Barcelona starlet ‘prepared to accept Arsenal offer’

Young Barcelona defensive midfielder Sergi Samper would apparently welcome the chance to join Arsenal should The Gunners make him an offer, according to the Metro. The 20-year-old has still yet to make an impact in the first team under Luis Enrique and the Metro reports that he is now assessing his options with the aim of finding more regular first team football. A report in Spain claims that his chance may come from Arsenal, after he expressed an interest in following in the footsteps of compatriot Cesc Fabregas, who also…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners to break records to get Karim Benzema, while Real Madrid teammate may also be on way

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has been told that the Gunners are willing to break their financial records to make a deal happen for Karim Benzema, the Daily Mail report. The Frenchman would become the club’s most expensive buy and would be their highest paid player should he join. The striker could be joined by one of his Real Madrid teammates at the Emirates next season, after the Metro reported that Lucas Silva may leave the Bernabeu. The midfielder was attracting Wenger’s interest in January,…

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Arsenal’s hopes of landing Barcelona midfielder could be scuppered as Catalan giants try to tempt him to stay

Arsenal’s hopes of signing Barcelona’s holding midfielder Sergi Samper could be about to be scuppered after the Catalan giants suggested that the 20-year-old could be involved with the first-team this season, according to the Daily Express. Arsene Wenger had wanted to sign the Spaniard as he looked to bolster his defensive midfield options, the Express report, and a release clause in the youngster’s contract meant that a move could happen for as little as £8.4m. However, the La Liga side’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez has suggested that Samper – who…

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Arsenal ON ALERT as Sergi Samper’s Barcelona future to be decided in coming weeks

Sergi Samper’s future is set to be decided in the coming weeks, according to the Metro, and a move to Arsenal is one of the options reportedly on the table in front of him. The Metro report that Barcelona are keen to keep hold of the exciting 20-year-old, but may be unable to offer him regular first-team football, which has prompted the Gunners to step in. According to the Metro, the Premier League side are willing to trigger the holding midfielder’s release clause, forcing the Spaniard into a decision that…

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Arsenal news: Striker duo linked, while goalkeeper’s exit set to be confirmed

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsenal are keen to beat Tottenham and Manchester United, and secure the signature of Juventus forward Fernando Llorente, the Metro report. The Gunners are hoping to tie up a deal worth £8.5m. However, the interest in the Spaniard appears to have done little to dampen the club’s hopes of landing Gonzalo Higuain, the Daily Express report. The Argentinian has been offered a new deal at Napoli, but Arsene Wenger is still reportedly keen. The Emirates outfit are hoping to complete a deal…

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Arsenal gossip: Star agrees new contract, and Gunners increase bid for Karim Benzema

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Theo Walcott has ended any speculation regarding his future after reportedly agreeing a new four-year deal at the Emirates, according to the Daily Mirror. The England international will now earn £100,000 a week at the Emirates. The 26-year-old could be competing with Karim Benzema for a place in Arsene Wenger’s side next season, after the Metro reported that the Gunners have increased their bid for the Frenchman. Their first offer of £31m was reportedly rejected by Los Blancos, but they are prepared…

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Arsenal CLEAR to sign Barcelona’s Sergi Samper as youngster wants to leave Catalan giants

Arsenal’s hopes of landing Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper have been greatly boosted, after reports in the Metro suggested that the midfielder wishes to leave the Nou Camp this summer. The 20-year-old has become a regular member of the Catalan giants’ second team that are set to begin the upcoming campaign in the third tier of the Spanish game, having been relegated last season. He is yet to make an appearance for Luis Enrique’s side in the top flight, but he did make an appearance during a Champions League group game…

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Barcelona starlet’s father keen to push through Arsenal move

The father of Barcelona youngster Sergi Samper is reportedly so keen for Arsenal to sign his son that he has contacted the club to plead with them to sign him, according to the Metro. Reports in the Daily Mail this week claimed that The Gunners had been showing an interest in the 20-year-old, who is currently a part of Barca’s B team. Samper, along with Jon Toral and Hector Bellerin visited Arsenal’s training ground back in 2011, but instead of following his compatriots to the UK on a permanent deal, he opted…

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Arsenal gossip: Bid made for £30m Bundesliga star and ‘keeper set for loan exit

Thursday’s biggest Arsenal news and gossip. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 25, has agreed to join Roma on a season-long loan, the Daily Mail reports. The Polish international lost his place in the squad in the second half of last season and Petr Cech’s recent arrival has only diminished his chances of playing even more. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has accused Manchester United of trying to buy success and abandoning the club’s tradition of youth development in pursuit of short-term glory, The Times reports. Arsenal are in talks with Borussia Dortmund…

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Arsenal gossip: Szczesny tipped to leave but Barca starlet is coming in

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Roma are in talks with Arsenal’s Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 25, over a one-year loan move, with a view to a permanent deal, according to talkSPORT. David Ospina had been tipped to make way following the arrival of Petr Cech, but it now seems that the Polish international will move on instead. The Gunners look like missing out on forward Julian Draxler, 21, after Juventus made a bid of around £17.5m to Schalke for the German, according to Goal.com. Juve sporting director Fabio…

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Arsenal looking to €12m Barcelona man to be Mikel Arteta’s long-term replacement

Arsenal have had a lot of success in recent years in taking Barcelona’s youngsters and turning them into the quality players they may not have been at the Nou Camp. Now, it appears that Arsene Wenger is ready to give another the chance that Hector Bellerin and Cesc Fabregas have enjoyed in recent years. According to Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners want holding midfielder Sergi Samper, and are willing to trigger the €12m release clause to get him. The figure seems a relatively large amount for someone who…

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