Brazilian announcement means Arsenal free to get deal done, Ozil urges Gnabry to make move, Striker tells Arteta how much he will cost
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Arsenal target Willian has all-but conceded his time at Chelsea is coming to an end this summer after he was told his demand of a three-year contract extension is “impossible”.
Chelsea surprised many in the media over the past few days by completing an early deal to bring Hakim Ziyech to the premier League next season for a small fee of £37 million, with many believing that he is the immediate replacement for the ageing Willian, who has been linked with a move away from the club.
There has been talk that he could be leaving at the end of the season as reports in the media have suggested that Chelsea may not be willing to offer him a new contract because of his age, and may be willing to let him leave the club on a free transfer, with the likes of Juventus and Barcelona eyeing up a possible deal
But despite his impending arrival in the summer, recent reports have claimed the transfer will not impact Willian, and that Chelsea and the stars representatives are still in talks to try and agree a deal that would allow him to stay at the club for the next few years, but there is still some doubt that he could leave the club, but he has now once again cast doubt about his future.
He told Expediente Futebol: “Really a very beautiful story that I built at this club, I have a very special affection for the fans, for the people who work there and I identified myself a lot here.
“Everyone knows that my contract ends now in a few months, so the renewal is really a difficult thing to happen.
“I think it will be very difficult for me to renew because Chelsea offered me two years, I asked for three and it ended there, we didn’t talk anymore, we didn’t negotiate anymore.
“Three years – Chelsea said it would be impossible, so for now theres this difficulty, but nothing is impossible.
“We don’t know what can happen, suddenly we could make a deal and get it right. But what I can say today is that my contract is going over and I will be free to negotiate with any team.”
Mesut Ozil has joined fans in urging Serge Gnabry to make a move back to the Emirates in the future.
Ozil takes the headlines for all the wrong reasons over at the Arsenal, as his performances do not match the high wages that he receives from the club, and that has meant that there is many out there that firmly believe he could be on his way out of the club when the transfer window opens up.
It is believed that a number of Chinese clubs, a couple of MLS clubs and a few Turkish clubs are all interested in taking him away from the Gunners, if Mikel Arteta decides that he could do without the German in his side from next season onwards.
However, despite alll the speculation and despite all the criticism from a number of fans and pundits, that hasn’t stopped him from trying to help the club in terms of some possible signings and he has got many people talking once again, as he seems to be trying to lure Serge Gnabry back to Arsenal.
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Arsenal target Raul Jimenez has personally revealed he will cost at least £34.5million this summer – as doesn’t have a release clause in his Wolves contract.
After recently becoming the club’s top scorer in Premier League history – netting his 23rd league goal to overtake Steven Fletcher’s 22, interest in a Premier League deal has taken another leap forward, with United hot on the list of possible suitors
Jimenez, 28, has 10 goals and six assists in the Premier League this season for Champions League hopefuls Wolves, and we believe that he could be a good buy for the Gunners, especially as there has been alot of speculation about a number of players leaving the club.
He is a very good player who has had a great season, and from what we are hearing, there will be a lot of top clubs trying to sign him in the summer, but despite all the interest, he could do a job at Arsenal, but Arsenal may be forced to dig deep in their pockets to try and complete a deal.
Speaking of a potential summer transfer, Jimenez revealed that he wont be sold for anything less that the £34.5 million that Wolves paid to acquire his services.
He was quoted on THE SUN: “[Wolves] bought me for €40million (£34.5m), they won’t sell me for less.
“There is no release clause, but with clubs [in England], it is different how they are managed.”
If Arsenal do actually come calling, it will be interesting to see if he actually turns down a move to one of the biggest clubs in the game as he is definitely a striker that could come in and do a great job for the Gunners.
He is a very good Premier League striker that is ready to play for a big team, and for that money, he is in the right money market for the club.