Thursday, August 3, 2017

Arsenal Team-mates Lose Hope in Sanchez as Barca Turns Attention to Di Maria


The transfer market is heating up with Neymar, Sanchez, Di Maria, Philippe Coutinho gaining all the buzz in the transfer window.
 
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil
 
Arsenal are weighing up whether to make an offer for talented Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri, according to ESPN.
 
The report claims the Gunners are prepared to battle rivals Tottenham for Seri's signature, though much depends on whether Nice qualify for the Champions League group stages.
 
With Neymar seemingly set for a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona have been in touch with Angel Di Maria to gauge the Argentine's interest in a move the opposite way, Mundo Deportivo reports.
 
The Spanish outlet claims the attacker is open to the idea of playing alongside countryman Lionel Messi and, at 29 years old, could make the most of the final peak years of his career with one more high-profile move.
 
Barcelona will ignore Liverpool's claim that Philippe Coutinho is not for sale at any price by making an offer worth around €120 million (£107.2m) for the Brazilian, according to the Daily Mail.
 
The Catalan side are in search of a replacement for Neymar after he was given permission to sort out his future ahead of his expected move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Liverpool are determined to hold on to the Brazilian, but that won't reportedly stop the Blaugrana from trying with a huge offer.
 
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has convinced his team-mates that he wants to leave the club this summer, according to the  Daily Mail .
 
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain remain interested in the Chile international and following his return to training, the rest of the Gunners' squad are now of the belief that he wants out.
 
AC Milan want to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa on a permanent deal this summer, according to a report from the Telegraph .
Blues boss Antonio Conte has made it clear that Costa is not in his plans for the upcoming Premier League season and remains confident of offloading the Spain international in the coming weeks.
 
Monaco have raised their asking price for Kylian Mbappe to €200 million in the hope that Barcelona will seek him out as a replacement for Neymar, reports Mail Online.
 
Real Madrid were reportedly willing to pay around £160m for the France international, but they will now have to dig a little deeper if they want to get a deal done.
Barcelona will look to sign Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann as a replacement for PSG-bound Neymar, according to SPORT.
 
The report claims the Blaugrana are resigned to losing Neymar and have drawn up a shortlist of possible replacements, including Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele and PSG's Angel Di Maria.
 
But Barca reportedly prefer Griezmann as he is already used to Spanish football, but they would need to negotiate with Atletico as they cannot afford the Frenchman's €200m release clause.
 
A number of Barcelona players have become 'completely sick' at the long-running transfer saga involving Neymar, according to Sport . 
The Brazilian has been linked with a transfer-record switch to PSG all summer, with Barca stars apparently now resigned to losing the 25-year-old despite their attempts to convince him to stay. 
 
Barcelona could turn their attention to signing Arsenal's Mesut Ozil if they are unable to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, Don Balon  claims.
 
With Neymar's future up in the air regarding a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalan side are having to look at alternatives to the former Brazil captain.
 
Coutinho is said to be atop their wishlist if his countryman does leave for PSG, but Barca believe they could prise Ozil away from the Emirates for a fee of around €60 million and have a dig at Real Madrid – the German's former club – in the process.

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