Arsenal eye move Denis Cheryshev after Russian tells Real Madrid he wants to go
Denis Cheryshev is being linked with a move to Arsenal following reports in Spain suggesting that he wants to leave Real Madrid.
The Metro adds that the 24-year-old Russia international has even held talks with Madrid over his future after news of Arsenal's interest.
Apparently, Arsene Wenger is an avid admirer of Cheryshev, and the Gunners are already thought to have bid £14.9 million for the player.
Madrid, though, are expected to hold out for at least £15.3 million. Liverpool and Villarreal are also thought to be in the hunt.
Arsenal will submit a £21.1 million offer for Julian Draxler after hijacking Juventus' deal for the Schalke star.
Draxler, we are told, had agreed personal terms with Juve last week over a switch to Italy. However, with the clubs struggling to agree a fee, reports in Italy say Arsenal are ready to make a rival offer.
It is claimed Wenger will bid £17.6 million up front, with a further £3.5 million to follow in bonus payments.
Mathieu Flamini has been told he can leave Arsenal this summer, but the midfielder is holding out for a pay-off from the club, reveals Goal.com.
Flamini has been a transfer target for several sides across Europe this summer including Turkish giants Galatasaray and Ligue 1 side Bastia.
The 31-year-old's current contract expires next year and he has told the Gunners they must pay him a portion of that deal to cover for the anticipated loss of wages if he leaves the Emirates.
Arsenal are (once again) ready to sign Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to The Metro.
With the Karim Benzema transfer saga dragging on, Wenger is now looking at a deal to bring in Cavani from PSG.
We are told that PSG would be willing to listen to offers, with Cavani's relationship with coach Laurent Blanc at an all-time low.
And finally, Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo may have scored a first-half hat-trick for Ajax on his debut on Monday, but the youth academy's assistant coach, Ronald de Boer, remains less than impressed with the striker.
De Boer, the brother of Ajax's first-team manager Frank, does not, it appears, see any potential in the 22-year-old Gunners striker, despite his barnstorming start.
The former Netherlands midfielder wrote in Voetbal International: "I heard Frank say last week that this is one of the best squads with whom he has ever worked. However, when I see Sanogo, I still have my doubts. I have still found no qualities with which you can do something.
"I think that Ajax has too little depth, the real speed is lacking, meaning that your opponent can never be surprised. An opponent of Ajax can therefore cope quite easily under pressure and that makes the team relatively easy to defend against."