Arsenal approach Inter Milan for Croatian star – Have we given up on Lemar?

This morning we have a brand new Arsenal transfer rumour as ESPN have revealed from their Italian sources that the Gunners are ‘weighing up a move’ for the Croatian international Marcelo Brozović. Arsene Wenger has reportedly had him watched a few times last season and the 24 year-old could be Arsenal’s third signing after Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette.

Brozovic is usually deployed as a box-to-box midfielder, but is very versatile and can adapt to any midfield position, and the report says that AC Milan need to offload some players to conform to the new financial regulations so Wenger has a fair chance of persuading the Italian giants to sell.

Inter Milan bought Brozovic from Dinamo Zagreb in January 2015 originally on loan but he impressed enough for Inter to make the deal permanent. He has been known to chip in with a few spectacular goals and has scored 12 times in his two full seasons at the San Siro and was a target for Chelsea and Juventus last summer but Milan refused to negotiate and gave the Croatian a much improved contract until 2021, so he will certainly not come cheaply if Arsenal follow through with a bid, with the Metro reporting today that he has a £43million release clause in his contract.

Could this approach mean that Wenger have given up on getting Thomas Lemar?



  1. Samij says:

    Brand New day Brand new Rumour

  2. Atid says:

    New? We are linked with this fella every window.

  3. Fatboy Gooney, Too Fat to track back. says:

    Wenger Is in Poker Face Mode, he’s dealing out his plan B,C & D’s. With little bit of bluffing, before he goes All In On Plan A! ?

    Fair play to Wenger, he has already Doubled the Stakes for Sanchez @ £80 million, now let’s see if Pep still wants to sit at the table? ??

    1. Paul says:

      I hope u r ryt abt wenger just bluffing before he goes all out for lemar. I hope this doesn’t turn out to be gervinho instead of hazard all because of a few million pounds. He knows lemar is quality and he knows he needs him, with lemar, we are going to be a force to b reckoned with, I hope wenger doesn’t go for the cheaper alternative.
      Lemar is the reason behind Monaco’s attack last season, he’s the reason behind the French sensation of £120million, noone knows this yet, only wenger, I hope he gets him

  4. vinie2000 says:

    We should go for Lucas Moura as PSG is willing to let him go after 4 years. he’s 24 years old and got pace and skills but not suitable for Emery since Draxler and Di Mari are first choice.25-30 millions will do it? Also, it seems that Dani Alves will join PSG too so why not go and bid for Serge Aurier? Young, strong, pace but bit trouble maker. 25 nllions? we could spend in these two players and really have a very good first II to challenge for trophies not top 4.

  5. McLovin says:

    Brozovic is CM. Lemar is a LW. My team for next season:

    GK Sczcesny HG
    GK Cech

    RB Bellerin HG
    RWB Oxlade Chamberlain HG
    CB Holding HG
    CB Chambers HG
    CB Koscielny
    CB Mustafi
    CB Mertesacker
    LB Monreal
    LB/LWB Kolasinac NEW

    CDM Coquelin HG
    CM Ramsey HG
    CM Cazorla
    CM Xhaka
    CM Goretzka NEW
    CM Wilshere HG
    CAM Özil
    CAM Iwobi HG

    RW Walcott HG
    LW Lemar NEW
    LW/ST Sanchez

    ST Lacazette NEW
    ST Giroud
    ST Welbeck HG

    25 players, 11-homegrown (8 quota)


    Plenty of homegrown players left and can,still get rid of players like Walcott or Wilshere or keep Gabriel and loan Chambers.

    1. McLovin says:

      Kolasinac FREE
      Lacazette £44 mils
      Lemar £46 mils
      Goretzka £20 mils (one year left)

      And that deadwood seven could muster us up to £60 mils in today’s market. So that would be roughly £50 mil net spend, not bad!

      1. Arsenal_Girl says:

        Really good lists

        I think Lacazette was £52 million
        I hope Monaco accepts the £46 mil for Lemar. He looks good

        We should sell or loan Akpom too
        It possible Ox and/or Giroud could be sold

        1. McLovin says:

          I think Laca was £52 mils with add ons so I didnt count them because they might never activate.

          I also calculated that selling those players would free up to £380k a week worth of wages. And additionally selling Wilshere and Walcott would free another 200k.

          New contracts for Sanchez, OX and Özil please.

        2. kev says:

          What’s the hype with Lemar?He’s not as good as some of you make out.I mean if we’re spending £50 on a 21 year old why not get those that are far better and available.But no doubt he’s talented and can be world class but not as good as people make out.I feel we can do better with £50.Also if anyone should be sold it’s Giroud and not Apom or Ox.Wenger won’t be criticized if he’s sold as he deserves it.He’s been a failure from day one till now.

  6. Karis says:

    Raid Liverpool, grab Coultinho and give them the OX

  7. Deji Obe says:

    I think Wenger is planning big for next season.#wait and see

  8. Waal2waal says:

    Lemar is also from guadaloup just like Henry go check what he offers operating from the LW he is young and comes ready made in the arsenal mould.
    I trust the boss that his potential is best served in an arsenal shirt with Ozil assisting our new attack.
    Its Lemar all day long far as im concerned. COYG

  9. kev says:

    I hope Arsene does not waste £50 on Lemar.Yes he’s talented and can be world class but that fee is just too much.I have watched him and he’s a brilliant player but not as good as some of you make out.Lacazette is a good player but it was poor business if you look at how much we could’ve gotten him.If you want talented 21 year old’s I’m sure you’ll get far better than Lemar at £50.People are hyping the guy up too much.

  10. Omonaija says:

    The. Cost- benefit approach of this summer’s transfer for AFC is remarkable so far as long as it continue in that trend. One thing that keep me going is the constant bidding and search for quality as against quantity. As for AW doing a plan B,C……is welcome as long as they end up as an upgrade on the existing one to replace.

  11. jacob says:

    wenger shouldn’t think signing Lemar is enuf..we need anoda carzola n a defensive midfielder

  12. koss says:

    lemar lemar..lemar..and the song continues, wonder when will it end?

  13. if Sanchez stay two more players if he leaves thee more players if not nothing as change simple

  14. wizardcalidad says:

    la-la-la la-la-la la-la-la.. It’s now getting interesting like it’s some soap on TV.,
    well if you think OX should be sold, try reconsider
    He outmuscled Azpilicueta and Rashford
    He outrun the whole of Man City’s defense
    He kicked it right in the face of Coutois to score that lone goal in the shield
    He even at some point dribbled almost half of Liverpool players…
    Is that how sooner you forget things?????
    I wonder.. Now you’re selling,
    Dribble, Pace, Strength, Footwork, Crucial Passes, Tackle all in one player.. Maybe you think Klopp and Conte are foolish for going after him

    Buy Lemar but do not sell the OX

    1. wizardcalidad says:

      Plus he’s just 24

  15. John says:

    Buy……buy,,,,….buy……,,.the two we bought should be enough to improve this Arsenal team…………Arsenal needs to retain its current team………including the Ox……Ozil…….Sanchez……….and find the next players from within………we have started to lose youngsters because of no opportunities for first team games……….Arsenal youngsters deserve the chance ………the difference between the £50 million we want to spend on some of these youngsters and Arsenal youngsters is opportunity…………..

  16. Jeremy says:

    I think we have to run an assessment on hte crop of English players in the team to see if they are really good enough to stay with us.

    Giving a half f**k standard performance, focusing on stupid selfies in the dressing room…seriously need to be addressed. I don’t think Paddy and Adams will entertain such shitty behavior in the dressing room.

    I also think we need a strong Captain for the team to really lift the team. I don’t think all the above behavior would even be displayed if we have a strong Captain. Choose the right one, AW.

  17. Break-on-through says:

    Some eejit’s jinxed us on the Lemar bid. We knew Lacazette and Lemar rumours were true because the presidents over there came out telling us how they are not selling but we also have not offered the correct price. Then some eejit’s in here, coming along afterwards saying these are who we are after, “trust me I am an ITK”. Coincidentally ..after presidents have spoken. But you get the fools – with little IQ – eating out of there hand. Then some even say to these fools – don’t worry everything has been signed ages ago, he is an AFC player already!!. You get the fools believing what they want to believe. These idiots!, some of them purposely, are doing it to try and jinx the transfer. Some of them only come on here during the transfer season trying to put the mockers on any deal they’d hate to see Arsenal make.

  18. ruelando says:

    Inter or his agent have been trying to sell this young to arsenal from 2015, a fairly decent player, with one important attribute, HE CAN USE BOTH FEET LIKE CAZORLA, if they were selling for 20-25 might have been interested, fairly good technically, but lack the physical wares to compete in the EPL.

    If a CM was to be looked at i think KONDOGBIA WOULD BE MY CHOICE

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