Thursday, 5 June 2014

Arsenal transfer rumours: Cesc Fabregas set for £27million Chelsea move?

Arsene Wenger will be eager to bolster his squad as he prepares a sustained title challenge next season and here's who they've been linked with today
Nail-biter: Where will Fabregas end up this summer?
Here's our round-up of all the latest Arsenal transfer stories from today's papers and across the web...

Thursday's Arsenal stories from other newspapers and websites

Cesc appeal

Arsenal's hopes of an emotional reunion with Cesc Fabregas look to be dashed, according to the Daily Star.
The Barcelona midfielder looks destined for a Premier League return this summer with the Gunners, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all linked with a move.
But the paper reports that, in the light of Gerard Pique's overheard comments, it is the Blues who head the chase.
They also cite reports in Spain suggesting the 27-year-old has passed a medical with Jose Mourinho's men and agreed personal terms over a £27m switch.

Gunners already "deep in transfer conversations"

In better news for you Gunners fans chief executive Ivan Gazidis has revealed the club are "deep in conversations" over summer recruitment.
Boss Arsene Wenger has stressed the importance of the making the group stronger in the offseason and Gazidis is confident they will be able to get several new deals over the line soon.
"Transfers are obviously important and we are deep in conversations already. I am confident we will add what we need this summer," quote him as saying.
"The manager is not scared to spend, has the experience, but as always will have to juggle a set budget.
"We are all really pleased with securing Champions League qualification again. Last season was a great experience for players to win the FA Cup and now we want more."

Morata move back on the cards

Alvaro Morata
Real deal? A summer swoop for Morata could again be back on the cards
One of those new recruits could well be long-term target Alvaro Morata.
The Real Madrid forward has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A champions Juventus in recent weeks.
But Los Blancos president Florentino Perez has poured cold water on such suggestions in an interview with Spanish radio.
"I am friends with the Juventus executives and president Andrea Agnelli," he said.
"But I have not spoken to them regarding Morata and, honestly, the possibilities that he goes to play in Turin are zero.
"I will meet the player and we will try to find the best solution for him and for the club".

Nice deal possible

Another new face could be free agent defender Nemanja Pejcinovic.
The Serbian stopper has established himself as one of the most reliable centre-backs in Ligue 1 in an impressive spell with Nice.
But his contract with the club is now over leaving him free to negotiate with new suitors.
The Daily Express report that Wenger could well be one of them with the Frenchman seeing him as ideal cover for first choice pairing Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.
The Mirror

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