Leicester City linked with two Belgians and two Serie A stars

Leicester City have only won their first ever Premier League title a couple of days ago, but the Foxes are already on the outlook to strengthen their current squad. Coach Claudio Ranieri has begun putting together a summer wishlist for his team, and is looking to add at least one star striker. Liverpool’s Christian Benteke could be that one according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Goal), as the Belgium international has not lived up to the expectations at Anfield. Benteke joined the Reds in a £35 million transfer from Aston…

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Arsenal gossip: Key trio close in on return and striker deal given January go-ahead

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Juventus are ready to let Simone Zaza go in January, with Arsenal interested in the 24-year-old striker, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes. The striker spent last season with Sassuolo, and linked up with Juve over the summer. The Gunners are confident forward Danny Welbeck, 24, will play again this year – despite England boss Roy Hodgson suggesting he would be out for six months, The Sun reports. Arsenal are now hopeful of having Welbeck back in the squad in time for Christmas.…

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Arsenal made summer move for AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo but line up January bid for Italian international striker

Arsenal are said to have made an offer for AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo during the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Express. The player’s agent has claimed that there was some generous interest in the 30-year-old, but Milan refused to entertain any offers despite him only featuring 10 times in Serie A last season (via Express). “There’s a strange hostility toward Montolivo,” his representative Giovanni Branchini said. “There have been several teams asking about him, but neither us or Milan have taken any offers into consideration.” However, The…

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Arsenal prepare £22m bid for Italy international striker, but remain on alert as another target wants move

Arsenal are reportedly plotting to make a £22m bid for Juventus striker Simone Zaza in January, according to the Daily Telegraph. The 24-year-old only moved to Juventus Stadium in the summer, but may feel forced to leave the club due to the level of competition already in Massimiliano Allegri’s squad. The Telegraph report that his focus is on securing a place in Italy’s squad for Euro 2016, and that may be difficult if he fails to oust Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic or Alvaro Morata. The trio’s presence has meant that…

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Arsenal gossip: Juventus striker lined up for January move, but Gunners legend suggests title bid is over

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners are plotting a £22m move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Italy international only moved to Juventus Stadium in the summer, but may find first-team opportunities hard to come by given the competition already in Massimiliano Allegri’s squad. Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has hinted that his former side’s lack of activity during the summer may have already ruled them out of the title race, the Daily Star report. “It does not look like they are…

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Arsenal gossip: January move plotted for Serie A striker and Ozil targets Balon d’Or success

Thursday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Arsenal will make a fresh move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza when the transfer window reopens in January, according to The Guardian. The Gunners reportedly made a last ditch move for the Italian international before the summer window closed earlier this week. The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust will make an “official complaint” about the club’s lack of transfer activity when they next meet with the Gunners’ board, the Daily Star reports. Arsenal were the only major club in Europe not to sign an…

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Arsenal will make fresh move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza in January

Arsenal are set to make another move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza when the transfer window reopens in January, according to the Metro. The Metro claims that Arsenal attempted to make a last ditch attempt to sign the 24-year-old on transfer deadline day, but were forced to back down due Juve’s £22m asking price. That meant that Arsenal ended the window with Petr Cech as their only signing of the summer, though Sky Italia (via The Guardian) believe they tried to change that on the final day, with Wenger now…

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Arsenal news: Gunners turn down chance to make Cavani move, and Supporters’ Trust calls for Inquiry

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners made a late call to Paris Saint-Germain about striker Edinson Cavani, but turned down the chance to sign him, according to the Daily Mirror. They were unhappy to pay £50m for a 28-year-old, and felt that they would not make enough of that price back when they go on to sell him. Arsene Wenger’s side also failed in their attempts to bring Juventus striker Simone Zaza to the Emirates, according to the Daily Express. The Old Lady told the club…

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Arsenal failed in late approach to sign Juventus striker, according to Italian journalist

Arsenal failed in a late approach to bring Juventus striker Simone Zaza to the Emirates on transfer deadline day, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. Di Marzio explained that a deal collapsed after the Old Lady told Arsene Wenger that they want £22m for the 24-year-old. The Serie A champions set the high asking price due to the fact that the Italian transfer window had already closed, and they would not be able to secure a replacement if Zaza moved to the Premier League (via Di Marzio). The failure…

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