Sevilla star wants Arsenal move
That’s according to Argentinian journalist Roberto Martinez who has tweeted that Ever Banega would like to leave Sevilla to be reunited with Unai Emery, the manager he feels understands his game best.
A move for the 30-year-old was widely rumoured in the summer as the new head coach at the Emirates got his feet under the table but failed to materialise.
Banega will be 31 in June but Arsenal signed a number of experienced players to enhance their squad in the summer, and the wily playmaker is both a sublime passer of the ball and a footballer who knows Emery’s methods inside and out, having enjoyed success playing for the Spaniard.
In the meantime, a contract offer for Aaron Ramsey has been rescinded while confusion reigns over Mesut Ozil’s status after the German has found himself in and out of the team and unable to make himself available for key fixtures.
Manchester United want West Ham defender
Manchester United could be set to make a January move for West Ham defender Issa Diop – but he’ll cost more than £60 million.
The 21-year-old joined the Hammers from Toulouse in the summer, for a fee believed to be worth around £22 million.
He has made 19 appearances in all competitions this term.
Now the Daily Mail say United have scouted him – with a view to bring him to Old Trafford.
However, Hazard has already stated that he’ll be finishing the season with Chelsea, so this could be one for the summer transfer market.
Chelsea to be offered TWO Real Madrid stars
Real Madrid look to be positioning themselves for a proper run at Chelsea star Eden Hazard – and according to reports they could offer two players to the Premier League side as part of a potential deal.
Mateo Kovacic is already on loan at Stamford Bridge, and according to El Espanol, Real will offer both him and their beleaguered star Isco in exchange for the Belgian.
Kovacic already seems settled in London, and earlier in December he admitted that he wouldn’t mind at all making the move to England permanent, while Isco has seemingly fallen out with manager Santiago Solari, and has been relegated to the bench amid hostility from Los Blancos’ fans.
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