Arsenal and Liverpool set to miss out on free agent France international

Free agent French midfielder Yoann Gourcuff is set to sign a deal to join Ligue 1 side Rennes, according to the Daily Express. The France international has been a free agent ever since leaving Lyon at the end of the previous campaign, and has since been linked with a host of top clubs, not just in France but in England, too. Earlier in the summer, Gourcuff’s agent claimed that Arsenal and Liverpool had made enquiries into his signature (via Express). However, both sides have since opted out, with a report…

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Arsenal poised to hijack Tottenham deal for Clinton Njie

Arsenal have apparently made an 11th hour bid to beat Tottenham to the signature of Lyon forward Clinton Njie, according to the Metro. The Metro states that the winger is on the verge of joining the White Heart Lane outfit after the two clubs agreed a fee for him. However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has suddenly cast the deal into doubt by suggesting that yet another English club has weighed in with another offer. French publication L’Equipe seem to believe that the club in question is Tottenham’s north London rivals…

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Arsenal and Man United target Alexandre Lacazette to snub Premier League interest to remain in France

Despite reportedly being told to leave by Lyon boss Hubert Fournier (via Metro), Alexandre Lacazette is set to ignore interest from the Premier League this summer, and instead sign a new deal with the Ligue 1 side, according to the Daily Express. The 24-year-old has been attracting plenty of interest from England, with Arsenal and Manchester United leading the charge for his signature (via Express), while Liverpool were also supposedly in the running (via Metro). However, he now looks set to disappoint all three sides. While the Reds have added…

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Arsenal Emirates Cup predicted XI: No Wilshere or Ramsey vs Lyon

With the inaugural Emirates Cup campaign on the horizon this weekend, it’s time to take a look at how the Gunners could be lining up to take on their first opponents, Lyon this weekend. It’s likely that Arsenal will use a combination of youth and fringe team players to keep his big stars fresh for the new season that is now just two short weeks away. GK: Petr Cech All set for his home debut, he will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome. LB: Kieran Gibbs Having lost his place in…

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Liverpool and Arsenal cleared to sign £35m Alexandre Lacazette as Lyon prepare to sell

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Arsenal and Liverpool have been given the green light to less ahead with the pursuit of of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette after coach Hubert Fournier admitted that they may be prepared to let him go for a fee in the region of £35m, the Metro reports. The Frenchman has found himself as one of the most in demand strikers in Europe this summer, following an impressive season in Ligue 1 that saw him bag 31 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions. Liverpool are said to be maintaining an interest…

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Liverpool receive boost as Alexandre Lacazette stalls on new deal

Liverpool have received a boost in their search to find a new goalscorer, after reports suggested that Alexandre Lacazette plans to hand in a transfer request at Lyon. 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 According to the Independent, the 24-year-old is yet to agree a new deal with the Ligue 1 side, and could request a departure in the near future, as he tries…

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Lyon star Nabil Fekir discusses £25m Arsenal links

Lyon’s prized forward Nabil Fekir has opened up on the recent speculation linking him with a £25m move to Arsenal, and unfortunately for Gunners fans, it’s not good news. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Goals Arsenal striker hints at summer exit The Daily Express have reported that the France international has no intentions of leaving OL during the current transfer market, handing a blow to Arsene Wenger’s hopes of signing him in the process. Liverpool had also been interested, but they too will be forced to turn their attentions elsewhere.…

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