Arsenal linked with Real Madrid star, deal for centre-back looks doubtful

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in Spanish media. Madrid-based paper AS has claimed this week that Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is trying to convince the 25-year-old to join the Gunners. Both players not only play for Colombia national team, but Rodriguez is married to Ospina’s sister Daniela Ospina. Rodriguez reportedly has a £69m release clause in his contract with Madrid. Chelsea have also been linked with the Colombia international as of late. However, Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane this week insisted that Rodriguez won’t be leaving his…

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Chelsea and Arsenal compete for defensive target

Chelsea and Arsenal are both interested in Valencia centre-back Shkodran Mustafi. Reliable BBC football journalist David Ornstein has reportedly claimed that both London clubs are keeping tabs on the German international. #AFC interested in signing Valencia defender Mustafi. No bid yet + others inc #CFC keen. Also want a striker but not pursuing Mahrez/Draxler — David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 4, 2016 The Gunners are in the market for a centre-back following a long-term injury to Per Mertesacker. Meanwhile, the Blues have shifted attention to Mustafi after failing to sign Kalidou Koulibaly…

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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 open talks with transfer target

Arsenal have opened negotiations for the signing of Valencia centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, according to Sky Germany. The Gunners are in dire need of defensive reinforcements following the long-term injury to Per Mertesacker and have been strongly linked with a move for the German international recently. Manager Arsene Wenger admitted last week that he will have to look for a central defender in the transfer market following the German centre-back’s injury. Sky Germany has claimed that Mustafi has a release clause of £42.1 million, but Valencia would let him leave for…

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Arsenal’s bid for star forward rejected, Gunners linked with young striker and experienced defender

It’s a busy news day for Arsenal fans as a number of new stories linking the club with prospective transfer targets have emerged. Firstly, Ligue 1 club Lyon have confirmed that they have turned down a £29 million bid from the Gunners for their striker Alexandre Lacazette. The French made the announcement on their official Twitter denouncing the claim from French source Le Progrès that the North London club have made a £40 million bid for the player. Communiqué du club ! #Mercato #Lacazette pic.twitter.com/mEKZvHAobx — Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) July…

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Manchester United contact agent of PSG star, interested in Valencia defender

Manchester United have initiated contact with the agent of Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos ahead of a possible summer move. Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona along with United and Chelsea are interested in the 21-year-old. However, the report suggests that the Catalan club will find it difficult to match the financial power of the Premier League clubs. United have already contacted the player’s agent and are currently in the driving seat in his pursuit. The Brazilian defender is reportedly frustrated due to lack of playing opportunities and has attracted attention from…

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Liverpool facing competition for American starlet, holding talks for La Liga defender

Liverpool face competition from Real Madrid and Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic, according to The Daily Mail. The 17-year-old made his debut for the USA in March and was promoted to Dortmund’s senior team in January. Since, the attacking midfielder has already scored twice for the Bundesliga giants, while impressing coach Thomas Tuchel with his mature play. It is claimed that the Reds are unlikely to make a move this summer, with coach Jurgen Klopp taking a long-term view, looking to monitor his progress over the next season…

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Man United eye move for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi

Manchester United are said to be ready to go all out in order to sign Valencia centre-back Shkodran Mustafi, according to the Metro. The 23-year-old has stepped up to become a key part of the Valencia defence after Nicolas Otamendi to Manchester City over the summer, and his subsequent performances have attracted interest from the likes of Bayern Munich. However, despite Bayern’s reported interest, sources in Spain have claimed that United will step up their efforts to bring him to the club. The Metro states that the Germany international is…

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