Transfer Talk Arsenal weigh Steven N'Zonzi move Lucas Torreira deal imminent

Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson shares his ideas on how Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira would slot in on the Emirates.

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TOP STORY: Arsenal weigh N’Zonzi transfer; Torreira imminent

Arsenal have a pair of strikes within the works with the membership hoping to finish the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria subsequent week after the midfielder’s World Cup marketing campaign got here to an finish on Friday. And the Gunners are additionally eager to maneuver for a participant who helped bounce Torreira’s aspect from the match in Russia with Sky Sports reporting that Sevilla and France midfielder Steven N’Zonzi can also be on the summer time wishlist.

Uruguay misplaced 2-Zero to France within the quarterfinals, lastly liberating up Torreira to bear a medical with the Gunners. In line with BBC Sport, the precise timing will rely on whether or not he chooses to fly straight from Russia to London to conclude the switch or whether or not he returns dwelling to Uruguay for some post-tournament R&R first.

N’Zonzi has featured often for France in Russia and new Arsenal boss Unai Emery will know what he is in for with the 29-year-old having established a relationship with him after managing him throughout his time in cost at Sevilla.


09.30 BST: Sydney FC are on the hunt for ex-Spain striker Fernando Torres after they confirmed the departures of marquee striker Bobo and Johnny Warren Medallist Adrian Mierzejewski.

“We’ve some very thrilling targets who we’re speaking to and I am trying ahead to bringing in additional high quality to an already skilled and proficient squad,” lately appointed Sydney FC coach Steve Corica mentioned on Saturday.

Spanish star Torres is contemplating his choices after calling time on his second spell at childhood membership Atletico Madrid on the finish of final season.

09.00 BST: Neglect World Cup fever! Cristiano Ronaldo fever has reached Juventus fans near Turin, the place a neighborhood ice cream maker has began to promote Ronaldo gelatos.

The “Bottega del Goloso” within the village of Vinovo, which has been dwelling to Juventus’ coaching centre up till the approaching season — when the primary staff will transfer into a brand new centre adjoining to the Allianz Stadium — has launched the “CR7 Cup” ice cream in anticipation of the Portuguese ahead’s arrival at Juventus.

08.30 BST: Manchester United are signing a Barcelona participant, according to Sport and it is the son of Manchester Metropolis coach Fran Gonzalez. Nico Gonzalez could solely be 16, however he is extremely rated.

PAPER TALK (by Chris Wright)

Clasie again to Feyenoord

Regardless of becoming a member of Southampton as one thing of a marquee signing in 2015, Jordy Clasie has endured a little bit of a nightmare within the Premier League over the previous three seasons.

After tumbling down the pecking order at St Mary’s, Clasie spent your complete 2017-18 marketing campaign on mortgage at Membership Brugge, the place he received the Belgian Professional League title.

Nonetheless, with two years left to run on his Saints contract, the Dutch midfielder is hoping that one in every of his former employers will step in to save lots of him from his torpor.

Certainly, The Sun are reporting that Feyenoord are eager to re-sign Clasie as a substitute for star playmaker Karim El Ahmadi, who has simply agreed a deal to hitch Saudi Arabian membership Al Ittihad.

We suspect a deal cannot come quickly sufficient for each events.

Faucet Ins

– Out-of-favour Barcelona striker Paco Alcacer could have discovered a brand new dwelling within the Premier League with Sport reporting that Everton have an interest within the Spaniard’s companies. Alcacer by no means totally settled on the Camp Nou and now the Barca board are hoping to recoup as a lot of the €30 million they paid to Valencia to deliver him to the membership in 2016.

Bild are reporting that Bournemouth, Watford and Burnley are all considering signing Borussia Monchengladbach striker Josip Drmic, who made three appearances for Switzerland on the World Cup and is prone to price round €5m.

– Chelsea are within the midst of re-signing Portuguese goalkeeper Eduardo, virtually precisely one yr after releasing him, says The Sun. The 35-year-old veteran is anticipated to be instantly despatched out on mortgage to the Blues’ affiliate membership Vitesse Arnhem.

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