ARSENAL TRANSFER NEWS LIVE UPDATES: BARCELONA COULD SIGN OZIL, MAN CITY EXPECTING SANCHEZ DEAL
Everton value Barkley at £35m
07:15: The Daily Mail reports that Everton are prepared to hold out for £35million for England midfielder Ross Barkley, despite the 23-year-old only having a year remaining on his contract.
And the Daily Mirror reports that he will need to lower his wage demands from £120,000 a week in order to join Tottenham, who will not match the offer put to him by the Toffees.
Manchester United and Arsenal have also been linked with his services.
Alexis Sanchez to PSG
06:00: Express Sport understands Paris Saint-Germain will launch a £35million move for Alexis Sanchez.
However, they will only do so after completing a deal for Barcelona’s Neymar.
PSG are confident they can still sign the Chile international despite strong interest from Manchester City.
If the deal goes ahead, I know who I want to be on FIFA 18 next season…
Barcelona could go for Mesut Ozil
05:00: Barcelona could turn their attentions to Mesut Ozil if Philippe Coutinho stays at Liverpool.
That’s according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, who say they are ready to pay £53million to get a deal done.
Coutinho remains their top target, however Liverpool are so far proving stubborn negotiators.
Barcelona also like the idea of signing Ozil given how popular he was for fierce rivals Real Madrid.
Manchester City expecting the arrival of Alexis Sanchez
04:45: Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City is refusing to go away.
The Manchester Evening News claim Pep Guardiola’s players are anticipating his arrival.
However, several members of the squad supposedly fear for what that might mean for the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
That is not the only Sanchez update, so watch this space…
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois thinks Alexis Sanchez can be replaced
04:30: Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois thinks Arsenal can replace Alexis Sanchez if he leaves this summer.
“Alexis is a guy with a lot of quality. If you see all the games from last season there is a lot of danger coming from him,” he told the London Evening Standard.
“He has a very strong shot, he is quick. He has the technique. He is important for them but Arsenal have a lot of players with quality.
“So they will miss him but I think they have a lot of players with that quality to replace him. I think they have bought a good new striker (in Lacazette).
“I’d prefer if he (Sanchez) doesn’t play because he is a good player! But we cannot only look to him.”
Welcome to Express Sport’s Arsenal transfer blog
04:00: Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s LIVE Arsenal transfer blog.
Barcelona could reportedly go for Mesut Ozil if they fail to get Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.
And Manchester City players are anticipating the arrival of Alexis Sanchez.
So stay tuned for all the latest from the Emirates.