Arsenal eyeing move for Liverpool outcast Alberto Moreno

Alberto Moreno is on Arsenal’s radar (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are reportedly plotting a move to sign Liverpool misfit Alberto Moreno at the end of the season.

Moreno has made 134 appearances for Liverpool since his debut back in 2014 but consistent defensive lapses have meant the 26-year-old has struggled for game-time under Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside.

The Reds are resigned to losing Moreno next summer, with the Spaniard in the final year of his contract, and a queue of top European clubs is forming.

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According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal have been alerted to Moreno’s contract situation with the defender available on a free transfer at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

Andrew Robertson has nailed down his place as Liverpool’s first-choice left-back and the club have high hopes for academy prospect Adam Lewis meaning Klopp is open to letting Moreno leave.

Unai Emery worked with Moreno at Sevilla (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery worked with Moreno when they were together at Sevilla and is keen to be reunited with the Spain international in north London.

Sead Kolasinac has dropped down the pecking order significantly at Arsenal, with Emery favouring Ainsley Maitland-Niles over the the Bosnian since his arrival.

The Gunners may have to compete with La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona for Moreno’s signature.

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Nicolo Barella ‘proud’ amid Arsenal and Liverpool transfer speculation

Nicolo Barella is being watched by Arsenal and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Cagliari star Nicolo Barella has admitted that he is ‘proud’ to be linked with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool.

Barella, 21, who made his first-team debut for Cagliari back in 2014, is widely regarded as one of most promising young midfielders in Serie A and was rewarded with his first Italy cap earlier this year following a string of impressive performances.

Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma are all understood to be interested in Barella, as well as Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool.

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Reports suggest the Gunners have even sent a scout to watch the youngster this season.

Barella is valued at around €50million (£44m) by Cagliari but the Serie A outfit are desperate to keep hold of the Italy international until the end of the season.

The midfielder made his Italy debut earlier this year (Picture: Getty)Asked about his €50m valuation, Barella told Sky Italia: ‘I’m not the one who sorts out the transfers.

‘It’s the agents, presidents and clubs who do that. I only think about Cagliari and to stay up in the league. We’ll see about the rest.

‘The interest from big clubs is pleasing, and makes me proud. It means I’m doing the right things.’

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Arsenal are scouring the market for possible replacements for Aaron Ramsey, with the Welshman out of contract at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

The 27-year-old midfielder is expected to leave the club amid strong interest from Arsenal’s Premier League rivals.

Liverpool and Manchester United are among the many teams monitoring Ramsey’s contact situation at the Emirates.

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Arsenal join Liverpool in race to sign Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella

Arsenal have sent scouts to watch Nicolo Barella (Getty Images)Arsenal are keeping tabs on Cagliari’s central midfielder Nicolo Barella, according to reports in Italy.

The 21-year-old made his senior debut three years ago and is widely considered as one of the top young prospects in Italian football.

Barella has attracted interest from several Serie A clubs including Juventus, Inter and Roma.

But according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal are also in the race and have sent a scout to keep track of Barella’s progress in Serie A.

Barella is also on Liverpool’s radar (Getty Images)Cagliari, however, are unwilling to let the midfielder leave in the January transfer window and reportedly value him at €50 million (£44m).

Arsenal may also face competition from Liverpool, with reports claiming last month that Jurgen Klopp’s side are confident of winning the race for Barella.

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The Gunners are in the market for a potential replacement for Aaron Ramsey after the club withdrew their offer of a new contract.

Ramsey is now expected to leave Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the season, which will leave a gap to fill in Unai Emery’s midfield.

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Aaron Ramsey open to joining Manchester United or Chelsea with Arsenal exit likely

Aaron Ramsey is expected to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey is open to joining Manchester United or Chelsea if he leaves Arsenal on a free transfer, reports say.

The Wales midfielder has developed into a key player for Arsenal since being signed by Arsene Wenger from Cardiff City in 2008.

With his current contract set to expire next summer, Ramsey had been locked in talks with the Gunners over a new deal.

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But Arsenal dramatically withdrew their contract offer at the end of last month and Ramsey is now expected to leave the Emirates, either in January or the summer.

The 27-year-old has attracted interest from a number of European clubs but ESPN FC say he is willing to join one of Arsenal’s direct rivals.

It is claimed both Manchester United and Chelsea intend to monitor his situation in north London ahead of possible moves, although Liverpool are unlikely to bid.

Aaron Ramsey speaks out on leaving Arsenal for Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool in January

Will he leave Arsenal in January? (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey will not push for a move away from Arsenal in the January transfer window and plans to see out the remainder of his contract which expires at the end of the season.

The Welshman is set to leave the Emirates after a decade of service in north London. The 27-year-old had been close to agreeing a new deal but Arsenal recently withdrew their offer amid input from head coach Unai Emery.

Ramsey’s impending exit has sparked interest from around Europe, particularly among Serie A’s elite clubs, while Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are all monitoring his situation.

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However, Ramsey announced his intentions to stay with the club until the season’s end.

‘Will I stay for the rest of the season? Of course, yeah,’ he said on international duty.

‘I am contracted to Arsenal and I am going to do my best now this season to try and achieve something special.

‘Everything has been going great with the club. We thought we were in a position where we had agreed a deal but that’s no longer the case.

Arsenal have already lost Aaron Ramsey, claims Craig Bellamy

Aaron Ramsey is out of contract at Arsenal next summer (Picture: Getty)Craig Bellamy believes Arsenal must prepare for life without Aaron Ramsey after negotiations over a new deal collapsed.

Ramsey is out of contract at the end of the season and could leave on a free transfer with Liverpool and Manchester United interested in signing the 27-year-old midfielder.

The Welshman finished off a stunning team move immediately after coming on as a substitute in Sunday’s 5-1 thumping of Fulham and his ‘shrugged’ celebration at Craven Cottage raised eyebrows.

While Martin Keown claimed it was a message for Unai Emery over his wage demands, Bellamy is adamant his former team-mate has already decided to leave.

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‘I think they’ve lost him already – I think he’s gone,’ the former Wales and Liverpool striker told Sky Sports. 

‘Come January or the summer, he’ll be going somewhere else. Four or five years ago, every club wanted him – Manchester City, Barcelona. I think it’s time for him to move on.

The Welshman started and finished a flowing team goal at Fulham (Picture: Getty)‘He’s become conscious of some players that have stayed too long at Arsenal and not got the best out of their ability. He’s a tremendous footballer that has had injuries.

‘Unai Emery will be a good manager for him but he needs a change. He’ll have a better chance of going to those top-end clubs if he’s on a free transfer.’

Aaron Ramsey will leave Arsenal, claims Craig Bellamy (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal star Paul Merson slammed Arsenal for allowing Ramsey’s contract to run into its final year.

‘Arsenal have got to ask themselves some serious questions,’ he said.

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‘It’s a great club, but whoever is letting people’s contracts run down is an absolute joke.

‘You have to sign him. He brings goals to the midfield – he takes the pressure off the strikers. It’s Arsenal’s fault, they’ve allowed this to happen. In January, he’ll have clubs queuing up to sign him.’

Liverpool ‘amazed’ at the reason Arsenal did not try to sign Mohamed Salah

Liverpool signed Mohamed Salah from Roma in the summer of 2017 (Picture: Getty)Liverpool were ‘amazed’ to discover Arsenal thought Mohamed Salah was too ‘wasteful’ and decided not to rival them for his signature in 2017, it has been claimed.

Salah got his first taste of Premier League football at Chelsea in 2014 but, after a difficult spell at Stamford Bridge, he left to join Roma.

A productive spell in Rome saw Salah once again emerge as a target for Premier League clubs in the summer of 2017.

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He joined Liverpool for an initial fee of £37million and went on to score a staggering 44 goals for the club in his first season at Anfield.

The Times say Liverpool wanted to sign Salah back in 2014 – when he joined Chelsea – and were determined not to let him slip through his fingers again last year.

While they knew Chelsea would not re-sign Salah following his dismal spell at the club, they initially believed Arsenal would enter the race to secure his signature.

Salah enjoyed a stunning debut season at Anfield (Picture: Getty)But it is claimed Arsenal’s Italian scout deemed Salah too ‘wasteful’ and the Gunners decided not to launch a move.

The decision is said to have ‘amazed’ Liverpool, who signed Salah from Roma in June.

After his remarkable debut season at Anfield, Salah has endured a somewhat disappointing start to the 2018-19 campaign.

The Egyptian forward scored two goals in his first three games of the season but has netted just one goal in his last eight appearances.

Jurgen Klopp has defended Salah this season (Picture: Getty)Speaking about Salah’s form ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Manchester City on Sunday – which finished goalless – Klopp said: ‘Expectation has changed.

‘That’s normal, he set a new standard.

‘Nobody expected 10 goals after five, six, seven games. Each striker could write a book about these moments, scoring without knowing how.

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‘It’s so rare. 98% of a striker is the hardest work, 2% is the easy going stuff.

‘The only thing which has changed is the kind of questions you have asked. It was a surprise, now it isn’t. That’s the world.

‘If I win games, I know everything. If I lose three in a row, I know nothing. Both are not true. I’m relaxed about that.’

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Alex Iwobi desperate for Aaron Ramsey to stay at Arsenal amid Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd transfer links

Aaron Ramsey is a target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Alex Iwobi insists he and his team-mates all want Aaron Ramsey to stay at Arsenal.

The Wales midfielder has emerged as a target for Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United after talks over a new deal at Arsenal collapsed.

Ramsey’s current contract expires next summer, leaving him free to talk to other clubs about a transfer in January.

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He is expected to leave the Emirates after Arsenal withdrew their contract offer but Iwobi is desperate for him to stay.

Asked whether he would be a big miss to Arsenal, the Nigeria international told BT Sport: ‘Of course, he’ a great player.

‘Especially when I was breaking into the first-team I always used to watch him and learn things from him.

‘I’m still doing that today.

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‘So it would be a great miss if he goes but hopefully he can stay. We all want him to stay. Hopefully it can get sorted.’

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger signed Ramsey from Cardiff City in 2008.

He has since played over 300 games for the club and helped the Gunners win three FA Cup trophies.

His Wales manager, Ryan Giggs, says he should not fear leaving Arsenal as he is good enough to play in any of the top leagues in Europe.

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‘He’s a good player so he suits any league. He can play anywhere,’ said Giggs.

‘My advice would be to concentrate on his career with Arsenal [right now] and when he comes away with us.’

Amid speculation Ramsey is set to leave Arsenal, Unai Emery has reportedly identified Ever Banega as the player to replace the midfielder.

The Gunners face London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

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Sol Campbell and Robert Pires warn Arsenal as Liverpool prepare Aaron Ramsey move

Liverpool are preparing a move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legends Sol Campbell and Robert Pires have urged the club the sit down and revive talks with Aaron Ramsey amid interest from Liverpool.

Ramsey, 27, who has made 337 appearances for Arsenal, is out of contract at the end of the 2018/19 campaign and could leave on a free transfer next summer.

The Wales midfielder was reportedly demanding around £200,000-a-week which Arsenal were not prepared to meet and the north London club made the decision to withdraw from negotiations.

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Reports suggest Liverpool failed with a move to sign Ramsey in the summer and are lining up another bid ahead of in the January transfer window.

Asked about Ramsey, Pires told Standard Sport: ‘I don’t know what’s happening at the end of the season. Maybe he will extend, maybe not.

Robert Pires underlined the Welshman’s importance to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘He’s a great player, he’s been at Arsenal for a long time. He scores a lot of goals and is important to the squad.

‘Aaron needs to talk with the board and find a good solution for him and for Arsenal.’

Sol Campbell believes losing Aaron Ramsey would be a mistake (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal defender Campbell believes Unai Emery could live to regret allowing Ramsey to leave.

‘It is worrying. Rambo’s a fantastic player, a great guy. It’s a shame but it’s a recurring situation at Arsenal,’ he said.

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‘Ozil took a long time, Sanchez as well and then he went.

‘Ramsey’s a top player, losing him for free would be a mistake.’

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Liverpool leading Aaron Ramsey transfer race after summer bid rejected

Ramsey is wanted by Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Liverpool will resume their efforts to sign Aaron Ramsey after the Reds reportedly failed in a summer bid to bring the midfielder to Anfield.

Unai Emery’s shock decision to halt contract talks with Ramsey means the Welshman is likely to move onto a new club in January or next summer.

Ramsey’s deal expires at the end of the season and the Arsenal star is free to speak to other clubs about a potential switch once the winter transfer window opens.

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The Mirror report Jurgen Klopp failed in an attempt to persuade Ramsey to join Liverpool last summer, but the Reds will renew their interest.

Liverpool will lead the race to sign Ramsey, as the 27-year-old is ‘excited’ by the prospect of playing under Klopp.

The German has poached ex-Gunners before with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joining Liverpool from Arsenal in the summer of 2017.

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Emery told Arsenal to stop contract talks with Ramsey (Picture: Getty)The switch was a bitter blow to Arsenal, even more so when Klopp managed to inspire a return to form for the Englishman.

Ramsey would hope for a similar rejuvenation at Liverpool, and is eager to see out his contract rather than leave the Emirates mid-season.

Arsenal want to sell Ramsey in January, as they will be unable to collect transfer fee once his contract expires in June.

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