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Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Arsenal players want Alexis gone

2:15 AM SGT 18/1/18
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Arsenal players want Alexis gone

Arsenal’s players want the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga to be resolved before their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, reports the Evening Standard

Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal for Alexis after Manchester City pulled out of the race, although it appears to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move in the opposite direction .

Speaking after Arsenal’s defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday, Arsene Wenger stated he was expecting Alexis’s future to be decided within 48 hours .

However, with no resolution reached, the Arsenal are squad are determined to see the Chilean on his way before their next match at home to Palace at the weekend.

Walcott joins Everton in £20m deal

Everton have completed the £20 million signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal.

The 28-year-old makes the switch from the Gunners and becomes Sam Allardyce's second signing of the January transfer window, following Cenk Tosun's arrival from Besiktas.

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Walcott deserves praise for Arsenal career

Theo Walcott's impressive stats warrant praise instead of criticism after his 12-year stint with Arsenal ended with a move to Everton on Wednesday, writes Goal's Chris Wheatley.

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Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contract

Alexis Sanchez has agreed a deal worth £14 million a year after tax to sign for Manchester United on a contract until the summer of 2022, claims the Daily Telegraph .  

United appear to have won the race to sign the Arsenal attacker after Manchester City ended their interest in the Chile international, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Jose Mourinho’s side are now waiting on Henrikh Mkhitaryan to accept a move to Arsenal before finalising the capture of Alexis on a four-and-a-half year contract.

Chelsea not in running to sign Alexis

Chelsea are not in the running to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.

The Blues have decided not to rival Manchester United for the Chile international, who interested Manchester City prior to them pulling the plug on interest of their own.

Alexis is understood to want between £350,000-£400,000-per-week to leave the Gunners, and Chelsea have baulked at the costs involved in pursuing the 29-year-old.

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Auba's father in London as Dortmund eye Batshuayi

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's father, who also acts as his agent, is travelling to London for talks with Arsenal, with Dortmund wanting Michy Batshuayi as his replacement, according to Bild

The Gunners have been strongly linked with the Gabon international and it appears negotiations are progressing well, while the Bundesliga club see Batshuayi as a decent option to replace their star striker.

Alexis had Man City concerns

Alexis Sanchez was worried about Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy before Manchester City pulled out of a deal to sign the Arsenal forward, reports the  Manchester Evening News

City have scrapped long-held plans to bring in the Chile international and Goal understands Sanchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich going back on his word was a key factor in the decision .

However, though Sanchez was keen to work with his former Barcelona coach Guardiola again, he was concerned about how much playing time he would get with the Premier League leaders.

Manchester United are now hoping to finalise a deal for Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of the season, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan expected to head to Arsenal.

Zelalem to stay at Arsenal

Gedion Zelalem will continue his rehabilitation from injury this month as the youngster aims to work his way back into contention at Arsenal,  Goal  understands.

His contract expires in the summer of 2019 and Goal can confirm that Zelalem will continue his return to full fitness at the club’s London Colney training ground this month instead of going out on loan.

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Madrid to make €70m Aubameyang bid

Real Madrid are ready to make a last-ditch bid to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, claims Don Balon

Arsenal are in talks to sign Aubameyang, but could face late competition from Madrid after club president Florentino Perez decided an immediate fix is required for the team’s goalscoring problems.

Inter’s Mauro Icardi is reportedly Madrid’s prime summer target, but Perez is ready to make €70 million available now to beat Arsenal to the capture of Aubameyang, who has long held a dream of playing at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Aubameyang pleads for Arsenal move

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has pleaded with Borussia Dortmund to let him complete an Arsenal move, according to the Mirror .

Aubameyang has reportedly agreed terms with the Gunners, who continue negotiating with the Bundesliga giants. 

Dortmund, however, are reluctant to see him go, although they would consider a deal that includes Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.

Juventus line up Bellerin bid

Juventus are lining up a summer bid for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, reports Calciomercato .

The Italian giants, who are also keen to sign Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Espanyol, believe that Bellerin's compatriot could prove key to persuading the defender to move to Italy.

The pair share an agent, and Juve are understood to be willing to spend big to recruit Bellerin.

Mkhitaryan wants to become Arsenal's highest earner

Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants to be the best-paid player at Arsenal as part of the swap deal between the Gunners and Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez, according to the Daily Record

As reported by Goal , the deal is already being held up over contract payments on the United end , and there are now apparently further complications with the Armenian demanding big money at Emirates Stadium.

Wright: Arsenal deals all feel 'panicky'

.Former Arsenal star Ian Wright believes the Gunners lack a cohesive plan in the transfer market, and are instead making panic moves. 

The London club are nearing a sale of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan reportedly set to head the other way.

Theo Walcott also has been sold to Everton, and the Gunners are being heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

See what the ex-Gunner thinks about all the drama right here!

Conte won't 'waste words' on Alexis

Antonio Conte is refusing to comment on reports that Chelsea could swoop in for Alexis Sanchez in the current transfer window.

"I like to [only] talk about a situation that could be real. You understand?" Conte said to reporters at Cobham Training Ground.

“Now, this is not important to talk about Sanchez. Not important. Because he's not our problem, so why do I have to waste words on nothing.”

Wilshere offered £20k a week pay cut

Jack Wilshere might be forced to take a £20,000 a week pay cut if he wishes to renew his Arsenal contract, according to the  Daily Mail

The midfielder is just one of a handful of Gunners stars whose current deals are up in June. 

But the newspaper asserts that even though Arsenal look set to lose Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, they will try and cut Wilshere's wages from £100,000 to £80,000.

PSG & Madrid track Arsenal teenager

Arsenal teenager Reiss Nelson is being chased by Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, claims the Daily Mail .

The 18-year-old is out of contract next year and there has yet to be agreement over a long-term deal for the winger to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

The situation has led to PSG and Madrid taking an interest, while rival Premier League clubs are also keeping a watching brief.