Arsenal, Liverpool, Man United news! Goelzer Emirates dream, Asensio offer, Pulisic move, De Gea wants stay-Mourinho, Perisic deam
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Valenciennes defender Anthony Goelzer is dreaming of a move to Premier League giants Arsenal.
Goelzer, 20, is currently fighting for a starting spot at Valenciennes’ starting line-up this season, as the club battle away in Ligue 2 in hope of gaining promotion by the end of the season.
But that hasn’t stopped the young left-back expressing his desire to play for the Gunners at some point in his career, as he aims to make it to the big time and strut his stuff in the Premier League in the coming seasons.
The 20-year-old said on the Daily Express website: “Arsenal, it’s my dream. Or at least in the English league.
“It’s an incomparable championship with a lot of very big teams.
“All games are tight, the game never stops, with a lot of intensity. It’s beautiful to watch.”
Nacho Monreal started the season well at left-back for the Gunners before picking up an injury, before Saed Kolasinac and Stephan Lichtsteiner filled in in the Spaniard’s absence, so Unai Emery has a number of options already at the club. (READ MORE)
The young Spaniard is highly rated across Europe and a number of managers have tried, and failed, to temp him away from Real Madrid, especially since he has a massive £160 million asking price on his head.
And Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hoping to beat off the likes of United and Arsenal to try and sign up Asensio. Knowing both Unai Emery and Jose Mourinho will not be given the funds to challenge them if they made a serious move for the lad.
Klopp is still keen to add that special midfielder to his squad in the coming transfer windows that will help in their quest to conquer the Premier League, and then the Champions League.
Now, according to Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda, Liverpool tried to sign Asensio from Madrid for a huge €180m (£160m) in the previous transfer window.
“This year, an offer of €180m came to Liverpool’s Real Madrid for Asensio,: Inda told Spanish publication OK Diario.
“The club said no because Cristiano left, but Klopp is in love with the player and will go for the player next summer.” (READ MORE)
Manchester United have entered the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic, with Chelsea and Liverpool also linked.
The USA international has been linked with Chelsea and Liverpool in the past few months, with both Maurizio Sarri and Jurgen Klopp looking to sign the winger for completely different reasons.
The Blues are in need of an immediate replacement for star man Eden Hazard, who is seemingly on his way to Real Madrid at the end of the season, and see Pulisic as the ideal candidate to fill the void which will be left by the Belgian.
Liverpool on the Other-hand, are keen to acquire the services of Pulisic as Klopp needs to add strength in depth to his squad, as he simply cannot play Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri every game.
But now they will have to fend off the interested of United boss Jose Mourinho, according to German website Bild, who claim the Red Devils are now ready to swoop in and nail down the 20-year old for the £50m he is currently going for.
With Alexis Sanchez not performing, Anthony Martial too inconsistent and Marcus Rashford cutting a frustrated figure, the special one is desperate to add a bit more creativity and quality to his wings.
However, if interest continues to grow then that £50 million price tag could double within weeks. (READ MORE)
Jose Mourinho says David de Gea wants to stay at Manchester United, with the Spanish stopper running out of contract at the end of the season.
De Gea is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in world football and is arguably the only world class player currently residing at Old Trafford, having fully established himself between the sticks.
But despite the fact he is happy at the club, and despite the fact United are desperate to keep him at Old Trafford, he is out of contract at the end of the season and there has been some suggestions that he could depart in the coming transfer windows, with the likes of PSG, Juventus and Barcelona all reportedly linked with a move.
But, speaking after beating Young Boys on Tuesday, Mourinho has claimed that De Gea has no intention of leaving the club and wants to sign a new contract at Old Trafford, he said on the Sky Sports website: “I know he wants to stay.
“I know his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know that the board wants him to stay and they are working on that. So hopefully, sooner or later, they arrive at a good conclusion.” (READ MORE)
Inter Milan winger and Chelsea, Manchester United target Ivan Perisic has admitted that playing in the Premier League is his “dream”.
The Croatia international has been linked to a number of English clubs in recent years, most notably United and Chelsea as both Jose Mourinho and Maurizio Sarri look to bolster their squads for totally different reasons.
United are in desperate need of adding some top-class talent to the squad as they simply cannot get going with the current squad under Mourinho, and Perisic is seen as a better alternative to Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial.
Chelsea on the other-hand are looking to add strength in depth to the Chelsea squad, as he wants to push on and make a serious challenge for the Premier League title.
And they have both been given a huge boost as Perisic announced ahead of the Tottenham fixture that he has a dream to play in the Premier League, telling the Sky Sports website: “I have always said that [playing in the Premier League] is my dream.
“In football everything is possible, we will see in the future. Now, I’m focusing on Inter.” (Read more)