Wenger speaks to Mbappé about move to Arsenal


Most recently, the 65-year-old also stepped up his pursuit of Mbappe by making a personal phone call to the 18-year-old and touching upon how he can manage the rest of his career.

At 26 years old, Lacazette is coming off three straight seasons with at least 20 Ligue 1 goals, and the Frenchman scored 37 times in 45 total appearances this past term.

The Wales global has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu, reports suggesting he could make way for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe.

Arsenal target Kostas Manolas is close to joining Roberto Mancini at Russian side Zenit St Petersburg and could be followed by his Roma team-mate Leandro Paredes, according to reports.

The Gunners could be ready to rekindle that interest this summer, with a £40m move being touted for the 21-year-old.

The Algeria worldwide contributes much going forward and racked up 10 assists in all competitions last season.

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Wenger knows he faces stiff competition for Mbappe from Real Madrid, who apparently have offered Monaco £118m, and so he's willing to throw in Giroud, who has recently been valued at around £30m.

Neymar wants Barcelona to sign his compatriot Lucas Lima.

If Barcelona miss out on Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain then they are keen to sign Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez.

The source added that despite the recent furore surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid future, PSG have been sceptical since the start as to whether he will actually be on the market this summer. It is hard for any player to say no when Madrid call and French media have today reported meetings between Mbappe and Real coach Zinedine Zidane in which he has been assured of a starting place.

Alberto Moreno barely featured for Liverpool last season but the Reds have put a £15m price tag on the Spanish left-back, writes the Daily Telegraph.

The Guardian: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told the club he wants to sign Juventus' Leonardo Bonucci or Southampton's Virgil van Dijk.