Arsenal News Summary: Transfer Blow, Replacement for Cech, World-Class No.7 on Radar

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Arsene Wenger Identified South American Keeper as a Replacement For Petr Cech

Arsenal ready to join Liverpool in the battle to seal the transfer of Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas, according to the reports.

According to Diario Gol, Real Madrid stopper Keylor Navas is unhappy with the life at Santiago Bernabeu and could make a switch to Premier League in the nearby future.

The Costa Rican keeper has established himself as one of the best on his position in the recent years, but it is believed that Real Madrid are keen on to lure David De Gea or Thibaut Courtois at Santiago Bernabeu after the end of the season.

Navas became Real’s number back in 2015 replacing the legendary stopper Iker Casillas. However, now it seems he continues to struggle to win a place in the starting lineup at the moment.

Diario Gol recently reported that Merseyside Reds seeing Navas as an upgrade for Simon Mignolet, While Arsenal are also considering to sign a replacement for Petr Cech following his shaky performances this term.

Arsenal could do with bringing in a long-term replacement for Petr Cech,

Cech will turn 36 at the end of this season while Navas could be available this summer as Madrid president Florentino Perez desperate to lure David de Gea at Santiago Bernabeu.

The 24-year-old Arsenal Target Backed to Sign For Manchester United

Former Arsenal star  Robert Pires has predicted that Monaco midfielder, Fabinho will sign for Manchester United in January or after the end of the current campaign.

The Brazilian midfielder has impressed across his three campaign at Monaco, and he has been strongly linked with a switch to Premier League in the summer transfer window. However, the deal has never been materialised.

It’s believed that Manchester United and Arsenal have both expressed an interest in the 24-year-old midfielder and former Gunners playmaker Robert Pires has suggested that Brazilian midfielder will snub interest from Arsenal and sign for the Red Devils in the nearby future.

Asked about the possibility of Man United landing Fabinho, Pires told Bwin: ‘I think this could happen in January, or next summer.

‘Manchester City could also be interested but they’ve got Fernandinho at the moment, who is playing very well.’

The Gunners have made a £90million approach for Fabinho’s team-mate Thomas Lemar, and Pires thinks that Arsenal have missed their chance to lure Frenchman at Emirates Stadium.

He said: ‘Arsene [Wenger] tried to buy Lemar and tried very hard, but I don’t think the move will happen now.

‘I don’t think he’s worth £90m; it’s too much, the market is crazy. ‘What would Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho be worth now!

 

Arsenal Transfer Boost: La Liga No.7 Open For Premier League Move

According to the reports, Arsenal’s hopes of signing Arda Turan have been boosted after the former Atletico Madrid midfielder, Aleix Vidal and Thomas Vermaelen were told they have no future at the club and will be available for transfer in January.

Barcelona are planning a winter clear out to reduce a crippling wage bill that will hamper their chances of signing Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

The news of Turan’s availability is set to put the Gunners on high alert with the midfielder a long-term target of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, with the west London club still interested as recently as last month.

There has also been interest from China and Galatasaray but Turan is not interested in leaving and with a deal expires in the summer of 2020 cannot be easily forced out.

According to the Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Barca received a £44 million bid from China for Arda Turan, which they accepted, but the offer was rejected by a player who is reportedly keen on Premier League move.

The midfielder has struggled for regular first-team football at since his move from Atletico Madrid and is yet to make an appearance so far this season.