Sport Arsenal could sign World Cup star for free this summer

17:05  05 june  2018
17:05  05 june  2018 Source:

Juventus man keen on move to Arsenal this summer

  Juventus man keen on move to Arsenal this summer Arsenal have reportedly been handed a boost in their pursuit of Stephan Lichtsteiner, with the player said to be keen on the move to the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners want to sign Lichtsteiner on a free transfer this summer as his contract with Juventus reaches its expiry date. Arsenal are intent on adding further experience and defensive quality to the ranks this summer and it appears as though the 34-year-old right-back is a target for their new boss, Unai Emery. The Switzerland international is seeking a new challenge following a trophy-filled tenure with Juve and according to Di Marzio, he is attracted by the prospect of joining Arsenal. Lichtsteiner is set to captain his side in their World Cup ventures this summer and it’s therefore likely that he will hope to have his future decided before he jets off to Russia with the Switzerland squad. Arsenal will hope that the potential addition of Lichtsteiner can provide healthy competition for Hector Bellerin on the right-hand side of defence.

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Here are 10 of our favourite players who could be available for a free if they don’t sign new contracts… It’s not often that a goalkeeper that played in the World Cup Final is available on a free the summer after, but that is exactly the case with Argentinian shot stopper Sergio Romero.

Arsenal have reportedly targeted a move for Sporting CP winger Gelson Martins, and they could even sign him on a free transfer.

The Express have reported that with the Lisbon club in turmoil, Martins may be allowed to cancel his contract and become a free agent, meaning the Gunners could snap him up for nothing.

The Portuguese star joins fellow countrymen Rui Patricio and William Carvalho in wanting out of Sporting after a group of fans attacked players at the training ground, leaving some with nasty injuries.

The club finished third in Primeira Liga, and reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

Arsenal scouted defensive target in international clash on Monday

  Arsenal scouted defensive target in international clash on Monday Arsenal reportedly sent scouts to watch Caglar Soyuncu in action for Turkey on Monday night as they defeated Iran 2-1 in a friendly. According to claims from Football London, representatives from the Gunners were deployed to keep a close eye on Soyuncu, with the club keen to recruit him this summer. Soyuncu enjoyed an exceptional season with Freiburg and has cemented his place in the Turkish national team. He played the entirety of the match as Turkey came away with a narrow 2-1 win against their Iranian counterparts. The 22-year-old defender has admitted that he is aware of Arsenal’s interest in signing him this summer but is unlikely to negotiate a move away from Freiburg until he returns from Turkey’s training camp, roughly a week into June. Arsenal are intent on bolstering their defensive ranks this summer and are closing in on the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The Gunners will not be able to recruit Soyuncu cheaply this summer, with Freiburg reportedly valuing him at £35m. However, this does not appear to have deterred Arsenal, with extensive scouting still seemingly ongoing.

Four world -class centre-backs Arsenal could sign in this summer ’s transfer window. At 27, Hummels is at a perfect age. He’s 6ft 3in tall and has almost 50 international caps for the World Cup winners.

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Securing Martins signature would be a big boost for Arsenal. With plenty of pace in the attacking ranks already, he could be an asset out wide, and make the Gunners’ attack even more threatening but Unai Emery’s men face competition him, with Italian giants Juventus also said to be keen on a move for the 23-year-old.

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Italian outfit join Arsenal in the race to sign in-demand winger .
Lazio have joined Arsenal and Milan in the race to sign Gelson Martins this summer. Calcio Mercato claims that the Serie A side have identified the Portuguese winger as a potential replacement for Felipe Anderson. The latter is being heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, with West Ham said to be in talks to sign the player. The Hammers have reportedly offered €30 million for the Brazilian. Martins looks set to leave Sporting on a free transfer this summer following a training ground incident with the club’s supporters. A number of supporters invaded the training ground and attacked the playing staff, with Bas Dost one of the more notable players to be injured in the incident. Martins has been touted as a key transfer target for the Gunners, who were said to have offered up to €30 million, but now face a wealth of competition to land the player on a free transfer.


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