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Mats Hummels update – Arsenal or Man United?

The battle to sign Borussia Dortmund’s highly rated central defender Mats Hummels appears to be heating up with Arsenal set to rival Manchester United for the World Cup winner. United have apparently already have offered £16 million for the player, which Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has laughed off, and there’s no word yet on increased bid Meanwhile Arsenal are rumoured to mulling …

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Harry FinegoldMats Hummels update – Arsenal or Man United?
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Where next for Griezmann? Chelsea? Liverpool?

Not surprisingly, after his impressive World Cup performance, several of the Premier League’s most high profile teams have been sniffing around Antoine Griezmann, Real Sociedad’s 21 year-old left-winger. Griezmann recently refused to sign a new contract at his current club (he has two years left) and the rumour is that the player’s buy out figure is £24 million. So who …

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Harry FinegoldWhere next for Griezmann? Chelsea? Liverpool?

Manchester City close to Benatia deal

Manuel Pellegrini is understood to be close to agreeing a deal for Roma centre back Mehdi Benatia. The Daily Mirror believe that a fee in principle has been agreed for around £30m but any transfer is reliant on Roma’s ability to find a replacement. Rudi Garcia’s Roma had an impressive season during 2013/14, finishing second as i Lupi get set to …

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Arsenal transfer update: Chelsea’s Juan Mata linked by UK paper

Normally I would put this story in the file marked pure speculation. However it comes from The Independent, which isn’t a paper that is usually big on wildly unsubstantiated football rumours. Anyhow the paper is claiming that… Arsenal could be about to launch an audacious bid for Chelsea’s Juan Mata, with manager Arsene Wenger keeping an eye on the midfielder’s …

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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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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
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Arsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?

Barcelona President Sandro Rosell may have told Arsene Wenger that he is not prepared to sell Spanish international striker David Villa in the window. But it seems that hasn’t put the Arsenal manager off. Caught Offside is reporting that Arsenal are still engaging with Barcelona in discussions about Villa and want to sign another of their players. Long term Gunners …

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AshleyArsenal update: David Villa deal back on? Afellay targeted. Shaw going nowhere. Diaby back against City?
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Wesley Sneijder on his way to London? Spurs favourites, but don’t rule out Arsenal

There have been some interesting rumours about Inter Milan’s Dutch playmaker in the last few days. His wife recently tweeted “We are about to emigrate. It should happen in early January and we are looking for a nice place for our family.” Though she did retract the tweet soon after. Now Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has told TalkSPORT that Tottenham …

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Are Chelsea now favourites to land Theo Walcott?

So the Theo Walcott  transfer saga rumbles on in many ways over shadowing everything else that is going on at The Emirates at the moment. Last night the youngster got his wish and was started by Arsene Wenger as a central striker. Walcott scored one and looked a constant threat trying to latch on to balls from Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta. It is clear that Reading gave Arsenal way too much …

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AshleyAre Chelsea now favourites to land Theo Walcott?