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Arsenal want Martial in Alexis deal


Arsenal want Anthony Martial included in any deal that would take Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, according to the  Daily Star .

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants a replacement before he allows Alexis to leave, and he is hopeful Martial can be that player.

United are reluctant to let Martial go, however, though they would be willing to include Chris Smalling in the deal should Arsenal be keen on the centre-back.


No Alexis bidding war, says Wenger


Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger has said there is no bidding war between Manchester City and Manchester United over Alexis Sanchez.

The Frenchman was tightlipped over the future of the Chile international but did not deny that approaches had been made.

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Mourinho refuses to rule out Alexis move


Jose Mourinho Manchester United Southampton

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not ruling out the possibility of a move for Alexis Sanchez.

The Arsenal forward has been widely expected to join Manchester City, but the Red Devils have reportedly swooped in with a late move for the 29-year-old. 

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Did Benzema snub Arsenal & Chelsea?


Karim Benzema Real Madrid

Karim Benzema turned down two offers to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea having been interested, according to Don Balon .

The Frenchman apparently has no interest in moving to England and wants to remain with the Liga giants, despite frequent links with Tottenham striker Harry Kane.


Benzema has Arsenal offer


Karim Benzema Real Madrid

Karim Benzema has an offer on the table from Arsenal who want the forward to replace Alexis Sanchez, according to Diario Gol .

The price for the Frenchman is still a sticking point, with Real demanding at least £53m for the 30-year-old. 

Arsene Wenger is only willing to go to £36m for his services. 


Spurs won't give up on Malcom


Malcom Bordeaux

Tottenham have not given up hope of beating Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of Bordeaux sensation Malcom, reports UOL Esporte .

Arsenal have held talks with Malcom’s representatives this week over a potential January deal as Arsene Wenger searches for a replacement for Manchester City target Alexis Sanchez.

United are also set to make a £40 million bid for the Brazilian in January , but Spurs remain keen to capture the winger, even if Arsenal are favourites to agree a deal.


Mahrez begins Liverpool talks


Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez has opened talks with Liverpool over a potential January move to Anfield, the Express reports.

The Reds are looking to bolster their ranks after losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and see the Algeria international as a suitable option.

It is claimed that Mahrez is open to the idea of playing under Jurgen Klopp although would prefer a move to Arsenal, with whom there has been no contact thus far.


Man City still hopeful on Alexis


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal 2017

Manchester City are still hopeful of signing Alexis Sanchez in January, despite a supposed approach from Manchester United, Goal understands.

The Blues’ plans for Alexis remain unchanged, despite news of rival interest emerging on Thursday, and the club are also believed to be working on at least one other deal.

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United's new Cantona or Van Persie?


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Alexis Sanchez could help Manchester United win trophies if he decides to snub Manchester City for Jose Mourinho's men, with former Red Devils star Phil Neville tipping the Arsenal forward to make a similar impact to Eric Cantona and Robin van Persie at Old Trafford.

Sanchez had been expected to join former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at runaway Premier League leaders City in January after his protracted move to the Etihad Stadium fell through during the previous transfer window, but the Red Devils have now joined the chase for his signature.

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Man Utd too late to sign Alexis


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal v Liverpool

Manchester United are too late in their attempt to beat Manchester City to the signing of Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Express .

The Red Devils reportedly reached out to Arsenal to see if a £25 million bid would see the forward turn his back on Man City, who have offered £20m.

But City remain favourites to sign the Chile international as he has his heart set on a move to the Etihad Stadium because of his experience playing under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona.


Premier League giants compete for Wilmot


Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot, ESPNFC reports.

All four clubs sent scouts to evaluate the 18-year-old centre-back during Stevenage's FA Cup match against Reading last weekend.


Coquelin: I should've left Arsenal earlier


Francis Coquelin Arsenal

Francis Coquelin says that he "almost regrets" not taking the chance to leave Arsenal sooner after completing a move to La Liga side Valencia on Thursday. 

His displays during the 2016-17 season drew interest over the summer, but the 26-year-old wanted to stay and fight for his place under Arsene Wenger.

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Mahrez will snub Arsenal transfer - Wise


Riyad Mahrez Leicester City

Riyad Mahrez would not be interested in a move to Arsenal, according to former Chelsea midfielder Dennis Wise.

“I think there would be other teams that Mahrez would look at and think he’s capable of going into, teams that are in a better position than Arsenal.”

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Arsenal urged to move for Evans


Jonny Evans West Brom

Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has urged the Gunners to bid for West Brom defender Jonny Evans, saying the Northern Ireland centre-back would be a perfect fit at the Emirates. 

The 30-year-old former Manchester United man has drawn interest from some of the Premier League's top clubs with his performances at The Hawthorns. 

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