Ozil pleads with Sanchez to stay

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil runs for the ball during the English Premier League football ...
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil runs for the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 10, 2016. Glyn KIRK / AFP

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil on Wednesday urged Alexis Sanchez to reject offers from other clubs and stay at the Emirates Stadium instead.

The 28-year-old Chilean forward has offers from Arsenal’s league rivals Manchester City (MCFC) and German champions Bayern Munich, with the blues confident of landing Sanchez to the Etihad Stadium.

The German says he does not have any idea about the club’s ongoing transfer negotiations but is hoping that Alexis stays at Arsenal, according to sources.

“I hope Alexis stays but I don’t know what the status is to be perfectly honest, but I value him a lot as a player and he’s very well-suited to the game Arsenal play.” said Ozil.

He further added that Sanchez’ departure would deeply influence the gunners as he remains an integral part of the London club.

“It would hit the team quite hard if he left because he’s a player who always delivers. It would be a setback to winning the title but, in the end, it’s the player’s decision.” he said.

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has rejected claims regarding the forward’s departure from the club. Both Ozil and Sanchez have one year left on their current contract and are subject to new contract negotiations.

Arsenal are currently in Australia for pre-season and face Sydney FC on Thursday in the first match of their tour, while Sanchez is currently enjoying his holidays which were cut short due to the confederations cup.

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Borussia Dortmund have not received any official offers for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer, Sky sources understand.

Aubameyang has been offered to Chelsea for £70m and his representatives have been in talks with AC Milan and PSG. Chinese clubs – including Tianjin Quanjian –are also interested in signing him.

The Blues are hold talks with Real Madrid over Brazilian full back Danilo as deal for Juventus star Sandro stalls.

Crystal Palace have announced the signing of Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Manchester United

Inter value Perisic at £48million and are unhappy with United’s opening offers of £36m and £39m. An improved bid closer to £45m for the 28-year-old Croatia international is expected.

Eric Dier wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur to join Manchester United, and the Old Trafford club are expected to make an improved offer of £50m for the 23-year-old midfielder.

Manchester United have opened talks with 27-year-old Spain midfielder Ander Herrera over a new deal worth £175,000 a week.

Manchester City

Manchester City are thought to be about £10m adrift of Tottenham Hotspur’s £50m valuation of defender Kyle Walker


Liverpool target Naby Keita has dropped a big hint that he would like to move to Anfield. The RB Leipzig midfielder liked a mocked-up photo posted on social media showing him in a Reds’ kit.

Lucas Leiva could be on his way to Lazio after he was not offered a new contract at Liverpool. The 30-year-old is still training with the Reds but started just 12 games last season.


Atletico Madrid are becoming increasingly desperate to sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa, having missed out on their three main targets this summer. The La Liga club are also trying to lure 23-year-old Monaco and Brazil midfielder Fabinho, who is a target for Manchester United

Alvaro Morata has been included in Real Madrid’s squad for their tour of the US.

Januzaj on brink of ending Manchester United nightmare as winger closes in on £9.8m move to Real Sociedad.


Dani Alves turned his back on Manchester City after agreeing a stunning £12million-a-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Pep Guardiola was seething at his decision to snub City after terms had been thrashed out. He is set to be unveiled as a PSG player on Wednesday.

Paris St-Germain are also considering a move for 26-year-old Manchester City and France defender Eliaquim Mangala

Chelsea’s pursuit of Bakayoko faces the threat of further disruption with Monaco prepared to consider the option of selling Fabinho instead. PSG have offered £45m for the Brazilian.

Marseille have not given up hope of agreeing a deal to sign Moussa Sissoko from Tottenham. The 27-year-old France midfielder is keen to leave White Hart Lane.


Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa is undergoing medical tests at Juventus ahead of his expected move, the Italian champions revealed.

AC Milan’s teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has extended his contract with the club until 2021.

Sources: DAILY MAIL.CO.UK, Skysports, BBC Sport




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