North London club, Arsenal are on a mission to improve the quality of their midfield before next season and they are reportedly set to table an eye-catching £53million offer for Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in the summer.
Modric 30, is one of the best midfielders in the world and his quality and experience has never been doubted by pundits and football lovers since his move to the Los Blancos in 2012 from Tottenham after agreeing to a deal worth £30m.
Arsene Wenger is set to bring the Croatian midfielder to North London in the summer in his bid to provide a long-lasting solution to his midfield problems before the commencement of the 2018-19 season.
Spanish media outlet Don Balon also confirmed that the Gunners are already in talks with Modric’s agent over a possible switch to the Emirates stadium in the summer. Arsenal’s long-serving midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere are yet to extend their stay at the club and both players are being tipped to quit the Gunners in the summer.
It is yet to be seen if Real Madrid would sanction the player’s move out of the club as he is highly-rated by coach Zinedine Zidane.
The former Dinamo Zagreb player has formed a great understanding with Casemiro and Toni Kroos at the middle of the pitch and that was largely responsible for Madrid’s back-to-back Champions League triumph in 2016 and 2017.
Since his switch to the La Liga giants, the Croatian star has won many trophies including one La Liga title, a Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, Three Champions Leagues, Three Uefa Super Cups and Three FIFA Club World Cup.
He has appeared in 31 matches for the Galacticos in all competitions so far this season, scoring two goals in the process.
EPL: David Luiz Reveals What Lampard Told Him Before Arsenal Move
New Arsenal signing David Luiz has revealed what Chelsea manager Frank Lampard told him before making the decision to move across London during this summer’s transfer window.
In an interview with ESPN Brasil, David Luiz confirmed that he had a conversation with Frank Lampard before arriving at the decision to leave for Arsenal.
According to him, Frank Lampard had a different plan and he had to leave Chelsea as a result.
Reports claimed that the Brazilian international was made the fourth choice center-back by Frank Lampard with the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma.
David Luiz joined Arsenal in a deal reported to be around £8m.
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The 32-year-old was the sixth and final signing of the summer for the Gunners.
He was handed a two-year contract until the end of the 2020/21 season.
David Luiz spent seven seasons over two spells either side of his time as a Paris Saint Germain (PSG) player.
He made his Arsenal debut on Saturday during the 2-1 win over Burnley in what was a Premier League game.
David Luiz played the entire duration of the game as the Gunners recorded a second straight league win at the start of the new league campaign.
Ex-Chelsea, Arsenal Defender Announces Retirement
Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has announced his retirement from football.
The announcement was made earlier on Sunday.
Ashley Cole also revealed his plans for his career moving forward.
The former Arsenal and Chelsea player was at Derby County until this summer having joined the English Championship club on a short-term deal during the winter transfer window in January.
Ashley Cole was released by Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit LA Galaxy towards the end of last year before he signed a six-month contract at Derby County.
His move to Derby County was influenced by former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard who was the manager at that time.
Lampard has since left Derby County to return to Chelsea.
The former Derby County boss is now the new Chelsea manager after Maurizio Sarri left the club for Juventus this summer.
Italian tactician spent just one season as the Chelsea manager.
Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard were part of the Chelsea squad that won the 2012 Champions League title at the expense of Bayern Munich.
Cole played under Lampard for Derby County as they reached the Championship playoff final before they were beaten by Aston Villa who are now in the Premier League as a result of the win (a 2-1 victory over Derby County).
Details Of Alexis Sanchez’s Deal To Join Inter Milan Revealed
Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan are reportedly closing in on a move to the club before the end of this transfer window.
It was revealed that the Nerazzurri are proposing a loan deal with the option to buy him after the loan transfer ends.
Inter Milan have concluded plans to offer a loan fee of £4.5m with the option to sign him permanently for £16.5m at the end of his loan spell with the San Siro giants.
Manchester United are said to be holding out for as much as £22m for Alexis Sanchez with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to offload the Chilean international attacker.
Inter Milan won’t have much problems with Alexis Sanchez’s weekly wages with the player interested in a pay cut on his £500k per week salary at Manchester United.
Alexis Sanchez has been a flop at Manchester United since his transfer from Arsenal.
The 30-year-old came into English football in 2015 following his big money move from Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona to Arsenal.
He spent three-and-a-half years at Arsenal before joining Manchester United in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the other direction.
Alexis Sanchez is the highest earner at Arsenal at the moment.
Samuel Chukwueze On Target In Villarreal’s Eight-Goal Thriller
Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze continued his good form after he found the back of the net on Saturday.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria star was one of the standout performers for the three-time African champions at this year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The 20-year-old helped Nigeria secure third spot at the end of the tournament won by the Desert Foxes of Algeria.
He has carried that good form into the new Spanish La Liga season.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target for the Yellow Submarine as they shared an eight-goal thriller with newly promoted club Granada at home.
Granada are back with the big boys in the Spanish top flight after just one season in the second tier.
Samuel Chukwueze hit the back of the net on 73 minutes to give Villarreal a 4-2 lead but it was not enough as the visitors struck twice to take a point from the lively encounter.
Samuel Chukwueze is highly rated in the Spanish top flight.
The young Nigerian attacker is widely regarded as one of the most talented African players in the Spanish La Liga.
Samuel Chukwueze was previously linked with Premier League clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City but it seems like he would stay at Villarreal for this season at least.
EPL: Man Utd Legend Slams Unai Emery’s Style At Arsenal
Former Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has questioned the style adopted by club manager Unai Emery.
The ex-Dutch international star talked about his former club in a chat with BT Sport.
According to him, Unai Emery has no philosophy as he gave examples of Premier League managers like Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp who have renowned philosophies.
Robin Van Persie also pointed out that Spanish tactician Unai Emery adapting his lineup and tactics too much.
Robin Van Persie was an Arsenal player until the summer of 2012 when he controversially moved to Premier League rivals Manchester United.
He went on to score 26 league goals in his first season as Manchester United won the Premier League title.
It was the final season managed by legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Despite the criticism from Robin Van Persie, Arsenal manager Unai Emery has led his team to a winning run at the start of the new Premier League season.
Arsenal have won their first two league games of the season under Unai Emery which is in stark contrast to last season under the same manager.
In his first season as an Arsenal manager, Unai Emery lost the first two Premier League games.
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