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Arsenal reported in talks to sign centre back Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Maarten Stekelenburg tracked

And the transfer window day at The Emirates has taken another twist. Jamie Sanderson who writes for the Metro and is usually very reliable for Arsenal news has just tweeted No news yet but reassured Arsenal are still open for business. #afc have had dialogue today with various agents. Leaving it late. He has also suggested that the club are …

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AshleyArsenal reported in talks to sign centre back Fernando Amorebieta from Athletic Bilbao. Maarten Stekelenburg tracked

Arsenal update: Odds on Villa coming shorten, news on left backs, Arshavin exit, and a centre back

Well it looked at one point as if the big Arsenal story would be the signings of David Villa and Mohammed Diame. A number of sources are suggesting that Arsenal are still talking to Barcelona about Villa.  Also agent Sky Andrew, who has reasonably close links with the club, has told Talk Sport to expect a few big surprises later …

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AshleyArsenal update: Odds on Villa coming shorten, news on left backs, Arshavin exit, and a centre back
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Spurs update: Official offer made for striker Leandro Damiao

Along with the Beckham to PSG saga the biggest story of the window day could involve Spurs and their pursuit of Leandro Damiao. Spurs have been chasing the 23 year old Brazilian for some time now and it appears that they might just be about to land their man. According to The Metro the club are alleged to have offered …

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AshleySpurs update: Official offer made for striker Leandro Damiao

Arsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame about to sign new deal at West Ham

A few days ago it seemed like a done deal that West Ham’s Senegalese midfielder Mohamed Diame would be heading to either Arsenal or Spurs. Goal is reporting that the player is heading for Karen Brady’s office, but not to sign for another club. Goal says It is expected that Diame will sign an extended deal on improved terms that …

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AshleyArsenal and Spurs target Mohamed Diame about to sign new deal at West Ham
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Arsenal update: Rumours of a move for Malaga’s Nacho Monreal

The new left back rumours are coming thick and fast now. Goal.com is reporting that the latest left back to be linked is Malaga’s Nacho Monreal. There’s no link to any source but again this one might just have legs. Nacho Monreal is a 26 year old who has been a regular in the Malaga team since 2011. He joined …

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AshleyArsenal update: Rumours of a move for Malaga’s Nacho Monreal
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Arsenal update: is Bong the team’s new left back?

Arsene Wenger stated last night that he would be looking for a left back today, yet other than the obvious – Baines, Shaw etc – very few targets have emerged. Now the Mail has revealed that Wenger might be looking to his traditional French territory for a replacement in the guise of Valenciennes’ Gaetan Bong. The Cameroon international Bong, who …

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AshleyArsenal update: is Bong the team’s new left back?
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Norwich City sign Luciano Becchio and are now closing in on Curtis Davies

You would not necessarily have predicted that the Norfolk club would be among the busiest on transfer deadline day, but Norwich have already signed one player and look like they are in for another. Joining an already large band of ex-Leeds players at the club is the Argentinian Luciano Becchio. He is part of straight swap deal with the Yorkshire …

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AshleyNorwich City sign Luciano Becchio and are now closing in on Curtis Davies
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Asmir Begovic – Are Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United planning a surprise move?

Some really interesting gossip is coming out of The Potteries this morning. Firstly Stoke have apparently bid for Birmingham City keeper Jack Butland. Butland, who is also being tracked by Fulham among others, turned down a move to Chelsea yesterday because he wants to be a first choice keeper. Stoke obviously know this – so why are they bidding for …

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AshleyAsmir Begovic – Are Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United planning a surprise move?

Arsenal update: Left Back Targets – Forget Baines and Shaw. Why Assou-Ekotto could be a more realistic option

Well it didn’t take long. French newspaper Maxifoot is already suggesting that Arsene Wenger is about to revive his interest today in two of his long term left back targets. With Kieran Gibbs, who has been excellent this season, out for at least three weeks Wenger faces the prospect of playing Bayern Munich with the frankly, quite disastrous, Andre Santos …

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AshleyArsenal update: Left Back Targets – Forget Baines and Shaw. Why Assou-Ekotto could be a more realistic option

Arsenal update: Who might be leaving today? Jenkinson? Eisfeld?

So, no news on players coming in, so it is probably time to have a quick look at who might be leaving The Emirates today. Arsenal have already said goodbye (for a few months at least) to Emmanuel Frimpong, Johan Djorou and Marouane Chamakh – who else might be on their way? Andrey Arshavin – This appears pretty unlikely now. …

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AshleyArsenal update: Who might be leaving today? Jenkinson? Eisfeld?

Spurs update: six players could be leaving today – Assou-Ekoto, Gomes, Huddlestone and more

Daniel Levy’s fax machine looks like it is going to have a very busy day today. Let’s hope he hasn’t forgotten to get extra paper – he will probably need it. As well as players coming in as many as six players could be heading away from the Lane. Tom Huddlestone, who has been a target for several clubs in …

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AshleySpurs update: six players could be leaving today – Assou-Ekoto, Gomes, Huddlestone and more
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Spurs update: L’Equipe links Lyon striker Lisandro Lopez

Spurs are short of striking options at the moment, so expect to hear plenty of rumours about new forwards heading for the Lane today. With the news that Seville’s Alvaro Negrdo has been ruled out there is now a bit of momentum about the story that Lyon’s Lisandro Lopez could be a Spurs player on loan soon. French paper L’Equipe …

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AshleySpurs update: L’Equipe links Lyon striker Lisandro Lopez

Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea target Edinson Cavani talks about his future

The Napoli striker is very high on many manger’s wants lists at the moment with Arsene Wenger and Roberto Mancini especially being known as keen admirers. And the player has given some encouragement to the clubs who might want to prise him from Napoli in the summer. Talking to La Gazzetta dello Sport today Cavani spoke explicitly about the 63million …

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AshleyArsenal, Man City, Chelsea target Edinson Cavani talks about his future
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Arsenal update: All quiet, but for one last push for David Villa or Edin Džeko?

After a game in which Arsenal created a huge number of chances only to see many of them squandered by their current striker you might have thought that Arsene Wenger would be combing Europe for reinforcements. Well Wenger said after the game last night “We will try to be active. It won’t be easy but at the moment I have …

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AshleyArsenal update: All quiet, but for one last push for David Villa or Edin Džeko?

BBC reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohammed Diame will sign new contract at West Ham

At one point it seemed like West Ham’s Mohammed Diame was within a few hours of becoming an Arsenal player. Then yesterday it appeared as if he would be on his way to White Hart Lane. The latest news from West Ham is that the player is not only staying with the Hammers but may even sign a new contract. …

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AshleyBBC reports that Arsenal and Spurs target Mohammed Diame will sign new contract at West Ham

Five possible reasons why Arsenal haven’t signed any players in the window

So with less than 48 hours to go Arsenal have signed exactly zero players in the window (I am not counting Walcott). Their rivals for Champions League places, Liverpool and Chelsea, have both significantly strengthened their squads by adding new players and in the case of The Reds it has already given them some very real momentum. Arsenal will find …

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AshleyFive possible reasons why Arsenal haven’t signed any players in the window

Arsenal update: one last try to sign David Villa, but now Man City want him too

In what is perhaps the most predictable news of the day The Daily Mail is running with the story that after crisis talks with Ivan Gazidis Arsene Wenger is going to have one last try to sign David Villa in the window. The Mail says Arsenal remain in pursuit of Barcelona striker Villa, despite Wenger insisting yesterday that a potential …

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AshleyArsenal update: one last try to sign David Villa, but now Man City want him too

Allardyce acknowledges he ‘might lose’ Diame. But will it be to Arsenal or Spurs?

Interesting quote this morning from a press conference given by West Ham boss Sam Allardyce. Asked about what the situation was with Mohammed Diame Allardyce seemed to acknowledge that the controversial midfielder could be on his way out of Upton Park. Allardyce said ‘It is total confusion. I’m as confused as anyone. I hope we don’t, but we might lose …

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AshleyAllardyce acknowledges he ‘might lose’ Diame. But will it be to Arsenal or Spurs?

Are Reading likely to trouble Chelsea?

Brian McDermott has a selection dilemma for the home match with Chelsea: he’s started the last two matches with a 4-5-1 formation. However, in both matches he’s changed to a 4-4-2 formation midway through the second half, with fantastic results. First, Reading won 3-2 at home to West Brom, having trailed 2-0, and then they came back from 1-0 down …

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AshleyAre Reading likely to trouble Chelsea?

Wenger says Barcelona don’t want to sell Villa to Arsenal

Bad news for Arsenal fans. Arsene Wenger has revealed during his press conference this morning that David Villa is unlikely to join Arsenal during the transfer window as the Catalans aren’t prepared to sell their star striker. In spite of Villa being keen to join Arsenal and Wenger being keen on the player, the Gunners boss said ‘Barcelona do not …

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AshleyWenger says Barcelona don’t want to sell Villa to Arsenal