Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Gunners pull out of Malcom race

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Arsenal pull out of Malcom race


Arsenal have pulled out of the race to sign Malcom from Bordeaux in January.

The Gunners are not willing to pay the French club's asking price of £44 million, though they remain confident that they can sign the 20-year-old in the summer.

Tottenham have also been linked with the exciting forward.

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Dortmund adamant no Auba deal done


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may be being strongly linked with Arsenal, but Borussia Dortmund consider the rumours to be “rubbish”.

The Gabon international has emerged as a top target for the Gunners during the January transfer window, with Arsene Wenger eager to find another proven threat in the final third as Alexis Sanchez edges towards the exits.

Read what Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has had to say on the rumours here.


Mourinho confirms Man Utd 'are there' in Alexis chase


Alexis

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United "are there" in regards to their pursuit of Alexis Sanchez, but says the deal is not yet done.

The United boss also revealed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be in the squad to face Burnley, but that he is in good condition ahead of his proposed switch to Arsenal.

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No Man Utd debut for Alexis v Burnley


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Alexis Sanchez will not make his Manchester United debut against Burnley this weekend.

Jose Mourinho's men are set to sign the Chile international in a £35 million deal, and were hopeful of playing him against Sean Dyche's men.

However, Alexis has not been registered in time to play against the Clarets.

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Merson endorses move for Mkhitaryan


Henrikh Mkhitaryan Man Utd

Paul Merson believes Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be a "sensation" at Arsenal as the out-of-favour Manchester United playmaker closes in on a move to London.

Premier League rivals Arsenal and United are reportedly close to completing a deal which will see Alexis Sanchez and Mkhitaryan swap places.

Read what he had to say about Mkhitaryan on Goal!


Alexis frozen out of Arsenal training


Alexis Sanchez Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez trained away from the Arsenal first team on Thursday as his move to Manchester United draws nearer, reports the Mirror .

Having trained as recently as the previous day, the Chilean cut a lone figure in practice at the Colney ground. 

A deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan plus a cash payment could be completed as soon as Friday.


Giroud bound for Dortmund in Auba deal


Olivier Giroud, Arsenal

Olivier Giroud is set to move to Borussia Dortmund as part of the deal that takes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal, claims the Mirror .

Already relegated by the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, Giroud would slip further down the pecking order should Auba land at the Emirates. 

But Dortmund could offer a way out in a cash plus player deal for their Gabon striker, having already shown interest in the Frenchman over the summer. 


Parlour: Giroud the answer for Chelsea


Olivier Giroud Arsenal

Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour said Olivier Giroud would be the "perfect" signing for London rivals Chelsea, who are looking to provide support to Alvaro Morata.

Chelsea have been linked with surprising moves for West Ham's Andy Carroll and Stoke City veteran Peter Crouch as the Premier League champions attempt to bolster their forward stocks.

Read his full comments on Goal!


Wenger: Alexis loss won't hurt like RVP


Robin van Persie, Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is resigned to losing Alexis Sanchez and believes that Arsenal fans have made their peace with him leaving as well, claiming that the loss of former forward Robin van Persie to the same Manchester United side in 2012 was much more painful. 

Arsenal and Manchester United are thought to be nearing a conclusion on negotiations of a swap deal that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading to London as Sanchez moves the other way. 

Read his full comments right here on Goal!


Ozil & Wilshere deals close


Mesut Ozil Arsenal

Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere are set to hand Arsenal a welcome boost by committing to new contracts, reports The Sun .

The Gunners duo are among those heading towards free agency at Emirates Stadium, with no fresh terms agreed as yet.

Both are, however, locked in talks and are ready to bring the uncertainty surrounding their respective futures to a close by putting pen to paper.


Arsenal's Auba comments irk Dortmund


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsene Wenger’s willingness to discuss Arsenal’s links to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “disrespectful”, says Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

The Gunners boss was quizzed once again on Thursday about his reported interest in the prolific Gabon international .

Zorc has hit back by saying: "We consider it disrespectful to speak about players from other clubs. We assume that Wenger has enough to do dealing with his own players.”

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Welbeck on Besiktas' shopping list


Danny Welbeck Arsenal

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is on Besiktas' shopping list, according to Bleacher Report .

The Turkish outfit recently sold leading forward Cenk Tosun to Everton, and they are also monitoring Islam Slimani, Javier Hernandez and Kelechi Iheanacho.

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