Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving Arsenal as they continue the fight to hold on to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
WENGER CHOOSES ARSENAL SUCCESSOR
Arsene Wenger has chosen the manager he would like to replace him at Arsenal, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst his number one choice, according to the Daily Star .
Wenger’s contract with the Gunners expires in 2019, and the 68-year-old believes that Feyenoord manager van Bronckhorst is the ideal candidate to take over at the Emirates.
ARSENAL PLOT GORETZKA TALKS
Arsenal will open discussions with Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka in the new year as they start to plan for life without Mesut Ozil, reports the Daily Mail.
The Germany international is set to become a free agent in 2018 and will be allowed to hold talks with prospective new employers from January.
MAN UTD TO BATTLE ARSENAL FOR PEREIRA
Manchester United and Arsenal are tracking Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira, says The Sun .
Both clubs have had scouts cast an eye over the Euro 2016 winner and have had positive reports fed back to Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium.
BARCA PLOT €20M OZIL MOVE
Barcelona believe a €20 million offer will be enough to sign Mesut Ozil from Arsenal in January, Mundo Deportivo reports.
The Catalan side have picked the 29-year-old attacking midfielder as a potential alternative to their top target Philippe Coutinho, and with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Ozil will be a much cheaper alternative as he reportedly has no interest in signing a new contract, meaning Arsenal could take the money in January before he leaves on a free.
MADRID TO MAKE €30M ALEXIS MOVE
Real Madrid are ready to seal a cut-price €30 million deal for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window, according to Don Balon .
The Chilean is out of contract in summer 2018 and with it not looking likely he will extend his stay at Emirates Stadium, the Gunners are willing to sell to Zinedine Zidane’s side for a small fee.
ARSENAL & CHELSEA IN FOR RICHARLISON
Arsenal and Chelsea are the latest clubs to show an interest in Watford forward Richarlison.
According to the Star on Sunday , the Gunners are set to battle north London rivals, Tottenham, over the 20-year-old in the January transfer window.
But the Sun on Sunday report that Chelsea are also monitoring the Brazilian’s progress after a superb start to life at Vicarage Road.
ARSENAL SCOUT BORO WINGER
Arsenal are on the trail of Middlesbrough’s teenage winger Marcus Tavernier, reports the Daily Mail .
Tavernier recently scored the winner against Sunderland, and the England Under 19 international has also been watched by Everton, Bournemouth and Aston Villa.
OZIL IS BARCA’S COUTINHO BACK-UP
Barcelona are lining up Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil as a back-up signing to Philippe Coutinho, reports Mundo Deportivo .
Liverpool star Coutinho is again expected to be targeted by Barca during the January transfer window after they failed to push through a deal in the summer.
But, if Liverpool stand firm once more on Coutinho, Barca will instead move for Ozil, who is out of contract at the end of the season and could be available for a reasonable fee in January.
BARCA MAKE FEKIR CONTACT
Barcelona have stepped up their interest in signing Nabil Fekir following reports Arsenal have made an offer for the Lyon attacker, according to Sport .
Fekir has enjoyed an impressive season so far for Lyon and is a prime target for Arsenal, while Real Madrid have also scouted him.
However, Barca are determined not to miss out on a deal for Fekir and have made contact regarding a deal which could cost in excess of €50 million.
BETIS LOOK TO SIGN WILSHERE
La Liga side Betis are closing in on a move for unsettled Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to the Sun .
Wilshere is one of several Gunners stars whose current deals are coming to an end at the end of the season.
And with little progress made on a fresh contract, the Spanish club have moved in to try and convince him to seek new climes.
ARSENAL WILL SWAP ALEXIS FOR STERLING
Alexis Sanchez may be allowed to join Manchester City if the Citizens are willing to release Raheem Sterling as part of the deal, claims the Daily Mail .
Arsenal’s Chilean star has been widely linked with a move to join Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium, although the Gunners have as of yet refused to sanction a transfer.
But his contract is up at the end of the season, and Sterling would be an acceptable makeweight to allow Arsenal to cut their losses, although it is far from clear whether Pep would agree to such a deal.
BAYERN WANT GIROUD
Bayern Munich are apparently eyeing a move for a back-up striker to Robert Lewandowski, with Olivier Giroud seen as a possible target, according to Sport Bild .
The Frenchman has seen his opportunities limited at Emirates Stadium in recent times, with the summer signing of Alexandre Lacazette further blocking his path to the starting XI.
Ajax forward Kasper Dolberg is seen as another option, with the Dane having apparently caught the attention of a number of Europe’s top clubs with his performances.
ARSENAL CLOSE IN ON FEKIR
Arsenal are closing in on a £60 million move for Lyon forward Nabil Fekir, according to the Daily Star .
The Gunners have been in talks with the 24-year-old for some time, and are hopeful a deal can be tied up in January.
That would pave the way for both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to leave before their contracts run down in the summer.
ATLETICO MAKE OZIL CONTACT
Atletico Madrid have contacted Arsenal attacker Mesut Ozil over a possible summer move, according to The Sun .
The Germany international will be out of contract at the end of the season, allowing him to potentially sign a pre-contract with a new club in January. Atletico are willing to offer Ozil a salary of £200,000-a-week and a significant signing-on fee, though that falls short of the £330,000-a-week number his representatives have requested from Arsenal.
Ozil could be tempted by a return to Madrid, however, after enjoying success at Santiago Bernabeu from 2010 to 2013.
LIVERPOOL LINE UP WORLD CUP WINNER
Liverpool want to beat Arsenal and Tottenham to the signing of England Under 17 World Cup winner Morgan Gibbs-White, claims The Sun .
The midfielder has come through the ranks at Wolves and has already made his first-team debut, with Liverpool willing to pay £5 million for the 17-year-old.
MADRID TARGET LYON STAR
Lyon attacker Nabil Fekir has emerged as the latest target for Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, claims SFR Sport, via AS .
Fekir is enjoying an impressive campaign for Lyon and the 24-year-old, who can play as an attacking midfielder or striker, has been scouted by Barcelona.
Arsenal, Juventus and Manchester United are also reported to be interested in Fekir, and now Madrid are keeping a close eye on his form this season.
GORETZKA WANTS PREMIER LEAGUE MOVE
Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka wants to move to the Premier League when his contract expires next summer, according to Sport .
Germany’s national team general manager Oliver Bierhoff has suggested the money on offer in English football is a persuasive factor for the likes of Goretzka, who has been interesting Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
However, the 22-year-old will ignore interest from those clubs in order to head to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all having been linked with an approach.
ARSENAL WANT ZAHA TO REPLACE SANCHEZ
Arsene Wenger has lined up Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, according to The Sun.
With the Chilean’s contract expiring after the season, Wenger will make a £35 million bid for the 25-year-old Ivory Coast international.
JUVENTUS PLOTTING BELLERIN BID
Juventus are piecing together a move for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, reports Tuttomercatoweb .
Contact has already been made with the Spaniard’s representative regarding a possible big-money switch to the reigning Serie A champions.
ARSENAL SET OZIL ASKING PRICE
Arsenal will demand £30 million for Manchester United target Mesut Ozil in January, according to the Daily Star.
The Gunners appear ready to cash in on the German, whose contract expires at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, and Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho is eager to be reunited with a player he enjoyed coaching at Real Madrid.
OZIL DEMANDS WILSHERE’S NO.10 SHIRT
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Mesut Ozil wants Jack Wilshere’s No.10 shirt as part of any new contract he signs to stay at Arsenal, claims The Sun .
Germany international Ozil is out of contract at the end of the season and he has been linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United.
Ozil currently wears the No.11 jersey at the Emirates Stadium, but has his eyes on the No.10 of Wilshere, who is also out of contract next summer.