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Arsenal transfer news: Karim Adeyemi eyeing in January, last on Alexandre Lacazette’s future, Robert Pires tells club to “sign English players”


Arsenal could consider several moves in the January transfer window to ensure they build on their recent return to form.

But who’s next on Mikel Arteta’s wishlist as he seeks to guide Arsenal to European football? talkSPORT.com takes a look …

Adeyemi has been in sensational form this season and it’s no surprise that some big clubs are lining up to sign him
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Karim adeyemi

Arsenal are considering a deal in January for Red Bull Salzburg star Karim Adeyemi.

The Mirror claims the Gunners have identified Adeyemi as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette.

North Londoners are favorites for the 19-year-old forward but may have to wait until summer to sign him.

The Bayern Munich academy ace, who already has three caps in Germany, has scored 14 goals in 18 appearances for Salzburg this season.

Alexandre lacazette

Arsenal have reportedly suspended contract talks with Alexandre Lacazette until the summer – even if they risk losing him for nothing.

The 30-year-old forward will see his current Gunners tenure expire at the end of the season and he will be free to speak to other clubs in January.

But the Sun say Arsenal won’t be discussing their deal anytime soon.

Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Marseille and Newcastle are among those monitoring his situation.

The Sun add that Arsenal are unwilling to offer him a long-term deal but could offer a new 12-month contract.

Arsenal transfer news: Karim Adeyemi eyeing in January, last on Alexandre Lacazette’s future, Robert Pires tells club to “sign English players”
The Lacazette agreement expires this summer
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Robert Pirès

Arsenal great Robert Pires has urged his former club to buy from Brits in the January transfer window.

He said: “It’s difficult, but in January, if Arsenal can spend money on a defender, I think our midfielder and our forwards are very good players.

“In my opinion, sign English players because we need English players in this squad because when you play in the Premier League you need a player like this.

“For example, in my day I played with Tony Adams, Lee Dixon and Martin Keown, Ashely Cole and that’s the base of your team.

“They must spend money on a defender in my opinion, English.”

Dejan Koulusevski

Juventus want to get rid of the 21-year-old Swedish winger, according to Italian media Calciomercato.

The report adds that a swap deal with Arsenal for the record signing of Nicolas Pepe, 26, has been suggested, but the old lady prefers cash.

Kulusevski – who is also a target for Tottenham – revealed he grew up loving Arsenal on the Swedish Lundh podcast in October 2019.

He said: “My favorite team is Arsenal, because I love everything about the club, the city, the players and the way they play football.”

Arsenal transfer news: Karim Adeyemi eyeing in January, last on Alexandre Lacazette’s future, Robert Pires tells club to “sign English players”
Kulusevski failed to reach the top at Juventus
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Florian Wirtz

Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on the Bayer Leverkusen starlet, according to Catalan outlet El Nacional.

However, the report adds that Chelsea and Real Madrid are also interested in the race to land German playmaker Wirtz.

The player himself is believed to prefer a transfer to Barcelona despite the Blues showing the most interest in him alongside Madrid.

Arsenal transfer news: Karim Adeyemi eyeing in January, last on Alexandre Lacazette’s future, Robert Pires tells club to “sign English players”
Arsenal keep tabs on Bayer Leverkusen starlet Florian Wirtz
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Folarin Balogun

Arsenal starlet and Liverpool target Folarin Balogun questioned his future

Jurgen Klopp’s side were linked with a move for the 20-year-old striker this summer and he has now said he is keen on a new challenge.

“I feel like I am ready for a new challenge,” said Balogun.

“I feel like I played junior football for a while. I scored goals at this level and I have improved considerably at this level compared to now. At the same time, I am not sure what that challenge could be.

“It could be a loan, or if I need me at Arsenal I’m here – and the coach knows that too.

“I feel like I’m definitely open to a new challenge, wherever it is, I’ll be ready.

“As a striker and as a young player you need the minutes. It’s the best way to learn and get consistency.

Arsenal transfer news: Karim Adeyemi eyeing in January, last on Alexandre Lacazette’s future, Robert Pires tells club to “sign English players”
Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun is ‘ready for a new challenge’

Rahim sterling

Arsenal have reportedly received a boost in their pursuit of Man City star Raheem Sterling.

The Daily Express claims the Barcelona scouts have been ordered to stop their preparations for the January transfer window and will not budge for long-term target Sterling.

This has apparently made Arsenal’s game as they look to get a hold of Sterling.

The England star is valued at around £ 45million and is keen on a new challenge after falling down City’s pecking order.

Arsenal transfer news: Karim Adeyemi eyeing in January, last on Alexandre Lacazette’s future, Robert Pires tells club to “sign English players”
Sterling may soon be leaving Man City
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Matteo guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi does not want to return to Arsenal at the end of his loan with Marseille.

Speaking to French media RMC Sport, he said: “Today I’m on loan and still bound by my contract at Arsenal. But I’m totally focused on what to do with Marseille.

“And yes, it’s a club with which I want to project myself into the future and I want to register for the long term.

“These are discussions that I had already had with the club before signing and I feel very comfortable there. And that’s why I want to keep having fun in Marseille.

Arsenal transfer news: Karim Adeyemi eyeing in January, last on Alexandre Lacazette’s future, Robert Pires tells club to “sign English players”
Guendouzi is loaned to Marseille
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Eddie nketiah

Borussia Mönchengladbach are reportedly considering a January move for Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah.

Nketiah has had to settle for a partial role this season after making just two appearances and The Sun claims he now wants to leave for the sake of his career.

The 22-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and Arsenal want the England Under-21 international to sign a new contract.

But Nketiah wants to switch to regular playing time.

And The Sun claim that German club Gladbach want to offer him that and will be free to talk to the player in January.

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Nketiah could leave Arsenal soon
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Ainsley Maitland Niles

The versatile England star is keen to stay in north London just two months after his loan spell at Everton failed in the dying days of the Summer Window.

Asked how happy he was with the summer, Maitland-Niles told the Mail: “It’s a thing of the past now.

“I only think about the future and what awaits me. It was great to be there, to get my minutes, and I hope there will be more to come. “

Arsenal transfer news: Karim Adeyemi eyeing in January, last on Alexandre Lacazette’s future, Robert Pires tells club to “sign English players”
Maitland-Niles seized the opportunity in the win over Watford
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Dusan Vlahovic

The Fiorentina striker is expected to refuse a transfer to Arsenal in January, according to Italian media Football Italia.

The report adds that the 21-year-old Serb is awaiting further offers and will therefore join Manuel Locatelli and Joaquin Correa in snubbing the Gunners.

Arteta’s side have reportedly reached a tentative deal with Fiorentina on a £ 68.5million transfer in the winter window.

The latest report from La Nazione claims Spurs have joined Arsenal as favorites to sign him ahead of a number of other European clubs.

Arsenal transfer news: Karim Adeyemi eyeing in January, last on Alexandre Lacazette’s future, Robert Pires tells club to “sign English players”
Vlahovic has a proven track record in Italy and has been linked with a move to England
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