Arsenal transfer news: Sanchez to PSG, Napoli star is January's top target and more - 30th October 2017
All the transfer news related to Arsenal Football Club.
Paris Saint-Germain to win the race for Sanchez
The Chilean has been earmarked for a departure for a while now with Manchester City almost signing him on deadline day in the summer. However, Arsenal failed to sign a replacement in time, thereby blocking Sanchez's move and now risk losing him for free when his contract expires next summer.
Foreign clubs can speak to Sanchez from January for a pre-agreement meaning City could possibly miss out on the player. However, El Gol Digital reports that Pep Guardiola is willing to wait till the summer instead of signing for a cut-price deal in January.
In a sudden twist of events, PSG are reportedly willing to bid £26.5 million for the 28-year old and believe they have a free run for the attacker. One way or the other, Arsenal are set to lose one of their most prized assets.
Wenger wants Napoli's Jorginho in January
Napoli have built an exciting attacking team under Maurizio Sarri and currently sit at the top of Serie A. While their star forward Dries Mertens was rumoured to be on Arsenal's radar, Tuttomercato reports that Arsene Wenger wants to sign Jorginho in January.
The Italian who was born in Brazil is close to a call-up for his birth country and runs the midfield for Napoli. The 25-year old has a contract till 2020, making any move difficult in January.
Nevertheless, Wenger is willing to push through a deal for the playmaker in case of the departures of Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in January.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen to replace Petr Cech
In a surprising yet positive news for the Gunners, Don Balon report that Wenger wants Barcelona no.1 Ter Stegen to replace Petr Cech in goal. The German has come along in leaps and bounds and is now regarded as one of the best in the world.
On the other hand, Petr Cech is yet to fully convince the Gunners faithful ever since his move from Chelsea in 2015. This has sparked rumours of Wenger signing a new shot-stopper next summer and the Spanish outlet reported Ter Stegen to be on the list.
Further, Don Balon reports that Arsenal face competition from Juventus and PSG and it remains to be seen whether Ernesto Valverde allows his no.1 goalkeeper to leave in the first place.