Spaniard tells Madrid he wants move, Arsenal told they are free to sign Midfielder from Inter, Boateng update handed to Arteta and star told to leave Arsenal
Isco wants Madrid exit, Nketiah transfer message sent, Eriksen free to leave, Boateng update given and Arsenal plan revealed in Arsenal roundup….
Real Madrid midfielder and Arsenal target Isco is ready to leave the club in January, according to reports.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is a man that knows that he needs to keep adding to this squad in the coming windows and add players to the side that will have an immediate impact on results for the club.
Arteta has seen his Arsenal side already lose four games in the Premier League this season and is not seeing the type of goal-return that he would have likes, leading to the Spaniard even admitting that he is in need of adding some more creativity to the squad.
That has led to more reports in the media that long-term transfer target Isco is back on the shopping list of Arsenal, who have been chasing the Spaniard for the last four years now but have not been able to get a transfer deal done.
However, that may all be set to chance, as Marca reports Isco has already informed Real of his desire to leave in the coming transfer window, with the reports adding that the Spanish giants are willing to sell for around £45million.
Look, if the reports are true and he wants to make that move to the Premier League, then Arsenal would be very lucky to sign a player that is one of the best in Europe, when he is on top of his game.
Arsenal target Christian Eriksen is free to leave Inter in January, club chief executive officer Beppe Marotta has confirmed.
After establishing himself as one of the most creative players in the Premier League with Tottenham, Eriksen decided that he had had enough at Spurs and believed that he was ready to make a move to a bigger club like Inter.
However, since his move to Italian football, it has not worked out like he would have hoped with Inter and he has been constantly linked with a return back to the Premier League, with Arsenal one of the favourites to get a transfer deal all wrapped up.
Now Marotta says Nerazzurri are ready to listen to offers for the former Tottenham man: “Yesterday, Conte answered in a very comprehensive way,” Marotta told DAZN, with the head coach having already been asked about Eriksen’s long-term future.
“I clearly add that we will not hold a footballer back if they ask to be transferred. We will have to make the right evaluations.
“Conte is using [Eriksen] with respect for the player and the club. At the moment no offers have arrived, but at the appropriate time we will try to make the right decisions.”
Reports have claimed Arsenal will hope to sign Dominik Szoboszlai in the January window, but in instalments
Arsenal has axed Mesut Ozil from their first team after the German lost his creative touch and there is massive feeling in the media that he will be sold in the coming transfer window as the Gunners will seek to get him off that wage bill.
But Mikel Arteta is still in need of a creative midfielder and have been linked with a move for Houssem Aouar over the last few months, but with his £54 million asking price alot more than what Arsenal would like to pay, they have started looking at other options.
And Szoboszlai represents a cheaper alternative to the Frenchman, with reports in the media suggesting that Salzburg would be open to letting the player leave if clubs met that £23 million release clause that he currently has in his contract.
Mirror Football claims that the Gunners are prepared to make a move for him with a proposal that will see them pay his release clause, but in three instalments.
This is a similar agreement to the one that they struck with Lille for the transfer of Nicolas Pepe, but it remain unclear if Salzburg will accept it.
Kevin Campbell says Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah needs to go out on loan to get more consistent playing time and build his confidence.
Nketiah is regarded as one of the finest talents in the Premier League and has become a big part of the plans that Mikel Arteta has to take the club forward in the coming seasons.
But since coming back to north London, the England youth international has battled with Alexandre Lacazette for the No.9 role, has has lost out to the Frenchman as Mikel Arteta looks to go with experience over excitement.
Now Gunners hero Campbell believes the striker would benefit from a loan spell at another Premier League club, where he can get used to the rough and tumble of England’s top flight: ‘Nketiah has a knack for goals but I think Nketiah needs to go out on loan for another season, playing back-to- back games to get that confidence in his own body,’ Campbell told Football Insider.
‘Coming off the bench and playing sparingly is okay but there is nothing better than getting a run of starts to understand that you can do it at the top level
‘You have got to go through the tough parts. You need to get kicked, feel the pain and the soreness. That is what he needs to do.’
Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic insists that there is no issue with Jerome Boateng’s contract, with Arsenal linked with a transfer move.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta may not have spent a ton of money in the transfer window, but the players that he managed to bring to the club have added some much needed quality to the squad, especially the signing of Thomas Partey.
But despite all the hype surrounding the Spaniard before the season started, Arteta has seen his side become very inconsistent and have already lost four of their opening eight Premier League fixtures.
That has led to some speculation in the media that Arsenal are actually interested in trying to secure a deal for Boateng, who has been linked with a move away from Bayern over the past few weeks as all indications suggest that they are open to letting the German leave.
However, Salihamidzic, hopes to keep the 32-year-old defender in Munich, where the club hope he can add to his 333 appearances taken in across nine years.
“We all know that Jerome has a contract until June 30th, 2021 and we will talk to Jerome and his management at a reasonable time and make a fair decision for everyone,” Salihamidzic told Sky Sport Germany. “This is not an issue for us at the moment.”
Look, Boateng has been world class for the Germans for many seasons, now, but he is not the right type of player for this Arsenal side and it may come as a relief to fans that he is more likely to stay in the Bundesliga than make the move back to the Premier League
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