Is Fellaini the new Zaha? The next player Arsenal are going to miss out on?

So Marouane Fellaini is apparently keen to move to Arsenal, but it hasn’t happened yet because Arsene Wenger is reportedly reluctant to trigger his £23million release clause. So says the Metro this morning, which also adds The Gunners have been strongly tipped to make a move for the Belgian international, but Goodison Park sources claim no inquiry has yet been …

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AshleyIs Fellaini the new Zaha? The next player Arsenal are going to miss out on?

German paper says Arsenal duo are Bayern targets

Bild is reporting that new-ish Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is set to go shopping for centre backs, and that high on his list are two Arsenal players Laurent Koscielny and Thomas Vermaelen In fact Bild names five players who might be wanted to stiffen up Bayern’s defence – the other three are Shakhtar Donetsk’s Ukraine international Yaroslav Rakitskiy, Jeremy Mathieu …

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AshleyGerman paper says Arsenal duo are Bayern targets

Arsenal update: Stephan El Shaarawy, Nani and Lorenzo Melgarejo

As one door closes…Just as it seems that Arsenal are about to lose out to Juventus on two of its main transfer targets comes news that the club may have some exciting new options. The big one is of course AC Milan’s 20 year old striker Stephan El Shaarawy. The Indie reports that the Milan club’s vice-president Adriano Galliani has …

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AshleyArsenal update: Stephan El Shaarawy, Nani and Lorenzo Melgarejo

Wilfried Bony – Arsenal’s next target? The pros and cons

So it looks as if Arsenal won’t manage to sign either of the marquee strikers that they have allegedly been chasing for a while. Instead they have both bizarrely chosen to sign for the same club where at least one of them will end up warming the bench to accommodate Fernando Llorente. Bonkers eh? Which then ushers in the next …

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AshleyWilfried Bony – Arsenal’s next target? The pros and cons

Higuain and Jovetic set to snub Arsenal. So why can’t they sign a striker?

I think most Arsenal fans have by now given up on the possibility of the club securing Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic, but the Gonzalo Higuain saga has rumbled on and it seemed as if the club was in a good place to tempt the Real Madrid striker to come to the Premiership. But if today’s Metro is to be believed it …

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AshleyHiguain and Jovetic set to snub Arsenal. So why can’t they sign a striker?
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Spoof alert – ‘Man Utd ‘Confirm’ Robert Lewandowski signing on club website,’ yeah right!

So Man United are very close to signing Borussia Dortmund’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski? In fact they apparently trailed the news on their website earlier on today. The post didn’t escape the eagle eye of who ate all the pies readers who took this screen grab. Weirdly the post was pulled not long after. Well that’s the story, but it …

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AshleySpoof alert – ‘Man Utd ‘Confirm’ Robert Lewandowski signing on club website,’ yeah right!

Arsenal update: Fellaini talks, Grenier news incoming, but not yet.

After a flurry of activity it seems to have gone a bit quiet on the Marouane Fellaini to Arsenal front. Goal has a theory why. It says that… The north Londoners are now waiting for Everton to make the Belgium international available for talks in order to begin negotiating terms. Even if Fellaini agrees a package with Arsenal, the club …

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AshleyArsenal update: Fellaini talks, Grenier news incoming, but not yet.

José Mourninho is back at Chelsea, but is he really the ‘happy one?’

Simon Poulter welcomes back an old pal. But has he cheered up since last time? With, precisely, the very first answer to the very first question posed yesterday at Mourniho’s official Stamford Bridge homecoming press conference, the Portuguese deadpanned, in that Jack Dee scowl way of his: “I am the Happy One.” Instantly, we made the assumption that José was …

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AshleyJosé Mourninho is back at Chelsea, but is he really the ‘happy one?’

Cesc Fabregas – the approach from Arsenal and an update from Spain

Catalan paper Mundo Deportivo has a lengthy story on the future of Cesc Fabregas today and fortunately for us non-Catalan speakers much of it has been paraphrased here on Sportwitness. Several key things emerge. Firstly that it does seem that both Man United and Arsenal have made an approach for the player, but they were just tentative inquiries. Given Cecs’s …

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AshleyCesc Fabregas – the approach from Arsenal and an update from Spain

Lewandowski to Arsenal?! Now that would be a marquee signing

The future of Borussia Dortmund’s genius Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is up in the air again after his club disclosed that he would not be following his team mate Mario Gotze to Euro Champions Bayer Munich. Retuers is reporting that the Dortmund club won’t sell to Munich because they haven’t actually had an offer for the Bayern. “Robert Lewandowski will …

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AshleyLewandowski to Arsenal?! Now that would be a marquee signing

‘Wayne Rooney is Arsenal’s priority’ – and five reasons why he might be tempted

The Daily Mail has run a story this morning which may or may not shed a bit more light on the Wayne Rooney and his Arsenal possible transfer. The paper says that Arsenal hope a package of around £170,000-per-week and a multi-million pound signing on fee – plus the security of a five year contract – could persuade Rooney to …

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Ashley‘Wayne Rooney is Arsenal’s priority’ – and five reasons why he might be tempted

Arsenal fans – is Marouane Fellaini the signing you have been waiting for?

Facebook and Twitter went ballistic last night when both The Times and Goal ran with the news that Arsenal had allegedly triggered the £22 million release clause and were bent on signing Everton’s midfielder Marouane Fellaini. However it seems that not all Arsenal fans are overjoyed by the prospect of the big haired Belgian donning the red and white. As …

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AshleyArsenal fans – is Marouane Fellaini the signing you have been waiting for?
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Arsenal update: Rooney latest, Vermaelen on his way, Gervinho exit

After last night’s shock news that the Gunners have made a bid for Everton’s talismanic midfielder Marouane Fellaini things are a bit quieter on the gossip front this morning. There’s a little more about Wayne Rooney plus some whispers about a couple of players who might be on their way out. Firstly Rooney, and Arsenal’s CE has been talking about …

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AshleyArsenal update: Rooney latest, Vermaelen on his way, Gervinho exit
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Reports that Arsenal have made a sensational £22 million bid for Marouane Fellaini

UPDATE 10-40PM – The Times is reporting it too Yep it is one of those Goal exclusives, so make of that what you will, but the website is saying that Arsenal have bid £22 million for Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The website reports… The Gunners have activated the release clause in the Everton midfielder’s contract and are confident of wrapping …

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AshleyReports that Arsenal have made a sensational £22 million bid for Marouane Fellaini

Arsenal centre back options – Steven Taylor and Ashley Williams

The Daily Mail has a bit of an odd one. It has just run with the story that the latest name on Arsene Wenger’s defensive wishlist is Newcastle defender Steven Taylor. The paper says He played 25 times last year, his most Premier League games since 2008/09, but the arrival from Montpellier of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa means he has no guarantees …

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AshleyArsenal centre back options – Steven Taylor and Ashley Williams

Five reasons why Arsenal haven’t made any big signings yet – Wenger, Jovetic, Fabregas

So no Jovetic, Higuain or Rooney. Well not yet anyhow. Here are five possible reasons why Arsenal still haven’t secured that marquee signing. 1 Arsene Wenger’s contract talks got in the way – Today Arsenal’s CE Ivan Gazidis has said that he expects Arsene Wenger to sign a new contract very shortly. Maybe all the talk about his future was …

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AshleyFive reasons why Arsenal haven’t made any big signings yet – Wenger, Jovetic, Fabregas

Wenger to sign new deal at Arsenal – says CE Ivan Gazidis

There is a fascinating story at The Telegraph which confirms what quite a few people have expected in a while that Arsene Wenger won’t be leaving the club when his contract runs out at the end of next season. Although Arsenal CE Ivan Gazidis is refusing to give full details about the discussion he has had with the Frenchman he …

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AshleyWenger to sign new deal at Arsenal – says CE Ivan Gazidis

Another German league player on Arsenal’s radar. Trio depart

Yesterday we reported that Arsene Wenger was mulling over a move for Bayern Munich’s Austrian David Alaba. The player allegedly wants to play in central midfield and with Bastian Schweinsteiger and Javi Martinez already in the team that isn’t looking too likely. Today though there are reports that Arsenal are in for another Bundesliga player, According to The Mirror Wenger …

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AshleyAnother German league player on Arsenal’s radar. Trio depart

Are Arsenal about to move for a Bayern Munich star?

This could be interesting, very interesting. Austrian site Salzburg.com has suggested that Arsenal have put Bayern Munich star David Alaba on their wish list. The site suggests that Arsene Wenger is hoping to lure the 20 year old who played in the Champions League final, to The Emirates by offering a central midfield position. For Bayern he has largely been …

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AshleyAre Arsenal about to move for a Bayern Munich star?

Arsenal go head to head with Spurs for David Villa. Could Wilfried Bony be the back up plan?

This afternoon has seen a bit of news on a couple of players who Arsenal have apparently been tracking for ages. The first is an update from Talksport about the possible future of Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony. In case you missed the chat from a few weeks ago Bony has impressed Wenger, and indeed half of Europe with his …

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AshleyArsenal go head to head with Spurs for David Villa. Could Wilfried Bony be the back up plan?