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Aston Villa eyeing a summer move for Emile Smith-Rowe
Aston Villa have reportedly expressed their interest in signing Arsenal attacking midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe, who having two years left on his contract.
The 20-year-old, who made breakthrough into Gunners’ senior first-team last season, has been establish himself as pivotal player under Mikel Arteta.
.@FabrizioRomano on 19th May 2021 on @podcastherewego: “They [#afc] are still working on the contract of [Emile] Smith Rowe. From the player, there is [a] big positive feeling because he wants to stay. I think an agreement is just a matter of time & everything will be resolved.” pic.twitter.com/LrpzOyzZWI— afcstuff (@afcstuff) June 2, 2021
The Englishman made 34 senior appearances in all competitions last season, in which he has directly contributed to an impressive 11 goals.
Aston Villa hold an interest in Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe while his new deal at the Emirates Stadium is yet to be sealed. [@TeleFootball]— Z (@ZRAFC) June 2, 2021
However, despite emerging as a bit of a fan favourite, bad news could be on the horizons for Gunners’ fans.
The Telegraph, claim that despite Arsenal wanting to tie him down on a new contract, Smith Rowe has yet to put pen-to-paper – consequently, the midfielder is now attracting interest from Aston Villa, who want to strengthen their attacking options ahead of next season.
Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has reportedly reach personal agreement with Arsenal ahead of propose switch to Emirates stadium this summer.
The Cameroon international who has been out of action since February when was hit with a 12-month ban for a doping violation.
It’s alleged that the banned substance furosemide was found in a urine sample provided by Andre Onana back in October.
The Cameroon international has since defended his actions by claiming he mistakenly took his wife’s prescribed medication, which came in identical packaging.
The 25-year-old has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and his case will be heard later today and should he win his legal battle, Onana, who establish himself as one of the best goalkeeper in world of football will receive the green light to continue playing.
And report by Dutch outlets NOS, claim the former Barcelona academy goalkeeper is actually close to joining Arsenal, who keen on strengthen their squad with quality players this summer.
The report adds that Onana could cost the Gunners up to £7.75m if his ban is overturned or shortened, but a marginal fee of £1.7m will seal the deal if the appeal is unsuccessful.
However, Italian journalist Nicolo Schira has further provided an update over Onana propose switch to Emirates stadium this summer by confirmed the Cameroon international has reach personal agreement with the north London club.
Onana, 25, has kept 83 clean sheets in 204 appearances for Ajax and played a key role in their run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019, but his deal with the Eredivisie champions expires in 12 months’ time.
Andre Onana – 18/19 UCL Campaignhttps://t.co/3KS7haUnNL— ™ (@ArsenaIComps) June 1, 2021
Raheem Sterling tipped for Arsenal transfer
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has been told to leave the Etihad stadium outfit for Arsenal this summer.
Sterling, 26, has been amongst City players, who put on market with Pep Guardiola keen on strengthen his attacking options with new recruit.
And Report by the Daily Mail, claim Mikel Arteta’s side are willing to make a move for England international in the upcoming window.
However, Trevor Sinclair, who played for seven English club during his career with including Manchester City and Blackpool told the Englishman to considering a move to Emirates this summer.
‘I might be wrong, but reading between the lines and the media that’s being released, I think they’d be prepared to let him go,’ Sinclair told talkSPORT. ‘I think there’s a potential move for Raheem [Sterling] this summer.
‘You look at the individual; there are a few little rumours coming out that Man City are prepared to listen to offers.
This Raheem Sterling was literally unplayable, i really hope we just get him back next season man, he was winning individual awards like they were nothing— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) May 30, 2021
‘I think they’ll be a queue of clubs wanting to sign him.
‘Not on the last three or four months of form but on his previous nine years of performances.’
Brighton ready to sell Yves Bissouma amid reported Arsenal interest
Brighton are ready to sell Mali box-to-box midfielder Yves Bissouma amid reported interest from Arsenal.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a summer move for the 24-year-old midfielder as Mikel Arteta looks for long-term partner for Thomas Partey.
Bissouma reportedly favours a move to Arsenal over any other club and Brighton chief executive Paul Barber is open to the player leaving in the summer.
‘I don’t see it as a negative at all,’ he told The Athletic. ‘The more the big clubs that are interested in our players, the more we’re doing right, so I am delighted with that.
‘We know some of our best players aren’t going to be with us forever and, if the right offer comes along – and it has to be the right offer – and they want to leave, then they can go.
‘If we’ve got players leaving, then we’ve got back-up internally, and we can go out into the transfer market.
‘We’re always looking ahead, we’re always trying to scout the best young players and bring them into our squad, or loan them out. It’s a really important part of what we do.’