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Arsenal stepping up efforts to secure signature of International No.5 star

Arsenal are reportedly lining up an offer for Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Thomas Partey in the January transfer market.

The Gunners are considering potential midfield options due to the uncertain future of Wales international Aaron Ramsey, who is in the final year of his deal at the Emirates Stadium.

Ramsey looks increasingly likely to depart from the club next year, although Arsenal could look to cash in on the midfielder in January rather than losing him on a free transfer next summer.

Ghanasoccernet reports that Arsenal manager Unai Emery has identified Partey as a possible transfer target, having also kept tabs on the 25-year-old star during his time in charge of Sevilla.

Partey made 50 appearances for Los Rojiblancos last season as they won the Europa League and finished second in La Liga, but the report states that Diego Simeone could be prepared to let the Ghanaian star leave the club if he is able to sign Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus.

However, Arsenal could face rivalry for Partey from Emery’s former club Paris Saint-Germain, who are looking to bolster their own midfield ranks because of injury problems and Adrien Rabiot’s contract situation.

Arsenal reportedly set their sights on €30m-rated talented midfielder

Spanish coach Unai Emery’s Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Cagliari versatile midfielder Nicolo Barella and also reported Liverpool target, according to a report.

Sport Witness state the Gunners have ‘noted’ the abilities of the 21-year-old star, seen by many as one of the hottest aces in European football.

A list of prestigious Italian midfielders can be dreamt up easily, and Nicolo could be one to join the likes of Daniele De Rossi, Andrea Pirlo and Marco Tardelli.

A team of Gunners scouts is said to have recently attended a Rossoblu match, assigned with the task of determining how good Nicolo might one day be.

The North Londoners bolstered their midfield ranks in the summer with the signings of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira, but are expected to lose veteran box-to-box threat Aaron Ramsey at the end of the campaign.

After weeks of negotiations failed between the club and Ramsey, Arsenal fans seem resigned to the fact the Wales international is heading out the door at the Emirates Stadium.

This campaign, in all competitions, the young midfielder has made 9 appearances and netted 1 goal for Rossoblu.

Arsenal must act quickly to secure signature of Liga NOS star

Lyon and Real Madrid have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to land Hector Herrera next summer.

Mexica international sees his contract at FC Porto expire at the end of the campaign, meaning that he will be available to depart to possible suitors on a free transfer.

Arsenal have been heavily connected with a swoop for the experienced midfielder in the latest times, but according to claims from O Jogo, as quoted by Calciomercato, they will face stiff competition.

Real Madrid are reported to have registered an interest in a deal for Herrera as the club look to add further experience and quality to their pool of midfield variants.

Lyon, meanwhile, have also been named as possible suitors for Herrera, who remains the assigned club captain of FC Porto in spite of the scrutiny that surrounds his future.

Arsenal are likely to be on the observation post for a new central midfielder in the upcoming transfer windows, with Aaron Ramsey’s deal set to run down at the end of the ongoing season.

However, if the north London giants are to complete a deal for Hector, it seems they’ll be faced with tough competition from elsewhere.

Arsenal on alert as Inter Milan also showing interest in highly-rated centre-back

Inter Milan have joined the hunt to sign reported Arsenal target Joachim Andersen from Serie A side Sampdoria, according to claims from Calciomercato.

The Gunners have been connected with a move for the central defender in the latest times as he continues to impress in the heart of the Sampdoria back-line this campaign.

Andersen has been tipped for huge things following his emergence as an essential player for Sampdoria.

His form for the Serie A club has also seemingly prompted interest from somewhere else, with Inter Milan the latest club to have been touted as a possible destination.

Sampdoria have conceded only four goals this campaign and Andersen has played a pivotal role in the team’s defensively solid performances.

It’s unlikely that Italian manager Marco Giampaolo and his men will want to see Joachim depart in the near future, but interest is progressively building in the Danish star as the January transfer window approaches.

Calciomercato’s report indicates that Nerazzurri sporting director Piero Ausilio is a known admirer of Joachim’s qualities, with the long list of possible suitors for the defender continuing to grow.

Arsenal closely monitoring situation of Atletico Madrid star

Premier League side Arsenal are keeping a close eye on the current situation of Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Thomas Partey, according to a report on the Daily Cannon.

The powerful midfielder is also being closely monitored by French club Paris Saint Germain.

The 25-year-old star is currently on a deal with the Spanish giants that expires in 2023 but has fallen out of favour this campaign.

Partey was a regular starter for Los Rojiblancos last season and featured over 50 times under Argentine manager Diego Simeone, but this campaign he has found it hard to get as much game time as he desires.

With Aaron Ramsey set to depart from the Gunners at the end of the season, coach Unai Emery is already identifying possible replacements for the Welshman, with Thomas understood to be one that Emery is scouting.

The Ghana international star is well known for his energy, efficiency and eye for goal from midfield.

This season, in all competitions (La Liga, Champions League), Partey has managed to find the net once in La Liga and has also provided one assist.

Arsenal linked with surprise move for UCL giants €230,000-a-week star

The London-based giants Arsenal are interested in a January swoop for Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria, according to reports in France.

The former Manchester United player is apparently interested in making a move back to the English top flight, but he will be asking for wages of around £200,000-per-week.

Whether Gunners would be willing to meet his demands is another question, but it becomes visible that they do have an interest in signing the 30-year-old star.

Manchester United are reportedly interested in a deal to take Argentina international back for a second spell at Old Trafford, whilst Chelsea are said to be keeping a close eye on him too.

Gunners manager Unai Emery knows Di Maria well, having worked with him at Paris Saint-Germain at it appears that he is interested in a reunion with the Argentine winger.

There will likely be a lot of clubs interested in Di Maria if he does decide to leave the Paris-based outfit, so Arsenal will likely have to splash the cash to get him.

This season, in all competitions, former Real Madrid attacker has made 12 appearances for the Parisians, netted 6 goals and provided 3 assists.

Arsenal can land UCL giants young midfielder but only on one condition

Arsenal could join the hunt to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek from Chelsea if Wales international Aaron Ramsey departs in the January transfer market, according to the Daily Mail.

The Gunners look resigned to losing Aaron in the near future, with the Wales international midfielder’s contract coming to an end in the summer.

This has apparently prompted them to make contingency plans in case the club cash in on the midfielder in the mid-season transfer window, with Ruben the latest player to be linked.

It’s reported by a daily sports newspaper the Daily Mail that the England international has grown frustrated by his shortage of chances in the first-team under Maurizio Sarri, leading Englishman to seek pastures new away from Stamford Bridge.

Loftus-Cheek spent the previous season on loan at Crystal Palace and earned himself a place in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Ruben has since struggled to make an impression at the west London giants, however, and speculation surrounding his future has once more resurfaced, with Blues’ Premier League rivals Arsenal named as possible contenders for his signature.

Chairman claims 21-year-old Arsenal target could be on his way to Bundesliga giants

Arsenal have suffered a transfer blow as AS Roma pacy winger Cengiz Under could be on his way to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, according to a report on football news Italian website Calciomercato.com

Cengiz Under’s former owner at Turkish top flight Super Lig club Altinordu, Mehmet Özkan, believes that the German club is closely monitoring the young winger.

Mehmet Özkan said: “Bayern Munich are following him [Under] very closely, and he could leave for an important transfer fee.”

The young attacker has put in some impressive performances this campaign and has become a key part of AS Roma’s attack, alongside fellow youngster Justin Kluivert.

Arsenal have been closely connected with a move for the Turkey international, who only joined AS Roma last summer for a fee of €14m.

Further reports are suggesting that German club could be weighing up a €60m offer for Cengiz Under, which could prove to be too hard to refuse for Giallorossi.

This season, in all competitions (Champions League, AS Roma), the 21-year-old ace has made 8 appearances, netted 2 goals and provided 4 assists for the Rome-based outfit

Arsenal informed versatile defender price tag also linked with Serie A giants

Serie A outfit Sampdoria defender and Arsenal target Joachim Andersen could reportedly be available for about €25 million, amid interest from Juventus.

According to an Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX, as quoted on Calciomercato, Sampdoria could demand a sum around the €25 million mark with the Danish defender attracting interest.

A host of clubs have been linked with a move to secure the signature of the defender, but Italian giants. Bianconeri are now believed to be in the running.

The report states that the Old Lady are unlikely to make a January move for the player, but a summer move is not being ruled out.

Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero has joked that he would ask for €50m if Joachim Andersen could but is aware that will not be the case.

“How much is it? Who can say, €50 million minimum.” – said Massimo Ferrero.

The Italians are reportedly hopeful of starting a bidding war for the star, with teams in England and Germany also credited with an interest.

This campaign, in all competitions (Coppa Italia, Serie A), the former Twente player has made 9 appearances and provided 1 assist.

AS Monaco coach eyes loan deal for highly-rated Arsenal midfielder

Arsenal legend and new Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco manager Thierry Henry has contacted his former club over a possible loan deal for youngster Emile Smith Rowe, according to an exclusive report on Caught Offside.

The young midfielder has made an incredible rise into the Arsenal senior team this season under Unai Emery and managed to net his first senior goal for the club in the Europa League group stage clash against Qarabag.

Emile is highly-rated in north London, and it is understood that Unai isn’t keen on allowing the young player to leave on loan.

Henry has identified the 18-year-old ace as a target and wants to make him one of his first signings as a coach.

French boss is looking to use his connections at Gunners to help him recruit players on loan for AS Monaco, who have made a poor start to the season.

Emile looks likely to play a considerable amount of senior-team matches for the Gunners this campaign so a loan move away can’t be expected to be made in an effort to gain more minutes.