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Has Wenger convinced Casillas to sign for Arsenal?

The captain and keeper of the Spain national team, IKer Casillas, could be ready to make a shock summer transfer to Arsenal and the Premier League, bringing down the curtain on a 23-year career with his boyhood club Real Madrid.

The 33-year old had looked a certain bet to go on and register the record number of appearances for his La Liga club, a record currently held by the striker Raul Gonzalez with 741. Casillas is currently on 678, but hardly added to that last season as Diego Lopez was the first team keeper, in the league games anyway. Casillas did play the cup games and so came away with another Champions League winners medal and one from the Copa Del Rey.

Is Schneiderlin or Khedira the answer for Arsenal?

It looks like Arsenal are closing in on some of their transfer targets. Hopefully the launch of the new PUMA kit next week will allow Arsenal fans to finally get excited about some completed transfers, instead of the thin gruel of Arsenal transfer rumours that we have had so far this summer.

The media seem to think that the Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is likely to be one of the new Gunners, while our young Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell is heading for the Emirates for pre-season and Theo Walcott is well on his way to recovery. This all points to the Gunners having plenty of attacking options next season and our midfield is full of creativity, but is going the other way that Arsenal might have problems.

Will Kroos transfer and £24m bid see Arsenal land Khedira?

Things could finally be starting to happen for Arsenal fans in the summer transfer window, as the papers are reporting that the Gunners could soon have too shiny new players among their ranks. As well as Arsenal looking favourites to snap up Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and under the noses of Liverpool, we could be on the verge of getting another star from La Liga.

Arsenal target Di Maria’s price tag leaves PSG in driving seat

There is little doubt that signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid would be a great transfer move by Arsenal, and it seems that the Argentina international would be keen on a move to the Premier League as well. But just because the Gunners smashed the club transfer record last summer to bring Di Mari’s former Real Madrid team mate Mesut Ozil to London, it does not mean that Arsene Wenger has lost his reluctance to spend wildly.

Arsenal confirmed as possible destination for Alvaro Morata

The rumours linking Arsenal with the young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata seemed to have cooled since it was revealed that Madrid were demanding 30 million euros for the 21 year-old around a month ago. The Italian giants Juventus were reported as offering 18 million for him, and the Bundesliga club Wolfsburg have also proclaimed there interest recently.

When the Wolfsburg chief Klaus Allofs was asked to comment on how their negotiations we going for the promising striker, he clearly indicated that Arsenal were also in the hunt.

Arsenal transfer of Khedira gets BIG boost from Kroos and Madrid

One of the pieces of Arsenal transfer news that the fans are most keen to read about is the capture of a top class defensive midfielder, although whether Arsene Wenger agrees with us is anyone’s guess. Hopefully he does, but the Frenchman is still likely to want a player that is technically adept and with a good passing ability as well as the energy, power and battling qualities to stand up to the rigours of the Premier League.

Whoa Arsenal – Benzema transfer still on after Suarez and Falcao rumours

A lot of Arsenal fans have already started grumbling about the transfer window. In fact, many of us have been worried ever since Arsene Wenger talked about there being no action in the market until after the World Cup finals in Brazil were over.

Hey, we are Arsenal fans and recent years have given us good reason for concern. But maybe the Frenchman was right all along, because if the Gunners had rushed into signing their players, we may have ended up kicking ourselves when someone better became available.

WOW – Arsenal targets Vidal and Khedira BOTH available!!

One of the main subjects of Arsenal transfer news this summer has involved the Gunners’ search for the right player to fill that defensive midfield role. Assuming, of course, that Arsene Wenger has realised that Arsenal cannot carry on with just Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini next season, not if we want to win the Premier League title anyway.

Surely those painful heavy defeats against our big rivals will have left the boss in no doubt, although I still think he will go for a player with technical ability rather than just a beast who will break up play. The two players who I think would provide this all-round game best, apart from Paul Pogba who I think is out of our league, are Sami Khedira and Arturo Vidal.

Wow! Arsenal could soon snap up Ozil’s pal Khedira for just £16m!!

Unlike the Arsenal and England star Theo Walcott, Sami Khedira has recovered from an anterior cruciate ligament injury in time to make the Germany World Cup squad. The defensive midfielder should be a key part of Joachim Low’s plans, as long as he is fit enough, and they are among the favourites to actually lift the trophy in just over a month.

So Arsenal could soon have four World Cup champions in the dressing room, because all of a sudden it seems that Real Madrid are ready to offload Khedira and, according to The Express, Arsenal are ready to snap him up. This would be a fantastic signing for the Gunners, especially at the reported price of £16 million, but why would Madrid sell such a quality player?

Di Maria to Arsenal transfer off? Don’t be so sure!

There are lost of reports in the English and Spanish papers that are reporting that Arsenal can pretty much abandon all hope of signing Angel Di Maria. This is because of a statement made by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, following on from the player’s own words last week.

But do not give up hope yet Arsenal fans. There were very similar sorts of things said last summer about Mesut Ozil, and we know what happened there. And this sort of thing is just about the norm for transfer dealings, where U-turns can be made faster than in Grand Theft Auto. Also, if you look at what was actually said, in a Talksport report, Ancelotti does not actually say that the Argentina international will be staying at the Bernabeu for next season.

Arsenal sign Alvaro Morata for 10m euros – says Spanish Press

If you go on the premise that there is no smoke without fire then it would seem that Arsenal are on the verge of signing the young Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, as there is an avalanche of stories regarding the deal this morning.

First of all the Telegraph this morning says that Arsenal are currently in Spain extending the talks with the Los Blancos management that began in January. Arsene Wenger originally wanted a loan for the top Spanish youngster, but now they are trying to broker a more permanent solution.

Arsenal to buy Sami Khedira for just £15m!

Definitely the best Arsenal rumour around this morning is the report from the Mirror which claims that Arsene Wenger is looking at the possibility of buying the Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, who linked up so successfully with Mesut Ozil before the German moved to Arsenal. They say that Wenger approached Madrid in January over a possible move but no deal could be brokered while he was recovering from his cruciate ligament injury.

Khedira is also an international team-mate of Ozil and is going to the World Cup in Brazil despite being unavailable for most of this current season. The 27 year-old is entering the last year of his contract at the Bernabeau, which is apparently the reason why Arsenal could get him so cheaply.