carrasco offer to be made, Suarez deal closes in, Benatia offer submitted in Arsenal Tuesday news and gossip
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Reports have claimed Arsenal are eyeing up a January move for Yannick Carrasco, who is keen on a return to Europe.
Despite spending over £70 million in the summer transfer window, Gunners boss Unai Emery is still keen to splash the cash over the next few transfer windows and keep improving his side, and Carrasco is reportedly on his shopping list.
The former Atletico Madrid star caused controversy nine months ago when he decided to join Dalian Yifang alongside teammate Nicolas Gaitan in big-money moves.
However, Carrasco is reportedly on the lookout for a club in Europe and Arsenal, who have been linked with a move for the winger since 2016, are ready to swoop in and try to bring him to England for a bargain fee according to reports on the Sky Sports website.
Emery already has a number of attackers and midfielders to pick from in his squad, but with Aaron Ramsey all set to join Juventus this month, the Spanish boss knows he needs an immedite replacement for the gifted Welshman.
However, Manchester United are reportedly also in the chase for Carrasco and are reportedly also preparing an offer to bring the midfielder back to European football.
Reports have claimed Arsenal have submitted an offer to sign unhappy Juventus star Mehdi Benatia this January.
Benatia is rated very highly across Europe as one of the most solid central defenders in Europe, and has been on the radar of a number of Premier League sides for the last few seasons, but a deal could simply not be done as he did not want to leave Juventus.
The defender was very happy at the Seria A Champions and it seemed that Juventus were more than happy to keep hold, but that all seems to be changing this season as Benatia has seen his game time limited.
And amid more speculation the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea are ready to reignite their interest this coming January transfer window, Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, the Gunners, along with Schalke, have submitted an offer to the 31-year-old’s entourage.
Schira’s tweet translates to: “Mehdi’s entourage #Benatia has received proposals from #Arsenal and #Schalke last few weeks: the Moroccan Central was ready to evaluate them, but for the #Juventus in January it is jam-able. In the summer instead probable the farewell #calciomercato”
Benatia admitted earlier in the season he would consider if his game time did not imporve, telling the CalcioMercato website: “I struggle to play with no consistency. I was doing well last season because I was playing on a regular basis. Now it’s not the same. This is my job and I always need to work hard to be ready to play but it’s a situation I don’t like.”
Reports have claimed Arsenal are on teh verge of sealing a January deal for Barcelona youngster Denis Suarez.
The highly-rated midfielder was tipped to become one of the clubs next big things at Barca after showing great potential as a youngster, but he has failed to nail down a regular starting spot with the Spaniards and has become frustrated at his lack of game time.
The 24-year-old has made only five appearances for the Spanish champions this season and has admitted on numerous occasions that he will seek a move if things do not improve by January.
Now the Sky Sports news website report that after extensive talks this season, Suarez will leave the Nou Camp and link-up with Unai Emery at the Emirates, after the Spaniard announced his interest in working with the winger.
It is believed that Barca would accept a bid of €15 million (£13.4m) for the midfielder, as they will look to use the funds to help finance their winter transfer deals.