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Aston Villa set to table third bid for Smith-Rowe
Aston Villa are made another attempts in bid to land Arsenal starlet Emile Smith-Rowe this summer, as reports by The Sunday Mirror, claim the Villans are planning a third for the youngest attacking midfielder.
Villa boss Dean Smith is desperate to add more creative player to his attacking options after secured the signature of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City.
Smith-Rowe, who made breakthrough into Arsenal first-team last season, wishlist Dean Smith’s recruitment team target and have already made two bid for the 20-year-old, but was rejected by the north London club.
However, reports by The Sunday Mirror, claim Villa are prepared another bid in a region of £32.5m for the Englishman, who scored seven goals with additional of eight assists across all competitions last season.
Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, desperate to keep hold of the 20-year-old, and is expected to pen a new long-term deal as soon as possible when return to London Colney early of next week.
Patrick Vieira appointed As Crystal Palace new Boss
Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira is return to the Premier League, after been appointed as Crystal Palace’s new boss.
The Frenchman, who established himself as one of best midfielder in the world of football during his time, replaces Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park, signing a three-year deal in the process.
Andre Onana courting Admirers
Arsenal are set to miss out on signing Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana, with reports in France claim the 25-year-old is closer to join Lyon.
The Cameroon international has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates stadium this summer, with Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team have already held talks with his representative.
However, since his outcome of ban which reduced to nine months instead one years, Arsenal have yet to make further approach in order to land the Ajax stopper.
As a result of that, Lyon have enter the race and Reports by L’Equipe claim the Ligue 1 giants move closer on completing the signing of Cameroon international, who has just one year left on his deal in the Netherlands.
Nuno Tavares rejects deal
It is only a matter of time before Benfica defender Nuno Tavares becomes an Arsenal player – but the Portuguese has had late interest over the last few days.
According to The Daily Mail, Spanish outfit Real Sociedad attempted to hijack the deal only for the player to reject their advances and decide on a move to the Emirates Stadium.
James Maddison warning
Former Arsenal star Micheal Thomas has told his old club they need to act quickly if they are to sign James Maddison from Leicester this summer.
The Foxes playmaker has been heavily linked with a move to Emirates stadium in recent weeks and it’s understood that Mikel Arteta’s recruitment team are prepared an huge package in bid to land the Englishman.
Now, Micheal Thomas has told his old side to move quickly because of reported interest from Premier League rivals Manchester City and Chelsea.
He told CaughtOffside: ‘I like Maddison and I am definitely for Arsenal pushing this move through.
‘We need to act fast, and also deal with the other issues in the squad at the same time. Hopefully we can then get the players in for a full pre-season where possible, ready for the first game.’