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Man United Favourite To Sign 30-Year-Old Box-to-box Midfielder

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Three-time European champions Manchester United have emerged as the favourites to sign recently retired German international midfielder Mesut Ozil from rivals Arsenal with the upcoming transfer window just some few weeks away.

This is coming on the back of him being dropped for the Gunners’ last league game against South Coast Club Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

2014 World Cup winner Ozil sat on the Arsenal bench from start to finish as the Gunners returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win over the Cherries.

Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma put through his own net in the first to give the visitors the lead but Joshua King spared his blushes with the equaliser on the stroke of halftime.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished off a flowing Arsenal move in the second half to secure the points for the North Londoners.

Mesut Ozil had started the last four games in the Premier League for Arsenal before he was dropped against Bournemouth.

According to the report from popular English media portal Daily Express, Manchester United are favourites to sign him according to bookmakers Coral.

The Red Devils’ odds have dropped from 3/1 to 2/1 as confirmed by John Hill of Coral, while Spanish champions Barcelona are at 4/1 to sign the former Real Madrid player.

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Denied Bid: Arsenal Fail In €7m Chase For Lorient Star

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North London giants Arsenal have had a bid rejected for Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice according to widespread reports emanating from the media in France.

The Gunners want to boost their forward options with the young French player but their first bid for the player was rebuffed by his club.

According to French news outlet GFFN, Arsenal made a €7m bid for Alexis Claude-Maurice which was immediately knocked back by his French Ligue 2 club.

The Gunners are expected to return with a new bid for the French junior international star.

Claude-Maurice has scored 14 goals and also provided four assists in 35 league games for Lorient this term.

Several clubs are interested in the 20-year-old but his preference is a move to Arsenal where he has the opportunity to link up with former Lorient teammate Matteo Guendouzi.

Arsenal fans were sent into an ecstatic state when he visited his friend Matteo Guendouzi in London earlier this week to further heighten talks of a move to North London.

French top flight sides like Lille and AS Monaco are also on his trail.

Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi was a Lorient player before the Gunners paid £7m to secure his transfer last summer.

He has been a revelation at Arsenal with his outing in his debut campaign at the club.

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Transfer Fight: Lazio Join Race To Sign Arsenal Striker

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Italian Serie A giants Lazio have joined the race to sign Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck this summer.

This is according to the publication from the Sunday Sun which claimed that the Italians are the new entrant on the list of clubs interested in a free transfer move for Welbeck who will be out of contract at Arsenal this summer.

He has few weeks left on his current deal with the Gunners having joined them shortly after the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil.

Danny Welbeck signed for Arsenal in a deal reported to be around £16m.

The England international was on the books of Manchester United before they sold him to Arsenal.

His time with the Gunners has been characterized by several lengthy injury layoffs.

Arsenal have already confirmed that he will leave the club this summer upon the expiration of his contract and he has been touted as a possible transfer addition for clubs in Europe.

Premier League sides like Newcastle United, West Ham United and Everton have all been linked with a free transfer move for him before the latest news regarding the interest of Italian capital club Lazio.

Danny Welbeck has been out of action since November 2018 but he’s back in training and could make his return during the Europa League final with London rivals Chelsea on Wednesday night.

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Sensational Comeback: Arsenal Legend Offered Coaching Role In Japan

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been offered a return to the dugout in Japan according to the publication from the stables of popular media outlet Goal.

The Arsenal legend has an offer to become the new manager of Japanese top flight club Vissel Kobe.

Wenger is said to be considering a return to management via the offer from Vissel Kobe said to be worth around €4m on a yearly basis.

Vissel Kobe have several veteran players on their payroll at the moment including former Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski.

Wenger could reunite with Polish-born German international Podolski at Vissel Kobe having worked with him while he was the Arsenal manager.

Apart from Lukas Podolski, the Spanish duo of Andreas Iniesta and David Villa also play for the Japanese club.

Arsene Wenger is no stranger to Japan having managed Japanese outfit Grampus Eight before taking up the Arsenal job in 1996.

He attained legendary status in North London after leading the Gunners to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup titles.

Arsene Wenger also led Arsenal to two European finals.

The Gunners were beaten 2-1 with 10 men with Wenger in charge of the team during the 2006 Champions League final clash with Barcelona.

Wenger and Arsenal had earlier lost the 2000 UEFA Cup final to Turkish club Galatasaray via penalties.

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Swap Deal: Juventus Ready To Offer Duo In Bid To Sign Man Utd Talisman

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Italian Serie A champions Juventus are reportedly ready to offer two players in their bid to re-sign Manchester United talisman Paul Pogba.

This is according to the widespread reports emanating from the British media.

Juventus are said to be plotting a swap deal for former player Pogba.

The French World Cup winner spent four years at Juventus between 2012 and 2016 before returning to Premier League giants Manchester United in a then world-record deal of around £89m.

Paul Pogba joined the Old Lady from Manchester United on a free transfer in the summer of 2012 having come through the Red Devils’ Academy.

He has been linked with European sides like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus for the better part of last year.

Juventus want him to return to Turin and they are ready to offer both Paulo Dybala and Alex Sandro in the bid to achieve that target.

Both Dybala and Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro are long-term transfer targets of Manchester United though the former has disclosed that he won’t leave Juventus this summer contrary to widespread reports.

The Argentine international told Sky Sports Italia about his intention to stay with Juventus while reacting to an earlier interview from his brother Gustavo Dybala who suggested that Paulo Dybala is most likely to leave the club this summer.

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Deal Off: Man Utd Target Debunks Juve Exit

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Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has denied transfer rumours of a move away from the Italian champions Juventus this summer.

The Argentine international has been consistently linked with a move away from Juventus in the last few weeks and those transfer rumours increased last week after his brother Gustavo Dybala told Argentine radio station Futbolemico that the player will most likely leave the club this summer.

Paulo Dybala has distanced himself from the comments attributed to his brother as he said that Gustavo spoke for himself.

The former Palermo star dismissed rumours of an exit from Juventus in a chat with Sky Sports Italia.

According to him, Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici knows what he wants to do next and that’s to continue playing for the Old Lady.

Paulo Dybala has been seriously linked with Premier League giants Manchester United who are looking to strengthen their squad after a disappointing season.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to strengthen his squad in the forward positions and the aforementioned Paulo Dybala is on the list of transfer targets in those areas.

The target for Manchester United next season is to get back into the Champions League after missing out on the competition for next season after a sixth-placed finish.

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Deal On: Sheffield United Eyeing Summer Move For Man Utd Loanee

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Newly Premier League outfit Sheffield United are reportedly plotting a summer move for Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson.

This is according to the publication from the stables of the Manchester Evening News.

Young Manchester United shot-stopper spent the whole of last season at Sheffield United and the Blades want to extend his loan deal till the new season when they will be campaigning in the Premier League.

Sheffield United secured a spot in the Premier League for the new season after they finished in one of the two automatic spots for promotion at the end of the regular English Championship season.

The Blades finished second behind Championship title winners Norwich City and both teams will be in the Premier League next season.

A third and final team will join them on Monday evening when Aston Villa and Derby County face off in the playoff final.

Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson will definitely be in a Premier League team either at the Theatre of Dreams or at Sheffield United.

The 22-year-old had a superb season for Sheffield United and he was part of the promotion push which became a reality at the end of the season.

He kept 21 clean sheets in goal for Sheffield United to win the Golden Glove Award in the Championship.

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Sign Him Up: Spurs Urged To Make Move For Arsenal Target

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Tottenham Hotspur legend Darren Anderton has called on his former club to make a move for highly rated Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Donny Van Der Beek during this summer’s transfer window.

Darren Anderton is Spurs’ record appearance maker in the Premier League and the former midfielder spoke about the North London club in a chat with Sportingbet.

According to him, Tottenham Hotspur should try to sign Dutch midfielder Van Der Beek this summer ahead of Youri Tielemans.

Tottenham Hotspur have made the signing of a new midfielder the top priority for this summer’s transfer window and Belgian international player Tielemans has been targeted as a result.

Youri Tielemans spent the second half of the just concluded Premier League season on loan at Leicester City from parent club AS Roma and he impressed a great deal thereby attracting the interest of clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and others.

Darren Anderton believes Spurs should pursue a move for Van Der Beek instead of the aforementioned Tielemans.

Van Der Beek has been attracting the interest of North London rivals Arsenal after a stellar campaign with Ajax Amsterdam.

The 22-year-old helped Ajax reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time in almost two decades (since 1997).

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Deal On: Spurs Plotting Summer Move For Man Utd Target

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North London club Tottenham Hotspur are said to be plotting a move for highly-rated Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks this summer.

According to the report from The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur want to make a double raid on Bournemouth for two of their best players.

It was revealed that Spurs want to sign both David Brooks and Callum Wilson.

Welsh international Brooks has previously been linked with Old Trafford outfit Manchester United, while the likes of West Ham United, Everton and Chelsea are interested in a move for Callum Wilson.

Tottenham Hotspur want to splash the sum of £80m on the two players.

David Brooks had a good debut campaign for Bournemouth following his £11m transfer from newly promoted Premier League club Sheffield United.

The Blades were able to achieve automatic Premier League promotion via a second-placed finish at the end of the regular Championship season.

David Brooks took to the Premier League like a duck to water as he scored seven goals for the Cherries.

The 22-year-old was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year Award which was won by Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling.

On his part, Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson scored 14 goals and provided 10 assists in 30 league games for the South Coast outfit.

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Revealed: Everton Slap £100m Asking Price On Man Utd Target

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Merseyside giants Everton have slammed an outrageous asking price on star forward Richarlison in a bid to fend off the interest of potential suitors like Manchester United and Spanish champions Barcelona.

This is according to the publication from the stables of popular English news outlet The Sun.

Everton forward Richarlison has been linked with a move away from the club just a season after he joined them from fellow Premier League club, Watford.

Richarlison swapped the Hornets for Everton last summer after an initial transfer fee of £40m was paid as well as add-on fees of around £10m.

The Brazilian international scored 13 goals in 35 appearances for Everton during the just concluded Premier League campaign.

The aforementioned publication revealed that Everton have slapped the asking price of £100m on the Brazilian attacker.

Richarlison has been named in the Brazilian squad for the 2019 COPA America tournament this summer.

The Everton player will be hoping to help Brazil win the COPA America title on home soil.

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Richarlison with the Red Devils keen to bolster their playing squad in the forward positions.

The Red Devils are after the Everton attacker as they try to boost their squad ahead of the new season.

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Good Move: Low Okays Sane Move To Bayern

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Germany head coach Joachim Low has thrown his weight behind Manchester City winger Leroy Sane who’s set to take a big step in his football career.

In a chat with German newspaper SportBild, Joachim Low said that a transfer to Bayern Munich would be a good move for Leroy Sane.

Joachim Low was heavily criticized after he left Sane out of his 23-man squad ahead of last summer’s World Cup tournament in Russia.

Low and Germany went on to flop badly after crashing out of the group stage as the defending champions.

Germany finished bottom of Group F in what was one of their poorest World Cup tournaments ever.

Sane is back in the German fold and his manager believes a Bayern Munich transfer this summer will benefit him a great deal.

He was largely on the fringes of the first XI at Manchester City this season especially towards the end of the Premier League campaign.

Sane still scored 10 goals and also provided 10 assists in 31 Premier League games as Manchester City won the title for the second straight season by just one point.

Manchester City also won two domestic trophies with Sane to complete a sweep of all the three trophies on offer in England.

Sane, 23, has two years left on his current Manchester City contract and he has also been linked with Arsenal apart from the Bayern Munich links.

Recent reports claimed that Bayern is preparing an €80m bid for him.

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