Arsenal gossip: Talks held regarding PSG pair, and stunning bid planned for Mesut Ozil

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners have reportedly begun talks with Paris Saint-Germain pair Edinson Cavani and Adrien Rabiot, according to the Metro. The move comes after they apparently decided to give up on Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. Besiktas are planning to make possibly the most sensational bid of the summer, after one of their former board members revealed that the Turkish side’s head of transfers Erdal Torunogullari had been in contact with Mesut Ozil’s agent, the Metro report. “Erdal met with Mesut Ozil’s representatives…

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Arsenal target set to open contract talks with Paris Saint-Germain

Thiago Motta could be about to disappoint both Arsenal and Liverpool, by extending his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Daily Express. The 32-year-old’s current deal at Parc des Princes expires at the end of the season, which had attracted the interest of the Premier League pair – as well as two of his former clubs Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid (via Express) – who were perhaps hoping to lure him to England either during this window for a fee, or next summer for nothing. However, the Express report that…

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Liverpool line up move for experienced Brazilian to replace Lucas Leiva

Liverpool are said to be closing in on a move for Paris Saint Germain midfielder Thiago Motta after he admitted that he is ‘open for a transfer’, the Daily Telegraph reports. The 32-year-old, who won the Champions League during his time with Inter Milan, is said to be viewed as the right man to help plug the gap made by Steven Gerrard’s departure, though he would likely be a more capable replacement for Lucas Leiva, who is being linked with an exit from the club before the end of the…

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Liverpool alerted as Thiago Motta’s move to Atletico Madrid hits rocks

Liverpool may have thought that their hopes of landing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta had been dashed once the 32-year-old entered talks with Atletico Madrid, but it appears that they may still be in the race, according to the Metro. The Metro report that the Italy international’s proposed switch back to his former club is in doubt, despite PSG still being willing to let Motta move on this summer. The news that their reported target is still on the market comes just hours after the Liverpool Echo revealed that the…

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Liverpool gossip: Balotelli REJECTS exit offer, while Premier League pair chase teammate

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: Mario Balotelli has rejected the offer from Italian third division side Lupa Castelli, the Daily Mirror report. The controversial forward endured a difficult first season at Anfield, but may now be willing to fight for his reputation in the Premier League. While the former Manchester City may be staying on Merseyside, another striker flop could be set for a departure, with the Daily Express reporting that both Leicester and Aston Villa are keen on signing Fabio Borini. Villa have become interested in…

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Arsenal ready to make bid for wantaway Paris Saint-Germain star

Arsenal have emerged as a surprise possible destination for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta, after reports suggested the 32-year-old hoped to leave Parc des Princes, according to the Metro. The Metro suggest that Arsene Wenger has become interested in the 32-year-old after missing out on both Geoffrey Kondogbia and Morgan Schneiderlin, who joined Inter Milan and Manchester United respectively. Motta’s agent also hinted that a move could be on the cards (via Metro). However, he does not fulfil the usual criteria with which Wenger uses when trying to find new…

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