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Arsenal midfield star emerged as January transfer target for Juventus

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Italy champions Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey in the January transfer window.

Ramsey’s current Arsenal contract will expire at the end of the season and if a pre-contract agreement is made the Italian giants can sign him for free in the New Year.

As it stands, the possibility of the Wales international penning down a new deal at the Emirates Stadium look completely off the table.

The bone of contention is that, Ramsey currently command wages up to £250,000 a week, something the Gunners are no longer interested in paying for him.

Juventus who have lifted the Serie A titles in the last seven consecutive years, are also topping the league with six points clear and the Old Lady’s manager Massimiliano Allegri is a huge fan of the Welshman.

Ramsey has also emerged as a transfer target for both Liverpool and Chelsea who are willing to make a move by the of the season, when he becomes a free agent.

After signing for the Gunners in 2008, Ramsey is Arsenal’s current longest serving player at Arsenal at the moment. It’s expected that the club should honour their star player and reward him with an improved contract, but that look unrealistic with both parties standing on their grounds.

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Wolves Join Arsenal In Free Transfer Race For FC Porto Winger

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Newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers have joined fellow Premier League sides in the free transfer race to sign FC Porto winger Yacine Brahimi.

Portuguese media outlet Correio da Manha confirmed the interest from Midland clubs Wolves.

Yacine Brahimi is closing on an exit from FC Porto with his contract scheduled to expire at the end of the season.

The Algerian international player is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League this summer upon the expiration of his contract.

The 28-year-old has scored seven goals in 21 appearances for FC Porto this term and his goal contributions have aided the Portuguese giants’ in their run to the top of the league table in the top flight as well as the last 16 of the Champions League.

Yacine Brahimi played 68 minutes as FC Porto lost the first leg of their last 16 tie with Italian capital club AS Roma on Tuesday night.

They were beaten 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico with Italian teenager Nicolo Zaniolo getting the two goals for the hosts, while substitute Adrian Lopez got the away goal for the Portuguese team ahead of the second leg next month.

Adrian Lopez had replaced Brahimi in the second half of the game.

Other Premier League sides like Everton, West Ham United and Manchester United are also interested in the Algerian winger.

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Arsenal Scout Two Italy-based Players Including Chelsea Target

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North London club Arsenal sent scouts to watch two of their transfer targets in action during the recent Italian Serie A game between AC Milan and Cagliari.

According to Italian media portal TuttoMercadoWeb, Arsenal scouts were in attendance during the aforementioned game played at the San Siro on Sunday.

AC Milan ran out 3-0 winners in comfortable fashion as they boosted their top-four hopes on the Italian Serie A table with a crucial victory.

The Rossoneri took the lead in the first fifteen minutes of the game courtesy an own goal from Luca Ceppitelli before further goals from Lucas Paqueta and in-form Kryzsytof Piatek gave Milan a comprehensive victory.

Arsenal scouts checked on AC Milan winger Suso and Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella.

Suso, 25, is not a newcomer to the Premier League having played for Liverpool before joining AC Milan.

He has previously been linked with a return to the Premier League.

Chelsea were mentioned as his likely destination but the Blues’ interest has waned in recent weeks.

On his own part, Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella has emerged as one of the best young players in Italian football in the last one year.

The 22-year-old has been linked with clubs like Manchester United, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Ex-Arsenal Teammate Delighted With Ramsey Move To Juventus

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Ex-Arsenal Teammate Delighted With Ramsey Move To Juventus

Juventus shot stopper Wojciech Szczesny is delighted at the thought of linking up with former Arsenal teammate Aaron Ramsey.

Szczesny played a part in convincing Welshman Ramsey that Juventus is the right place for him.

The latest development is coming on the back of the official announcement that Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will join Italian Serie A champions Juventus on a free transfer upon the expiration of his contract with the Gunners this summer.

Juve goalie Szczesny took to his official Instagram page to celebrate his friend Ramsey before jokingly demanding for a commission after playing a role in his transfer to the Old Lady.

Szczesny and Ramsey were teammates at Arsenal between 2009 to 2015 before the former was farmed out on loan to Italian Serie A club AS Roma.

He spent two successful years on loan at the Italian capital club before securing a permanent move to Italian champions Juventus at the start of last season.

Aaron Ramsey will join him at Juventus after the Welsh international player signed a four-year contract worth £400,000 on a weekly basis.

He will end his 11-year stay with the Gunners in the summer having joined Arsenal from fellow Premier League club Cardiff City in the summer of 2008 in a deal worth £5m.

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Napoli In Transfer Agreement For £30m Arsenal Target

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Italian Serie A giants Napoli have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Villareal midfielder Pablo Fornals.

This is according to various media reports emanating from Italy.

According to Italian media portal Corriere dello Sport, the Spanish player is the first choice replacement for Napoli legend Marek Hamsik who’s on the verge of swapping the Italian Serie A for the Chinese Super League.

Napoli had earlier failed to secure his transfer from Spanish La Liga strugglers Villareal during the January transfer window but recent reports claim that the Italians have agreed a transfer with the agent of the player.

Pablo Fornals had previously been linked with a move to Arsenal as a possible replacement for Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey but it seems like he could join Napoli in the summer at the expense of the Gunners.

He has a £30m release clause in his present deal with Villareal but the Yellow Submarines could sell him for less with the club struggling for form.

Villareal are four points off safety on the Spanish La Liga table at the moment.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery wanted to sign Pablo Fornals as the man to replace Welsh international star Aaron Ramsey who will join Italian Serie A champions Juventus in the summer.

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Arsenal In £52.5m Bid For Spanish Defender

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Arsenal In £52.5m Bid For Spanish Defender

Three-time Premier League champions Arsenal have identified the left-back position as an area to be strengthened during this summer’s transfer window.

Arsenal are eyeing a move for highly rated Benfica left-back Alejandro Grimaldo also known as (a.k.a) Alex Grimaldo as reported by Portuguese media outlet Corriere da Cunha.

This is in a bid to address the problematic left-back position.

The 23-year-old came through the ranks at Barcelona via the famed La Masia Academy before deciding to swap Spain for Portuguese club Benfica.

He has a £52.5m release clause in his current deal with the former Portuguese champions meaning that an Arsenal transfer would be unlikely as a result of the financial strength required to pull off a deal for the Spaniard.

Arsenal were restricted to loan signings during the January transfer window and that is set to continue into the summer with recent reports claiming that the Gunners have just £45m to spend when the transfer reopens in few months time.

The said transfer fee will exclude monies raised from player sales.

Arsenal have had issues at left-back this season with first choice Nacho Montreal already entering the twilight of his career while his backup Sead Kolasinac is more adept as a left winger or at left wing-back rather than at left-back.

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Man United To Battle Arsenal For Utility Defender

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Former European champions Manchester United will have to face the threat of Premier League rivals Arsenal in the race to sign young defender Ben Godfrey.

The utility defender is currently on the payroll of English Championship side Norwich City.

Ben Godfrey, 21, has been attracting the interest of several European sides including Manchester United with his form for Norwich City.

Ben Godfrey has excelled in the centre back role this season under the watchful eyes of Norwich City manager Daniel Farke and has made 15 appearances for the Canaries since returning to the club from a loan spell at League One side Shrewbury Town.

Manchester United face a major threat in Premier League top-four rivals Arsenal who are also keen on a move for Ben Godfrey rated at around £10m as reported by the Daily Mirror.

Foreign clubs like RB Leipzig FC of Germany and French Ligue 1 giants Lyon are in the running to sign Ben Godfrey who can play in both defence and midfield.

RB Leipzig and Lyon are not new to English talents following the transfers of Reo Griffiths and Emile Smith-Rowe.

Young English striker Reo Griffiths joined Lyon from Tottenham Hotspur last summer while Arsenal loanee Smith-Rowe has joined RB Leipzig on loan for the rest of the season.

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Arsenal Face Bayern Threat For 16-Goal Attacker

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Five-time European champions Bayern Munich are reportedly the favourites for in-form Lille winger Nicolas Pepe and Premier League club Arsenal will have to double up their efforts to sign the player.

Arsenal are one of the numerous clubs interested in the young African attacker.

French news outlet Le 10 Sport revealed that Bayern Munich are the favourites to land the highly rated Ivorian international player ahead of other interested clubs.

Lille have capitalised on his sensational form this season by slapping an €85m asking price on him.

He has scored 16 league goals in 23 appearances for Lille in this campaign and only Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Kylian Mbappe has more goals in the French top flight with 18 goals.

In the top five leagues in Europe, only Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (17 goals) and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi (21 goals) have scored more than the impressive Pepe.

His Lille form has propelled the club into the top two places on the French Ligue 1 table.

Apart from Bayern Munich and Arsenal, Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona and Premier League champions Manchester City have all been linked with the player.

The 23-year-old would be a fantastic addition to the Arsenal setup if the Gunners could secure his transfer from Lille.

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen to bolster his team in attack and Pepe represents a quality option for him.

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Arsenal Renew Interest In Young Bundesliga Defender

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Arsenal have reportedly renewed their interest in highly rated Mainz 05 defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin as reported by various British media reports.

According to the Daily Express, North London giants Arsenal are back in the hunt for the African central defender.

Arsenal came close to signing him in the summer but lack of funds played a big part in the collapse of a transfer for the 23-year-old.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin is back on the Arsenal radar now months after the Gunners tried to sign him last summer according to the publication from popular English news outlet Daily Express.

Mainz 05 have already slapped a £40m asking price on the player and that could prove to be a sticking point for the North London giants.

The club’s sporting director Rouven Schroeder had earlier revealed that Mainz 05 turned down an extraordinary offer for Gbamin last summer.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin could be the answer to the Gunners’ defensive issues ahead of next season and the player has already revealed that he’s open to the idea of leaving Opel Arena.

Arsenal have lacked defensive solidity since the start of the season after conceding 37 goals in just 26 league games this season.

In addition, they have only kept four clean sheets all season.

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Can Chelsea edge out Arsenal and Man Utd for fourth spot on the EPL?

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Can Chelsea edge out Arsenal and Man Utd for fourth spot on the EPL?

Arsenal continued with their poor form this weekend but were able to take all three points against Huddersfield with a 2-1 scoreline.

Man Utd, on the other hand, continued with super hot form as they defeated Fulham with 3 goals to nothing.

The Red Devils have made it back to the top four on the EPL at least for some few hours pending on the outcome of the match between Chelsea and Man City.

If Chelsea lose at Etihad Stadium tomorrow then Man Utd will remain at the Fourth spot.

As for Arsenal, they are currently at the sixth spot with only goal differences from Chelsea, who are now at the fifth spot.

However, Arsenal coach, Unai Emery believes his side can still edge out Chelsea and Man Utd for a spot in the top four.

He said, “Day 26? We are at the moment one point off Manchester United. If we ask is it easy or difficult, it’s difficult.

But we can and day 26 we are on our way. Our motivation is very great and every player wants to struggle every match and be consistent over 38 matches.

We are moving closer to the other clubs.”

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Arsenal Should Have Re-signed Former Winger, Italian Journalist Reveals

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Arsenal Should Have Re-signed Former Winger, Italian Journalist Reveals

Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri is of the opinion that North London giants Arsenal should have targeted former player Gervinho instead of going after Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.

According to the experienced media personnel via his official Twitter handle, Ivorian international winger Gervinho is a better option for Arsenal than Ivan Perisic.

Croatian international Perisic was on the verge of joining Arsenal in the January transfer window but the Gunners were unable to pull off a deal for him as Inter Milan held on to his services.

The Italian Serie A club were only ready to sanction his exit from the club if they received a significant transfer fee for him but Arsenal were willing to do a loan deal only.

It was widely reported that the North Londoners offered a £4.4m fee for a short-term loan deal until the end of the season with an option to buy him outrightly for £35m in the summer.

Ivan Perisic has struggled for Inter Milan this term since returning from the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia where he had a fantastic outing for a Croatian team that reached the final of the tournament.

On the other hand, Gervinho has been in superb form for newly promoted Italian Serie A side Parma.

He played for Arsenal during a two-year spell between 2011 and 2013.

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