Paper Talk: Besiktas star offered Arsenal contract; Gunners want Barca youth star

Date published: Friday 9th February 2018 8:52

Arsenal have offered a contract to a former player, Tottenham want a Watford stare, while Man City have been linked with Paulo Dybala, all in the papers.



Arsenal have offered former midfielder Oguzhan Ozyakup a contract, according to a report in Turkey.

The Gunners are awaiting a response from the Besiktas captain – a player they sold to the Turkish club in 2012 for just €500,000.

Aksam via Milliyet claim Arsene Wenger wants to take the 25-year-old back to The Emirates on a free transfer with his deal set to expire in the summer.

Ozyakup, who failed to make a Premier League appearance under Wenger, was interesting Everton last month, but Arsenal have made their move for the Turkey international



Tottenham are set to bid for Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure this summer. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City are reported to have made contact with Juventus over the possibility of signing Paulo Dybala. (The Mirror)

Jack Wilshere is close to accepting Arsenal’s offer of a new contract after Arsene Wenger stressed that the situation needed to be resolved immediately. (Daily Telegraph)

Leicester City have fined Riyad Mahrez £240,000 for his two-week absence, while manager Claude Puel has confirmed the winger will miss Saturday’s game at Manchester City. (Daily Telegraph)

Borussia Dortmund have placed a £100m price tag on Man Utd and Liverpool target Christian Pulisic. (Sport1)

Leicester’s 26-year-old Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez wants his club to guarantee he will be allowed to leave this summer before returning to training. (Times)

Mahrez’s advisers claim the Foxes had already agreed to let him leave if a big club offered £50m but still rejected a Manchester City bid in January. (Mirror)

France and Monaco forward Thomas Lemar, 22, is not on Liverpool’s list of targets for the summer transfer window. (Liverpool Echo)

Arsenal’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette is under big pressure at the Emirates and could face a summer exit according to former Gunners player Emmanuel Petit. (Sun)

West Ham are set to battle Leicester for Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts. (The Sun)

Arsenal have been linked with Barcelona youth star Pablo Moreno. (The Mirror)

Liverpool have been joined by Manchester United and Chelsea in the hunt for Lazio and Netherlands defender Stefan De Vrij. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are in pole position to sign Fabinho after the Brazilian hinted that his time is up with Monaco. (Daily Mirror)

Roy Hodgson claims Sam Allardyce still hasn’t said sorry for mocking his speech impediment – and insists it is too late for him to bother doing so now. (Various)

Jorginho’s agent joked that the Napoli forward could snub a Premier League move – because of the weather. (The Sun)

Barnsley are considering a move for Darren Moore as Paul Heckingbottom’s replacement. (The Sun)

Germany boss Joachim Low is Real Madrid’s preferred option to replace Zinedine Zidane as manager at the end of the season. (Mundo Deportivo)

Former Watford manager Marco Silva is threatening the club with legal action because he is yet to receive compensation after being sacked in January. (Times)

Arsenal’s 26-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere will take a pay cut to sign a new deal at the club. (Mail)

Juventus are confident they will sign Liverpool’s Germany midfielder Emre Can, 24, when his contract expires in the summer. (Mirror)

Bayern Munich’s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, says rumours of a summer move to Real Madrid “do not interest” him. (Bild)

Leicester and West Ham are keen to sign 21-year-old English forward Patrick Roberts, who is on loan at Celtic from Manchester City. (Sun)

Former Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria, 29, admits he was ‘very close’ to leaving Paris St. Germain for Barcelona last summer. (Mail)

Barnsley have identified Peterborough United manager Grant McCann as a candidate to replace ex-manager Paul Heckingbottom, who left to take charge at Leeds. (Telegraph)

Former Arsenal and Tottenham defender Sol Campbell has held talks with Oxford United as the League One club look to appoint a new manager. (Mail)

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