Transfer Shorts

Sport Mediaset have placed former Arsenal target and current Inter Milan centre forward Stevan Jovetić back on Arsène Wenger’s radar.

Following the Arsenal manager’s expectation of a snub from Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, the Gunners will now explore other options to bolster their attack.

Jovetić, who scored seven goals in 28 appearances for Inter Milan last season, could now see his spell at the Guiseppe Meazza cut short, with Russian club Spartak Moscow also rumoured to be in the race for his signature.

At the heart Inter’s decision to cut Jovetić loose appears to be their interest in U.S. Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi, meanwhile the club will also be forced to relinquish one or two of their stars due to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, as per the Italian club’s former player and now Vice President Javier Zanetti.

Jovetić is currently only on loan at the ‘Nerazzuri’ until the 1st January 2017, but Inter had agreed with Manchester City, the player’s parent club, that they’d accept the obligation of making the loan move permanent for £11.5 million.

Inter are now on the lookout for a club willing to pay the £11.5 million fee and cut ties definitively with the Montenegrin striker.

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Arsenal could be set to increase their offer of £11.5 million to £14.5 million for Napoli’s coveted right back Elseid Hysaj, according to Le10Sport.

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The Albanian right back followed Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri to the Stadio San Paolo from Empoli last summer, with the then £5 million man putting in impressive performances for both club and country.

Among the suitors for the 22-year-old are Bayern Munich, Atlético Madrid, who are also close to landing Šime Vrsaljko from Sassuolo, and Barcelona.

Despite the renewed interest shown in Hysaj by Arsenal, the player’s agent Mario Guiffredi stated earlier this month that he considers “Arsenal to be on the same level as Napoli, certainly not better,” later adding that the ‘Partenopei’ “had become one of the most important clubs in Europe.”

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny looks set to return the club following a season-long loan move to AS Roma, with both clubs failing to come to an agreement over a prolonged stay at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Szczęsny was loaned out to the ‘Giallorossi’ last year after losing his place to David Ospina midway through the 2014/2015 season, with the goalkeeper’s woes being compiled further by Petr Čech’s £10 million arrival from Chelsea last summer.

With the season now over, Roma had hoped they could strike a similar loan deal for the Poland international ahead of the new season, having seen Szczęsny nail down a spot in the first team ahead of Morgan De Sanctis.

However, it appears Arsenal are no longer willing to contribute to the goalkeeper’s wages during his time on loan and talks between the two clubs have broken down.

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Arsenal are set to join the race to sign £11 million-rated Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes, the Dutchman otherwise linked to a move to North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

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Promes swapped the financially troubled FC Twente for the Russian club in 2014, where he has since gone on to rack up 31 goals from 58 games.

The 24-year-old, reportedly already scouted by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, has now rejected a new deal with Spartak Moscow and caught the attention of the Gunners, according to Russian publication Izvestia.

The same report claims that the driving force behind Promes’ contract rejection is that the player is keen to test himself in the UEFA Champions League, with the Premier League standing as his favoured destination.

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