Pires wants £40m signing, James wants Bayern exit, Gunners desperate for Wan-Bassika deal in Arsenal Tuesday
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Reports have claimed Arsenal transfer target James Rodriguez is not keen on a permanent move to Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
James has been in the transfer headlines over the past few months after reports emerged which suggested that the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are all interested in bringing the £63 million rated midfielder to the Premier League.
It is no secret that Arsenal are keen to find an adequate replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey, who is leaving the club after eleven seasons and heading over to Italian giants Juventus on a reported £400,000-a-week deal.
And according to reports on the BILD website, the Colombian, who is owned by Real Madrid, isn’t keen on the idea of returning to Bayern Munich at the end of the season after struggling to fit into Niko Kovac’s plans this year.
However, The Gunners will reportedly not hand boss Unai Emery a big transfer kitty in the summer window and the Gunners may find themselves priced out of a move for the Colombian, especially since Juventus are also reportedly keen on taking him away from both Bayern and Madrid in the summer.
Fresh reports have claimed Arsenal are desperate to sign Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bassika in the summer transfer window.
Wan-Bissaka has shot to prominence this season after breaking into Crystal Palace’s team and his performances for the Eagles have caught the attentions of both Arsenal and Manchester United, who are seeking to reinforce their back-line during the summer window.
The Gunners may have Bellerin as the clubs main right-back, but the Spanish star is constantly linked with a move to Barcelona and is not the player that dominated a few seasons ago after a serious of injuries has stopped his rapid rise to becoming one of the best right-backs in the game.
And according to reports on the Sun, the Gunners are even willing to include Reiss Nelson or Ainsley Maitland-Niles to cheapen the deal as they do not want to pay the £40 million valuation that Palace have stuck on the head of Bassika.
GunnerS legend Robert Pires recently urged Unai Emery to try and complete a summer deal for the £40 million rated Palace star, telling Bwin: “Arsenal should definitely be looking to sign Wan-Bissaka in the summer transfer window. He’s exactly the type of player that would suit the attacking full-back role that Arsenal like to play and he would definitely improve the team next season.
“[Hector] Bellerín will have a long road to recovery and Arsenal won’t be wanting to rush him back in too quickly. There’s also the chance that his injury will be a recurring one so they need to have another full-back of the same high quality and I think Wan-Bissaka is that player.”