Manchester United tracking Barcelona star, linked with Leicester midfielder

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are keeping tabs on Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, according to Spanish daily Sport. The 27-year-old has a contract until 2019 with the Catalan club, but he is currently in negotiations over a new deal. Busquets is said to be demanding a £30,000 increase on his current £120,000-a-week wages. Sport, via talkSPORT, claims that all three Premier League clubs are closely monitoring the situation and are ready to pounce if an opportunity presents itself. Busquets, earlier this season, stated that he would be like to…

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Manchester clubs and PSG ready to offer huge fee for Barcelona star

Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG are competing for the signing of Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, according to latest reports. Catalan sports daily Sport claims that all three clubs have made offers for the player and are ready to pay more than €100 million for his services. The report claims that the 27-year-old’s future at Nou Camp is far from certain as he is currently involved in contract negotiations with the club. Busquests is reportedly not happy with his current situation at Barcelona and feels that the club is not living…

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Arsene Wenger denies that Arsenal need new holding midfielder

Arsene Wenger has seemingly ruled out the possibility of Arsenal buying a new holding midfielder before the end of the transfer window by suggesting that he is happy with his current options, the Daily Express report. The man that appears to have become Wenger’s first choice in that role is Francis Coquelin, and he has formed a good partnership alongside Santi Cazorla, who seems to thrive on making his marauding runs from deep. But after the Frenchman, Wenger has just the injury-prone Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini – who has…

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Arsenal gossip: £45.8m set aside for Benzema, but former hero urges move for Barcelona man

Here is Sunday’s news and rumours concerning Arsenal: The Gunners have put £45.8m aside in their attempts to land Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, according to the Metro. The Metro suggest that talks between the two clubs have been held regarding the Frenchman. However, former club hero Paul Merson has claimed that it would be the signing of Sergio Busquets that is most likely to help Arsene Wenger’s side win the Premier League title, the Daily Star report. Merson believes that the club are likely to come up short if…

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Transfer rumour round up: Di Maria deal done, Ramos agrees new contract and Arsenal plot Busquets bid

Here are Thursday’s biggest rumours and deals: Angel Di Maria’s Manchester United exit has been confirmed by respected journalist Guillem Balague. The reporter believes that the Argentinian’s £44.2m move to Paris Saint-Germain was completed yesterday. The di Maria deal agreed with PSG yesterday is for a €63m fee (£44.2m) — Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 30, 2015 Louis van Gaal looks set to miss out on Sergio Ramos, after Marca reported that the defender has signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid. Los Blancos plan to announce the deal just…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners willing to pay Busquets’ wages, and Bayern forward wanted

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners are reportedly willing to meet Sergio Busquets’ wage demands as they try to bring the Barcelona man to the Emirates, the Metro report. Arsenal are willing to offer the holding midfielder £140,000 a week to complete a switch to the Premier League. Arsene Wenger has decided that should he miss out on signing Real Madrid man Karim Benzema, he will go after Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, the Daily Star report. Los Blancos want to keep the Frenchman, so a…

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Arsenal agree to meet Sergio Busquets wage demands to help seal deal

Arsenal are said to be ready to meet the wage demands set by Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets in a bid to push the move through a move, the Metro reports. The Gunners have emerged as a possible destination for the midfielder after Wenger reportedly asked for the funds to sign the Spanish international personally. And now a report in the Daily Telegraph is claiming that Wenger is willing to meet the player’s wage demands to bring him to the club. Busquets is said to be on a wage of £120,000-per-week…

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Arsenal gossip: Barcelona star wanted, but Benzema deal less likely

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has put Barcelona’s holding midfielder Sergio Busquets at the very top of his transfer target wishlist, according to the Metro. The Spaniard has only just signed a new contract that could see him stay at the Nou Camp until 2019. Arsenal’s move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema seems much less likely, after the Daily Express reported that the striker took part in an event for the La Liga side in Shanghai. The Frenchman previously posted a cryptic message that…

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Arsenal make Barcelona star Sergio Busquets their top transfer target

Despite rumours that Karim Benzema is attracting bids of £40.5m (via Metro), Arsenal have reportedly put Barcelona’s holding midfielder Sergio Busquets at the very top of their transfer wishlist, according to the Metro. The Metro report that Arsene Wenger wants to broker a deal for the Spaniard as he tries to bolster the depth of his midfield. Despite his options in the middle of the park looking ominously strong going forward, the side look slightly vulnerable defensively, despite the emergence of Francis Coquelin. However, the prospect of the Frenchman getting…

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Sergio Busquets admits Man United target Pedro may have to leave

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has confessed that his long time teammate Pedro may have to leave this summer amid growing competition for attacking positions at the club, according to the Metro. The 27-year-old winger has been with the Catalan giants since breaking through from La Masia, the club’s famed youth academy, into the first team back in 2004 to become a celebrated and highly decorated player. However, having picked up five La Liga titles and three Champions League titles, it now seems as though he may have to move on…

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