester City look towards Laporte. Can Arsenal steal a move on Jonny Evans?

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been on the lookout for a new centre-back this month, and it appears that he has finally found his player in Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Bilbao. According to Sky Sports, City are considering triggering the £60m release clause for the French defender. The report mentions that talks are ongoing between the two sides and are expected to continue on Tuesday. The Citizens have held a long-term interest in the 23-year-old, and they unsuccessfully attempted to sign him back in 2016. In the last few…

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Arsenal linked to another surprise defender as top targets seem unreachable

Arsenal are in the transfer market for a central defender following a long-term injury to Per Mertesacker and have been linked with a number of replacements. The Gunners reportedly had been offered the chance to seal a £37 million transfer of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, ahead of Chelsea and Everton. However, the Serie A giants have not been keen to selling the Senegalese international and the same proved to be true for AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas. Meanwhile, Arsenal have had their first bid of £15 million for centre-back Shkodran Mustafi rejected by Valencia,…

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Arsenal to make new bid for striker, Gunners identify surprising defensive target

Arsenal are set to make an improved bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette next week. Sky Sports claims that the Gunners, who have already had their initial bid of £30 million rejected for the striker, still remain interested in him. Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas has on multiple occasions insisted that the 25-year-old is not for sale, but it is believed that a bid in the region of 40 million could get the Gunners their man. The France international, who scored 21 league goals for his club last season, signed a four-year…

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Worst Premier League signings XI: Cursed defender lines up alongside £36m Man United striker

The closure of the transfer window means that every manager in the Premier League has now got to press on with the squad at his disposal knowing that until January, he can make no changes and no additions. Perhaps it is the pressure of whether to stick or twist with the squad that has forced some managers to make some pretty dreadful and uninspiring signings in the hope that they can help their new club achieve their aspirations. Here is the XI we believe will not be able to deliver…

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Man United star’s departure set to spark transfer domino effect

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a fee with West Bromwich Albion over the sale of centre-back Jonny Evans in a deal that could spark moves elsewhere. A report in talkSPORT has claimed that the two clubs have settled on a £12m fee for the Northern Irish international after Albion were unsuccessful in prizing Federico Fazio away from Tottenham last week. What’s more, is that the deal is now likely to pave the way for Joleon Lescott to join Midlands rivals Aston Villa in a £1m deal. Villa boss Tim Sherwood…

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Man United set to confirm double departure by Tuesday

Manchester United are hoping to confirm the double exit of defensive pair Victor Valdes and Jonny Evans, according to the Metro. Manager Louis van Gaal has already made five additions to his squad this summer, and is on the hunt for one or two more before the transfer window closes on Tuesday evening, however, he has told Valdes and Evans that they are free to leave. Former Barcelona stopper Valdes has struggled to make an impact at the club since arriving in January, making only two appearances, and is expected…

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Man United slap £12m price tag on international defender wanted by Everton

Manchester United have told any interested party that they can sign Jonny Evans this summer, but only if they offer £12m, according to the Daily Express. The Northern Ireland international is well down the pecking order at Old Trafford, having not been included in any of Louis van Gaal’s matchday squads so far this season, and it now appears that his substitute appearance against Crystal Palace in the latter stages of the last campaign may prove to be his final game for the Red Devils. The Express report that Everton and…

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Man United gossip: £240 Neymar bid planned and United weigh in with £55m offer for Belgian assist king

Tuesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumour gossip. Manchester United are willing to spend £240m on a deal for Barcelona’s Brazil forward Neymar, 23, according to The Sun. United have to meet Barcelona’s phenomenal £130m buyout clause. Tax add-ons would push the transfer fee up to a world-record £165m. And Neymar would earn £75m over five years at Old Trafford — taking the total cost of the deal up to an eye-watering £240m. West Brom are targeting Manchester United’s Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans, 27, in their sights as…

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Man United gossip: Secret talks over Neymar transfer REVEALED and starlet winger targeted

Saturday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour roundup. Manchester United have been in secret talks to try to buy 23-year-old Barcelona forward Neymar, according to The Sun. However, he has been tipped to sign a new deal with the Catalan giants and United could find themselves in a similar position to the time they attempted to sign Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid. Manchester United are demanding that Real Madrid pay £29m for Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, 24 – or £22m plus 28-year-old Costa Rican Keylor Navas, according to…

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Man United gossip: Van Gaal FINALLY targets two defenders and Muller move back on

Thursday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer stories. Manchester United are close to completing a deal to sign Valencia’s 27-year-old centre-back Nicolas Otamendi, according to The Independent. The defender has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for the majority of the summer and it now appears as though the deal may finally go ahead. United manager Louis van Gaal’s hopes of signing Spain defender Sergio Ramos seem to be over after the 29-year-old agreed a new contract at Real Madrid, the London Evening Standard. He had initially agreed…

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Manchester United offer player-plus-cash deal for Chelsea target John Stones

Manchester United are looking to sneak in ahead of Chelsea in the race to sign Everton defender John Stones, according to the Metro. The Toffees are reportedly interested in United defender Jonny Evans, and Louis van Gaal is hoping to use that interest to broker a deal involving the two players, the Metro report. The Red Devils will also offer some cash to make the offer more attractive to Roberto Martinez (via Metro). The offer is likely to alert Jose Mourinho, who seems desperate to bring the 21-year-old to Stamford…

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Manchester United news: Ramos hint, and £70m striker bid lined up

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils have submitted an amazing £70m bid for Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, according to the Daily Star. The Star suggest the Premier League side have already had a £57m offer turned down by the Bundesliga champions. Louis van Gaal has dropped a hint that the club are keen on making a deal for Sergio Ramos happen this summer, the Metro report. When asked if he was interested in bringing the 29-year-old to Old Trafford, the Dutchman responded: “Maybe…

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Man United gossip: De Gea and Ramos updates and defender prepares to go on strike

Friday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumour roundup. Manchester United could keep David De Gea this season, with Real Madrid increasingly likely to wait until next summer to sign the 24-year-old Spain goalkeeper on a free transfer, The Times reports. The two clubs are still at a stalemate over a deal and it looks as if relations between the sides could turn frosty. However, United will bid £42m for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 29, after the Spanish club rejected an opening bid of £31m, AS.com reports. Valencia defender…

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Arsenal news and rumours: Lacazette deal moves closer, but ex-player scuppers Barcelona man’s switch

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Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: READ MORE: Arsenal News and Goals Former Arsenal man convinces Pedro to SNUB Gunners and JOIN Chelsea Arsenal to beat Premier League rivals to signature of Ligue 1 star The Gunners are reportedly leading the chase to sign Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, who is also attracting the interest of Manchester United and Liverpool, the Metro report. The 24-year-old could be available for around £28m. However, the north London side face a challenge to persuade another target, Barcelona’s Pedro, to the Emirates this…

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Manchester United to use Jonny Evans to tempt Everton to sell key man

Manchester United are hoping that they may be able to tempt Everton into selling Seamus Coleman, by offering Jonny Evans as part of the deal. READ MORE: Manchester United News Real Madrid to match Manchester United’s contract offer for Sergio Ramos Manchester United REJECT claims they have lowered David de Gea’s asking price According to the Daily Star, the 26-year-old has become Louis van Gaal’s prime target to solve their problems at right-back, having already missed out on Dani Alves and Nathaniel Clyne. However, Coleman has become a pivotal member…

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