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Barcelona to compete with Arsenal for Isak

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Barcelona are ready to compete with Arsenal for the signature of Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak in the summer. It is no secret that acquiring a new striker – or even two – is high on the priority list for Mikel Arteta I the summer. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has left the club – for Barcelona – and Alexander Lacazette and ...

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Isak failed move explained

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Arsenal decided not to pursue a deal for Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak in the January window because they believe that he was overpriced. Their number one target in the January window was Dusan Vlahović for whom they were prepared to pay £67 million to Fiorentina. However, when it became clear that he was determined to join Juventus, they switched ...

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Arsenal set to switch to Plan B

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Arsenal are ready to switch to Plan B in their search for a  new striker before the transfer window closes. With a growing acceptance that Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahović is not interested in a switch to North London – he is said to want to join Juventus instead, they are now looking for alternatives. Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad is one ...

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Arsenal leading Barcelona in striker race

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Arsenal have edged ahead of Barcelona in the race to sign Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak. The Swede joined the Spanish club from Borussia Dortmund in July 2019, and has established a name for himself as one of the best young strikers in Europe, scoring 40 goals and seven assists in 110 appearances to date. That form has attracted notice ...

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Arsenal and Liverpool linked with Swede

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Both Arsenal and Liverpool are being linked with Swedish striker Alexander Isak. He currently plays in Spain with Real Sociedad, scoring 17 times in 34 league appearances last season, and providing two assists. Isak went on to catch the eye playing for Sweden at the Euros, and, although he has goals harder to come by in this campaign so far, ...

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United activate Lingard contract extension

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Manchester United have activated an option in Jesse Lingard’s contract meaning that the 28-year-old is now tied to the Old Trafford club until June 2022. It is seen as a move to protect his value, despite the fact that he has yet to feature in either the Premier League or Champions League so far for the club this season. In ...

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Spurs close in on Brazilian striker

Tottenham are closing in on a deal to sign Brazilian striker Willian José from Spanish side Real Sociedad. Reports are suggesting that the player has flown to London ahead of a deal being sealed, as Spurs look to solve their striker crisis, with Harry Kane ruled out of action until April at the earliest with a hamstring injury. They won ...

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Arsenal identify Ozil replacement

Arsenal have identified the man they want to replace out-of-favour Mesut Ozil in the shape of Real Madrid’s Martin Ǿdegaard, currently on loan with Real Sociedad. The Gunners want to offload Ozil in January, even if just on loan, and are prepared to subsidise part of his £350,000 weekly wage for any club willing to take him. And the man ...

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Monreal sale imminent

Arsenal are prepared to sell full-back Nacho Monreal to Real Sociedad. The 33-year old has been a model professional since signing from Malaga in January 2013, and has made 250 appearances for the clubs in all competitions, including Arsenal’s three Premier League games so far this season. However, with the arrival of Kiernan Tierney at the club, Monreal knows that ...

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Monreal linked with Spain return

Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal has been linked with a return to Spain before the European transfer window closes. Monreal arrived at Arsenal on deadline day in 2013 has made over 250 appearances for the club, scoring 10 goals and 20 assists during his time in North London. Notionally a left-back, he has also operated as an auxiliary centre-half on occasion, ...

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