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Wenger In Contention For Milan Managerial Job – Reports

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly in the frame to succeed Gennaro Gattuso as the manager of Italian Serie A giants AC Milan.

According to various reports in Italy, Wenger could be on the shortlist of managerial targets for AC Milan if the club decides to sack Gattuso after a less than impressive start to the season.

AC Milan are languishing in 12th position on the Italian Serie A table after just three wins from the first eight league games of this term.

According to a specific report from telelombardia via talksport, AC Milan see Arsene Wenger as a fantastic replacement for Gattuso if the former Rossoneri player is dismissed from his job.

The Frenchman celebrated his 69th birthday on Monday and the AC Milan job gives him the opportunity to reunite with Ivan Gazidis who’s expected to resume as the AC Milan CEO in December.

Gazidis occupies the same position at Arsenal and he’s expected to assume the same role with the seven-time European champions.

Wenger and Gazidis worked together at Arsenal for a decade.

The former AS Monaco boss recently talked about his potential return to management last week as he confirmed that he will return to the sidelines in the New Year.

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Done Deal: Arsenal Defender Joins FC Twente

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Arsenal defender Julio Pleguezuelo has signed for Dutch Eredivisie club FC Twente following the expiration of his contract with the Gunners.

His transfer to FC Twente was confirmed by the Dutch club.

The 22-year-old has signed a two-year contract with FC Twente with the option of another year.

Spanish defender Julio Pleguezuelo joins FC Twente after his Arsenal contract ended this summer.

Julio Pleguezuelo spent two years at the famed La Masia Academy before signing for Arsenal in 2013.

The Spaniard spent six years in North London before moving to FC Twente.

He didn’t make any single appearance in the Premier League.

His only outing for the Arsenal senior team came during the 2-1 win over League One side Blackpool in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.

Julio Pleguezuelo captained the Arsenal youth teams during his time with the Gunners and also spent some time in Spain with clubs like Mallorca and Gimnastic de Terragona.

The Spaniard was sent out on loan to the two aforementioned Spanish sides.

Despite the average defensive showing from Arsenal during the just concluded Premier League season, Julio Pleguezuelo didn’t get his chance to shine for the Gunners in the league.

The Gunners conceded 51 goals in just 38 games in the Premier League.

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Deal on!!! Chelsea suffer major blow, Cech plays down move

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The West London outfit Chelsea have suffered a major blow in their bid to land Arsenal legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech as their sporting director ahead of the coming season.

Petr Cech has already announced his decision to quit active football at the end of the season with his next step yet to be known but will not happen until after he has played his last Arsenal game, the Europa League finals, against Chelsea later on Thursday.

It was earlier reported that the stopper has got an offer from Chelsea and Arsenal to take charge of the youth team but a report yesterday claims that the West London outfit are offering Petr Cech a sporting director role to have him return back to the Stamford Bridge.

However, the legendary stopper, who is one of the best the English Premier League has ever had refuted the claim that he would be joining Chelsea as their new reporting director.

According to him, no decision has been made, stressing that it would only happen after he has played his last Arsenal game.

Howbeit, Petr Cech seeks to leave the stage while the ovation is very high by lifting the Europa League title with the North London outfit Arsenal later on Thursday.

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Deal On: Arsenal Plotting Summer Move For £25m-rated Defender

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North London giants Arsenal are eyeing a big money move for young Saint Etienne defender William Saliba.

According to the publication from popular media outlet Goal, the Gunners are pushing for a summer move for the 18-year-old utility defender.

William Saliba can play in several positions across the defence.

The highly-rated French defender has impressed a great deal since making his first team debut for Saint Etienne this season.

Saint Etienne has made 16 appearances for the French Ligue 1 club this season.

It was also revealed that the player has been attracting the interest of several clubs on the European football stage.

As many as 20 clubs are interested in the aforementioned Saliba.

Arsenal scouts were in attendance to run the rule over their transfer target Saliba at the weekend according to Goal reporter Charles Watts.

William Saliba played 90 minutes as he helped Saint Etienne to a 3-0 win over OGC Nice in their penultimate game of this French Ligue season.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is most likely to strengthen his squad with a new centre back this summer in the wake of the average defensive displays shown by the Gunners during the just concluded Premier League season and French defender William Saliba fits the bill.

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No Deal: Arsenal Target Will Stay At Man City

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Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is adamant that in-demand winger Leroy Sane will stay at the club beyond this summer’s transfer window.

German international Sane has been linked with clubs like Arsenal and Bayern Munich but his club cum international teammate believes that he will stay at the Etihad Stadium.

Ilkay Gundogan talked about Sane during an interview with Sports Bild amidst the doubts over his own future at Manchester City.

The German midfielder has just one year left on his current deal with Manchester City.

Manchester City might need to sell him rather than let him leave on a free transfer next summer if the Citizens can’t agree on a new deal with the aforementioned Gundogan.

Ilkay Gundogan played a big role for Manchester City as they won the treble this season especially towards the end of the season when first choice defensive midfielder Fernandinho was injured.

The former Borussia Dortmund star filled in for the injured Fernandinho towards the end of the just concluded season.

For Sane, the young winger has two years left on his Manchester City contract and the Citizens might sell him this summer if he doesn’t agree on a new deal.

Leroy Sane has not always been a regular starter for Manchester City.

He scored 10 goals and weighed in with 10 assists as Manchester City retained their Premier League title at the expense of Liverpool.

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Vote Of Confidence: Arsenal Midfielder Would Flourish At New Club Juventus

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Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is certain that new signing Aaron Ramsey will be an instant hit at the club following his free transfer move to the Old Lady this summer.

Welsh international Ramsey has signed a four-year deal with Juventus and he’s expected to join them this summer upon the expiration of his Arsenal contract next month.

Wojciech Szczesny talked about former Arsenal teammate Ramsey during a chat with Italian news portal La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Polish international goalkeeper narrated the role he played in convincing Ramsey to sign for Juventus.

Szczesny is in his second season at Juventus after joining the Italian Serie A champions from Arsenal in the summer of 2017.

He has won two successive league titles with the Old Lady.

The former Arsenal shot stopper became the first choice at Juventus following the exit of veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon last summer.

Wojciech Szczesny had spent two years on loan at Italian capital club AS Roma before moving to Juventus permanently.

He was a teammate of Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal before his exit at the start of last season.

Both players will link up again this summer when Ramsey joins Juventus officially.

His first game for Juventus could be the International Champions Cup (ICC) clash with Tottenham Hotspur in July.

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Confirmed: Arsenal Target To Stay At Leverkusen

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Europa League finalists Arsenal have been dealt a major transfer blow following the news that one of their targets will stay at his German club.

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz has been strongly linked with a summer move to Arsenal but the young midfielder is almost certain to remain at the Bay Arena next season.

Club manager Peter Bosz confirmed in his recent interview that Kai Havertz will stay at the club beyond this summer.

In a chat with the official TV of Bayer Leverkusen, Bayer 04 TV, Peter Bosz revealed that Havertz will stay at the club next season while he was less convinced about the future of Julian Brandt.

Peter Bosz revealed that Liverpool target Brandt might still stay at the club after Bayer Leverkusen sealed a spot in the Champions League next season.

Bayer Leverkusen qualified for Europe’s premier club competition by beating Hertha Berlin 5-1 on Saturday.

Julian Brandt scored one of the goals for Bayer Leverkusen during the game that could be his last for the German Bundesliga club.

It was his 10th goal for Bayer Leverkusen this season in addition to his 17 assists.

On his part, Kai Havertz has scored 20 goals for Leverkusen this season in all competitions and was previously linked with Arsenal earlier in the season.

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Confirmed: £44m Arsenal-linked Midfielder Open To Atletico Exit

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has kept his options open as the transfer window hots up this summer according to the BBC Sports.

It was revealed that the Ghanian international star is open to an exit from Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid with several Premier League clubs keen on a deal for him.

Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United are willing to take a chance on the utility player.

Thomas Partey can play in several roles namely as a right-back, centre back and as a midfielder.

He has a £44m release clause in his contract with Atletico Madrid.

Partey is an important player at Atletico Madrid and he has made 42 appearances for the Rojiblancos this season.

The young midfielder is expected to be a key player for the Black Stars of Ghana ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) this summer.

Arsenal and Manchester United are both in need of reinforcements in the midfield position and Thomas Partey could be a perfect candidate for both clubs.

The Gunners need to sign at least a midfield replacement for Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey this summer after the player agreed on a four-year free transfer deal with the Italian champions.

On their part, Manchester United need a new midfielder for Ander Herrera who’s expected to join French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the coming weeks.

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Big Opposition: Arsenal Face Liverpool Threat For Assist Machine

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Europa League finalists Arsenal will have to deal with the threat of Liverpool in the chase for Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser according to The Sun.

Ryan Fraser had a very good Premier League campaign and it’s not surprising that clubs like Arsenal are on his trail.

Champions League finalists Liverpool are the latest club to join the race to sign the aforementioned Fraser.

The London duo of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur had previously been mentioned as a potential transfer destination for the Scottish international player.

Arsenal see him as a possible replacement for Aaron Ramsey who’s expected to link up with his new teammates at Italian champions Juventus at the end of his contract with the Gunners this summer.

Ramsey has agreed on a free transfer move to Juventus with a four-year contract already signed to make him the highest paid footballer in Great Britain at £400,000 per annum.

Tottenham Hotspur have been short in the midfield area since Belgian international star Moussa Dembele left the club for China in January and Ryan Fraser could provide cover in that department.

For Chelsea, Fraser could be a direct replacement for midfielder Cesc Fabregas who left the Blues in January.

Ryan Fraser scored seven goals and also provided 14 assists during the just concluded Premier League season.

Only Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard (15) bagged more assists than Ryan Fraser who has just one year left on his contract at Bournemouth.

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Revealed: Arsenal Target Will Leave Man City On THIS Condition

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Manchester City winger Leroy Sane will reportedly leave the club this summer if he fails to sign a new deal according to the publication from popular media outlet Goal.

German international Sane has two years left on his current deal with the Citizens and it has been revealed that the club could sell him to prevent him from running down his contract which runs out at the end of 2021.

The former Schalke 04 player has been linked with major European sides like German champions Bayern Munich and North London giants Arsenal.

Leroy Sane and compatriot Ilkay Gundogan are in the same situation at Manchester City though the latter has one year left on his contract.

Both Sane and Gundogan are important members of the record-breaking Manchester City squad this season.

Manchester City won four trophies this season as they completed a clean sweep on the domestic front.

The Citizens won all the three major trophies on offer domestically in addition to the Community Shield.

Apart from the Community Shield, Manchester City also retained the Carabao Cup and the Premier League titles they won last season before adding the FA Cup title at the weekend with the 6-0 thrashing of fellow top flight side Watford.

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Deal On: Arsenal Target Talks Up Summer Return To Europe

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Dalian Yifang forward Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco has talked up the possibility of moving back to Europe this summer.

The Belgian international attacker was close to returning to European football during the winter transfer window but Premier League giants Arsenal were unable to agree on a deal for him.

Carrasco spoke about the botched move to Arsenal in a chat with The Sun.

According to him, the president was not in full support of a proposed transfer back to Europe but a move is most likely this summer.

Arsenal were keen on taking Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco on loan in January until the end of this season with the option to make the transfer a permanent one this summer but the move didn’t materialize.

The Gunners were rebuffed by his Chinese Super League outfit.

Yannick-Ferreira Carrasco played for French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco and Spanish club Atletico Madrid before moving to Dalian Yifang last year.

He was part of the Atletico Madrid squad that reached the Champions League final in 2016 before they were beaten by city rivals Real Madrid on penalties after both sides had played 1-1 after regulation time and extra time.

Carrasco scored the only goal of the game for Atletico Madrid but it was not enough for the Rojiblancos.

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