Arsenal are set to offset an expensive summer of transfers by moving on four unwanted stars this month, while another player looks set to swap Manchester United for Inter Milan, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.
GUNNERS READY TO MOVE OUT FOUR PLAYERS
Unai Emery expects Arsenal to sell or loan out four of his unwanted players this month.
Having embarked on a highly-successful summer transfer window that saw them announce six signings – and even earning a tip of the cap from Jose Mourinho – the Gunners are now ready to trim their squad by allowing a number of fringe men to move on.
“In the next 20-25 days some players will leave. It’s the reason, I want to close our squad clearly,” Emery said recently.
Now according to Football London and via the Daily Mirror, the four players earmarked for departures are Shkodran Mustafi, Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith Rowe and Nacho Monreal.
Mustafi has endured a miserable time at Arsenal and has been linked with both Monaco this summer.
And having been left out of the squad entirely for Sunday’s win at Newcastle, it seems his goose is cooked with the Gunners and an exit seems inevitable.
“I spoke with him when we finished last season, I spoke with him when we started pre-season and I spoke with him also two weeks ago saying maybe there was the possibility he can leave,” Emery said after Sunday’s win at St James’ Park.
Elneny, meanwhile, has struggled for action under Emery and appears destined for Turkey with both Galatasaray and Fenerbahce emerging as options.
Smith Rowe, just 19, is likely to be loaned out to Germany for the season, having seen his development stall, while Monreal has been linked with Real Sociedad in his homeland having seen his place questioned by the arrival of Kieran Tierney.
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AND THE REST
Inter Milan appear set to offer Matteo Darmian a way out of Manchester United after agreeing a deal to take the player on a free transfer (Daily Mail)
Tottenham are willing to more than double Christian Eriksen’s wages up to £200,000 a week to secure his long-term future (Daily Mail)
Chelsea will consider bringing forward Antonio Rudiger’s planned return from a serious knee injury following Sunday’s 4-0 thrashing at Manchester United (Daily Mail)
Gareth Bale is ready to dig-in at Real Madrid until the Chinese Super League market re-opens in November, or until there is a change in coach at the club (Daily Mail)
Juventus are set to step up their bid to sign Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi, while Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Paulo Dybala could also be on the move before the Serie A transfer deadline (Daily Mail)
Ernesto Valverde has revealed that Lionel Messi could miss Barcelona’s opening La Liga game against Athletic Bilbao on Friday (Daily Mail)
Raheem Sterling is contemplating an offer to be one of the first footballers to sign a personal endorsement to wear Air Jordan football boots, in what could be one of the most lucrative boot deals in history (Daily Telegraph)
Daniel Sturridge’s future is expected to be resolved this week as he considers offers from clubs including DC United, Real Betis, Bologna, Marseille, Fenerbahce and Besiktas (Daily Telegraph)
Football lawmakers IFAB are set to review whether fans should be shown the entire decision-making process behind the video assistant referee (VAR) system on stadium big screens (Daily Telegraph)
Manchester United are stunned that Paul Pogba has suggested he could still leave the club this summer (Daily Mirror)
Mesut Ozil’s home is being watched by a 24-hour dog patrol amid fears for his safety as he remains caught up in a gang war (Daily Mirror)
Wilfried Zaha agreed to a training-ground truce after a sensational players’ meeting at Crystal Palace (The Sun)
Inter Miami are set to launch a bid to land Edinson Cavani on a free transfer when his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires (The Sun)
Wilfried Bony has been training with League Two side Newport County having not found a club since his recent release from Swansea City (The Sun)
The lawyer who paid Neymar’s transfer fee when he moved to Paris Saint-Germain has been spotted yet again – heading into Barcelona’s offices (The Sun)
Manchester United youngster Aidan Barlow will join Norwegian side Tromso on a season-long loan deal (The Sun)
AS Monaco are ready to launch a £19m bid for Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder (The Sun)
Barcelona will offer Philippe Coutinho and €100m (£92m) to Paris Saint-Germain in the hope of re-signing Neymar this summer (Daily Star)
Mesut Ozil has doubts over whether to quit Arsenal for DC United despite his representatives entertaining the idea of a Stateside move (Daily Star)
Real Madrid have reportedly offered James Rodriguez and £111m for Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar (Daily Express)