Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as doubt continues to cloud the futures of the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
ARSENAL FAIL IN €50M LEMAR BID
Monaco have rejected Arsenal’s third offer of €50 million for Thomas Lemar, but the winger’s sale hasn’t been completely excluded, reports L'Equipe.
Arsenal had previously seen bids of €40m and €45m turned down, while Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev insisted earlier this week that Lemar is not for sale.
MONACO NAME MBAPPE PRICE
Monaco would be willing to sell Kylian Mbappe if they were to receive a bid of €180 million, according to L'Equipe.
The Ligue 1 champions are continuing talks over a contract extension with the teenage forward amid interest from Manchester City and Real Madrid.
And they are now set to consider selling, but only if their demands are met financially.
CHELSEA TO MOVE FOR BARKLEY & OX
Chelsea are preparing to spend £50 million to sign Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, The Sun reports.
The England internationals have been linked with moves during the current window and the Blues are looking to add more home grown players to their squad. Antonio Conte's side are also hoping to land Alex Sandro from Juventus.
ARSENAL CLOSE TO £45M LEMAR DEAL
Arsenal are finally close to agreeing a £45 million deal with Monaco to sign winger Thomas Lemar, claims The Sun.
Monaco have already rejected two bids for Lemar and had been determined to prevent the France international from joining the club exodus, but Arsenal have reportedly persuaded the Ligue 1 champions to sell.
ARSENAL TO MISS OUT ON MIDFIELD TARGET
Arsenal are to miss out on the signing of Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, with Galatasaray set to complete a deal, according to the Mirror .
The Turkish side have offered Turan around £70,000 a week to return to the club following a frustrating stint at Camp Nou.
STOKE IN OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN TALKS
Stoke City are holding talks with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s agent regarding a potential £25 million deal for the Arsenal midfielder, reports The Sun .
Oxlade-Chamberlain has just a year left on his contract and has been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool, but Stoke are also showing a surprise interest in the England international.
PEREZ TO BE OFFERED ARSENAL ESCAPE ROUTE
Bayer Leverkusen and Marseille are interested in signing Arsenal striker Lucas Perez, reports The Sun.
Perez is keen to leave Arsenal after struggling for regular first-team football and is also wanted back by his former club Deportivo La Coruna.
ARSENAL & LIVERPOOL CONSIDERING BENZEMA
Arsenal and Liverpool could make a move for Karim Benzema should Real Madrid decide to sell the French striker, Don Balon reports.
Madrid reportedly have set their sights on Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, with the club planning to use Benzema to help finance the move. While the Gunners and Reds are in contention for Benzema, the 29-year-old also could end up at Monaco to help lower the price for Mbappe.
FUMING PEREZ WANTS OUT OF ARSENAL
Losing his shirt number to Alexandre Lacazette was the last straw for Lucas Perez as the incensed forward looks for the exit at the Emirates, La Voz de Galicia reports.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Perez was left fuming by the decision to hand his No.9 jersey to the ex-Lyon man.
That slight led to an apparent conversation with Arsenal director Dick Law, who was told in no uncertain terms that the Spaniard wants a transfer to Deportivo as soon as possible.
MADRID WANT TO SELL BENZEMA
Real Madrid supremo Florentino Perez has decided that it is time to sell Karim Benzema, Spanish outlet Diario Gol reports.
With €35 million having been spent on the striker back in 2009, Perez feels he has made plenty of money back on his investment and that now is the time to cash in on the 29-year-old in order to finance a move for Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe
PEREZ OFFERED 10-YEAR CONTRACT
Deportivo La Coruna have offered Lucas Perez a 10-year contract in an attempt to persuade the Arsenal striker to return to the club, reports DXT Campeon.
Perez is reportedly available for around €10 million and has been offered the chance to eventually become Depor’s technical secretary, if he agrees to rejoin his old side.
ASENSIO WANTS MADRID REWARD
Marco Asensio wants to be rewarded by Real Madrid for his progress last season following interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus, according to Don Balon.
Madrid president Florentino Perez is determined not to sell Asensio, but the forward is looking for an important role in Zinedine Zidane’s team and a contract matching the terms which the likes of Arsenal and United can offer.
ALEXIS' PSG MOVE SET TO COLLAPSE
The transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Paris Saint-Germain is hanging by a thread after financial wrangling interrupted talks, according to Le Parisien.
The Chilean had been widely tipped to complete a move from Arsenal after travelling to Paris to meet PSG sporting director Antero Henrique.
But despite early progress in contract talks, the deal is now unlikely to prosper due to both elevated demands from Alexis' agents and the reluctance of Arsenal to sell their star.
ARSENAL TO MAKE CARVALHO BID
Arsenal are preparing a bid to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho for around €30 million, according to Record.
Carvalho is keen to finally move to the Premier League following several years of speculation and Arsenal are aiming to beat Newcastle to his signing.
ALEXIS WANTS £500K PER WEEK
Alexis Sanchez is demanding a wage of £500,000 per week from Paris Saint-Germain as he looks to complete a move to the French club, The Mirror reports.
The Chile international met with PSG director Antero Henrique in the French capital to discuss a transfer, but is holding out for a huge salary before agreeing to leave Arsenal.
CHELSEA PLAN OX TALKS
Chelsea are planning to hold talks over a move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to Sky Sports.
The England international has rejected a new deal at the Emirates Stadium, and the Blues will swoop in after the two clubs face one another on Saturday.
PL GIANTS EYE VAZQUEZ
Liverpool and Arsenal have shown an interest in signing Real Madrid forward Lucas Vazquez, according to Diario Madridista.
The Spain international is looking to leave Santiago Bernabeu, and Roma have also been linked with his signature.
RAFINHA OFFERED TO ARSENAL
Arsenal have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, according to Sky Sports.
The 24-year-old is currently recovering from a knee injury, but the Camp Nou outfit would still demand in the region of €30 million.
SWANSEA CONSIDER WILSHERE
Swansea City are the latest club to show an interest in Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to Bleacher Report .
West Ham and Sampdoria have both been linked with the England international, though the Gunners value him at £20 million.
ARSENAL WANT £20M FOR CHAMBERS
Arsenal have turned down a £16m bid for Calum Chambers as they hold out for £20m, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Crystal Palace are interested in signing the versatile defender, but have seen their second offer turned down by the Gunners, who are refusing to sell for anything less than £20m.
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