OZIL EDGING CLOSER TO JANUARY ARSENAL EXIT
Arsenal are bracing themselves to lose Mesut Ozil in January as they try to avoid seeing the playmaker walk out on a free transfer, reports the Mirror.
Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are both out of contract in June 2018, leading to heavy speculation that Arsenal could cut their losses and sell their two stars in the new year.
LIVERPOOL & ARSENAL FIGHT FOR WONDERKID BROOKS
Liverpool and Arsenal are both competing for the signature of Sheffield United wonderkid David Brooks, claims the Mirror.
The 20-year-old has earned rave reviews for his performances with the Blades, and Jurgen Klopp is believed to be preparing a £10 million bid come January.
Klopp, however, will face competition from Arsenal and a host of other Premier League teams if he wishes to land his target.
ANDRE SILVA WANTED AS ALEXIS REPLACEMENT
Arsenal are following AC Milan's Portugal forward Andre Silva as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez, according to the Sun.
With the Chilean's future at the Emirates Stadium mired in uncertainty, the Gunners are making contingency plans in the event of losing him in the upcoming transfer window.
Champions League football at San Siro, meanwhile, is far from guaranteed next season after a poor start to the Serie A season, and Silva might be available on a cut-price deal if the Italians fall short of their goals and need to recoup their massive transfer outlay this summer.
Inter have emerged as a possible destination for the Germany international, with Manchester City also linked but keener to complete a deal for Alexis.
PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS ON RABIOT ALERT
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot is concerned about the lack of progress over talks for a new contract, reports L'Equipe.
Rabiot’s current deal expires in 2019, but discussions have yet to take place over an extension, with reports suggesting Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are all keeping an eye on the situation.
BARCA STARLET WANTED BY PL TRIO
Barcelona’s teenage striker Abel Ruiz is being chased by a trio of Premier League clubs, claims The Mirror .
Ruiz reportedly has a £3 million release clause in his contract until 2019, with Arsenal and Chelsea already making contact with his representatives. Manchester City, meanwhile, are also keeping track of the 17-year-old.
ARSENAL & SPURS BATTLE FOR MAHREZ
Arsenal and Tottenham are set to fight it out to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez in January, according to the Sunday People.
The Algeria international was unable to secure a move away from the King Power Stadium over the summer as Roma failed with numerous offers.
And now the north London rivals are set for a fresh battle to bring him to the capital in 2018.
ARSENAL ON TRAIL OF NAPOLI DEFENDER
Arsenal are weighing up a £20 million January move for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic, according to Guerin Sportivo, via Football Italia .
The Serbia international has been unable to secure a regular starting spot for Napoli, and is a target for Arsenal and Inter Milan.
MAN UTD KEEPER WANTED BY 14 CLUBS
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is a target for 14 clubs, including Arsenal and Chelsea, claims the Daily Mirror .
Henderson is currently impressing on loan at Shrewsbury Town and is out of contract at United at the end of the season. He is also wanted by the likes of Benfica and Tottenham as he considers his future.
MAN CITY TO MAKE £20M ALEXIS BID
Manchester City are set to make a cut-price £20 million bid for Alexis Sanchez in January, according to the Mirror .
Pep Guardiola made several approaches for the Chilean over the summer, but was rebuffed by Arsenal who were unwilling to sell their star striker.
But with Alexis' contract up in June, City hope to seal a bargain deal if Arsenal wish to avoid losing him on a free transfer.
JUVENTUS CHASING GIROUD
Juventus are considering a move to sign Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud at the end of the season, reports Calciomercato.it .
Giroud turned down a transfer to Everton over the summer to stay and fight for his place at Arsenal, but he is still not a regular starter and that has prompted interest from Juventus, along with Inter.
OZIL SNUBBED OVER £330K-A-WEEK DEMANDS
No clubs are prepared to meet Mesut Ozil’s £330,000-a-week wage demands to sign the Arsenal star on a free transfer, claims The Sun .
Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season, and has attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The Germany international is happy with living in London, but no offer has arrived from Arsenal after talks over an extension were put on hold in February .
MARTIAL HAPPY AT MAN UTD
Anthony Martial is happy at Manchester United following speculation Arsenal had made an approach for the forward, reports the Manchester Evening News .
Arsenal are reportedly looking at Martial as an option to replace Alexis Sanchez, but the France international is ‘very content’ at Old Trafford following an impressive start to the season.
ARSENAL SCOUT £20M LOZANO
Arsenal are on the trail of Hirving Lozano and have sent chief scout Steve Rowley to watch the PSV Eindhoven winger, reports the Daily Mail .
Lozano only joined PSV in the summer after also being linked with Manchester City and the Mexico international could be available for £20 million after making an impressive start to his Eredivisie career.
MAN UTD WANT SERBIA WINGER
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho watched Mijat Gacinovic during Serbia’s World Cup qualifier with Austria last Friday, according to the Daily Mirror .
Mourinho was spotted at the Austria game and various names were put forward as potential targets, but Gacinovic was reportedly the focus of his attention.
Gacinovic has been in impressive form for both Serbia and his club Eintracht Frankfurt, and has also been watched by Arsenal recently.
INTER & ARSENAL INTERESTED IN ALMIRON
Inter Milan are set to renew interest in Atlanta United playmaker Miguel Almiron, according to Calcio Mercato .
The Serie A side reportedly value the Paraguay between €15 million and 20 million, with the club ready to make a move as Arsenal also monitor his situation. Inter previously showed interest in Almiron before his move to MLS from Argentine side Lanus prior to the 2017 season.
ARSENAL TURN TO LOOKMAN
Arsenal are targeting a move for Everton winger Ademola Lookman, according to The Sun .
The former Charlton Athletic man has struggled to establish himself at Goodison Park despite starring for England as they won the Under-20 World Cup over the summer.
The 19-year-old is keen to return to London, and Arsene Wenger sees him as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott.
ARSENAL WANT MARTIAL TO REPLACE ALEXIS
Arsenal are lining up a move for Manchester United's Anthony Martial as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, the Mirror reports.
The 21-year-old forward has mainly been used as a substitute and rarely gets to play down the middle for Jose Mourinho, and Arsene Wenger sees him as the perfect replacement for the Chile star, who has just this season left on his deal.
SOUTHAMPTON TO PAY £15M FOR WALCOTT
Southampton are ready to pay up to £15 million to bring Arsenal forward Theo Walcott back to the club in January, reports the Daily Express .
Walcott has also been linked with Everton, West Ham and Inter, but Southampton are hoping they can persuade the England international to come back to St Mary’s over a decade after he left for Arsenal.
PSG TO SELL CAVANI TO SIGN ALEXIS
PSG have not lost their interest in Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez and will look to lure the Chile international on a free transfer next summer, Le Parisien reports.
With the club under threat of Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions after signing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, they are ready to offload top scorer Edinson Cavani to make up some of the shortfall.
WALCOTT A SHOCK TARGET FOR INTER
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is being monitored by Serie A side Inter ahead of a potential January switch to Milan, according to Calciomercato .
The 28-year-old has two years remaining on his Gunners contract and is one of a number of Arsenal players who could leave the Emirates in the new year.
CHELSEA EYE ALEXIS AND SANDRO
Chelsea are ready to rekindle their interest in Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and Juventus full-back Alex Sandro, according to the Mirror .
The Blues missed out on the Juve man over the summer but he is yet to sign fresh terms in Turin, while Sanchez is still allowing his deal with the Gunners to run down after being blocked from leaving on deadline day.
MAN UTD CONFIDENT OF OZIL DEAL
Manchester United will attempt to sign Mesut Ozil on a free transfer next summer, with Jose Mourinho confident of securing his signature, according to The Independent .
Mourinho worked with Ozil when he was Real Madrid manager and now wants to sign him for United, with Ozil free to talk to other clubs in January.
His current contract expires in 2018, and he has so far shown little desire to stay at the Emirates Stadium.
ARSENAL TO OFFLOAD WALCOTT
Arsenal will look to sell Theo Walcott in January unless his form improves, reports the Gambling Times .
With the Gunners preparing to cash in, Crystal Palace, West Ham, Everton and Southampton are reportedly waiting to pounce.