Thursday, 2 July 2015

Arsenal transfer news: William Carvalho close, four to leave, Mikel Arteta extension


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The future of Arsenal’s midfield?
The future of Arsenal’s midfield? (Picture: Reuters)

Arsenal are a different beast in the transfer market these days.

They’ve bought Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and now Petr Cech in successive windows, but they’re also getting rid of some players that probably should have gone a long time ago.

Gunners supporters probably can’t believe their luck – Arsene Wenger finally appears to have heard their years and years of pleas.

Here are the biggest stories coming out of the Emirates Stadium today.

William Carvalho close to signing – report

Geoffrey Kondogbia and Morgan Schneiderlin look to have got away – but Wenger’s pretty keen not to let Carvalho do the same.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Douglas Costa joins Bayern Munich from Shakhtar Donetsk


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Douglas Costa joins Bayern Munich from Shakhtar Donetsk
Douglas Costa joins Bayern Munich from Shakhtar Donetsk
German champions Bayern Munich have signed Brazil midfielder Douglas Costa from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Costa, 24, has moved for a fee of £21m according to the Ukrainian club and signed a five-year deal with Pep Guardiola's side.

"A dream has come true for me today," said Costa, who has returned from Copa America duty with Brazil.

The transfer could increase speculation linking Bayern midfielder Bastian Schwensteiger with Manchester United.

Barcelona seal Paul Pogba deal in huge blow to Manchester City's summer transfer plans - reports


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Reports in Spain suggest representatives from both Barca and Juventus have met and agreed on a deal that will see the Frenchman join in 2016
Done deal: Reports in Spain suggest that an agreement has been reached that will see Pogba join Barca
Done deal: Reports in Spain suggest that an agreement has been reached that will see Pogba join Barca

Barcelona have apparently won the race for Juventus star Paul Pogba in a devastating blow to Manchester City's transfer plans.

Spanish newspaper SPORT claim that representatives from both Barca and Juventus have met and have come to an agreement that will see the Frenchman join the Blaugrana in 2016.

They say a meeting between Barca's Ariedo Braida and Albert Soler and Juve duo Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici has taken place in Milan where a deal has been struck.

The exact terms will apparently be made public when Barca announce their new president on July 18.

The news will come as a huge blow to City who were willing to pay up to £70m and hand him wages of £220,000-a-week.