Arsenal looks like to have missed out on the signing of Bundesliga full-back Ricardo Rodriguez who is reportedly closing in on a deal to Inter Milan.
Switzerland international defender Ricardo Rodriguez is believed to have been on the Gunners radar for some time with French manager Arsene Wenger keen to strengthen the backline.
According to the Italian website, CalcioMercato reports the 24-tear-old has been a No.1 transfer target for Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
However, Serie A giants Inter Milan have reportedly closed in on Rodriguez Swizz defender will continue his career in Italy.
The Serie A giants were expected to sign Bundesliga ace this month. However, the Switzerland ace will join Italian outfits after the end of the current campaign.
Italian giants initially wanted a January loan deal to stick with Financial Fair Play rules in Italy.
However, according to the Italy suggests that an agreement could not be reached and the Italian giants have now agreed to sign the defender in the summer.
Inter Milan have reportedly agreed to meet Swiss defenders £18.7million release clause.
The report says that the Gunners will miss out on signing the highly-rated left-back as a consequence.
Ricardo Rodriguez has made 19 appearances for Wolfsburg this term and being one of the key players for the club/
Arsenal are preparing £85 million bid in attempt to beat Chelsea in the transfer race for world-class No.7, Antoine Griezmann.
The Ballon d’Or nominne has been one of the best players in the world at the moment and his fine for in the recent years attracted interest from hosts of Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Chelsea.
The Gunners are reported to have already opened talks with Frenchman’s representatives and are said to have thrashed out the finer points of the deal, including the salary and potential squad number for Griezmann.
The North London giants are thought to be increasingly confident of signing Griezmann ahead of Chelsea.
With Atletico Madrid’s manager Diego Simeone set to leave the club at the end of the current campaign, the 25-year-old forward has been rumoured to follow footsteps of Argentinian manager and look elsewhere to continue his career.
The Gunners prepared to trigger the former Real Sociedad man’s release clause and win the race for French forward despite interest from Chelsea.
Antonio Conte had identified Griezmann as an ideal partner for Diego Costa and Eden Hazard up front, while Arsenal desperately seeking a replacement for Alexis Sanchez as Chilean forward has 18 months remaining on his current deal and yet to sign contract extension.
Serie, A defending champions Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta, has played down rumors linking Massimiliano Allegri with a switch to Premier League giants Arsenal.
Earlier this week, The Sun reported that the Gunners in advanced talks with Juventus manager to replace Arsene Wenger in the summer. Frenchman who has entered final year at Emirates Stadium has been strongly linked to be replaced by Italian manager.
However, Wenger has not revealed wether he will sign or leave the Gunners at the end of the current campaign.
‘Allegri has a contract with us, and I reaffirm we have an excellent rapport which has brought us great success,’ said Marotta.
‘We want to continue growing with him.
‘Even without the fact there is a contract, there are no reasons to start creating problems. We are happy with him, and he is happy with us.’
Allegri has been one of the best managers in the recent years in Europe who has been dominating every year in Serie A and now he is believed to be keen on to take another challenge in his career and manager top Premier League club.