Arsenal & # 39; is campaigning for former Liverpool goal Nabil Fekir & # 39; after the impressive season of the playmaker in LaLiga with Real Betis
- Arsenal has opened & # 39; conversations & # 39; with Betis about former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir
- Fekir was very close to Liverpool last summer, but the deal went through
- The Gunners see Fekir as a possible replacement for borrower Dani Ceballos
Fekir had come close to Liverpool last summer from Ligue 1 side Lyon, but the transfer collapsed in the last phase after the Reds had some injury issues about the playmaker.
The Gunners now hope to dive in on the French attacker as a possible replacement for Dani Ceballos.
Fekir almost joined Liverpool last summer, but the deal fell through in the final stages
FEKIR 2019/20 STATS
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According to the Daily Star ] Arsenal submitted an investigation at LaLiga side Real Betis about Fekir.
The attacker joined Betis from Lyon for just £ 17 million – about a third of the amount Liverpool was about to pay for him.
It is believed that the Spanish outfit wants € 30 million for the 26-year-old, who can play wide or right behind the striker.
Fekir is seen as a possible replacement r tenant Dani Ceballos who will return to Real Madrid
Ass nal boss Mikel Arteta will not make major transfer decisions now because of the coronavirus
Arsenal will not make any major transfer decisions until the coronavirus pandemic is under control and their budget for the next season becomes clearer.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is also interested in Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler as a possible replacement for Ceballos, who is likely to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season as there is no option to buy as part of his loan agreement.
Chelsea & # 39; puts £ 85m on hold for Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey, who also attracts interest from Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal & # 39;
- Leon Bailey of Bayer Leverkusen is interesting for a number of Premier League clubs
- Chelsea led the race for the 22-year-old £ 85 million offer
- Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich are also interested
Chelsea lining reportedly puts a step ahead of Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey in the £ 85 million region.
While Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are also monitoring developments with Bailey, who is on his contract for another three years, Leverkusen would prefer to sell to a non-German club, according to De Express.
The report reports that Chelsea scouts were particularly impressed with Bailey & # 39; s performance against Rangers last week.
The 22-year-old was a standout artist against Steven Gerrard & # 39; s side in the Europa League at Ibrox and scored the third goal in a 3-1 win in the first leg.
With Brazilian winger Willian out of contract in the summer, Lampard is looking to strengthen his squad and attack options.
Bailey took the stage at the Belgian club Genk, where he played for 18 months.
He then moved to Leverkusen in Germany in January 2017 for £ 18 million and played 105 times for the club.
Despite his good form this campaign, he was sent twice in 2019-20 for violent behavior.
George Clooney prepares a sensational bid for Malaga with a consortium planning to film a 24-hour Truman Show-style documentary in the struggling club & # 39;
- George Clooney is supposed to be part of a group of American investors interested in Malaga
- Current owner Sheikh Al-Thani has been suspended for alleged financial impropriety
- He claims £ 84 million, but the consortium wants to close a deal for less
- Malaga has fallen sharply since their Champions League run in 2013
- The club is now 14th in the Segunda division and can be relegated by force
George Clooney is part of a consortium that has made a sensational attempt to save Malaga from their financial disorder, with plans to film a 24-hour fly-on-the-wall documentary in the club, according to reports.
The Hollywood star is said to be part of a group of American investors hoping to turn the Andalusian side fortunes that languish in the Segunda Division of Spain .
Malaga were Champions League finalists since 2013 and their club president Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani has been suspended for charges of illegal appropriation and improper management.
But the Qatari businessman still demands £ 86 million for the sale of the club, according to Canal Malaga, as quoted by the Spanish press AS .
But US investors hope that a deal can be agreed upon for considerably less than the asking price of the Sheikh, the report says.
They then hope to take advantage of the popular port city of Costa del Sol by filming a documentary at the club with plans to turn it into a & # 39; European Hollywood & # 39;
There are even sensational suggestions from the sh ow can be a 24-hour Truman Show-style documentary.
President of the small shareholders' association Antonio Aguilera said: & # 39; There is a powerful production company here in Malaga, they want Malaga to & # 39; European Hollywood & # 39; and they are film series here on the south coast of Amazon and are already negotiating with the club.
& # 39; Fourteen days ago, he asked 100 million euros for Malaga. What they are willing to offer is much more than the amount he has paid for the club (36 million euros) and talks are ongoing.
& # 39; On Friday, they called on the Americans to say they were willing to negotiate. & # 39;
Clooney, 58, has a number of non-trading business ventures, co-founder of a tequila company that later sold for $ 1 billion, and is an ambassador for Nespresso coffee.
Since the 2013 Champions League in Malaga, the club has fallen into disrepair with a number of penalties for their financial mismanagement.
They were banned by UEFA because of its debts, which meant that the club was not in the 2013-14 Europa League.
This led to the sale of a number of his stars, including Isco, Joaquin and Jeremy Toulalan, and the departure of Manuel Pellegrini as manager.
Their decline continued and they were finally relegated after 10 consecutive seasons in La Li ga.
There are now suggestions that Malaga can be banished by force if they are unable to meet certain financial obligations this season.
If the American consortium succeeds in their buyout, they have to pay an extra £ 5 million bond in place on Al-Thani amid the charges against him.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City perform £ 63 million moves for Real Madrid star Isco, while the Spanish giants want to free money to grant Zinedine Zidane & # 39; s wish to sign Kylian Mbappe & # 39;
- ] Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City prepare movements for Isco of Real Madrid
- Los Blancos are willing to sell the 27-year-old to finance a move for Kylian Mbappe
- According to reports in Spain, four clubs registered an interest in the Spaniard
The 27-year-old has long been the target of a number of Premier League clubs, although Madrid was not enthusiastic about selling the Spaniard.
However, according to eldesmarque that could well change this summer, while the president of Madrid, Florentino Perez, wants to generate the money needed to get Kylian Mbappe out Paris Saint Germain to praise.
The Frenchman is manager Zinedine Zidane & # 39; s top priority on the market and Perez is supposed to go all out to land the young striker in the next transfer window.
But to pay what is likely to be a world record rate for the 21-year-old, Madrid will have to punch a lot of money to secure its services. The Spanish report suggests that Los Blancos are willing to let go of Isco to finance the move.
Four clubs have registered an interest in the Spaniard, two of which are Chelsea and Arsenal. The report also suggests that Manchester City and PSG are interested in the game maker.,
Chelsea has already signed Ajax star Hakim Ziyech who will join the Blues in a summer deal of £ 40 million. insured. Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola may feel that they have a greater chance of luring their countrymen to their respective clubs.
Liverpool staged a £ 107m summer move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz and led Manchester United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the race to sign the 20-year-old Germany international & # 39;
- ] Kai Havertz has been impressed by Bayer Leverkusen since his breakthrough
- Liverpool is reportedly preparing a £ 107 million summer move for midfielder
- The Reds could lose midfielder Adam Lallana this summer with a deal that expires
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Liverpool reportedly queuing for a summer movement of £ £ million for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz.
The 20-year-old Germany International has been impressed by the German outfit since his breakthrough in the first team in 2016.
Since breaking through the first team
Liverpool has reportedly been in contact with representatives on the Bundesliga side about a possible summer switch.
The attacking midfielder has scored three goals and delivered an assist in 21 games this season while Leverkusen is in sixth place.
In total, Havertz has scored 31 goals and delivered 23 assists in 126 games since he burst into the scene at the age of 17 in Leverkusen.
He has earned seven senior caps for the national side under Joachim Low and scored his first goal for his country in a friendly match against Argentina in October.
Liverpool could lose midfielder Adam Lallana this summer with the set of the 31-year-old in June.
Darts legend Phil Taylor prepares for an incredible return to the sport … but 16 times world champion has been told to qualify against teenagers in a high street Rileys Sports Bar!
Phil Taylor can bring a shock back to professional darts but he will have to face pub players to qualify.
The 16-time world champion stopped two years ago after losing the PDC World Final to Rob Cross.
But now Taylor would like to return to the professional circuit according to PDC chairman Barry Hearn.
One way back would be to take his place in the UK Open qualifiers at Rileys Sports Bars next month before the March tournament to take.
Hearn told The Sun : I spoke with Phil a few weeks ago. He thought: "Shall I play the UK Open by participating in a Rileys qualification?"
& # 39; He called me and said: & # 39; What do you think about it? & # 39 ;. I said: & # 39; Look, you are no longer subject to the player's contract. You are entitled to what you like. & # 39;
Hearn added: & # 39; Phil is having fun. But part of him lacks that competitive element that he does not get during exhibitions. & # 39;
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho made £ 30 million bid for Leicester City full-back Ricardo Pereira
The 26-year-old has been impressive since he came to the Foxes from Porto in January 2018 for £ 22 million.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho Is a big fan of the right who is attacking, but will get some competition in January.
Despite Mourinho being prepared £ 30 million to offer, his former club Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are all also connected to Pereira, via Express
While Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers argued that none of his players for sale in the next window, but he could have a busy month stopping potential suitors from coming to Pereira.
Rodgers said: & # 39; No one will leave categorically in January. I speak regularly with (director of football) Jon (Rudkin) and Top (owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha).
& # 39; It is really clear, we want to keep this team together. It's an exciting team with growth and development, so we want to make sure they stay around January. & # 39;
Pereira & # 39; s deal with the Foxes runs until 2023.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta & # 39; fed £ 40m plus Granit Xhaka & # 39; offer for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Wilfred Ndidi is one of the outstanding players of Leicester so far this season
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is considering a remarkable player-plus cash offer for Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, with Granit Xhaka the player who may be heading the other way.
Arteta draws a shortlist of players to renew his team in Arsenal after being confirmed as manager last week.
And according to The Guardian Foxes midfielder Ndidi is one of his top goals.
The 23-year-old is an integral part of Leicester & # 39; s coming in second place in the Premier League table, with 20 appearances and two goals in all competitions so far this campaign.
Seductive Leicester in conversations will be difficult during the mid-season transfer season, with boss Brendan Rodgers looking to consolidate their position in the top four. Leicester is also in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, where they meet Aston Villa.
When Leicester defeated the Unai Emery arsenal in November, Rodgers ushered in the role of Ndidi in his team.
& # 39; Ndidi is absolutely important, but for every team you need a good defensive midfield player who can do a lot of the dirty work as they say, & Rodgers said.
& # 39; He smells danger. He can cover the ground so quickly, he can push the ball, he can cover it.
& # 39; Tactically improves and plays better. He plays in a specific position that we have not played before, where he can run and he has a clear role to sit and protect and to be that left player.
& # 39; He gets better with the ball. His game is simple. He only needs to serve the players for him and be an option to play from the middle halves and full-backs and continuity in the game. & # 39;
Granit Xhaka seems destined to leave Arsenal after a row of supporters in October
Swiss Netherland midfielder Xhaka seems destined to leave Arsenal after angry reaction to be replaced during the club's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October.
He seemed & # 39; f *** off & # 39; shout at fans as he blast his way to the Arsenal dugout in the Premier League clash with his team's London rivals.
Fellow midfielder Lucas Torreira is also repeatedly linked to a move to Napoli in the new year.
Arteta's first match as Arsenal boss begins on Boxing Day at Everton, while Ndidi and Leicester will host Liverpool.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's brother criticizes Arsenal for drafting Mikel Arteta for the role of managers … saying he is the same as interim boss Freddie Ljungberg with & # 39; no experience & # 39;
- Pierre-Emerick's brother Aubameyang says that Arsenal should not hire Mikel Arteta
- Willy Aubameyang claims that Arteta has not enough experience for the role
- Arteta is on the verge of returning to North London to replace Unai Emery
- Aubameyang is the captain of Arsenal and is still the main man of the club in attack
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & # 39 ; s brother has been criticized Arsenal for drafting Mikel Arteta to become the club's new manager, claiming he & # 39; has no experience & # 39; like interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.
Aubameyang is expected to be crucial to his plans when he takes over, but the brother of the striker, Willy Aubameyang, has revealed he has doubts about the role of Arteta.
Responding to a controversial AFTV message on Instagram that Arteta was likely to become the next club manager, Willy replied: & # 39; Ljungberg Arteta is the same, no experience. & # 39;
Willy, 32, is a standard behind the scenes at Arsenal and is often uploading photos to his social media accounts of him hanging around with club legends and famous sports stars.
He played with brother Pierre at AC Milan, but also failed to play for Kilmarnock after being released in 2011. Willy played most recently for German minnows Kray but has been without club since 2015.
Aubameyang has so far scored 13 goals this season with the Gunners 10th in the Premier League and seven points from the Champions League places.
The striker's links to AFTV have previously caused controversy in the Arsenal team with some claims last month that suggested teammates were dissatisfied with their relationship with the YouTube fan channel.
According to the same report, Aubameyang has developed a report with the YouTube channel, on which fans give their opinion about the club.
He seemed to like some of his posts on Instagram, including one in June who criticized Emery and another in September who demanded that Captain Granit Xhaka be sold.
It has even been claimed that he has invited Troopz, one of AFTV & # 39; s largest and most recognizable contributors, to watch games from his executive box and that this latest episode is unlikely to reduce tensions.
Meanwhile, Arsenal Director Josh Kroenke has returned to America after talks with Arteta and is about to be appointed as the new club of the manager immediately.
Arteta could be in place in time for Saturday's Premier League clash against Everton – where the 37-year-old spent six years as a player.
He discussed what is seen at the Emirates Stadium as a three and a half year contract.
Pep Guardiola confirmed Tuesday that Arteta will be dug-out in the City for the Carabao Cup quarter-final clash Wednesday night in Oxford United, but are awaiting return to the club he made 149 gigs because between 2011 and 2016 the next 48 hours will accelerate.
The city manager has confirmed that Arteta has informed him of his conversations with the Gunners and said: "He is talking to Arsenal, so I do not know what happened." I knew about the meeting. He was incredibly honest and transparent with me. He travels to Oxford, yes. & # 39;
Guardiola claimed that he considered any interest of other clubs in his staff as a compliment and said of Arteta: & # 39; He knows exactly what we want, what we want, but ultimately it is his decision. & # 39;
Manchester United will again receive the checkbook in January because they want to provide Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the necessary facilities to provide the club. recover as one of the top dogs of the Premier League .
After doing this in the summer, with a lot of money spent on defensive couple Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the focus is now on the other end of the field.
Solskjaer is reportedly identified in fewer than eight potential signing sessions to inject some much needed creativity and goals into his team.
Here, Sportsmail looks at what every target on Old Trafford could offer.
JADON SANCHO (Borussia Dortmund, estimated fee: £ 100m)
Manchester United's interest in Jadon Sancho is well documented and England's international international seemed to be leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer.
After moving from United & # 39; s rivals City to Germany in 2017 looking for regular action from the first team, the winger quickly made his mark in the Bundesliga and continued to shine, and earned his first call for seniors in England as the last year.
His stock in Dortmund fell slightly this season, with Lucien Favre not impressed by his application on and off the field, which resulted in a fine for his late return from international service and after only 36 minutes of Klassiker collision with Bayern Munich.
However, this will not deter United and it has no influence on the price tag of the 19-year-old.
ERLING BRAUT HAALAND (Red Bull Salzburg, £ 80m)
One of Europe's most popular features at present, the shape of Erling Braut Haaland for purpose both domestically if on the continent nothing is less than breathtaking.
The 19-year-old son of former City midfielder Alf-Inge turned the heads of all major cluvs after scoring seven goals in his four Champions League games so far this season, and not to forget notching 15 times in 12 matches in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Haaland is closely associated with Old Trafford, with some reports suggesting that United would be willing to lend him back for the second half of the season, just to make sure they get their husband. But it is not wrong that United is faced with fierce competition to land the Norwegian international.
JAMES MADDISON (Leicester, £ 60m)
James Maddison has made many headlines this season, but his performances on the field have made him a striking performer made in the Premier League
Only 22, the midfielder has played a key role in helping Leicester City from Brendan Rodgers make his way to the top four comparison.
His performances have also earned him recognition in England, and although his first call-up deserved unwanted attention during a casino trip after withdrawal, Maddison made his Three Lions bow against Montenegro on Thursday in the 7-0 to to win.
United has placed the emphasis on signing Britons in recent windows. Now a fully-fledged international no less, Maddison fits that bill.
James Maddison fought his way to the England team of Gareth Southgate fought
DECLAN RICE (West Ham, £ 45m)
West Ham insisted last summer that it would cost an excessive amount of money to get rid of them to be purchased with Declan Rice, such as the impact of the midfielder on his breakthrough season.
Last season's platitudes, however, have given way to some criticism of this campaign, with the 20-year struggle in a West Ham team falling at a speed of knots at the Premier League table.
In the mix, throw criticism of former United captain Roy Keane's Rice after his action for England against Kosovo on Sunday night and you wonder if it is the right time for United to make their move – especially given the shape of Scotsman Scott McTominay.
However, if a reasonable price can be achieved, this does not mean that United would find the money, and a place in a system that would be more suitable for Rice's deep game.
CALLUM WILSON (Bournemouth, £ 30m)
Much older than most other goals, the 27-year-old Callum Wilson would nevertheless represent a cunning piece of business.
Although his score for Bournemouth is not as productive as other potential recruits – he has five goals in 12 leage starting this season – he is his work pace and will appeal to Solskjaer.
His hunger and resilience to come back from not one but two cruciate ligament injuries suggests that he has the kind of attitude that the Manchester United dressing room has missed greatly in recent years.
MUSSA DEMBELE (Lyon, £ 40m)
Manchester United has long been watching Moussa Dembele and even considered a step to the Frenchman before he left Celtic last year.
Instead, the international international of France under 21 returned to his home country and beat them in for Lyon.
After 15 goals in Ligue 1 last run, he already has nine in his first 12 appearances, and this despite his club suffering a bleak start to the campaign.
The United States has regularly sent scouts to look at Dembele this season, but are not only interested – Chelsea is also meant to keep an eye on the striker.
Moussa Dembele has been viewed several times by Manchester United when he played for Lyon
John McGINN (Aston Villa, £ 20m)
John McGinn arrived in England with very little fanfare when he decided to reject Celtic's progress and in 2018 south of move the border.
Having played an important role in helping Aston Villa promote last season, he has been one of the prominent artists in Dean Smith & # 39; s looking forward to their first season to navigate back in the top flight.
His direct style and ability to score from midfield has made him a handful of defenses, and with former United boss Sir Alex Feguson an avid admirer, it is thought that the focus is on Old Trafford. drawn to the 25th capacities of the old.
JACKET GREALISH (Aston Villa, £ 40m)
Another Villa star, but Jack Grealish has box office quality that seems to go hand in hand with the values from Manchester United.
A local boy eats well in the Midlands, Grealish has long been associated with a move to the major sides of the Premier League.
The 24-year-old has an iconic status with the Villians and is instantly recognizable by the ball with his socks low and flowing locks, and clearly enjoys his time back in the top flight with his boys club.
Both should be aware, however, that the fairy tale will not last forever, and United can offer the European stage and big occasions a player of Grealish & # 39; s crave for talent.