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Transfer: Arsenal, Liverpool keeps tabs on Benzema

Transfer news: The latest rumours from Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and all the top teams


Arsenal and Liverpool could make a move for Karim Benzema should Real Madrid decide to sell the French striker, Don Balon reports.

Madrid reportedly have set their sights on Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, with the club planning to use Benzema to help finance the move. While the Gunners and Reds are in contention for Benzema, the 29-year-old also could end up at Monaco to help lower the price for Mbappe.HD Karim Benzema Real Madrid

Angry Lucas Perez demands transfer from Arsenal

Lucas Perez Arsenal

Losing his shirt number to Alexandre Lacazette was the last straw for Lucas Perez as the incensed forward looks for the exit at the Emirates.

According to the Spanish newspaper, Perez was left fuming by the decision to hand his No.9 jersey to the ex-Lyon man.

That slight led to an apparent conversation with Arsenal director Dick Law, who was told in no uncertain terms that the Spaniard wants a transfer to Deportivo as soon as possible.

Arsenal demands £20M for Chambers

Calum Chambers Arsenal

Arsenal have turned down a £16m bid for Calum Chambers as they hold out for £20m, according to the  Daily Telegraph .

Crystal Palace are interested in signing the versatile defender, but have seen their second offer turned down by the Gunners, who are refusing to sell for anything less than £20m.

Arsenal set to land Virgil van Dijk

Transfer news: The latest rumours from Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and all the top teams

 Arsenal are preparing a £45 million bid for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, according to report.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to keep improving his squad ahead of the new season, and is also targeting Celtic striker Moussa Dembele to replace Alexis Sanchez.

But report said Virgil van Dijk could still end up at Liverpool after making clear he only wants a move to Anfield, .

The Dutchman’s chances of joining Liverpool seemed to end a month ago when the Reds apologised for improper conduct in their pursuit of the player, but Van Dijk could now hand in a transfer request to help facilitate a £60 million move.


Allow me to join Arsenal, Lemar tells Monaco

Thomas Lemar Monaco

Monaco winger Thomas Lemar has demanded the club allow him to join Arsenal, according to report.

The Gunners are set to make a £45 million offer for the France international, but the Ligue 1 champions are worried about losing too many players this summer. arsenal had earlier secured the services of another French international, Lacezade from Olympic Lyon.

Sanchez has not said he wants to leave -Wenger:

Wenger: Sanchez hasn't asked to leaveThe forward has been heavioly linked with a move from Arsenal, but his manager denied reports that the Chile international requested an exit

 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denied reports Alexis Sanchez had told him he wants to leave the Premier League giants.

Sanchez is heavily linked with a move in the off-season, with Manchester City and Bayern Munich reportedly interested in the Chile star.

Asked on Tuesday if the 28-year-old had informed him his desire was to leave Arsenal, Wenger replied: “No.”

Wenger was speaking at a news conference in Sydney as Arsenal prepare to begin their pre-season tour without Sanchez, who is on a break after the Confederations Cup.

Amid City’s reported interest, Wenger again said he was unwilling to sell to a Premier League rival.

“It’s a continuity of what I said at the end of the season,” the Frenchman sai 

Sanchez is out of contract in mid-2018 and Wenger remains hopeful the star forward will extend his stay at the Emirates Stadium.

“The easiest way to manage the players in the final year of their contracts is it’s in his interest to do as well as he can,” he said.

“Nobody knows today if Sanchez will be in the final year of his contract next season because he can as well extend his contract with us at the start of the season or during the season.

“It’s not necessarily the last year of his contract at Arsenal Football Club.”

Sanchez has been at Arsenal for three seasons and scored 24 Premier League goals in 2016-17.

Alexandre Lacazette completes move to Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette signs for Arsenal  

Alexandre Lacazette has been announced as Arsenal’s latest signing, with the club confirming his arrival from Lyon.

Lacazette is understood to have become the Gunners’ record transfer, with the fee understood to be in the region of £46 million.

The club confirmed the news on Wednesday, indicating that that the French striker has agreed a long-term contract with the north London outfit.

“Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to join us on a long-term contract, for an undisclosed fee,” read a statement posted on the official Arsenal website.

Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal GFX

“He is expected to travel with the tour party to Sydney this weekend and is likely to make his home debut in the Emirates Cup on July 29 or July 30.

“The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”

The 26-year-old, who scored 37 goals in 45 appearances for Lyon last season, underwent a medical at London Colney on Tuesday, and eclipses Mesut Ozil – who cost £42.5m – as the most expensive purchase the Premier League club have made.

With hopes of signing Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe – a Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain target – fading, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger managed to convince another of Ligue 1’s star forwards to play at the Emirates Stadium.

Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas, who sanctioned the transfer on Sunday, has previously said the Premier League side must part with €65m to prise Lacazette away from Parc Olympique Lyonnais and the newly agreed deal includes bonuses worth £6m.

France international Lacazette was close to joining Atletico Madrid before the Spanish club’s transfer ban was upheld and Aulas confirmed via French news outlet Le Progres that Wenger’s side that the move is closer to €50m (£44m/$57m) rather than an “unrealistic” €65m (£57m/$74m).

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