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Liverpool’s dilemma. Is £56 million plus Sanchez a good deal for Suarez?

Ok, so you can take much of what has been written about Luis Suarez over the past week with a huge dollop of salt. But even the most die-hard reds can’t deny that Liverpool’s red hot striker isn’t on the wish list of just about every big club in the world. So personally I would ignore Daily Star gossip like …

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AshleyLiverpool’s dilemma. Is £56 million plus Sanchez a good deal for Suarez?

Arsenal update: Fabregas and Williams back on? Abate in for Sagna?

Well they keep on reeling us in… The Daily Mail has a story today that suggests that the Cesc Fanregas to Arsenal might be back on. It says that as the summer has worn on Fabregas has felt increasingly isolated at Barcelona and is mulling over igniting the clause in his contract that would see him return to north London. …

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AshleyArsenal update: Fabregas and Williams back on? Abate in for Sagna?
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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

Fabregas could return to Arsenal this summer – says his agent’s dad David Dein

David Dein may be an ex-Arsenal board member who left in acrimonious circumstances a few years ago. He is also the father of agent Darren Dein who represents, among others, Cesc Fabregas, so when Dein senior speaks about potential transfers it is worth taking in every word So despite saying that he wanted to stay at Barca earlier this week …

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AshleyFabregas could return to Arsenal this summer – says his agent’s dad David Dein

Arsenal update: David Villa, Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Draxler

Another of the winter’s main targets for Arsene Wenger is back in the news again. Barca’s David Villa is the subject of much speculation this morning as it was revealed that he allegedly had one one foot at Arsenal in the winter. Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo claims that the North Londoners had offered £8.5m for the 31-year-old, but the La …

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AshleyArsenal update: David Villa, Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Draxler

Arsenal round up: Gonalons, Fabregas, Koscielny and Cesar

It is no secret that Arsenal are looking to strengthen their midfield this summer with one, maybe two signings. On the Emirates wants list somewhere is likely to be the £15m-rated Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons. Wenger has sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old on several occasions this season and Lyon have hinted that it take offers of over £15 million …

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AshleyArsenal round up: Gonalons, Fabregas, Koscielny and Cesar

Is Cesc Fabregas on his way back to Arsenal? The four reasons why he might be

Well that’s what the Star is suggesting this morning. The theory runs like this. 1 Barcelona can’t seem to accommodate him in their team. This article looks in depth about how they have chosen to use him. The evidence is clear is that while he was brought in to replace Xavi he just hasn’t worked in that role. He has …

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AshleyIs Cesc Fabregas on his way back to Arsenal? The four reasons why he might be

Wenger doesn’t expect Alex Song to return to Arsenal, yet

After his cousin/uncle (no one seem to know) Rigobert Song’s intervention yesterday claiming that Alex Song was unhappy at Barcelona and itching to return to England, Arsene Wenger has responded. In particular he has emphasised that the rumours that Arsenal have a buy back clause on Song simply aren’t true Wenger said “There is no buy-back clause. I heard he …

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AshleyWenger doesn’t expect Alex Song to return to Arsenal, yet

Song wants Arsenal return says Song

It has been a least a week since the last Alex Song back to Arsenal story so no surprises that Metro has dug out a new angle. The paper has a quote from Alex’s cousin Rigobert which underlines how unhappy he is at Barcelona and how he longs to return to North London. ‘Barcelona put so much effort into signing …

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AshleySong wants Arsenal return says Song

Yaya Toure tells City to sort his contract out – or he will be off

The Sun has a huge football exclusive this morning which concerns the fate of Man City’s massively talented midfielder Yaya Toure. Apparently the player has been in contract talks with City for six months now and according to the paper if he doesn’t sign a new deal by the weekend the 29 year old will look for a move. And …

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AshleyYaya Toure tells City to sort his contract out – or he will be off

Arsenal update: Alexis Sanchez for Thomas Vermaelen swap? Striker Carr on radar

There’s more buzz about the Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal transfer this morning with several papers suggesting that the Barca winger/striker is one of Arsene Wenger’s top targets for the summer. Wenger has been helped in his quest by the former sporting director at Udinese, Fabrizio Larini, the club where Sanchze made his name. Larini thinks that his former protege should join The …

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AshleyArsenal update: Alexis Sanchez for Thomas Vermaelen swap? Striker Carr on radar

Italian website says Arsenal will raid Barca for players. But might Man City cast offs be a better bet

It is a story that has been bubbling under for a few days now, but a number of sources are now saying that Arsene Wenger is looking at buying a job lot of Barcelona players in the summer. The latest news source to confirm The Gunners’ growing interest in players from the Catalan club is Italian website Tutto Mercato. It …

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AshleyItalian website says Arsenal will raid Barca for players. But might Man City cast offs be a better bet

Is the David Villa to Arsenal story dead if Barca offer him a new contract?

The Daily Mail this morning is running with a story that Barcelona are about to offer Arsenal target David Villa a new contract. The 31 year old was hankering for a move in the transfer window as injuries had pushed him down the Catalan club’s pecking order. However after some excellent recent performances the club have decided that they want …

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AshleyIs the David Villa to Arsenal story dead if Barca offer him a new contract?

Arsenal update: Song return, Vermaelen to Barca, Real defender targeted

Today’s Arsenal news is all about Spain. The big story is that, unhappy with his lot at Barcelona Alex Song is pondering a move back to The Emirates. Less then a year after questioning the player’s commitment and attitude Arsene Wenger is reported to be happy to welcome the Cameroonian back to London. Song, who has been pretty much sidelined …

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AshleyArsenal update: Song return, Vermaelen to Barca, Real defender targeted

Too late for Arsenal? David Villa told he can leave Barcelona by club’s VP

Here is yet another thing guaranteed to set Arsene Wenger’s teeth on edge this morning. After spending days chasing the player in the transfer window only to be told that the club wouldn’t let him go, it now transpires that Barcelona are willing to let David Villa leave. Talk Sports is reporting that he will not be kept at Barcelona …

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AshleyToo late for Arsenal? David Villa told he can leave Barcelona by club’s VP

Dani Alves urges Barcelona to sign Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere

Yesterday it was Thomas Vermaelen’s turn to be linked with a move to the Nou Camp, today it is Jack Wilshere. For Danio Alves has been saying how much he would love the English midfielder in the Barca team, possibly as a replacement for Xavi or Iniesta. Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Petit, Alex Song and Marc Overmars have all, …

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AshleyDani Alves urges Barcelona to sign Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere

Rumours of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona? The Arsenal captain’s curse again!?

Here’s an interesting question for Arsenal fans. Would you cash in Thomas Vermaelen for a Barca player or two? Well that’s the rumour that has been picked up the Daily Mirror which suggests that the Catalans are lining up the Arsenal defender as a replacement for Eric Abidal who is unlikely to return to to-level footballer after his illnesses. In …

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AshleyRumours of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona? The Arsenal captain’s curse again!?

Arsenal update: Barcelona want €20m for David Villa. Is he too expensive now?

Is this the end of the David Vila to Arsenal story? It certainly feels as if it might be that way. Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo, which has been reported in the UK here, has stated that Barca have put a €20m price tag of their star striker – way more than the £10m (€11.5m) that Arsenal were reported to have …

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AshleyArsenal update: Barcelona want €20m for David Villa. Is he too expensive now?

Arsenal update: Henry wants to come back, Fabregas not so sure

Arsenal’s talismanic French man is apparently keen on a third stint at the club. At a press conference this week he reiterated his desire to be involved with Arsenal in any role Henry said ‘All I know is that I will be involved in the game for sure and hopefully be involved with Arsenal because that is the heart talking …

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AshleyArsenal update: Henry wants to come back, Fabregas not so sure

Bit late – David Villa wants Arsenal move in the Summer

If you thought you had heard the last of the David Vila to Arsenal stories now the window has closed – think again. The Sun  is running with a story today that suggests that Barcelona’s want-away striker will push the deal through in the summer. The Sun says After a long-term injury last season, Villa has failed to command a …

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AshleyBit late – David Villa wants Arsenal move in the Summer