Steven Nzonzi's release clause proving to be stumbling block as Arsenal pursue midfielder

David Cooper 24/07/2018
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Towering presence in centre midfield: Steven Nzonzi.

Arsenal have not given up hope of signing Sevilla star Steven Nzonzi, a man new Gunners boss Unai Emery previously worked with at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, BBC Sport reports.

Nzonzi, who was part of France’s World Cup-winning squad, has previous Premier League experience with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, and as such, is thought to be Arsenal’s final transfer target of the summer.

However, the 29-year-old’s high £35 million (Dh120m) release clause could prove problematic in the north London side’s attempts to get the deal over the line.

Uruguay World Cup star Lucas Torreira, goalkeeper Bernd Leno, former FC Lorient midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, ex-Borussia Dortmund ace Sokratis and veteran centre-back Stephan Lichtsteiner make up Arsenal’s summer captures so far.

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Christian Pulisic emerges as Eden Hazard alternative for Real Madrid

David Cooper 24/07/2018
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Rising star: Christian Pulisic.

Borussia Dortmund playmaker Christian Pulisic is still a target for Real Madrid, The Sun reports.

The 19-year-old USA international has emerged as an alternative option to that of Eden Hazard, with it not be clear whether Chelsea are prepared to sell their star man to Los Blancos.

Pulisic, who is valued at around £60 million (Dh288m), has no shortage of admirers as Liverpool and Bayern Munich have also revealed their interest in the rising star.

Whites president Florentino Perez wants the club to continue their transfer policy of signing fledging youth players, like they have done in the summer window with the acquisitions of Brazilian Vinicius Junior and 22-year-old full-back Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad.

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Man United on red alert over Harry Maguire swoop as defender reveals future ambitions

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Leading light: Harry Maguire enjoyed a spectacular World Cup with England.

Harry Maguire has revealed his desire to “play at the highest level” amid speculation Manchester United want to sign him, The Sun reports.

The colossal Leicester centre-back, who enjoyed a stellar World Cup campaign at the heart of Gareth Southgate’s England defence, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Although the 25-year-old has not declared he wants to leave the Foxes, the lure of Champions League football and a bigger contract with one of the established top six Premier League clubs could prove too good to turn down.

Maguire arrived at Leicester from Hull last summer for just £12million (Dh57m) but is now thought to be worth £65m (Dh312m).

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