Edu working on next Arsenal signing – Gunners make offer for top target – £100m man to be sold?
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Arsenal have been left on hot alert with reports suggesting that Manchester City may be open to selling midfielder Jack Grealish
During his time with Aston Villa – Grealish has devloped into one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and a man that was tipped to play for one of the big clubs.
In the end it was Manchester City that swooped in – paid some serious money – and took him to the Etihad in hope that he could develop into the player that showed so much promise
However – Grealish, has failed to lived up to the billing so far and According to Football Insider, the Englishman fears that City might be looking to sell him.
Grealish has found the back of the net just once in 16 appearances across all competitions this season – and has looked like a man that is lacking confidence.
And if he does come onto the market – then Arsenal may look to reignite their interest in the player as they were very keen to try and get a deal done before he made that switch to Man City.
Everyone expected Grealish to make the move to Man City and become a superstar – he is working under the best coach in the game – but it just has not worked out.
He is given the freedom and the chances to prove many people wrong – so we really believe that if an offer comes in that City are happy with – then they will let him leave
And to be honest – Guardiola wants his players to play at a certain level and if they cant do that – they are a hindrance to the squad
But they have already made a decision to not sell to Arsenal – so it could be difficult for the Gunners to get a deal done
Mudryk offer made –
Arsenal have reportedly made a bid for transfer target Mykhailo Mudryk – ahead of the January window
Arsenal are sitting at the very top of the Premier League – five points clear of Manchester City and playing some of the best football they have been playing for years.
But that has not stopped all the speculation and all the rumours about who the club could look to sign in the January window – and Mudryk is a man that the club are reportedly very interested in signing.
The 21-year-old attracted interest from several clubs across Europe in the summer and his performances for Shakhtar in the Champions League this season have made him increasingly in demand
Shakhtar’s director of football, Dario Srna, suggested this week that the winger could command a transfer fee of €100m (£87.5m).
‘If somebody wants to buy Mudryk, they must pay huge, huge, huge money,’ Srna told The Athletic.
‘Otherwise the president of the club [Rinat Akhmetov] will not sell him. All the clubs must respect the president, respect Shakhtar and in the end they must respect Mykhaylo Mudryk, who is one of the best players I saw. The price is so big. The market is deciding the price – not me.
‘Antony, Grealish, they are players of more than €100m and for me, Mudryk does not have less quality than them. This is the last two transfers in the past year, in more or less the same positions.
“Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. We want just respect. The market is deciding the price, not me, it shows which kind of players cost this kind of money.’
The player though believes that he could be priced out of a big transfer – When asked about Srna’s bold statement, Mudryk told SportArena: ‘Yes, I read this interview. When I found out about my price, I wasn’t just surprised – I was shocked.
‘I have a long-term contract with Shakhtar, I give all my strength and energy so that Shakhtar achieves maximum results.
‘I really hoped that my game would bring great benefit to Shakhtar and that clubs from top European championships would be interested in me.
‘I spoke with my agent and I know that in the summer there were several offers for me from clubs in the top European championships, but the club decided not to let me go. I took it as absolutely normal, because I fully trust Shakhtar’s management.
‘You see, I treat the championship of Ukraine with all respect, but every football player has a dream to play in a top club and in a top championship – I am no exception.
‘But I am 100 per cent sure that they are unlikely to buy a player from the championship of Ukraine for 100 million. Serhii Anatoliyovych says that the time will come. Maybe so. But I have my opinion that for such an amount, this time will not come soon, and maybe never.”
‘After reading the interview of the director, I will not hide that I was very upset.
‘The amount of €100m puts a barrier for my transition to the top championship, which I so dreamed of. I can’t say that my dream was killed, but wounded, that’s for sure.
‘But I’m a professional, I’m a Shakhtar player, we have a few difficult games left in the championship, in which we must win, and I’ll do my best for that.’
Edu working on Thuram deal –
Arsenal sporting director Edu is attempting to sign Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram,
After a solid summer transfer window that saw some quality players make the move to the Emirates – Arsenal are now sitting pretty at the very top of the Premier League
However – The Gunners were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Brighton after losing 3-1 at the Emirates, their first home defeat of the season and only their third loss of the campaign so far.
It shows that there is a lack of depth in that Gunners squad that Mikel Arteta knows he needs to improve on when the transfer window opens up – and they are now reportedly interested in Thuram.
The Borussia Monchengladbach striker has scored 12 goals along with 4 assist this season and is being targeted by other European giants.
And With Arsenal looking to bring reinforcements in January, Thuram could be on Mikel Arteta’s wishlist – it has been claimed
Now – according to Gazzetta dello Sport. Edu is working on a deal to try and bring the exciting young star to the Emirates.
The Bundesliga outfit are looking to secure a sale in January as Thuram is out of contract in the summer and unlikely to sign a new deal.
Fabrizio Romano recently claimed that Thuram will ‘consider all options in the next months’ with the January transfer window fast approaching.
“I think there will be many rumours around Thuram as he’s good player available as potential free agent in the summer,” he wrote for CaughtOffside.
He added: “So, there are many clubs approaching his agent.
“From what I’m told, he’s not going to extend the contract, so it makes a big opportunity for many clubs in the summer.
“Let’s see if Arsenal will decide, or any other club, to negotiate in January for a different price.”
Thuram has been very impressive this season for the German outfit so it is easy to see why Arsenal want him – but if they are really interested in getting a deal done – they will
Edu has shown that he is not a man to waste time when it is players they are keen on