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Premier League: Solskjaer Reveals The Kind Of Players He’ll Sign In January

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he would be looking to sign attacking players when the transfer window reopens in January.

Solskjaer talked about players to sign during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Manchester United host Arsenal in a week seven encounter billed for Old Trafford on Monday night.

The Red Devils boss lost a lot of attacking talents in the summer especially the Inter Milan duo of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.

Chilean international Alexis Sanchez is on loan at Inter Milan from Manchester United.

He scored his first goal for Inter Milan at the weekend on his full debut for the Italian Serie A giants.

Alexis Sanchez was on target during the 3-1 win at basement club Sampdoria in a week six league game played at the weekend.

He scored in the first half and was then sent off in the second half of the game after two yellow cards.

On his part, Romelu Lukaku joined Manchester United in a club-record deal worth around $100m this summer.

Since his move to Inter Milan this summer, Belgian international Lukaku has scored three league goals in five starts and one substitute appearance.

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EPL: Wright takes a dig at Man United in “van de Beek comment”

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has taken a dig at Man United by claiming that their new signing Donny van de Beek would have fit into the Gunners system more than the Red Devils.

Donny van de Beek is the only major signing by Man United this season after joining from Ajax to add to the options in the midfield.

Ian Wright claims the Dutch midfielder could have been better at Arsenal when he spoke on The Kelly & Wrighty Show. He noted that Donny van de Beek’s quality already exists at the Old Trafford before his coming, adding that he does the same thing as Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.

The Arsenal legend admits the Dutch midfielder is a great player but he might not give more than what the Red Devils already have because his preferred positions are already being handled by great players.

However, the Gunners are currently in the search for a new midfielder as they are making efforts to convince Atletico Madrid and Lyon for the signatures of Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar respectively.

Meanwhile, Man United have given the hint that they are still in the summer transfer market to land players that will help improve their team for the season’s challenge.

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EPL: How Arsenal will prise away Aouar from Lyon revealed

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Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has given the hint that the North London outfit Arsenal will snap up the signature of Houssem Aouar from French Ligue 1 outfit by leaving it close to the end of the summer transfer window.

Houssem Aouar is a top target for the Gunners and efforts to convince the French Ligue 1 giants to come down from their £54 million asking price has failed but the North London club are not giving up on eh possibility of the deal.

Manager Mikel Arteta holds the belief that his side can challenge for titles and return to the Champions League if he is able to add a quality midfielder to his team before the end of the summer window.

However, the transfer guru hinted that the Gunners will leave it late to strike the deal for the 22-year-old midfielder, adding that in the process of waiting for the last minute, Arsenal must have gotten rid of Sead Kolasinac, Lucas Torreira, and Sokratis Papa to raise some funds.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Houssem Aouar is very interested in the idea of moving to Arsenal and he is ready to give his nod as soon as an agreement is reached between the two clubs.

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EPL: Chelsea Confirm £22m Transfer

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Chelsea have increased the African contingent on their payroll following the capture of Senegalese international shot stopper Edouard Mendy.

The 28-year-old becomes the eighth signing of the summer for Chelsea after the announcement was made on Thursday.

Edouard Mendy signs for the Blues from French team Rennes after the two clubs reached an agreement of £22m in transfer fees for his services.

He has signed a five-year contract until the summer of 2025.

Edouard Mendy is now expected to become the first choice goalkeeper ahead of the troubled Kepa Arrizabalaga who has struggled for form and confidence for the better part of the last one year.

The Senegalese goalkeeper could make his first appearance with the club at the weekend as Chelsea travel to the Midlands to take on Premier League newcomers West Bromwich Albion.

Chelsea had previously signed free agents Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr in this transfer window.

Other signings include Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

With the signing of the aforementioned Mendy, Chelsea could send Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan as per the latest reports in the media.

Kepa Arrizabalaga became the most expensive goalkeeper in world football when Chelsea activated his £71m release clause at La Liga club Athletic Bilbao two years ago.

His loss of confidence has seen him produce howlers consistently.

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Lyon Supremo Plays Down Gunners’ Aouar Move

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Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas has poured cold water on the reported interest of Arsenal in club skipper Houssem Aouar.

The Lyon supremo told French media portal Le Progres that Arsenal and other clubs will find it hard to sign Houssem Aouar in the current transfer market which will close on the 5th of October.

According to him, the best decision would be for the player to stay at the club beyond this summer’s transfer window.

Lyon don’t have European football to offer Houssem Aouar this season but the club supremo still believes that staying at the club would be the best bet for the 22-year-old Frenchman.

Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester City and Real Madrid have all been linked with a move for Houssem Aouar this summer and only the Gunners have made an official bid for him.

The Premier League giants offered cash plus Matteo Guendouzi in July and it was turned down by the French club.

Aouar was one of the best midfielders in the Champions League last season as Lyon got to the last four before they were eliminated by German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

The French junior international scored one goal plus four assists in eight Champions League matches.

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Sky Sports’ Reporter Provides Update On Man United Pursuit Of Jadon Sancho

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Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has given an update on Manchester United’s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund player Jadon Sancho during this transfer window.

It’s no secret that England international Jadon Sancho is the top transfer target for the Red Devils in the ongoing transfer market.

Dharmesh Sheth provided a transfer update on Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United earlier this week

He stated that time is running out for the Red Devils to complete the transfer of Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford and that Borussia Dortmund have not softened their stance on the exit of their prized asset.

Manchester United were given a transfer deadline of August 1 to secure the signing of the aforementioned Sancho and that ultimatum was extended to August 10 but the Premier League club decided to concentrate on agents and their fees.

According to him, Manchester United still have a little time for the transfer since the market won’t be shut until October 5.

Jadon Sancho netted 17 times in the league last season as his Borussia Dortmund side missed out on the German Bundesliga title to Bayern Munich.

The 20-year-old also added 16 assists to the goal tally.

In total, he has 35 goals in 101 games for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions.

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EPL: Arsenal Eyeing ‘Late Loan Move’ For Barcelona Flop

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Arsenal are eyeing a late loan move for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho according to the publication from Spanish outlet SPORT.

The Gunners had earlier weighed up the option of signing Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona at the start of the transfer window in July but it looks like new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman wants to keep the 29-year-old at the Nou Camp.

The report mentioned earlier stated that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta could still make a move for the Brazilian international before the end of the transfer window.

The Barcelona player could boost the Brazilian contingent at Arsenal further this summer.

Arsenal signed Willian from Chelsea on a free transfer this summer to take the number of Brazilian players at Arsenal to three. The other Brazilian players at the club are David Luiz and Gabriel Martinelli.

Philippe Coutinho has not lived up to his hefty price tag at Barcelona following his £142m transfer from Liverpool in January 2018.

He left Barcelona to join German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich at the start of last season after a difficult 18-month period at the start of his Barcelona career.

Coutinho played his part in the treble-winning campaign of the Bavarian giants last season.

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Report: Arsenal Plotting Shock Move For Chelsea Midfielder

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Arsenal have been linked with a shock transfer swoop on one of their top four rivals between now and the end of the transfer window.

Sky Sports revealed that the Gunners are prepared to make another transfer assault on London rivals Chelsea by signing their Italian international Jorginho.

Arsenal have signed two players from Chelsea in the last two summer transfer windows and they could make it three with the transfer of Jorginho.

The Gunners signed Brazilian centre back David Luiz from Chelsea in an £8m deal last summer before completing a free transfer move for fellow Brazilian Willian this summer.

The report via Sky Sports said that the Gunners are eyeing Jorginho as a possible replacement for the outgoing Lucas Torreira.

Uruguayan international Torreira is closing in on a loan move to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league though the club is yet to reach an agreement with the Gunners.

Arsenal want an obligation to buy at the end of the loan deal for Lucas Torreira, while Atletico Madrid are only keen to put option to buy the player when his proposed loan contract ends.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was the assistant manager to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola when the Citizens tried to sign Jorginho from Italian club Napoli in 2018 and he has retained that interest in the player.

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Chelsea News: Kepa Set For Loan Exit

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Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is on course to leave the club on loan according to the report via The Sun.

The Spanish international is expected to lose his position as the first choice shot stopper at Chelsea following the arrival of Edouard Mendy from Rennes in France and a loan move is on the cards for him as a result.

Chelsea have signed Senegalese goalkeeper Mendy after they agreed a £22m transfer for him on the back of multiple negotiations between the two teams.

Rennes and Chelsea had been in talks over the past weeks.

Edouard Mendy has penned a five-year deal with the Blues and he could make his debut during the upcoming league game at West Brom.

Former first choice goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has paid the price for a series of high profile errors in the Chelsea goal.

A potential return to Athletic Bilbao on loan has been discussed in this transfer window.

The 25-year-old joined Chelsea two years ago as the most expensive goalkeeper ever. The Blues paid £71m for the Spanish international shot stopper.

He has already made two errors from the three goals conceded by Chelsea in the Premier League this season.

Kepa has made an error in each of the two games he has played this season.

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