Arsenal transfer news: Latest on the Gunners’ January targets

first_img 8 8 8 Moussa Sissoko – Wenger to splash £16m on Newcastle man! – The Newcastle midfielder is being lined up by Wenger, say the Mirror, after it was revealed the Frenchman “loved” Arsenal when he was younger, idolising former midfielder Patrick Vieira. Gooners were pretty pleased to be linked with the player as you can see from a selection of their tweets here. 8 Lukas Podolski – Roma to replace Gervinho with German star? – Former Arsenal forward Gervinho is heading for the African Cup of Nations, so Roma are said to be looking at bringing Podolski in on loan to fill the void. The London Evening Standard report that the Italian side are keen to take him until the end of the season, but a stumbling block is his wage demands as Roma are unlikely to be prepared to fund his £90,000-a-week pay packet. Mats Hummels – World Cup winner slams Dortmund – Along with Man United, Arsenal have been continiusly linked with Borussia Dortmund defender Hummels, with former Gunners midfielder Ray Parlour claiming he is the quality the club need. The centre-back publicly slated his club saying: “It’s pretty astonishing that we are so pathetic,” leading to rumours of an imminent transfer. 8 Petr Cech – Arsenal SHOULD have made an offer for Chelsea man! – Cech’s agent is urging both Liverpool and Arsenal to make an offer Chelsea cannot refuse, say the Mirror. The goalie’s agent, Viktor Kolar is quoted as saying “Arsenal should have made an offer to him. I think Petr would be considering it,” though he did add he does not believe Cech will leave in January due to Chelsea’s title push. Tyrone Mings – Rumours of an Arsenal is not coming from the club, says Wenger – Arsenal fans have been crying out for additional defenders and they had been linked with Ipswich’s 21-year-old stopper Mings. He can play at left-back and centre-back, but Wenger denied the player would be brought in to solve the problems at the back. “The intensity of the link is not down to us,” he said. 8 8 Morgan Schneiderlin – Southampton ace wants Arsenal NOT Spurs! Click the arrow to see the latest on other Arsenal transfer targets – The Southampton midfielder was close to joining Tottenham in the summer, but Saints rejected the club’s offer and Schneiderlin was apparently unhappy with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy trying to get him on the cheap. He was forced to stay and has been in good form this season and, according to the Sun, wants an Arsenal transfer, with Wenger planning a £25m bid. 8 As soon as the summer transfer window closed, we began pining for January.Now it’s close to opening time, talkSPORT looks at the targets who may or may not be heading to Arsenal.In the summer, manager Arsene Wenger splashed out on players like Mathieu Debuchy, Alexis Sanchez and Calum Chambers, but apparently the boss has money to spend again in this window.Where do you want manager Arsene Wenger to strengthen when the transfer window opens. Yaya Sanogo – Young striker to be loaned to Premier League side? – The striker is rumoured to be leaving the club on loan in January having struggled to secure first team football. As talkSPORT told you, Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa are all said to be keen. Grzegorz Krychowiak – Sevilla defensive midfielder opens door to switch – The defensive midfielder only joined Sevilla in the summer but it is being reported in Spain that the club are bracing themselves for offers, with the player apparently viewing his club as a stepping stone. “Sevilla is a great club, but also a club from which you can make the jump to the highest level. If you’re good at Sevilla, many are watching you because there are always many outlets,” he said. last_img read more