Paper Talk: Arsenal make decision over midfielder as price tag is revealed

Emi Buendia

Arsenal have been left shocked by the price tag demanded over a midfield target, PSG are chasing a £75m Man Utd man, while Chelsea are in for a £40m Bundesliga defender, according to Monday’s transfer gossip.


Arsenal have decided against pursuing a deal for Emiliano Buendia after his price tag reached crazy figures.

Mikel Arteta has already shipped out Saed Kolasinac and William Saliba on loan, but he is looking at new recruits.

Top of his wish-list is more creativity in his midfield – with Buendia very much appealing to the Gunners.

However, Norwich are seeking a fee of around £35m – £40m. And according to The Athletic, via the Daily Express, Arteta and Co have decided to end their interest.

The Canaries’ inflated price tag comes after Buendia found his scoring touch this season. He has scored seven times in 19 Championship games.

But Arteta and technical director Edu will now turn their attention elsewhere.


Julian Brandt and Christian Eriksen are both emerging as alternatives. Deals for both also look complicated.

As such, the Express now claims Arsenal look unlikely to land the creative midfielder they crave. The hunt of course will go on and with three weeks left in the window, the situation could yet change.

Real Madrid’s Isco could emerge as another option.


Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is wanted by PSG – with Mauricio Pochettino making the Manchester United star his top transfer target. (Daily Star)

Chelsea are looking to steal a march on their rivals in the race to sign Dayot Upamecano. (Daily Star)

Tottenham are to make a six-figure donation to charity after fining the three players who broke Covid guidelines. (Daily Mail)

Derby’s takeover by Derventio Holdings is finally expected to go through this week. The deal will see Wayne Rooney named as permanent boss. (Daily Mail)

Brighton suffered a significant blow after revealing Tariq Lamptey could be out until early February following a setback on his return from injury. (Daily Mail)


Lyon are on the brink of selling Moussa Dembele to Atletico Madrid after the striker surprised sporting director Juninho by revealing his desire to leave. (Daily Mail)

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic is reportedly looking to leave after “losing the trust” of manager Zinedine Zidane. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are reportedly interested in a January deal for Real Madrid defender Eder Militao. (The Sun)

Manchester United are keeping a close eye on talented Brest midfielder Romain Faivre. (The Sun)

Napoli have made Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney a long-term target. (Daily Telegraph)

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Arsenal have a decision to make regarding the future of Lucas Torreira with Fiorentina expressing an interest. (Daily Mirror)

Jadon Sancho has insisted he has put his Man Utd transfer saga behind him and is “raring to go” again at Borussia Dortmund. (Daily Mirror)

Jose Mourinho hinted that Dele Alli will be involved in upcoming fixtures after the midfielder made a rare start for Tottenham. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to let Sepp van den Berg depart on loan in the January window – despite the club’s ongoing centre-back injury crisis. (Daily Mirror)

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