Posted on August 02, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal launch offer for coveted Torino defender

Arsenal are claimed to have made an offer of €16 Million for Torino’s Bruno Peres.

The defender is claimed to be wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Barcelona, but it is the Gunners who are said to have made the first official offer for his signature.

Peres scored three goals last season, as well as setting up seven, further enhancing any interest in his ability, and he could now be set to be offered a chance to move to a bigger club this window.

Arsenal are claimed to have made an initial offer of €16 Million for his signature, with Torino said to be in want of closer to €20 Million before parting ways with their right-back.

The Gunners could be eyeing the Brazilian to cover for the possible exit of Mathieu Debuchy, whose future is currently up in the air, having pushed to leave in January, in hope if sealing a place in France’s European Championship squad, which he failed to do.

A centre-back is more likely to a priority for Arsenal at present however, with the likelihood of having lost Per Mertesacker to injury for the majority of the coming campaign.

Inexperienced pairing Rob Holding and Calum Chambers have been playing together during pre-season whilst Gabriel has been missing with Tonsillitus, Koscielny yet to return from holiday having run deep into Euro 2016 with France, as well as Per missing.

Another striker is also believed to be a priority this summer, with Welbeck also missing through injury, and Theo Walcott having failed to impress last season.

Alexandre Lacazette is strongly linked as a possibility, having already missed out on Jamie Vardy, Gonzalo Higuain and Yassim Ben Yedder.

Debuchy has been playing in pre-season, but could he stay for the coming campaign? Surely he knows Bellerin will return to the starting line-up?

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15 thoughts on “Arsenal launch offer for coveted Torino defender

  1. funkyrith

    English clubs are dealt harshly these days in transfer market. The “English tax” concept for their TV money means they will be charged more for players than regular clubs. I am sure 16m will not be enough for him once Arsenal bids. All English clubs should bring in youngsters and have good academy products, both English and outsiders, for a long term future

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    1. roachie

      Can’t understand why we haven’t gone for Ashley Williams. He’s been brilliant for Swansea over the years and it now looks like Everton will pick him up for £10m

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      1. Trevor

        I think it’s because he’s ten mil, Wenger likes value. Cech will likely give us another four or five seasons, Williams Id say has two at most. Williams relies on his pace remember. I think it would be good value to spend ten mil on two seasons if it meant we improved. I could be wrong, maybe it’s Wenger doesn’t see him as a ball playing defender and that’s why no move.

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  2. jonm

    What went wrong with him at arsenal. A firm fan favourite, remember the chant “we have Андрей Аршавин f??? Adebeyor”. Four goals in an away game with liverpool. It ends up with him being booed when he was substituted for the Ox.

    How can a player go from being adored by the fans to being booed when he came on the pitch within a couple of years. Seems inexplicable, I would like to know what was behind this.

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  3. NY_Gunner

    @Twig
    Dude was lazy and not all that prolific a goal scorer. He mos def had the skills. But never applied himself, except in patches…

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    1. Twig

      Do you know he has a better goal + assist record than Mesut Ozil? He has played more games of course, but an interesting observation nonetheless.

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      1. NY_Gunner

        @Twig
        I never downplayed the guys skill set. It was his attitude which was his problem…

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  4. Raoh

    When I see this I find myself thinking:” Didn’t we move to a new stadium in order to increase our financial power and compete at the time with the likes of Bayern, Real & Barca to some extent?!”
    I mean we’re paying the highest tickets in the kingdom, in a currency that is one of the priciest (even after Brexit) in the world, have loads of commercial deals, new tv deal, merchandising, kit deal & revenues from competitions.
    It is understandable that you don’t go out there and pay 90m for a player like Higuain as it isn’t a smart business considering age. With 90m you can sign 2 of the players mentioned below.
    But the Mustafi, Mahrez & Icardi/Lacazette of the world should be affordable even in an inflated market. That is the reality every club is facing yet when Man City is already at there 5th signing today (Sane 37m pounds) we’re stuck at 1 real signing (Xhaka) and they haven’t “overpaid” on any of there signings (less than 40m pounds) considering the environment and have gotten better and deeper.
    What is the club waiting for if they know who they want? Because the players above have been mentioned in rumours; too many times for the club not to have at least inquired and shown some serious interest if not made a tentative bid (specially Mahrez). The closer we get to the end of the mercato the more reluctant teams are to make deals as it is more difficult to replace your best players.
    All the players mentioned above would make Arsenal a better team. It could provide confidence in the project from players yet to extend deals (Ozil, Sanchez & Bellerin) as well as allow tactical flexibility.
    If cash is an issue as not all the free cash is available for transfers we have some assets that can be moved that would make sense for all parties involved (Walcott) as not every deal as to be about cash only.

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  5. Henry007

    IMO we should have taken a gamble on that Ben Yedder kid but it’s too late now as he has signed for Sevilla, so we need to get Mustafi or Koulibaby or Manolas plus Mahrez and Lacazette that’s if we are serious about challenging for both the UCL and the League because Lacazette alone will not be enough for us we need goals from all our front 3’s .

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    1. iGooner

      I would not be surprised if soon all the rest of these players are snapped up by other clubs… The list of possible targets/rumored targets gets shorter, and shorter by the day!

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  6. RSH

    So we’ll pay 16 mill for this guy, but offer Valencia 18mill for Mustafi? Idk, these rumors are just all over the place lately. How about these papers admit they have no idea what’s going on at Arsenal .

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  7. Arsenal_Girl

    I think its sensible to get an experienced RB if Debuchy is leaving as Jenkinson may not be ready yet and Chambers can focus on CB.

    However, its MORE sensible to get an experienced CB as well as a quality striker and winger

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    1. iGooner

      I don’t believe Jenkinson would ever be ready because he has been with us since 2011 and still no where near the first team!

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  8. Trevor

    This is just Torino putting stories out there for a player who had a decent season and they don’t mind losing. We are not looking for a rb, this has to be bs. Bellerin, Debuchy, Chambers, Jenkinson, Holding can too. Not to mention a few tidy looking fullbacks in the academy. This is either a bolt from the blue, or it is the worst journalism I have ever seen.

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  9. ruelando

    Really weird one, but anything is possible with arsenal, a replacement for debuchy?, i do not see it, i think we have sufficient cover for Bellerin if he is injured or in need of rest.

    Watching Debuchy, i think he wants to stay and fight for his place, he may do stupid tackles and behave as if he has anger issues. but all and all i think he still can challenge Bellerin. because he is still the more experience defender.

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