Arsenal have offered Borussia Dortmund one of their stars in order to seal a deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Spurs are chasing a £35m Ligue 1 talent, according to Saturday’s papers.
ARSENAL OFFER GIROUD TO DORTMUND FOR AUBAMEYANG
Arsenal are ready to throw in Olivier Giroud as part of the deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports.
The 31-year-old has become a bit part-player at the Emirates this season and Arsene Wenger’s efforts to revitalise Arsenal’s attack could see the player pushed further down the reckonking.
Giroud has regularly been linked with Dortmund and now The Independent claims the player has been told he will be offered to the Bundesliga club as part of Arsenal’s efforts to land Aubameyang.
It’s a move that could suit all parties given the France striker needs a move to cement his place in his nation’s squad for the 2018 World Cup.
AND THE REST
Mauricio Pochettino has been given a free run at £35m Brazilian winger Malcom with Arsenal out of the running (Daily Mirror)
Pep Guardiola is the prime target for Paris Saint-Germain, the world’s biggest-spending club (Daily Mirror)
West Brom teenager Tyler Roberts, a free agent in the summer, is being chased by Leeds United, Rangers and Marseille (Daily Mirror)
Crystal Palace could turn to FC Copenhagen’s Sweden international Robin Olsen to end their search for a new goalkeeper (Daily Mirror)
West Ham are set to offer a new four-year deal to Declan Rice to fend off mounting interest in the young defender (Daily Mirror)
Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is being lined up to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager in the summer, with former Blues defender Juliano Belletti as his director of football (Daily Star)
Norwich are close to completing a deal to sign Eintracht Braunschweig’s24-year-old Cuban-born German winger Onel Hernandez (The Sun)
Arsene Wenger is adamant Jack Wilshere will stay at Arsenal – and hinted he can become the club’s permanent captain (The Sun)
Benik Afobe is set for a move from Bournemouth but Eddie Howe wants a £10m fee (The Sun)
United States football bosses fear their 2026 World Cup bid is doomed because Donald Trump has alienated too many countries since becoming President (The Sun)
Marco Silva admits Richarlison has been distracted by interest from Arsenal and Chelsea (Daily Express)
Thibaut Courtois has added to Antonio Conte’s growing list of problems by suffering an ankle injury that is expected to rule the goalkeeper out of Chelsea’s trip to Brighton (Daily Telegraph)
Swansea have enlisted the help of ‘super-agent’ Jorge Mendes to boost their Premier League survival mission (Daily Telegraph)
Mauricio Pochettino has said it is harder for Tottenham’s academy players to break into the first team than when he arrived at the club (The Guardian)
Manchester United will not let Henrikh Mkhitaryan ruin Alexis Sanchez’s switch to Old Trafford (Daily Star)
Theo Walcott collected his belongings at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground in black bin bags (Daily Star)
Kevin De Bruyne is gearing up to sign a new deal at Manchester City worth more than £260,000 a week (Daily Mail)
Chelsea are exploring a loan move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke as their search for a target man drags on (Daily Mail)
The Football Association will consider whether it is worth scrapping more replays in the FA Cup after acknowledging Premier League clubs’ complaints about the congested fixture calendar (Daily Mail)
Manchester United face a challenge to keep hold of England U20 goalkeeper Dean Henderson amid interest from Chelsea and Arsenal (Daily Mail)
Daniel Kindberg, chairman of Swedish side Ostersunds, is considering an investment in National League crisis club Hartlepool (Daily Mail)
West Brom’s hopes of strengthening their squad in January are being hindered by Premier League wage control rules, with their summer spending leaving them Alan Pardew little room to manoeuvre (The Times)