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Atletico Madrid ‘make £18m bid for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil’

Atletico Madrid are reportedly ready to offer Mesut Ozil an escape route from Arsenal with a £18m bid for the out-of-favour midfielder. Atletico Madrid have reportedly lodged an £18m bid to sign out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. Ozil’s future at the Emirates Stadium appears uncertain, with the club’s highest earner having seemingly fallen out of favour under manager Unai Emery. The German was left out of the matchday squad entirely for Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham United, with Emery intimating after the match that he did not deserve to play. El Gol Digital reports that Atletico are looking to offer Ozil an escape route with an £18m approach. Arsenal are understood to be open to offers for the 30-year-old in order to raise funds for other transfer targets i...

Roma keen to sign Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny?

Roma reportedly make contact with Arsenal regarding the possible loan signing of midfielder Mohamed Elneny. Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has reportedly emerged as a January transfer target for Roma. Elneny has spent exactly three years at the Emirates Stadium – an anniversary which he marked on social media on Tuesday – and the Egypt international has made a total of 80 appearances in all competitions. However, the 26-year-old has been linked with an exit before the end of the month and according to Tuttomercatoweb, Roma have made a move for the player. The Italian side are now only two points adrift of a top-four place in Serie A, but manager Eusebio Di Francesco is still keen to add fresh faces to his squad before the end of the month. The report claims that Roma are int...

Manchester United ‘join Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur in Cengiz Under race’

Manchester United reportedly join Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Roma winger Cengiz Under at the end of the season. Manchester United have reportedly entered the race to sign Cengiz Under from Roma at the end of the season. Under’s performances at the Stadio Olimpico have seen him linked with a number of top clubs, including the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur from the Premier League. Bayern Munich have also been credited with an interest, and ESPN FC reports that United are ready to rival those clubs for the winger. Under is understood to be open to the idea of leaving the Italian capital, although Roma are unlikely to let him leave on the cheap given that his current contract does not expire until 2022. The Serie A outfit are not expe...

Paris Saint-Germain ‘lower asking price for Liverpool target Adrien Rabiot’

Paris Saint-Germain reportedly lower their asking price for in-demand midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has been linked with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Barcelona. Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly lowered their asking price for in-demand midfielder Adrien Rabiot. Rabiot will be a free agent at the end of the season after confirming that he will not sign a new deal with the French champions, leaving PSG eager to cash in on him during the January transfer window. The 23-year-old has fallen out of favour with manager Thomas Tuchel amid the wrangling over an extension, with his last appearance for the club coming more than a month ago. Barcelona were understood to be leading the race for Rabiot’s signature, but PSG hit out at reports that the Spanish giants had reached a pre-co...

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey ‘to sign Juventus deal on Friday’

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will reportedly sign a four-year deal with Juventus on Friday, although the Italian outfit still want him to join this month. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will reportedly sign a four-year contract with Juventus on Friday. Ramsey is understood to have agreed terms with the Italian giants for a free transfer at the end of the season after talks over an extension to his expiring Arsenal contract fell through. Tuttosport reports that Juventus have offered the Wales international around £4m per year in a deal which will keep him at the club until 2023. However, the Bianconeri are still eager to push through a transfer this month rather than waiting until the summer, while Arsenal want to keep hold of him until the end of his current contract. The Gunners are d...

A selection of memorable moments from Petr Cech’s glittering career

Cech can reflect on a haul of 14 trophies from his time in England when he hangs up his gloves. Petr Cech has decided to finish his career at Arsenal, after announcing his decision to retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old has made 443 Premier League appearances for Arsenal and Chelsea, since moving to the English top-flight in 2004 and has won 14 trophies during his time in England. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the best moments in his career. 2012 Champions League final Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Petr Cech (left) celebrate winning the UEFA Champions League (Owen Humphreys/PA) As Chelsea were looking to secure their first Champions League win, Cech saved an Arjen Robben penalty in extra time to take the game to penalties. In the shoot-out he saved ...

Glowing tributes pour in for retiring goalkeeper Petr Cech

Former managers, team-mates and clubs have paid glowing tributes to Petr Cech after the Arsenal goalkeeper announced that he will retire at the end of the season. Cech who won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League, the Europa League and three League Cups with Chelsea, will hang up his gloves at the end of his 20th year as a professional. The 36-year-old’s former Blues boss Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports News: “I am honoured to have been the manager that, at such an early age, gave Petr a top Premier League number one shirt. “After that day it is all about him. All about his numbers, his performances, his clean sheets, his titles and his professionalism. It’s a big loss for football but history can’t be deleted. Many congratulations on such an amazing career.” pic.tw...

In pictures: Petr Cech – a Premier League great

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Premier League Team of the Week – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea

Sports Mole selects its Premier League team of the week for gameweek 22, including Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba, David de Gea and three Chelsea players. The gap at the top of the Premier League table remains four points after gameweek 22 as Liverpool‘s 1-0 triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion was followed up by a 3-0 win for Manchester City against Wolverhampton Wanderers. It looks like developing into a two-horse title race once again, though, with Tottenham Hotspur falling to a costly defeat at home to Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer extended his 100% start at the helm. United now sit level on points with Arsenal after the Gunners were beaten by West Ham United on Saturday lunchtime, and both sides sit six points behind Chelsea, who beat Newcastle United this weekend. Hud...

Arsenal, Liverpool tracking Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady?

Arsenal and Liverpool are reportedly both monitoring the development of Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady ahead of a possible approach. Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady has reportedly emerged as a potential transfer target for Arsenal and Liverpool. Coady moved to Molineux as a midfielder for £2m in 2015, but the 25-year-old has progressed into an established Premier League centre-back under the guidance of Nuno Espirito Santo. A total of 156 appearances have been made for Wolves in all competitions, and the West Midlands outfit are keen to extend Coady’s deal in the near future. However, according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal and Liverpool are both monitoring the development of Coady ahead of a possible offer during the summer. Arsenal will be in the market for ...

Unai Emery ‘wants to sell Mesut Ozil this month’

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to sell Mesut Ozil before the end of the January transfer window, according to a report. Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly desperate to sell Mesut Ozil before the end of the January transfer window. Ozil has not turned out for Arsenal in the Premier League since Boxing Day and was left out of the squad for Saturday’s clash with West Ham United despite being available following a slight knee issue. The German only signed a new £350,000-a-week contract with the Gunners last year and his deal at the Emirates Stadium will run until the end of the 2020-21 campaign. Ozil seemingly does not fit into Emery’s style of football though and according to the Daily Mail, the new Arsenal boss wants the club to find an exit route for the playmaker before the e...

Arsenal lack consistency for top-four finish, says Emery

Unai Emery believes Arsenal are currently too inconsistent to finish in the Premier League top four. The Gunners have finished outside the Champions League places for the past two years and sit six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea following a 1-0 defeat at West Ham on Saturday. Declan Rice scored the only goal of a forgettable game at the London Stadium, meaning Emery’s side are without an away league win since November. The Spaniard had enjoyed a strong first half of the season following his appointment in the summer, a 22-game unbeaten run giving the club a chance of sealing a return to the Champions League. But, after their latest setback against the Hammers and with a game at home to Chelsea next week, Emery admits Arsenal need to string together a better run of form. “Now it’s m...

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