In Italy, AS Roma have agreed a deal to sign defender #Federico Fazio from Tottenham Hotspur. Speculation also continues over the futures of midfielder Fabinho and forward Kylian Mbappe – who is said to be wanted by both Arsenal and Real Madrid.
The France global was pivotal in them winning the league title, making 34 appearances, and is said to be on Arsenal’s radar. “People have big imaginations”.
“Maybe he had too much choice, so in the end people don’t move”. What we know now with Mbappe is it’s over £100m, after that it’s free for everyone to imagine.
“So far we’ve not made any formal offer. I think he will stay, it looks like that, for one more season”.
The 23-year-old is frustrated by his contract situation with Gunners, with no “progress” made in discussions concerning a new contract extension, with his current deal set to expire next year summer.
ARSENAL are becoming less optimistic over a deal for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, according to reports.
L’Equipe understood last week – as reported by GFFN – that Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev had no intention with negotiating with Arsenal at all for Lemar, even while the belief is that he would consider a sale for an extortionate price.
The Daily Telegraph adds a twist of intrigue to this complicated tale by suggesting Lemar’s arrival could pave the way for unsettled Alexis Sanchez to exit the Emirates. The 30-year-old Argentina global joined Tottenham from La Liga side Sevilla in 2014 but found first team action “hard” to come by with the Spurs and spent much of the last eighteen months out on loan.