It is transfer rumour time and, as usual, Arsenal are being linked with almost every professional footballer in Europe and some outside. There are certainly a few areas where the Gunners could do with an extra player or two, although as Arsene Wenger has often said, January is not the best of times to get them.
For Arsenal fans, another striker to compete with and help Olivier Giroud is clearly the priority, but most of the names mentioned are likely to be harder to get than a supermodel. But there has been a recent flurry of speculation that Arsenal could be preparing a bid for the Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa. .......Read the full article here
It might be just as well that Arsenal are currently being linked with every footballer and his dog as the rumour mill really gets underway for this summer’s transfer window dealings. Two of the reported long term transfer targets for the Gunners have given Arsene Wenger some bad news after suggesting that they may be staying where they are.
Arda Turan, the talented left winger, has apparently been tracked all season by Arsenal and Chelsea has declared that he is happy to stay with his current club. After enjoying another excellent season with Atletico Madrid, which saw them win the Spanish FA cup or Copa Del Rey. Diego Simeone also finally managed to get them into the Champions League, and by finishing third they will not have a play-off game like Arsenal. .......Read the full article here
Arsenal have already released a couple of players on loan deals during this transfer window, with Marouane Chamakh off to West Ham for the rest of the season and Johan Djourou joining Hannover in the German Dundesliga. There have been expectations that Squaillachi and Arshavin might also be on their way out of the Emirates, but Arsene Wenger has said that Arsenal are not looking to offload any more players at the minute.
Now that it seems as if Arsenal will not be able to persuade Barcelona to part with David Villa, even though he wants to leave and Arsenal are willing to pay for him, Wenger may concentrate on another Spanish forward Adrian Lopez. Arsenal are rumoured to have put in an offer for the 25-year old already, but it was a fair bot lower than his release clause of £15 million.
There are signs that the player has had his head turned by the interest from the Gunners. His manager at Athletico Madrid, Diego Simeone, has told the Spanish media that he was unhappy with the striker’s attitude on Sunday, and that is why he was substituted after about an hour. .......Read the full article here
There were reports last week that an agreement had been reached between Arsenal and the Turkish international Arda Turan for his transfer to the Emirates from Athletico Madrid. The 25-year old left winger had said some things to the Turkish media that now seem to have been a bit premature.
Chelsea and Liverpool are also keen on Turan, so even if Athletico do agree to sell him, he will not necessarily be heading to North London as a Gunner. The reports that Chelsea had activated his release clause of around €24 million also seem to be wrong, because the manager of the Spanish club, Diego Simeone, has stated that he has heard nothing. .......Read the full article here
There have been reports and rumours coming from Spain and Turkey about the Athletico Madrid player Arda Turan agreeing terms with Arsenal about his transfer in January. They mat have been premature, however, as Chelsea have entered the race, apparently, and are willing to pay the full value of the release clause in the Turkish international’s contract, according to the Spanish newspaper AS.
Turan has a clause in his contract that means Athletico Madrid must sell if another club is willing to pay €24 million, but Arsenal were hoping to get the 25-year old winger for less than that. If Chelsea do agree to pay that, Athletico would have doubled what they paid Galatasaray for him last summer. .......Read the full article here
The Turkish genius Arda Turan has been linked with Arsenal for the last couple of years, and he has now decided that it is time for him to leave Galatasary and Turkey, and at the moment it looks like his most likely destination is London.
Both Tottenham and Arsenal have both registered their interest in the talented playmaker, but his agent is still waiting for a concrete offer. Perhaps Wenger is still waiting to see what happens with Fabregas, but Turan is an extremely talented youngster. He has been captain of his team for the last year, despite only being 23 years old, and is experienced in Europe and internationally. .......Read the full article here