African All Stars Transfer News and Rumours: Elneny to stay at Arsenal

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Elneny staying at Arsenal

Mohamed Elneny will be staying at Arsenal this season contrary to reports linking with a return to Turkey.

The Egypt international, who missed Arsenal’s 2-1 win against West Ham United, is expected to start in their Carabao Cup outing against Leicester on Wednesday.

Elneny has two years remaining on his contract with the Gunners and he has played two games this season, including an appearance in the FA Community Shield.



Fulham considering Lookman swoop

Former Everton forward Ademola Lookman is closing in on a return to the Premier League.

According to Evening Standard, Fulham are nearing a loan deal with RB Leipzig to take the Anglo-Nigeria striker, who started just one Bundesliga match last season.

Lookman's future at Leipzig is in doubt after the arrival of Alexander Sorloth from Trabzonspor on Tuesday.



Angers join chase for Boufal

Angers have opened discussions for the signing of Southampton winger Sofiane Boufal, according to L'Equipe via Daily Echo.

The Ligue 1 club join Greek outfit Olympiacos in the race to land the Morocco international who reportedly turned down offers from China.

Boufal teamed up with the Saints for a then club-record fee in 2016 and he scored five goals in 84 appearances since his arrival.



Bensebaini lifts lid on failed Arsenal move

In 2015, Ramy Bensebaini was training and impressing with Arsenal's first team as he looked to secure a dream transfer after impressing on loan in Belgium with Lierse.

Striking up a friendship with Marouane Chamakh off the pitch and working hard on it, Bensebaini was ticking all the boxes to make a move possible.

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While a number of Gunners coaches liked what they saw from the young defender, his lack of European passport would sadly derail his hopes of a transfer.

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