Transfer Shorts

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has put an end to rumours linking him with a summer move to Arsenal after agreeing to sign a new four-year-deal with the Premier League champions, the club confirmed.

Arsenal activated Vardy’s release clause at the start of June, but any decision on his future was placed on hold until after England’s Euro 2016 campaign in France.

Now, with England qualifying for the next round, the Foxes have confirmed in an official statement that the club and the player have come to an agreement over his renewal, which shall be completed upon his return from international duty.

The announcement will come as no surprise to Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger, who stated that he expected Vardy to stay earlier this week.

Vardy’s stay at the King Power Stadium could well nail down the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kanté this summer, also sporadically linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, meanwhile the Gunners switch their attentions to other potential targets.

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Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey has emerged as a transfer target for new Manchester United manager José Mourinho this summer, according to the Sun.


The report claims that the former Chelsea manager is ready to spend up to £50 million on Ramsey, with the Arsenal star drawing comparisons to Chelsea legend Frank Lampard in the eyes of the new United boss.

The Sun also state that Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, also linked with Arsenal during this transfer window and entering the final year of his contract at the Signal Iduna Park, is still Mourinho’s favoured choice.

United rose a favourites to sign Mkhitaryan following claims made by the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, that a move to Old Trafford interested the Armenian, but it seems Dortmund aren’t so keen on losing the 27-year-old, Mats Hummels and İlkay Gündoğan in the same window.

As the Red Devils reportedly table a bid of £28 million for the Bundesliga star, it remains surprising that they’d be willing to spend considerably more on a player seen as their Plan B, despite the different contract scenarios at hand.

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Álvaro Morata’s agent Juanma López has admitted that the player has received offers from Premier League clubs, in the light of Real Madrid exercising their right to activate the player’s £21.5 million buy-back clause.


It’s widely expected that Real Madrid will opt to sell Morata for a profit this summer, with many quoting a £57 million valuation of the man leading the line for Spain at Euro 2016 in France.

López has opened up more room for discussion by admitting to Spanish publication, AS, that the Arsenal target has received offers from the Premier League.

However, Morata’s representative was also still unclear over what the future has in store for the striker and stated that there’d be talks with Real Madrid to address this.

“We’ll see, we still need to talk to Zidane. But for the moment Morata is happy. Whether he’ll stay or not, you have to ask Real Madrid,” said López.

“But as things stand he’s a Madrid player from the 1st July.”

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Mundo Deportivo have placed Arsenal’s name, alongside other Premier League clubs, in the hunt to sign Bayern Munich misfit Mario Götze.


The versatile playmaker has fallen out of favour at the Allianz Arena over the course of the past two seasons, which has led to links with his former club Dortmund, as well as being reunited with ex-manager Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool.

Götze had stated that he was willing to fight for his place under new boss Carlo Ancelotti, but Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge urged the 24-year-old to think twice about his decision to stay with the Bavarians.

In a warning to the World Cup winner, Rummenigge said: “He knows what the club thinks and what the new coach thinks. Mario has to evaluate for himself whether he wants to play constantly.”

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Patrick Ribeiro

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