Sport Arsenal and Spurs keen on Lemina

20:26  14 may  2018
20:26  14 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Mahrez hoping for Arsenal move despite withdrawing transfer request

  Mahrez hoping for Arsenal move despite withdrawing transfer request Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez is still looking to get a move away from the club and it seems a move to Arsenal is his preferred destination, according to the Express. Mahrez handed in a transfer request in January as he hoped to get a move to Premier League champions Manchester City but this failed to materialise with the club proving too stubborn. City were keen on bringing him on the final day of the window but the Algerian remained with the Foxes. He has tailed off of late but has performed well since his dream move to the Etihad fell through at the start of the year. It will take a large sum to get the playmaker away from the King Power while Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are also keen on the player. Arsenal have long been linked with the player as they look to add more creativity to their squad.

Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina admits he has grown frustrated by his lack of playing time with the Serie A champions and is flattered by reported interest from Arsenal . Spurs .

Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo expresses his desire to join the Premier League in the future.

Arsenal and Tottenham are both said to be interested in signing Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina this summer.

According to Foot Mercato, the Premier League duo are both keen on making a move for Lemina when the transfer window opens for business.

After Gabon failed to qualify for the World Cup, Lemina has no commitments this summer and will, therefore, be easier to negotiate with.

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Arsenal may have the upperhand, with Lemina’s international teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently leading the line for the Gunners.

West Ham are also thought to be interested, although they are unlikely to be able to compete with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham in the race to sign the midfielder.

Spurs given boost in pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt

  Spurs given boost in pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has informed the club of his desire to leave at the end of the season, according to Football London. Tottenham Hotspur are on the hunt for a new centre-back this summer with Toby Alderwiereld set to leave the club at the end of the season, and Spurs are reportedly very keen on signing the Ajax defender. De Ligt has been in top form over the last year for the Dutch side and has attracted interest from a number of top clubs from around Europe. Manchester City and Arsenal have both been linked with the player in the past, but Spurs are keen to make a big money move for the 18-year-old and are current favorites land his signature. Ajax aren’t keen on the player leaving but may be left powerless due to the temptation of Premier League football. Spurs have a strong relationship with Ajax having signed a number of their players in the past, something which could help them get this potential deal over the line.

According to reports, a host of clubs across Europe are interested in signing the Belgian defender with Arsenal , Liverpool and Tottenham thought to be keen on him. Spurs will finish behind Arsenal , Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City & Man Utd - Darren Anderton.

GETTY. James Maddison: Premier League clubs are keen on the Norwich star. The attacking midfielder has emerged as one of the brightest talents in English football this season and is valued at £30m.

Lemina joined Southampton last summer from Italian champions Juventus and has shown his quality in spells this season.

Injuries disrupted his debut season with Southampton, but that does not appear to have dampened his chances of getting a big move this summer.

Chelsea v Southampton - The Emirates FA Cup Semi Final© Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Sport Chelsea v Southampton - The Emirates FA Cup Semi Final

Arsenal legend reveals his desire to join the club's coaching staff .
Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires has admitted that he is keen on taking up a role in Arsenal’s new coaching staff, as per a report from the Evening Standard. Pires is one of the greatest players to grace the North London outfit and has been regularly in and around the club since retiring from professional football. In recent times, he has regularly taken a casual part in training sessions with the Gunners squad under Arsene Wenger to provide some valuable experience for the young players at the club. It’s now looking very likely that Mikel Arteta is set to take over as first-team manager and Pires is seemingly keen to be a part of the revolution at the Emirates. It’s a vital appointment for the club and one which they need to get right and through recruiting players who have previously represented Arsenal, this could be a strong move for them. Pires has addressed the situation in a recent interview: “If the next manager wants my help, I will say yes. I want to help Arsenal and I want to help the new manager. I want to be on the staff. I think I can help. It is an option for me and I hope it is an option for Arsenal.” “Arsenal have recently had a new sporting director from [Borussia] Dortmund [Sven Mislintat], which for me is not a problem, I respect the decision.” “But I think that some ex-players can help Arsenal. We know the high level and we won some titles.

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