Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Arsenal players want Alexis gone


Arsenal players want Alexis gone


Arsenal’s players want the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga to be resolved before their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, reports the Evening Standard

Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal for Alexis after Manchester City pulled out of the race, although it appears to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move in the opposite direction .

Speaking after Arsenal’s defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday, Arsene Wenger stated he was expecting Alexis’s future to be decided within 48 hours .

However, with no resolution reached, the Arsenal are squad are determined to see the Chilean on his way before their next match at home to Palace at the weekend.


Auba’s father in London as Dortmund eye Batshuayi


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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father, who also acts as his agent, is travelling to London for talks with Arsenal, with Dortmund wanting Michy Batshuayi as his replacement, according to Bild

The Gunners have been strongly linked with the Gabon international and it appears negotiations are progressing well, while the Bundesliga club see Batshuayi as a decent option to replace their star striker.


Alexis had Man City concerns


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Alexis Sanchez was worried about Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy before Manchester City pulled out of a deal to sign the Arsenal forward, reports the  Manchester Evening News

City have scrapped long-held plans to bring in the Chile international and Goal understands Sanchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich going back on his word was a key factor in the decision .

However, though Sanchez was keen to work with his former Barcelona coach Guardiola again, he was concerned about how much playing time he would get with the Premier League leaders.

Manchester United are now hoping to finalise a deal for Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of the season, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan expected to head to Arsenal.


Zelalem to stay at Arsenal


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Gedion Zelalem will continue his rehabilitation from injury this month as the youngster aims to work his way back into contention at Arsenal,  Goal  understands.

His contract expires in the summer of 2019 and Goal can confirm that Zelalem will continue his return to full fitness at the club’s London Colney training ground this month instead of going out on loan.

Check out the full story right here on Goal!


Madrid to make €70m Aubameyang bid


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Real Madrid are ready to make a last-ditch bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, claims Don Balon

Arsenal are in talks to sign Aubameyang, but could face late competition from Madrid after club president Florentino Perez decided an immediate fix is required for the team’s goalscoring problems.

Inter’s Mauro Icardi is reportedly Madrid’s prime summer target, but Perez is ready to make €70 million available now to beat Arsenal to the capture of Aubameyang, who has long held a dream of playing at the Santiago Bernabeu.


Aubameyang pleads for Arsenal move


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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has pleaded with Borussia Dortmund to let him complete an Arsenal move, according to the Mirror .

Aubameyang has reportedly agreed terms with the Gunners, who continue negotiating with the Bundesliga giants. 

Dortmund, however, are reluctant to see him go, although they would consider a deal that includes Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.


Juventus line up Bellerin bid


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Juventus are lining up a summer bid for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, reports Calciomercato .

The Italian giants, who are also keen to sign Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Espanyol, believe that Bellerin’s compatriot could prove key to persuading the defender to move to Italy.

The pair share an agent, and Juve are understood to be willing to spend big to recruit Bellerin.


Mkhitaryan wants to become Arsenal’s highest earner


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Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to be the best-paid player at Arsenal as part of the swap deal between the Gunners and Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Record

As reported by Goal , the deal is already being held up over contract payments on the United end , and there are now apparently further complications with the Armenian demanding big money at Emirates Stadium.


Wright: Arsenal deals all feel ‘panicky’


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.Former Arsenal star Ian Wright believes the Gunners lack a cohesive plan in the transfer market, and are instead making panic moves. 

The London club are nearing a sale of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan reportedly set to head the other way.

Theo Walcott is also on the verge of being sold to Everton, and the Gunners are being heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

See what the ex-Gunner thinks about all the drama right here!


Walcott to complete Everton switch


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Theo Walcott is on the verge of completing a move to Everton after the Toffees agreed a £20 million deal with Arsenal.

The 28-year-old underwent medical tests on Tuesday and the Merseysiders have seen off interest from rival Premier League side West Ham to secure the England winger.

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Conte won’t ‘waste words’ on Alexis


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Antonio Conte is refusing to comment on reports that Chelsea could swoop in for Alexis Sanchez in the current transfer window.

“I like to [only] talk about a situation that could be real. You understand?” Conte said to reporters at Cobham Training Ground.

“Now, this is not important to talk about Sanchez. Not important. Because he’s not our problem, so why do I have to waste words on nothing.”


Wilshere offered £20k a week pay cut


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Jack Wilshere might be forced to take a £20,000 a week pay cut if he wishes to renew his Arsenal contract, according to the  Daily Mail

The midfielder is just one of a handful of Gunners stars whose current deals are up in June. 

But the newspaper asserts that even though Arsenal look set to lose Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, they will try and cut Wilshere’s wages from £100,000 to £80,000.


PSG & Madrid track Arsenal teenager


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Arsenal teenager Reiss Nelson is being chased by Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, claims the Daily Mail .

The 18-year-old is out of contract next year and there has yet to be agreement over a long-term deal for the winger to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

The situation has led to PSG and Madrid taking an interest, while rival Premier League clubs are also keeping a watching brief.


Liverpool & Arsenal target Mahrez to cost £100m


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Leicester City manager Claude Puel believes star attacker Riyad Mahrez could “cost even more than £100 million” in the summer transfer window.

Mahrez, 26, has been linked with a move away from the Premier League side, with Arsenal and Liverpool among those reportedly interested.

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