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Newcastle want Gnabry on loan

Arsenal’s attacker Serge Gnabry is high on the wish-list of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew as he wants to give the German the chance to play more regular football this season. Pardew is pushing for a loan deal for the 19-year old, who is also being tracked by Southampton and Sunderland, but one will have to wait and see whether Arsene Wenger wants his young prospect to go out on loan this summer.

Wenger did bring Gnabry into his first team fold last season and the German youth international impressed enough to be regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in the Premier League at the moment.

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Arsenal raid Barcelona for yet another promising youth product

North Londoners Arsenal have raided Barcelona’s much famed La Masia youth academy once again to sign 15-year old central midfielder Georgios Spanoudakis, reports the Metro. The German youth international of Greek origin is very highly rated in Barca’s youth system and Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger has added the teenager to his growing list of academy graduates from Barcelona.

Spanoudakis is said to possess a great eye for a pass and is expected to follow in the footsteps of Cesc Fabregas, Jon Toral, Fran Merida and Hector Bellerin to be one of the finest prospects to follow through as a potential first team contender at Arsenal.

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Shaw explains why he choose Man United over Chelsea

Manchester United’s new recruit Luke Shaw is actually a boyhood Chelsea fan, but he quite surprisingly chose to move to Old Trafford instead. The 18-year old England sensation is very happy to be at ‘the biggest club in the world’ and is looking forward to long term success with England’s most successful club.

Shaw was the subject of a rather long drawn transfer saga this summer when it almost seemed like Southampton would be stubborn enough to hold on to him, but Manchester United’s willingness to pay over the odds for him sealed the deal eventually.

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Man United and Chelsea handed major transfer blow

Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea have been hit a major transfer blow as 27-year old PSG star Edinson Cavani has hinted that he may not push for a move to England this summer. The Uruguayan international complained about his manager Laurent Blanc playing him in a wide role last season, but he has recently stated that there could be a change of tactical strategy from the French boss this season. Cavani was quoted saying in the Daily Star, “I am at Paris, I think I will stay here, but you never know with the transfer window. There was a discussion with Laurent Blanc before the end of the season and I think there will be a new tactical scheme this season.”

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Italian giants come calling for Chelsea pariah

Eternal loanee Romelu Lukaku could once again be spending this season temporarily playing for a different club. Reports in the Mirror indicate that despite the Belgian’s stellar performances in his last two seasons, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho still remains unconvinced and the Portuguese could consider loaning him out to Juventus for the right price.

Juventus created headlines a few weeks ago, when they signed Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid. However, the Spanish striker hurt his knee during training and will be out of action for up to two months. This gives new manager Massimiliano Allegri considerable cause for concern and he wants Lukaku to provide the necessary cover.

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Liverpool move in for Arsenal’s failed target

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Liverpool have swiftly moved in to sign Atletico Madrid youngster Javi Manquillo after reports claimed that prime suitors Arsenal have failed in the bid to sign the Spaniard due to lack of playing time.

The Metro claims that Arsenal have pulled out of the chase for the Spanish starlet due to the player’s reluctance to join the Gunners over issues of first team playing time this season. Sensing the opportunity, Liverpool have knocked on the Spanish champion’s doorstep for the 19 year old and initial talks over the youngster has begun between the two parties.

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How Messi almost became a Gunner this year

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Arsenal have a rather unpleasant history of missing out on key players and wondering what could have been. But the latest reports carried in the press today take the Gunners’ ‘so near yet so far’ experience to a whole another level.

Spanish newspaper Vozpopuli, widely credited as being the first to report on Alexis Sanchez’s move to Arsenal, has revealed that footballing royalty; Lionel Messi may have been interested in an Arsenal move as recent as last May. Reports claim that Messi was unhappy with the terms of extension he was being offered at Barcelona and made enquiries with former Arsenal captain and now Chelsea player Cesc Fabregas about his time as a Gunner and even went as far as instructing his agent to send feelers to North London.

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