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Arsenal set to miss out on Croatian defender

Arsenal have been left behind in the pursuit of Genoa right back Sime Vrsaljko, as Inter Milan have identified the 22 year old Croatian as an integral part of their squad rebuilding project, and are preparing to make an official offer to secure the services of the former Dinamo Zagreb youngster, reports TalkSport.

Aguero back on Madrid’s radar

Real Madrid have reignited their interest in Sergio Aguero according to reports in the Daily Mirror. Los Blancos are reportedly prepared to let go of Karim Benzema in their bid to finance a move for the Argentine forward and Paris St. Germain are eyeing Benzema’s situation at the Spanish capital with a certain level of enthusiasm. PSG have identified the former Lyon man as a potential replacement for Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguayan being closely monitored by Manchester United.

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With veteran right back Bacary Sagna not getting any closer to putting his name on a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger is forced to consider various greenhorn contenders for the right back position at Arsenal, the latest being Burnley full back Kieran Trippier.

Trippier is a product of the Manchester City youth academy, which he joined at the age of nine. He currently plays for Championship side Burnley and was named their player of the year for the season 2011-12 and made it into the PFA Championship Team of the season 2012-13. He has represented England in the under-18s right through to the under-21s, but his yet to make his senior international debut. His performances this season could very well end up ensuring his side secure promotion to the Premier League campaign 2014-15.

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Arsenal closing in on Sebastian Jung

Arsenal seem to be edging closer to nailing down a new right back as the search for a replacement for Bacary Sagna rages on. The Metro quotes the agent of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Sebastian Jung saying, ‘In England we know Arsenal are very strongly on his trail for the summer. They have had scouts watching him in the Bundesliga. There is was interest in the past from Inter, Roma and Milan, but no recent contact.’

Arsenal target being scouted by Everton and West Ham

Nuremberg striker Josip Drmic, reportedly on the summer shopping list of Arsenal, was scouted by Everton and West Ham this week, with the Hammers' Manager 'Big Sam' Allardyce making a personal trip to see the Swiss international in action according to the Daily Mail.

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Chelsea to compete with Arsenal for young Stones

The Daily Mail reports that Chelsea will not let Arsenal have an unopposed run at signing young Everton defender John Stones with the Blues also eyeing a move for England's newest teenage sensation.

Arsenal want another Real Madrid midfielder

Arsenal are considering a return to the Santiago Bernabeu for some summer shopping, this time for a considerably lower profile target in 22 year old Brazilian Casemiro. Inter Milan are likely to compete with Arsenal for the youngster's signature, who joined Real Madrid for £5m from Sao Paolo reports the Daily Mirror.

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Liverpool’s beguiling bid to end their generation long Premier League title drought finally rests in their own hands after they emerged victorious from a raucous 3-2 humdinger against man City at Anfield. The momentous day on Merseyside echoed of Manchester United’s similar moment against Sheffield Wednesday in 1993 and the whole of Liverpool were geared up for the visit of City. And, the home side didn’t disappoint as they made a blistering start to the game and were 2-0 up before the half-hour mark. Raheem Sterling put them ahead after just 6 minutes with a calm and composed finished under pressure before Martin Skrtel added to his growing goal collection with a header from a corner on 26 minutes.

But Man City came roaring back in the 2nd half as they drew level round the hour mark. David Silva halved the deficit with a brilliant taken goal on 57 minutes and Glen Johnson then scored an own goal on 63 minutes to turn the game on its head. A dominant City spurned plenty of golden chances to take the lead and it came back to bite them as Philippe Coutinho scored the winner on 78 minutes after an error from Vincent Kompany. Jordan Henderson got sent off in the dying minutes of the game but it couldn’t dampen Liverpool’s joy as the players almost celebrated the title at the final whistle.

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Belhanda gives Arsenal transfer boost

Dynamo Keiv winger Younes Belhanda has talked up his desire to move to the Premier League and preferably to Arsenal this summer. The former Montpellier man told the Metro, ‘I am dreaming about England. Every player wants to play in England one day. I have to experience that. My favourite club? Arsenal, of course.’ Belhanda would cost Arsenal £12million should they wish to open their cheque book this summer.

Manchester United eye perpetual Arsenal target

TalkSPORT reports that Manchester United are lining up a summer move for French midfielder Maxime Gonalons, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal since he first kicked a football in anger. Napoli meanwhile are also reported to be interested in the 25 year old holding midfielder.

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Arsenal set for talks with Sardar Azmoun this week

19 year old Iranian hotshot Sardar Azmoun, who scored for Rubin Kazan against Zenit St Petersburg last week, has declared that he will meet officials from both Arsenal and AC Milan on Thursday to discuss a summer move. Azmoun told the Daily Star, "There already are solid offers coming from both Arsenal and AC Milan. Both their representatives are about to meet Rubin Kazan management next Thursday. I'm really happy for such clubs being interested in signing me, and playing in Premier League would be a dream coming true."

Sherwood set to get the sack

Multiple media houses across England are reporting that Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy has spoken to Louis van Gaal over taking on the Managerial reins at White Hart Lane come the end of the season, and that current boss Tim Sherwood is on his last legs, despite a nearly 60% win ratio at the club. Sherwood reacted to the news by telling the Daily Mail, "I don’t want anyone to feel  sorry for me. You’d rather have a pre-season, bringing in your own players, but that was not the case for me so I’ve just got on with it. I can’t comment on anything about my employment, you’ll have to ask my employers."

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