Wednesday’s Arsenal transfer roundup was made up of a chance to sign a Real Madrid forward, a deal close for a French defender and news on the future of Mesut Ozil. Today’s edition features an update on a club veteran, a fresh bid for a Premier League ace and interest in a Portuguese right-back.
Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States it has emerged. “We are very disappointed by Laurent’s actions, which are against our clear instructions,” said the club. “We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time”. The 33-year-old is a target for Bordeaux.
Arsenal are to return to Crystal Palace with another bid for winger Wilfried Zaha according to The Sun, after registering a failed £40m offer. The report says that Unai Emery and co are to offer £40m plus three players for the 26-year-old Ivory Coast international. The names mentioned are Calum Chambers, Mohamed Elneny and Carl Jenkinson.
Diario de Noticias is reporting Arsenal are interested in signing Southampton’s Cedric Soares this summer. PSG and AS Monaco are also looking at the player, and all three teams have already approached the Saints enquire about the 27-year-old.