Transfer Shorts

Arsenal are readying a bid of £32 million for Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, according to talkSPORT.

Having failed to sign Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, the Gunners will now turn their attentions to Icardi, who found the back of the net 16 times in the Serie A last season.

Despite standing as one of the Italian club’s star players, Inter Milan may well need to sell the Argentine as a means to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, just as they did with Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic last season.

Bosnian webpage go one further by lining up AS Roma’s Edin Džeko as Icardi’s eventual replacement, linking up with his former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.

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Bookmakers in Germany have slashed the odds of an Arsenal transfer for Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.


Bwin odds on the transfer dropped from 12/1 to 4/1 in response to the confirmation of Vardy’s stay at Leicester, anticipating rumours of an Arsenal move for the Gabon international to be true.

Aubameyang’s father, in an interview to Spanish publication AS, confirmed the existence of interest in the striker from various clubs.

“Interest from Atlético [Madrid]? Yes, and many other teams,” said Pierre-François Aubameyang.

“He’s contracted with Borussia for four more years so we mustn’t speak about it, but of course [teams] are watching him for what he did last season.”

Real Madrid and Manchester City are just two of the teams linked with the Dortmund man over the past season.

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Arsenal are keeping an eye on Croatia’s Euro 2016 sensation Ivan Perišić, talkSPORT reports.


The two-footed wide man hasn’t quite set the world alight in his time with Serie A club Inter Milan, despite proving to be a standout performer at international level.

As is the case with Icardi, Inter Milan may be tempted to cash in on Perišić due to FFP, with Arsenal believed to be keeping tabs on the 27-year-old.

Chelsea are also rumoured to be in the frame, meanwhile Perišić’s arrival could well spell the end for Theo Walcott or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Arsenal.

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Patrick Ribeiro

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