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Arsenal ‘prepare £9m offer for Hungarian teenager Dominik Szoboszlai’

Arsenal eye a £9m swoop for Red Bull Salzburg teenager Dominik Szoboszlai, according to a report. Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a £9m swoop for Red Bull Salzburg teenager Dominik Szoboszlai. The 18-year-old has scored five times and registered six assists in 21 first-team appearances for his current club, who he joined from Liefering in 2017. According to Football Insider, the Gunners are huge admirers of the central midfielder – potentially available for £9m this summer – and are considering a summer bid. That said, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund have also been credited with an interest. Szoboszlai, who debuted for Salzburg in May 2018, has already been capped on four occasions by Hungary. The youngster has a contract with his Austrian club until the end of the 2021-22 campaig...

Arsenal, Spurs target Joachim Andersen open to Sampdoria exit

Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen – a reported target of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur – says that he is open to signing for a new club this summer. Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen has said that it may be the right time to move to a bigger club. Andersen has made a positive impact during his time at the Serie A outfit, making a total of 32 starts in Italy’s top flight this season. However, there has been frequent talk regarding a potential move to the Premier League as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur consider an approach for the Denmark international. The 23-year-old has responded to the rumours by telling Goal.com: “It could be time for me to further my career. I have loved my time in Sampdoria but maybe it’s time to move on to develop further. “The...

Arsenal to loan out Eddie Nketiah?

Arsenal are reportedly prepared to loan out youngster Eddie Nketiah ahead of the start of the new season. Arsenal are reportedly happy to loan out young striker Eddie Nketiah for the duration of the next campaign. The Gunners allegedly have a limited transfer budget this summer, leaving Unai Emery in a position where he may have to use some of the club’s academy players over the next 12 months. However, according to The Mirror, Emery is prepared to do without Nketiah, instead prioritising the 20-year-old’s need for first-team football. Nketiah regularly featured in matchday squads this season, although the attacker was only given two starts and six substitute outings in all competitions. Emery could have potentially used the England Under-21 international in cup competitions, b...

Arsenal ‘step up interest in Kieran Tierney’

Arsenal are reportedly ready to make an offer for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney as they look to strengthen their backline this summer. Arsenal are reportedly ready to make an official approach for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney. As a result of their failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League, the Gunners will be restricted in the transfer market this summer, which leaves Unai Emery potentially in a position where he may have to look for value for money. However, the Daily Mail suggests that Emery remains keen on trying to push through a big-money deal for highly-regarded Tierney in the coming weeks. The boyhood Celtic fan remains committed to the top-flight champions, although there will always be interest in the 22-year-old’s signature until he leaves the Glasgow g...

Liverpool, Arsenal interested in Southampton defender Matt Targett?

Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Southampton defender Matt Targett during the summer transfer window. Southampton defender Matt Targett has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Liverpool and Arsenal. Targett has come through the academy setup at the South-coast outfit to make 63 appearances for the first team, which includes 36 starts in the Premier League. However, the 23-year-old has never established himself as first choice at St Mary’s, leaving him as a potential departure ahead of next season. According to teamTALK, Liverpool and Arsenal have started to contemplate an approach as they look to strengthen at left-back. Alberto Moreno and Stephan Lichtsteiner are leaving the Merseyside giants and Gunners respectively on free transfers at the end of ...

Freddie Ljungberg to become Arsenal first-team assistant

Freddie Ljungberg is to become Arsenal‘s new assistant first-team coach, switching roles with Steve Bould who will take charge of the club’s under-23 team. Former midfielder Ljungberg steps up from his position with the under-23s to work with head coach Unai Emery. Arsenal said the changes, which come into effect from July 1, are designed to help “create a ‘transition team’ which will collectively manage a player’s development through some of the hardest and most challenging periods of their professional lives”. As part of our ongoing strategy to fully develop our young players, we’re making some coaching changes 👇 — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 17, 2019 Former Sweden international Ljungberg, 42, was part of Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles&#...

Arsenal ‘contact father of Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe’

A report claims that Arsenal have contacted Presnel Kimpembe’s father as they step up their interest in the Paris Saint-Germain defender. Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their interest in Presnel Kimpembe by contacting the Paris Saint-Germain defender’s father. The 23-year-old struggled to hold down a place in PSG’s starting lineup last season and may be allowed to move on this summer. Unai Emery worked with the France international at the Parc des Princes and SoccerLink claims that he is keen on a reunion. Arsenal are said to have been in touch with the player’s father to ascertain whether a deal is possible. Kimpembe has spent his entire career with PSG, but he is rumoured to be open to a switch to North London. Read Next: Meunier too expensive for Arsenal? >...

Krystian Bielik hints at Arsenal exit

Young Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik suggests that he may leave the club this summer in pursuit of senior football. Arsenal youngster Krystian Bielik has seemingly hinted that he wishes to leave the club by insisting that he will “definitely” not play for the youth side any more. The 21-year-old centre-back was brought in by Arsene Wenger in 2015 and has since made just two League Cup appearances for the senior team, instead spending time out on loan with the likes of Birmingham City, Walsall and Charlton Athletic in the lower divisions. Bielik is now with the Poland squad for the Under-21 Euros in Italy but has said that he will speak to Gunners manager Unai Emery about his future upon his return. “My future is unknown but there is one thing I can say for sure: I will ...

Nelson soaks up tap tips to prepare for Italy

England’s Under-21 stars have been turning the heat up in the bath to avoid getting into hot water at Euro 2019. The Young Lions were told to have long soaks to allow them to combat the hot weather in Italy. They trained in 32-degree heat over the weekend as the countdown to Tuesday’s Group C opener against France continues and Reiss Nelson revealed how England have prepared. Hard at work in the heat ahead of our #U21Euro opener 💪#younglions pic.twitter.com/5Sj5ANquGz — England (@England) June 15, 2019 “When we had our three days off during the training camp we were told to take hot baths each day and go in the sauna as it would be good preparation for the Euros,” said the Arsenal forward, who spent last season on loan at Hoffenheim. “That has helped a lot of the boys. “That’s the first ti...

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka: ‘No truth in Inter Milan rumours’

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka dismisses speculation linking him with a summer switch to Inter Milan. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has described speculation associating him with a move to Inter Milan as ‘newspaper talk’. A number of Arsenal players have been linked with exits during the summer transfer window, including Xhaka who is a regular in the centre of the pitch. Inter are allegedly keen on the Switzerland international’s services, but the 26-year-old has played down suggestions that he may leave the Emirates Stadium. Xhaka is quoted by The Mirror as saying: “It is something the newspapers have written about, but there is no truth. I have never had contact with Inter.” Lucas Torreira is also said to be attracting attention from Italy as AC Milan all...

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier too expensive for Arsenal?

Arsenal are reportedly being priced out of a deal for Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier. Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly placed a £30m price-tag on Thomas Meunier, effectively ruling out the possibility of the defender joining Arsenal. Meunier has enjoyed a productive three years at Parc des Princes, making a total of 90 appearances for the French giants in all competitions. However, the right-back has just one year remaining on his contract, which has resulted in frequent speculation regarding a potential switch to Arsenal or Manchester United. United appear to hold the advantage, according to RMC, due to the Gunners being unable to meet PSG’s valuation of the 27-year-old. While Unai Emery remains a huge admirer of the Belgium international, the North London outfit are...

Arsenal miss out on Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco?

Arsenal reportedly miss out on the signing of Belgium international Yannick Carrasco, who is likely to leave Dalian Yifang this summer. Arsenal have reportedly failed in their attempt to sign Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco. Unai Emery is an admirer of the Belgium international, who was also heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium during January. The 25-year-old had been identified as a top target for the Gunners, despite their limited budget due to missing out on next season’s Champions League. However, according to The Sun, Arsenal have been priced out of a deal for the attacker as Dalian Yifang demand £30m for his signature. That leaves Carrasco out of Arsenal’s price range, at least until Emery is able to make a significant sale in a bid to raise extra fund...

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