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EPL: Barcelona offer deal to Arsenal’s EPL target

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North London club, Arsenal have been told by a former Liverpool player, Glean Johnson that the best player to swoop for in this summer transfer window is an established player in the English Premier League.

This is what the Gunners are trying to do with their interest in Brazilian star Willian from the West Londoners, Chelsea in this summer transfer window but that is already being threatened.

It is claimed that Spanish La Liga club Barcelona are willing to hand the Blues winger a three-year-deal and that could happen any moment from now.

Willian is yet to receive a new deal from the West London club and that could force him out of the club as his current deal will end this summer window.

Arsenal have shown interest the Brazilian international but that seems to be under threat with the interest coming from Barcelona, a club that is believed to have a better financial advantage.

Meanwhile, Willian’s agent Kia Joorabchain has revealed that his client has received about five offers this week and it is expected to increase because of his quality.

With the latest report by Sky Sports, it is feared that the 31-year-old will be on his way to the Catalans for a new start.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.

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EPL: How true is Ray Parlour’s talk about Dele Ali

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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has linked Tottenham to Arsenal, stating that Dele Ali could be an important one for the North London club if they make an attempt for him.

He made this claim on a talkSport show amidst reports that Dele Ali has fallen out of favour with Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and he might be forced to leave the club.

The speculation of Dele Ali’s rift with the former Man United boss was fuelled by the fact that he was left out of the recent matchday squads, a development that would not have happened ordinarily.

However, the Arsenal legend claims the player could be an addition for the Gunners if the chances to sign him present it, explaining that the Mikel Arteta tea lack goals from the centre-midfield, and Dele Ali would ensure that if he joins the club.

Ray Parlour added that the Tottenham man could be available for £50 million and that could be the issue for the Gunners to meet.

Although Arsenal have not registered an interest in the England international with Mikel Arteta not reported to be eyeing him this development would also lead to buying that idea.

What is unknown is if Dele Ali will truly fit into Arsenal’s style and will add some qualities to the team as claimed by Ray Parlour.

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EPL: Arsenal’s chances of landing Jorginho discussed

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English Premier League outfit Arsenal have been recently linked with Chelsea star Jorginho as they are finding it difficult to agree on a deal with Atletico Madrid for Thomas Partey.

The Chelsea man has been tipped to be an alternative in the Gunners’’ search for a midfielder as the player is reportedly out of favour at the Stanford Bridge with the Blues boss making moves to bring in another midfielder.

Jorginho was earlier tipped to join Italian Serie A outfit Juventus but the chances of that happening again is now very slim with the sack of Italian boss Maurizio Sarri.

However, it is reported that Arsenal’s chances of signing Jorginho are dependent on Frank Lampard‘s ability to snap up the signature of West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice.

It is understood that Frank Lampard is making another last push to bring in the player. West Ham United have insisted that they will not sell the player this transfer window.

However, the opportunity to sign up Jorginho awaits the North London club if Chelsea are able to sign Declan Rice but that might not happen again should Arsenal secure the signature of Houssem Aouar.

Houssem Aouar has made it clear he wants to join Arsenal and the latest reports have claimed that Lyon could soften their stance on him.

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Lyon Set New Reduced Price For Aouar As Arsenal Close In On Deal

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French Ligue 1 team Lyon have reportedly set a new reduced price for their prized asset, Houssem Aouar as per the reports from the media.

Arsenal are the only club to make an offer for the Frenchman with Lyon keen to sell him to raise funds amidst the financial hit taken as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The specific report from ESPN stated that Lyon have been forced to lower their asking price for Aouar from £55m to between £36m and £41m.

The latest Arsenal bid of £32m was also reported though the offer is expected to be turned down by Lyon. The transfer is very much on as the Gunners are a few millions away from the new asking price set by the former French champions.

Arsenal had earlier made an offer for Houssem Aouar in July and it was rejected. Young Gunners midfielder Matteo Guendouzi plus cash was first offered by the North London club for the Lyon skipper before the new bid of £32m lodged earlier this week.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been the one championing the bid for Houssem Aouar and the player is also ready to sign for the Gunners in the absence of bids from other big European clubs.

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EPL: Arsenal Manager Approves €40m Bid For Lyon Midfielder

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Houssem Aouar

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has given the go ahead for the club to make another bid for highly rated Lyon skipper Houssem Aouar.

Aouar, 22, is the top midfield target for Arteta and Arsenal as they attempt to beef up their squad before the transfer window ends in October.

The latest Arsenal bid was confirmed by French TV show Telefoot Chaine as it was revealed that the Gunners have made an offer of around €40m for the player.

It was also revealed that Gunners boss Arteta is keen to see the transfer through to a positive outcome.

Houssem Aouar has made his decision to sign for Arsenal after the lack of approach from other interested clubs like Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus.

Various media outlets claimed that the player has already agreed his weekly wages with the Gunners and that the Premier League giants are in talks with Lyon over his transfer.

Houssem Aouar came through the ranks at Lyon and he’s one of their best players.

The Frenchman showed his quality in the Champions League last season and he was a big driving force behind the performances recorded by Lyon.

In eight Champions League outings, Aouar scored one goal in addition to four assists.

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EPL: Aouar, Partey may not join Arsenal but this player might

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Arsenal fans already have their attention on the club’s two major targets for the midfield role but that might not happen because of the difficulty in sealing the deals.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar from Lyon are the two targets for the Gunners this summer window after the signing of Willian from Chelsea and Gabriel Magalhaes from French Ligue 1 outfit, Lille.

The Gunners have been making efforts to convince both Lille and Atletico Madrid over the deal but that has proved difficult as both clubs are not willing to negotiate the asking prices for their players while efforts to reduce the financial burden by including a player as a swap deal was turned down.

It is now understood that the North London outfit might not be able to seal the move for either of the players and will now consider other options with Chelsea midfielder Jorginho as a possible deal as Sky Sports reports that Mikel Arteta is keen to add another midfielder to his books.

Jorginho has been linked away from the Stamford Bridge to join former manager Maurizio Sarri at Juventus but the speculations have been laid to rest with the sack of the Italian manager. The player could still leave the West London outfit with Arsenal considering submitting an offer.

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EPL: Man United to make late swoop for Barcelona player

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The Red Devils have been reported to be planning a late swoop for the signature of Barcelona and French defender, Samuel Umtiti, according to France Football.

The future of the World Cup winner at the Camp Nou is very unlikely and has been linked with a move away from the club with Arsenal and Man United mentioned as possible destinations for the Frenchman.

The chances of Arsenal continuing with their reported pursuit of Samuel Umtiti are slim as they have already made some defensive additions with Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba.

However, Man United are yet to settle their defensive challenge and that could lead them into making a move for the French defender who is out of favour with the Spanish La Liga outfit.

While Barcelona can boast of other options in their team for the season’s challenge, they also want to cut down their wage bill as a result of the financial downturn, a major reason why Samuel Umtiti could be sold.

Pundits have told manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he needs to bring in another centre-half that will pair with Harry Maguire to be able to avoid unnecessary defeats.

Samuel Umtiti could also be the ideal player for the Red Devils knowing his experience in the game at a big level.

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EPL: Arsenal, Liverpool strikers in demand by EPL club

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has called on the club’s board to bring in strikers if he must perform this season.

He has also listed Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster and Arsenal’s youngster Folarin Balogun as the players he is interested in working with this summer window. His choice has also been motivated by the fact that they will be easy to access financially.

Chris Wilder believes the summer transfer activates will not be complete without reinforcing the attack of the Blades this season as he has reportedly spoken with Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp on getting Rhian Brewster on loan this season but he is yet to get the reply from the German boss.

Sheffield United are also reported to have made an approach for Folarin Balogun who is Arsenal’s U-23s hitman and are also waiting for a response from the North London outfit.

The Gunners were initially not willing to let go of the Nigerian kid but he is bent on having a first-team experience and has refused to sign a new deal with his current contract expiring in June.

Folarin Balogun has been tipped to step in the shoes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with his potentials and it is hoped that he can still be convinced to be a little patient.

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EPL: Arsenal to take this big decision to land Aouar, fans may not like it though

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English Premier League club seem to be desperate to land their midfield target Houssem Aouar from French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon and that could lead them into making big decisions.

The Gunners have had an earlier bid rejected while a swap deal proposal was turned down with Lyon keen to take Houssem Aouar’s asking price of £54 million.

With manager Mikel Arteta desperate on a midfielder, the club could be forced to make some big decisions, including selling some of the players to be able to raise some funds for the deal.

The Independent reports that French striker Alexandre Lacazette could be the man to be sold to raise some funds for the deal with two years left to the end of his contract.

It is understood that the former Lyon striker will not be lacking in suitor once he is asked to leave the club as Italian Serie A outfit Juventus are one of those expected to make a move for him.

However, this reported decision to sell Alexandre Lacazette might not go down well with the fans that have much faith in the striker to help deliver goals. The French striker has also not been lacking in his duty to score this season.

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