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Arsenal bid £34m to sign ‘fearless’ 16-goal striker, but he rejected them immediately:- report

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According to Alfredo Pedulla, Arsenal tabled a bid to sign Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca, but the talented centre-forward rejected the Gunners.

It is no secret that Mikel Arteta’s priority in the upcoming summer transfer window is to sign a new striker. Alexandre Lacazette looks set to leave Arsenal to return to Lyon, while Eddie Nketiah’s future hasn’t been secured just yet.

Irrespective of what happens with the young Englishman, Arsenal have to bring in a top-quality striker this summer, and they have been linked with a number of excellent forwards in recent months.

Italy and Sassuolo star Scamacca is one of them, but it looks like he doesn’t fancy a move to North London.

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Arsenal have bid for Gianluca Scamacca

Scamacca is one of the most talented players in the Serie A. He scored 16 goals for Sassuolo last season and even though he only recently signed a new deal, it is very likely he’ll leave.

The report claims that Inter Milan are the favourites to sign the Italian, and he’s keen on a move to the San Siro as well. However, the Nerazzurri focusing on other deals at the moment has opened the door for different clubs to come in.

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Arsenal saw the opening and reportedly went in with a bid of £34 million plus bonuses. That is a fair opening offer for a player like Scamacca, but the Gunners, sadly, failed.

The report claims that the ‘fearless striker’ rejected a move to the Emirates ‘almost immediately’. He wants to stay in Italy and has no interest in leaving his country to play in the Premier League this summer.

Our view

Scamacca really is a fantastic talent. He’s young, clinical and would’ve offered Arteta something different to what Arsenal currently have. It’s a shame for the Gunners that he doesn’t want to leave Italy this summer, but it’s not the end of the world.

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As great a signing as Scamacca would’ve been for Arsenal, there are definitely multiple different options available on the market who are arguably a lot better than the Italian.

Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad have all been linked, and every one of them would be a better signing than the talented Scamacca.

It will be interesting to see who Arteta and Edu will go for in the coming weeks after reportedly failing in their attempt to sign the Sassuolo star.

 

 

 

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Report: Chelsea agree personal terms with Inter Milan superstar

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Chelsea look to be closing in on the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Cesare Casadei.

The Blues are reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Inter Milan youngster ahead of what is expected to be a €15m (plus add-ons) transfer. Inter had been looking for around €20m all told.

As per Fabrizio Romano, and others, the highly promising Italy youth international, though who has yet to make his senior professional debut, has agreed a six-year deal with the Blues, choosing Chelsea over the likes of OGC Nice in France and US Sassuolo in Italy.

Presumably, Casadei will not be joining the Chelsea first-team right away, though post-Brexit work permit rules are fairly esoteric and confusing.

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Perhaps he will end up joining one of the aforementioned teams on loan to build up the necessary professional experience? Just speculating…

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While the two teams have yet to agree a transfer, this looks to be drawing to a successful conclusion for us, adding yet another teenager talent to the team as we look to build for not only this season but for many seasons in the future.

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Mikel Arteta drops Youri Tielemans hint as Arsenal can sign ‘more complete’ N’Golo Kante

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Today’s Arsenal transfer round-up on Tuesday, August 16.

Tielemans hint

Mikel Arteta’s increased use of Granit Xhaka could mean that Arsenal are close to giving up on transfer target Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners are still chasing a deal for the Leicester City midfielder but have seen their chances dwindle of doing a deal this summer and now, despite Xhaka previously saying he had come close to leaving, the club could have to do without a new addition.

Xhaka is now part of a new leadership group at the Emirates Stadium, a possible indication that he may remain at the club and throw a move for Tielemans into doubt.

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Kante replacement

With Tielemans becoming less and less attainable this season, Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention elsewhere.

According to the Express, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs including the Gunners and Manchester United. Having been previously compared with Kante, Arsenal’s desire to sign Caicedo is understandable.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery said, “A year ago he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his role model but he is already more than that. He already offers more in the final third.”

Yeremi Pino flight explained

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has cleared the air regarding Yeremi Pino and denies that a bid has been made for him.

Romano told CaughtOffside, “Many clubs have been following Yeremi Pino for months, he is a top player of the future that at least three Premier League clubs have been monitoring for some time.

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“No proposals have been made yet to Villarreal, who would like more than €50m for their young star; it will not be an easy negotiation.

“As for the rumours about Arsenal – Edu was not travelling to Spain to meet Villarreal, also because Pino’s agents are based in the UK (Stellar Group).”

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Erik Ten Hag believes £64,000 a week player will agree to join Man United – Report

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Despite signing two defenders this summer, Manchester United’s backline has been terrible this season and yet another defender is linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Yesterday, we covered a story (via Sport) claiming that the Red Devils have submitted an offer to sign Sergino Dest, who has received a clear message to leave Barcelona.

Today, the Spanish news source have covered another report and stated that the American international has not been able to impress in the last two years, moreover, he failed to convince Xavi in pre-season. Therefore, his exit is considered essential.

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Erik ten Hag wants to get rid of Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer so that he can complete the signing of Dest, who is valued at 20 million euros.

The Catalan media outlet claim the Dutch manager believes that the 21-year-old Barca defender will agree (say Yes) to join Man United.

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Ten Hag really needs to understand that players from the Netherlands or connections with Ajax are not guaranteed to solve the conundrum at Old Trafford.

Under Van Gaal, Depay and Blind failed to shine for Man United. For Ten Hag, thus far, the likes of Eriksen, Martinez and Malacia have not settled.

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Now, he is pushing to sign another ex Ajax player in the form of Dest. The American was a hit in the Eredivisie but has proved to be average in the La Liga.

The youngster’s current contract at the Nou Camp will expire in 2025 and he earns around £64,000 a week (The Sun).

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