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Arsenal set to be offered fresh international in swap deal for out of favour defender



Arsenal are looking to strike a swap deal with Arsenal involving Adrien Rabiot and Hector Bellerin.

According to, Juventus are looking for market solutions to get rid of Adrien Rabiot.

The midfielder has fallen out of favour in Turin and will be offloaded in the ongoing summer transfer window. Juventus are actively looking for suitors for Rabiot, and are expected to cash in if the right offer arrives.

Manchester United are among the clubs linked with a move for Rabiot. But as per the report, Juventus are exploring the possibility of a potential swap deal with Arsenal, involving the Frenchman and Hector Bellerin.

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Juventus have been in the market for a right-back for quite some time now, as Massimiliano Allegri looks to find an upgrade over Danilo and Juan Cuadrado.

They have been linked with a move for various right-backs throughout the past year, with Bellerin emerging as one of the candidates.

Once regarded as one of the best right-backs in world football, Bellerin is coming on the back of a rather fruitful loan spell at Real Betis this past season.

Although he has returned to Emirates in the summer, the player wants to make the move permanent, as he has settled in rather nicely at Real Betis.

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However, the Spanish outfit are finding it difficult to reach an agreement with Arsenal, who are holding out for a fee of €18 million.

It has paved the way for Juventus to intercept the deal and lay down a lucrative offer for the Gunners, in their attempts to snap up the services of Bellerin in the coming season.

The Bianconeri ideally want to offer Rabiot in a swap deal, knowing Arsenal are desperate for reinforcement in the midfield unit this summer.

The Gunners have recently roped in Fabio Vieira from FC Porto, but coach Mikel Arteta could welcome the addition of a versatile, experienced star such as Rabiot as well.

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A swap deal involving Rabiot and Bellerin makes sense from Arsenal’s perspective as the Londoners do not require the services of the Spaniard.

Arteta is already targeting a right-back in the market, who can compete with Takehiro Tomiyasu and Cedric Soares in the coming season.

The addition of Rabiot, meanwhile, could help Arsenal add more depth to the midfield unit that could prove to be useful in squad rotation throughout the 2022/23 campaign.

The Frenchman also brings considerable experience and can operate out wide if necessary, making him a viable target for the Premier League giants this summer.


Man United enter ‘final negotiation’ to sign £64,000-week-star




Manchester United are in final negotiations with Barcelona to sign USA defender Sergino Dest, according to Spanish publication Sport.

The Red Devils are keen on bolstering multiple positions before the transfer deadline, and a new right-back is said to be among priorities.

Earlier this month, it was claimed that United are prepared to accelerate Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s exit in order to secure the services of Dest.

It is now reported that United are in the final phase of negotiations with the Blaugrana for Dest, who started his playing career at Ajax.

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There has been talk over a loan deal with an obligation to buy, but the Catalan giants are quite clear that they want €20 million (£17m) to offload him.

Dest was initially reluctant to leave Barcelona, but has now changed his stance. The 21-year-old is said to welcome a reunion with Erik ten Hag.

Dest would be an ideal right-back for Erik ten Hag

United lacked creativity from the right-back position last term. Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka failed to register a goal or an assist in any competition.

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The trend has remained the same this season. Dalot is now the first-choice, but the Portuguese has started the new campaign in a relatively poor fashion.

Hence, there are no surprises that United are looking to land Dest. The United States star has not lived up to his expectations at Barcelona, but was impressive at Ajax.

Under Ten Hag, he made his debut for the Amsterdam giants in 2019/2020. He had a solid maiden campaign with eight goal contributions from 38 appearances.

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A reunion with Ten Hag at United could bring the best out of him. Graduating through the Ajax system, he should be familiar with the playing style under the Dutchman.

At £17m, it seems a no-brainer signing for United. He has not even entered the prime of his career, and won’t command big wages. He is currently on £64,000-a-week.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko left Arsenal teammates to shame in dust with unreal skills in training




Oleksandr Zinchenko has had a superb start to life at Arsenal.

The versatile Ukrainian signed for the Gunners in a £32 million move from Manchester City this summer.

He has hit the ground running, starting at left-back in each of Arsenal’s opening two Premier League games of the campaign.

Arsenal have won both of those games with Zinchenko even recording an assist in the 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

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Zinchenko’s impressive technical ability has been on full show so far this season.

And he has shown just how good his ball control is in a recent video posted by Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta gave his players a keepie uppie challenge in training.

Players were tasked with keeping the ball in the air from one side of the pitch to the other.

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If a player let the ground hit the floor they had to go back to the start line and start all over again.

The person that was last to complete the drill was given the forfeit of having to buy the rest of the squad breakfast the following morning.

The drill starts and Arsenal players are nearly all of the players start steadily with the focus on not letting the ball touching the ground.

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Zinchenko didn’t have that mentality, though. The 25-year-old went all out from the start and raced well clear of his teammates.

You can watch it in the embedded video below:


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Barcelona were offered the chance to sign Manchester City fullback – report



A recent report from Diario SPORT explores Barcelona’s pursuit of a new right-back in these remaining weeks of the summer transfer window.

Unhappy with the performances and overall growth of Sergino Dest, Xavi is actively looking for various options in the market. The likes of Juan Foyth and Thomas Meunier have emerged as the prime targets for the club.

But as per the report, Barcelona were offered the opportunity to sign another option in the form of Issa Kabore. The Manchester City youngster was handed to the Catalans, who had not ruled out the option in light of the desperation in the right-back unit.

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Formerly of Mechelen, Kabore is one of the brightest defensive talents coming out of Belgium in recent years. He notably enjoyed a breakthrough season on loan at Troyes last season, racking up 31 league appearances and even registering two assists.

Manchester City offered Barcelona the opportunity to snap him up for a fee of just €10 million. However, the club failed to secure the services of Kabore, who has recently joined Olympique Marseille.

Following his breakthrough in Ligue 1, the French giants were determined to sign the youngster in the summer. They were able to secure his signature as well, reaching a loan agreement with Manchester City that will keep him at OM until the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

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There are reports that the Premier League giants have reserved the right to re-sign the player in the future, should he join Marseille permanently in the summer of 2023.

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Barcelona, for their part, might not be fazed by Kabore’s move to Olympique Marseille. However, the Catalans are desperately looking for a new right-back and must quickly make a move in the market, if they are to find a reliable replacement for Sergino Dest this summer.

Thomas Meunier and Juan Foyth are the two players targeted by the Blaugrana, although it remains to be seen whether any of them are up for sale, especially in these late stages of the summer transfer window.

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