Arsenal transfer news LIVE updates: £50m Alexis Sanchez deal, Henry Onyekuru talks
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Thursday 25 May
09:15: Emmanuel Petit has put forward three names he thinks Arsenal should target if Arsene Wenger leaves at the end of the season.
He said: “Massimo Allegri and Diego Simeone would both be good and there are also rumours in France about the Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim, who is very highly rated.
“He has done well in the Champions League and in bringing through the young talent, whilst still winning titles.
“Allegri has set records at Juventus and I am a big fan of Simeone for what he has done at Atletico over the past four years but I really like Jardim as well.
“A lot of managers will come and be able to manage Arsenal, but I really want Arsene to stay.”
07:20: Hazard is interested in a move to Arsenal… but not THAT Hazard.
French website Jeunes Footeux claim Borussia Monchengladbach's Thorgan Hazard is considering a move to the Premier League.
And they claim Arsenal and Everton are the two clubs catching his interest.
Despite being under contract with Gladbach until 2019, they claim he would be willing to move to England in a deal worth over £15m.
04:25: Pep Guardiola is reportedly preparing a move for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin at Manchester City.
The defender has been a long-term target for Barcelona, but ex-Nou Camp boss Guardiola is ready to battle his former club.
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According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Bellerin has been told by City they will make an offer for him at the close of the season, with Arsenal still to play their FA Cup final on Saturday against Chelsea.
With the defender high on Guardiola's wishlist to replace Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna, a bid is expected to be made by City worth in excess of £34m.
02:20: Arsenal youngster Ismael Bennacer intends to go out on loan – with France or Spain his preferred destinations for next season.
"I have not decided yet. I have an appointment with Arsene Wenger to make an assessment with him, Bennacer told Onze Mondial.
"I, in my head, would like to be loaned out for another year to continue gaining playing time.
"I am patient, but I also come to an important moment of my career. I cannot afford to play in the U23s.
"If I can be lent a year in Ligue 1 or La Liga, that would be good for my progression."
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is set to make a move for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin
00:15: Bayern Munich are ready to end their interest in Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
That is according to German outlet Bild, who claim they will plug the plug on a deal due to the Chile international's wage demands.
It is claimed Bayern are willing to offer him a maximum of £13.9million-a-season, which amounts to around £268,000-a-week.
But Sanchez wants closer to £17.3m-a-season, which is closer to £300,000-a-week.
This will come as a boost to Arsenal as he could now remain in north London with the Gunners apparently willing to meet his demands.
Wednesday 24 May
20:45: Arsenal are considering sending defender Krystian Bielik out on loan again.
The 19-year-old centre-half spent the second half of last season at Championship outfit Birmingham, making 10 appearances.
And ESPN say Derby, Nottingham Forest and Norwich City are all interested in signing Bielik.
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18:30: Emmanuel Petit believes Arsenal have no chance of signing Karim Benzema or Kylian Mbappe.
He says: "If I am Benzema, I don’t leave Real Madrid for Arsenal. Never.If Madrid want me to stay, I don’t leave.
"Mbappe will never come to Arsenal as he will cost at least €100million and you have to break the salary cap and I don’t see Arsenal doing that! Real Madrid and Barcelona are also interested so it’s impossible he goes to Arsenal."
16:45: Paris Saint-Germain will launch a rival bid to sign Bayern Munich target Alexis Sanchez this summer.
Bayern are said to be in talks over a £50m deal for Arsenal star Sanchez.
But Goal claim PSG are hoping to hijack the move.
According to the report, PSG are set to appoint Atletico Madrid chief Antero Henrique as their new sporting director.
And Henrique’s first task will be to get Sanchez to the French capital.
14.50: Barcelona will attempt to sign Hector Bellerin this summer, according to the Independent.
Manchester City have also been linked with a move for the Spaniard but they have now turned their attention to Tottenham's Kyle Walker.
And Barcelona now believe that leaves them in pole position to sign him.
Ernesto Valverde, who is set to be appointed as the new Barca boss on Monday, has already given the green light to pursuing Bellerin when the transfer window opens.
Arsenal defender Gabriel will miss the FA Cup final against Chelsea
12.00: Will Alexis Sanchez be at Arsenal next season? We're not really any the wiser following Wenger's latest comments.
"We have nobody at the end of their contract so that will be completely our decision," said Wenger.
"Therefore, I just believe that the club has of course got a big job to do in the summer because you want keep players like Alexis and all the speculations can happen.
"If you have surgery tomorrow and it is the surgeon's last day of work – you still want him to do good work and not half a job because it is his last day," said the Frenchman.
"That is being professional. I have ended contracts before and always ended exactly the same.
"Alexis' contract ends in 2018 so it is a different situation."
10.15: Sky sports claim Arsenal's talks with Henry Onyekuru's representatives are progressing well about a £6.8m transfer.
The Nigerian striker is hopeful that a deal can be done soon. He is currently in Corsica at Nigeria's training camp after receiving his first international call-up.
The Kas Eupen striker topped the Belgium scoring charts with 24 goals this season.
9.15: Arsene Wenger has been speaking in his press conference ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup final with Chelsea and he has some bad injury news concerning Gabriel.
He said: “Gabriel is out for 6-8 weeks. We had a scare about his cruciate but it’s medial. He avoids surgery.
“Alexis Sanchez is OK, [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain is in contention for final. [Shkodran] Mustafi is still sick and hasn’t trained yet.”
Will the FA Cup final be Wenger’s last game? “I don’t know," he replied. "It will not be my last match anyway because I will stay in football.”
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08.50: Arsenal have reportedly rejected the chance to sign Iker Casillas.
The Porto goalkeeper has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the last few days after failing to commit his future to the Portuguese club.
Real Madrid icon Casillas has proposals from teams in China, Turkey and Qatar.
But website TransferMarketWeb claim Arsenal, along with West Ham, have turned down the chance to sign the three-times Champions League winner because neither side were willing to match his salary demands.
08.15: Alexis Sanchez's agent has reportedly travelled to Germany to enter talks with Bayern Munich.
South American newspaper El Mercurio claim the Chile international looks set to leave the Gunners.
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are reportedly willing to spend £50million on Sanchez and offer him an eye-watering £10m-a-season contract.
Manchester Cty also remain in the hunt for Sanchez's services with the forward yet to commit is future to Arsenal.
08.00: Arsenal are in talks with KAS Eupen to sign Nigerian striker Henry Onyekuru, according to reports.
ESPN claim the Gunners are in discussions over a potential transfer and are considering meeting his £6.8m release clause in his contract.
But the Gunners face competition from a host of European clubs with Onyekuru's agents, Mercato Sports, confirming there is plenty of interest in the striker.
"There have been a lot of clubs from all over Europe wanting to sign Henry and we will speak to them as we have to make sure we make the right decision for him and his career," a Mercato Sports representative said.
The 19-year-old has netted 24 goals this season and registered nine assists for the Belgian side.