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Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Gunners complete Mavropanos signing

17:20 GMT 03/01/2018
Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Gunners as the January transfer window heats up

Arsenal complete Mavropanos signing

Arsenal have completed the signing of Konstantinos Mavropanos from Greek side PAS Giannina, Goal understands.

The Gunners' new chief scout Sven Mislintat has close ties to the 20-year-old centre-back, who has also attracted interest from Olympiakos, and the Premier Leaguehave snapped him up in a deal worth £1.8 million.

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Lemar decides to join Liverpool

Monaco star Thomas Lemar has decided to join Liverpool ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United, according to Yahoo Sports

Arsenal tried to sign Lemar last summer, but failed to finalise a €95 million deal on deadline day which, in turn, prevented Alexis Sanchez from joining Manchester City.

Liverpool were also interested in Lemar in the last transfer window and are ready to make a renewed push to sign the France international in January, with Barcelona trying to agree a deal for Philippe Coutinho.

Manchester United have also been linked with Lemar, but the winger has decided he wants to join Liverpool and he could become the replacement for Coutinho at Anfield.

Arsenal set Alexis price

Arsenal are willing to sell Alexis Sanchez for a fee of over £25 million, according to the Daily Mirror .

The Chile international has attracted serious interest from Manchester City, and is keen to move to the Etihad Stadium.

Arsenal are subsequently ready to acquiesce to his desires, provided they receive an acceptable offer, though any bid will be a major hit on what they were offered in the summer.

Indeed, City were ready to pay over £60m on deadline day, but no deal could be struck.

Ozil yet to make future decision

Arsenal finally opened talks with Mesut Ozil’s representative last month over a contract extension but the German star has yet to make a decision on his future Goal understands.

Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season, and has attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

He recently bought a new house in London and enjoys life in the capital with a close circle of friends from Turkey and Germany as he continues to consider his options.

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Mavropanos set to sign for Arsenal

PAS Giannina defender Konstantinos Mavropanos is apparently in London to complete a move to Arsenal, according to

The Gunners will apparently pay 2.5 million to secure the 20-year-old, before immediately loaning him out to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.

Conte keen on signing Alexis & Vidal

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted he would be interested in signing Chilean duo Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal.

The Blues have been heavily linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Vidal while Alexis looks set to leave Arsenal with his contract up at the end of the season.

The former Juventus boss feels both players are among the best in the world, and he sees no reason why he would not want them at Stamford Bridge.

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Fenerbahce eye Giroud

Fenerbahce want to sign Olivier Giroud from Arsenal, according to Fanatik , via Sport Witness .

The striker, who has also been linked with Everton, has been used sporadically this season, and the Turkish side hope to convince him to swap London for Turkey.

Such is their desire to secure his signature, former France international Mathieu Valbuena, currently on Fener's books, may be enlisted to help convince Giroud to make the transfer.

Liverpool lead Goretzka chase

Liverpool are the leaders in the race to sign Leon Goretzka from Schalke, according to Bild ( via the Express )

Liverpool, Arsenal and Bayern Munich have all been mentioned as possible landing spots for the 22-year-old midfielder, but the German publication seems to think the Reds are winning the race. 

Goretzka is out of contract in the summer, and the club have already moved to bring in another midfielder this winter, opening the door for his possible exit. 

Arsenal and Man Utd to battle for Guedes

Arsenal are said to be on alert with Marca reporting that PSG are ready to cash in Goncalo Guedes. 

Metro claim that Arsene Wenger has been offered the chance to sign the 21-year-old, though Valencia, where he has been sent on loan, are also keen on signing him on a permanent deal. 

Arsenal battle for Demirbay

Arsenal are ready to battle Everton for Hoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay, says News Mondo .

The Gunners are ready to put a formal offer forward, but will face competition from Premier League rivals for the Germany international.

Wenger denies Luiz deal close

Arsene Wenger has denied that he is closing in on a deal to sign David Luiz from Chelsea.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Wenger rubbished the transfer speculation although did hint that he could well be in the market for January buys.

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No Man City bid for Alexis Sanchez yet

Arsene Wenger has insisted that there have been no bids for star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

The January window opened on Monday and, as reported by Goal , Alexis is keen to push through a move to Manchester City , while Ozil is also being tipped to leave the club.

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Arsenal consider Lucas recall

Arsenal are weighing up the option of recalling Lucas Perez from a loan spell at Deportivo La Coruna, claims The Mirror .

The Spanish striker headed home over the summer after struggling for game time but Arsene Wenger is eager to bolster his attacking options.

Wenger angrily dismisses Sanchez exit talk

Arsene Wenger has angrily dismissed questions surrounding the future of Alexis Sanchez, amid talk that the Chile international is nearing a move to Manchester City.

Following his side's disappointing 1-1 draw against West Brom on New Year's Eve, Wenger said that he had no desire to "come back to a subject we have talked about 155 times."

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Wilshere hints at new Arsenal contract

Jack Wilshere has hinted that he will commit to a new contract at Arsenal while airing his hopes for 2018.

The England international midfielder is among those heading towards free agency at Emirates Stadium. But while Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have offered no indication that they wish to commit to fresh terms, Wilshere has publicly stated his desire to stay on.

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