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Aouar agrees to join Arsenal

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Houssem Aouar has agreed to join Arsenal – but only because there are no viable alternatives. The 22-year old Frenchman would prefer to join Manchester City, Juventus or Barcelona, but with none of these clubs prepared to make an offer to sign him in the current window, he has opted for the Gunners. There is still a long way to ...

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PSG target Alli

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PSG are interested in Tottenham’s Dele Alli. The 24-year old appears to be out of favour under Jose Mourinho. He was hooked after just 45 minutes in their opening game of the season against Everton, and was left out of the squad altogether that travelled to Bulgaria for their Europa League tie with Lokomotiv Plovdiv, and then  Southampton in the ...

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Chelsea agree Mendy deal

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Chelsea have agreed to sign goalkeeper Édouard Mendy from Rennes for £22 million. The Senegalese international will become Frank Lampard’s seventh summer signing and takes the club’s spending in the transfer market well over the £200 million mark. Rennes had tried to have Olivier Giroud included as part of the deal, and have also enquired about taking Fikayo Tomori on ...

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Tottenham have too many players

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Tottenham have too many players. That is according to their manager Jose Mourinho, who is looking to supplement those numbers by bringing in Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilón from Real Madrid in the next few days. In particular, they have too many options in midfield, and their numbers may need to be thinned before the transfer window closes. He said ...

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Arsenal close in on deal for Icelandic goalkeeper

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Arsenal are close to a deal to sign Icelandic goalkeeper Alex Rúnarsson, who plays for French side Dijon. The Gunners are in the market for a replacement for Emi Martínez, who has moved to Aston Villa on a four-year deal. They wanted to sign David Raya from Brentford, but the Championship club have made it clear that he is not ...

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PSG ready to offer Draxler for Guendouzi

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PSG are set to reignite their interest in Arsenal midfielder, Matteo Guendouzi, and are prepared to offer Julian Draxler in part exchange. Guendouzi has not played for the Gunners since the defeat away at Brighton in June, amidst reports of disciplinary issues between him and manager Mikel Arteta. He has been offered to various clubs this summer, either for a ...

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Arsenal to make improved offer for Aouar

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Arsenal are ready to make a fresh attempt to sign Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar. The Gunners have already had a £31.2 million bid for the midfielder turned down, but now they are prepared to increase the size of their offer for the 22-year-old. Lyons though are renowned as tough negotiators, and have insisted that they will not sell him for ...

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Rennes want £30 million for Chelsea target

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Ligue 1 side Rennes have told Chelsea that they want £30 million for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. The Senegalese international is the latest name to be linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard’s steps up his hunt for an alternative to Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has fallen out of favour after an indifferent campaign last season. Ajax’s André Onana, ...

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Monaco reject United bid for defender

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Ligue 1 side Monaco have turned down a bid from Manchester United for defender Benôit Badiashile. United are looking to add a centre=back with pace to their squad to compensate for Harry Maguire’s lack of mobility and identified the 19-year old Frenchman as a possible candidate. Negotiations between the two clubs began, and the Premier League side tabled a bid ...

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Guendouzi linked with Valencia move

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Matteo Guendouzi could be offered a way out of Arsenal by Valencia. The 21-year old has not played for the Gunners since the loss away to Brighton in June and has been frozen out under Mikel Arteta because of disciplinary issues. The Spaniard offered an olive branch to the French-under 21 international last week by insisting that everybody started the ...

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