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Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Juventus ready Ozil approach

15:22 GMT 08/01/2018
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Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Gunners as the January transfer window heats up

Juventus ready Ozil offer

Juventus are ready to move for Mesut Ozil, if the Arsenal playmaker doesn’t join Manchester United in the January transfer window, claims Corriere dello Sport .

Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a €40 million reunion with his former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho at United.

However, if that transfer doesn’t materialise, then Juve, who have been long-term admirers of Ozil, will look to put together a package to sign the Germany international on a free transfer and offer him the chance to play in a new league.

Wenger plans Arsenal firesale

Arsene Wenger is ready to launch a firesale at Arsenal, with many first-team players set to leave in the next six months.

Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin and Mathieu Debuchy are all set to leave, while there is still uncertainty over the futures of the likes of Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Olvier Giroud and more.

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Walcott wants loan move to enhance World Cup prospects

Theo Walcott wants a temporary move away from Arsenal in order to increase his chances of playing in the World Cup next summer, Goal understands.

Arsenal’s longest-serving player is one of the highest paid stars at the club and with a contract set to expire next summer, Gunners boss Wenger is keen on keeping Walcott even if it means he can’t guarantee him a regular spot in the starting XI.

Nevertheless, with Russia 2018 looming, Walcott wants to maximise his chances of going - and that means finding playing time.

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Milan open talks for Arsenal target

AC Milan are in talks with Udinese regarding a deal to sign reported Arsenal target Jakub Jankto, according to  Corriere dello Sport .

Udinese don’t want to sell Jankto for anything less than €20 million, while Milan would prefer to sign the Czech Republic midfielder on a long-term loan with an obligation to buy.

The key to reaching an agreement could be the inclusion of a Milan player in part-exchange, with Manuel Locatelli and Gustavo Gomez the names mentioned.

Wenger out, Arteta in at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger is ready to cut his contract short and end his two-decade tenure at Arsenal, reports the Daily Mirror

Sunday's 4-2 defeat at Nottingham Forest compounded Wenger's frustrations, with the Premier League already out of reach. 

And former Gunners man Mikel Arteta could step into the breach, ending his spell as Pep Guardiola's Manchester City assistant.

Vestergaard not available for Arsenal

Arsenal have been dealt a transfer set-back as Borussia Dortmund boss Max Eberl said defender Jannik Vestergaard will not be sold in January, the Daily Mail reports.

Tottenham and Inter Milan are also reportedly interested in the Danish international. 

The 25-year-old Eberl has impressed while playing in every game over the first half of the season, but it seems the Gunners will have to wait until the summer to make a move.

Pep asked City to prioritise Alexis over Van Dijk

Pep Guardiola asked Manchester City to prioritise a deal for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez over any possible move for Virgil van Dijk, according to reports ( via Metro ).

Van Dijk completed a £75 million transfer to Liverpool at the beginning of the window.

The Gunners want £35m for Sanchez but City could sign the Chilean on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Arsenal & City in Alexis talks

Manchester City and Arsenal are negotiating the transfer of Alexis Sanchez, Goal can confirm. 

Arsenal want a fee in the region of £35 million, if they are to agree to the January sale of Alexis to their Premier League rivals.

However, with Alexis out of contract at the end of the season, City are optimistic that they can agree a deal worth around £25m.

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Wenger denies Evans bid

Arsene Wenger has denied making a bid to bring West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans to Arsenal.

Former Manchester United defender Evans has been linked with a January move to the Emirates Stadium, with Manchester City also reported to be interested.

However, while Wenger is keen to further improve his squad in the January window, he insists he has not made an approach for Evans.

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Man Utd to make bid for Ozil

Manchester United will make a move to sign Mesut Ozil from Arsenal in the January transfer window,  The Mirror   claims.

The Germany international can leave the Gunners for free at the end of the season, but United will offer them a fee to take him off their hands this month.

Gladbach deal Spurs and Arsenal Vestergaard blow

Borussia Monchengladbach have stated that they do not intend to let centre-back Jannick Vestergaard depart this January.

He is wanted by both Arsenal and Tottenham, but manager Max Eberl has declared that the club has no intention of letting him go.

“We don’t intend to let anyone go during the winter,” he said.

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Liverpool won't make Lemar move in January

Despite losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, Liverpool not be making a move for Monaco star Thomas Lemar this January, Sky Sports reports.

The big-money departure of Coutinho has left a gaping hole in the Reds' attack, but the report suggests that Lemar will not be filling it, this winter at least.

Indeed, Monaco have already insisted that the France international, who is also thought to be a target for Arsenal, would not be leaving the club in January.