It’s ‘silly season’ and as we try to keep you up to date with all the latest rumours, we’ll be bringing you round-ups with hopefully some sense added to them. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with the inevitable influx of transfer rumours this month.
Cengiz Under €55million ‘bid rejected’ [Various]
Reports that seem to originate from Turkey appear to suggest that Arsenal
Arsenal exploring a deal for Nicolas N’Koulou [Calcio Mercato]
There are some premium defenders potentially available, but the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly and Milan Skriniar are outside of the Gunners budget. Torino defender Nicolas N’Koulou is a player Arsenal could sign for a lot less, but the fans will be desperate for quality ahead of anything else. Is he an improvement on the Gunners current options? Yes. Is he world class? No. Perhaps Arsenal would be better to wait for the right man, rather than invest in anyone at this stage.
Arsenal make €16million bid for Real Madrid man [SPORT]
Spanish paper Sport
Arsenal continue chase for £18million Ever Banega [Various]
Arsenal appear to still be interested in signing Argentinean midfielder Ever Banega. The Sevilla man has an £18million release clause, so despite being 30 years old, still looks good value considering his quality. Unai Emery is a big fan of the player and is believed to see him as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey, who is in talks with a number of European clubs.