Emery told to sign former Chelsea star, £27m man decides to sign for Arsenal, Stunning Aubameyang move made, Gunners agree £36m Brazilian deal?
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Arsenal have been urged to sign former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill this summer, as they seek to bolster their back-line with the imminent exit of Laurent Koscielny.
Bordeaux have put forward a three-year deal to Koscielny, who has entered the final year of his contract at the Emirates, and while the Gunners want Koscielny to stay and run down his contract, the defender wants long-term security at the age of 33.
And now reports have claimed that the centre-back wants to be released on a free so he can return to his homeland, and he won’t link up with Unai Emery in the United States.
That has led to a whole load of speculation about whom could come in and replace the Frenchman at the club, with free agent Cahill now available to make a free move to the Emirates.
The defender, who won every major honour with the Blues, was not offered the kind of deal that he wanted to stay at Chelsea and is seeking a fresh move to another Premier League club, and he would replace the experience lost if Koscielny does leave.
“He wasn’t quite as good nor did he have quite the presence of John Terry – but he’s not too far behind that,” Danny Mills said on talkSPORT.
“You think: ‘If we want somebody to come in, to play two thirds of the games next season. Everything he brings about him… That professionalism, that experience, how players can learn from him on and off the pitch; all those types of things he can add to the football club.
“And he’ll just want to play and be part of it. It’s a no-brainer to take him. Why the likes of Arsenal – even Manchester United – haven’t, I don’t know!”
Shock reports have claimed Manchester United have made a £62million bid for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Aubameyang has become the most important member of the Arsenal attack since his move to the Emirates and netted an impressive 31 goals for the Gunners last season.
However, there has been some talk in the media which has claimed that he has been tempted by a big money move to China, with talk that they are prepared to pay around £500,000-a-week to nail down his services.
But there has also been some speculation in the media linking United with a big money move for the Gabon hitman, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add a world class striker to his attack, especially with Romelu Lukaku ass set to depart the club.
Lukaku is very unhappy at Old Trafford and all indications suggest that he will be sold to Inter in the coming days to help finance a move for a new striker.
And FCInterNews say Solskjaer wants Aubameyang to replace Lukaku, and has already made an offer of around £62 million to tempt the Gunners into selling their star striker.
Fresh reports have again claimed Arsenal have agreed a fee with Gremio to bring Everton Soares to the Premier League this summer.
The 23-year-old is hot property after scoring three goals to help Brazil to the Copa America title, winning the Golden Boot in the process, with Gunners boss Unai Emery now showing a keen interest in a deal.
He claims to have an offer to quit Gremio amid speculation Arsenal have made an approach for his signature, and according to UOL Esporte, the Gunners opened talks with Everton during the Copa America, which concluded last weekend as Brazil beat Peru in the final.
Now Fox Sports Brazil claim the Gunners have sent medical staff to Brazil to conduct tests for the 23-year-old, with the reports suggesting the two clubs have agreed a £36million deal.
It is no secret that Unai Emery is keen to bolster his squad this summer and has been impressed by the Brazilian after his exploits for the National side, in which he netted three goals while on International duty with Brazil.
He recently told UOL: ‘Right now I have an offer on the plate, but I can’t say the name of the club in question.
‘Just as I cannot promise that I will be here again on Thursday to play against Bahia. We’ll see.’
Reports have claimed St Etienne defender William Saliba has decided to sign for Arsenal this summer rather than London rivals Tottenham.
Breaking into Saint-Etienne’s first-team in September, Saliba had an outstanding debut season in France and caught the attentions of the Premier League’s elite with his performances.
Gunners boss Unai Emery have been keeping close tabs on Saliba’s progress and reports this weekend claim that Arsenal are looking to hold talks over a possible deal for the centre-back.
Saliba, who is valued at around €30 million (£26m) by Saint-Etienne, has also impressed the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham over the past 12 months.
The Ligue 1 club are said to be open to selling the 18-year-old Frenchman this summer, but only if an interested club stumps up around €30m and then loans him back for the upcoming season.
That led to rumours that Spurs were keen to swoop in and offer him a move to White Hart Lane, as Maurizio Pochettino is keen to improve the squad and bring in a few new faces to his squad.
However, according to The Guardian, St-Etienne told Arsenal on Thursday evening this transfer to the Emirates had been agreed, subject to a medical as they are set to beat Spurs to his signature.
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