Sport Arsenal lining up moves for three defenders this summer

13:45  17 may  2018
13:45  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Crystal Palace linked with move for James McCarthy

  Crystal Palace linked with move for James McCarthy Crystal Palace are reportedly lining up a summer swoop for Everton midfielder James McCarthy. The Eagles are reported by the Daily Mail to have identified the Republic of Ireland international as a potential target ahead of the summer, with Roy Hodgson keen to strengthen his side’s midfield options. It’s stated by the Mail that the Toffees are willing to listen to offers for McCarthy, who has endured yet another injury-plagued season at Goodison Park. The 27-year-old was dealt a cruel blow midway through January, as he sustained a double leg fracture in Everton’s home game against West Brom earlier on in the season. However, it seems as though his recovery is progressing well and interest is building ahead of the summer transfer window. It’s claimed that McCarthy is already ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation. Crystal Palace are already well-stocked in terms of midfield options but both James McArthur and Yohan Cabaye have been strongly linked with respective moves away from Selhurst Park in recent weeks.

Current Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi has received a lot of stick in recent weeks with the Gunners having a poor domestic season. How could Arsenal line up after a summer of big transfers?

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Arsenal are looking to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, plus two other centre-backs, in an attempt to strengthen a leaky backline, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners have conceded over 50 goals this season and with their first choice centre-back Laurent Koscienly now injured for the long-term, defensive recruits this summer are vital.

New defenders: With over 50 goals conceded this season, the defence has obviously been an issue for the Gunners this season. With captain and first choice centre-back Laurent Koscielny now out with a long-term injury, signing new centre-backs will have to be one of the main priorities this summer. © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport With over 50 goals conceded this season, the defence has obviously been an issue for the Gunners this season. With captain and first choice centre-back Laurent Koscielny now out with a long-term injury, signing new centre-backs will have to be one of the main priorities this summer.

The three defenders Arsenal are currently looking at bringing to the Emirates are previously mentioned Sokratis, West Brom’s Jonny Evans and Turkish international Caglar Soyuncu.

Premier League side eye move for Everton midfielder

  Premier League side eye move for Everton midfielder Crystal Palace are reportedly lining up a summer swoop for Everton midfielder James McCarthy. According to the Daily Mail, Palace have identified the Republic of Ireland international as a potential target ahead of the summer, with Roy Hodgson keen to strengthen his side’s midfield options. It’s stated by the Mail that the Toffees are willing to listen to offers for McCarthy, who has endured yet another injury-plagued season at Goodison Park. The 27-year-old was dealt a cruel blow midway through January, as he sustained a double leg fracture in Everton’s home game against West Brom earlier on in the season. However, it seems as though his recovery is progressing well and interest is building ahead of the summer transfer window. It’s claimed that McCarthy is already ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation. Palace are already well-stocked in terms of midfield options but both James McArthur and Yohan Cabaye have been strongly linked with respective moves away from Selhurst Park in recent weeks.

Arsenal are lining up a surprise £15million bid for former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. The Northern Irishman impressed at Euro 2016 and Tony Pulis is believed to value the defender at nearly three times the £6m the Baggies paid for the centre-back last summer .

Catch up with the very latest football transfer news from the Premier League’s top clubs in our round- up below. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to target AC Milan Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is interested in a move to Liverpool this summer after catching the eye of a host of top clubs.

Greek defender Sokratis is reported to cost around £15 million, however, the deal may be easier to do with the head of recruitment, Sven Misinlat, being a friend of the Greek international.

Gunners chiefs have made moves for Jonny Evans in the past, offering big money to West Brom, but the Northern Irishman is now available for just £3 million and could be an easy deal to complete.

The North London club have already held talks with Soyuncu of FC Freiburg and he would be another good addition to a backline which could see Shkodran Mustafa leave this summer.

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Star confirms Arsenal exit with emotional goodbye message .
Santi Cazorla has announced that he is leaving Arsenal. The Spaniard will leave the club when his contract ends this summer. Cazorla has had major injury problems in the last few seasons and hasn’t made an appearance for Arsenal since October 2016. Cazorla had this to say: “I am very sad to be leaving after so many great times. I have loved my time with the club. I will always remember the special moments we had together. The FA Cup in 2014 is something we will never forget. I am very proud to be part of this club’s history.” Doctors told Cazorla that he should be “satisfied” to walk again after his surgery in October 2017 It looks likely that the midfielder will be joining his former club Villarreal when he moves on this summer. He finishes his Gunners career with 180 appearances and 29 goals, including the brilliant free-kick he scored in the FA Cup final against Hull City.

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