Watch Arsenal boss Unai Emery react to Laurent Koscielny saga

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Arsenal head coach Unai Emery admitted on Tuesday that the future of wantaway captain Laurent Koscielny still needs to be resolved.

The Gunners announced last week that the ex-France international had refused to fly to the United States.

This decision reportedly came after his request to have his contract terminated and find a new club was rejected.






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West Ham confirm record swoop for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Sebastien Haller

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West Ham have announced the signing of striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt for a club-record fee.

The 25-year-old scored 20 goals in 41 appearances last season and now becomes the most expensive player in West Ham’s history, eclipsing the fee the Hammers paid to land Felipe Anderson last year.

A former France Under-21 international who came through the ranks at Auxerre, West Ham have reportedly spent £45 million on the forward.

Haller has signed an initial five-year deal at London Stadium, with the club confirming the deal on Wednesday afternoon.

“West Ham are delighted to announce the arrival of prolific French striker Sebastien Haller, the club’s new record signing,” a statement read.

“The highly sought-after forward, who turned 25 in June, joins the Hammers on a five-year deal with an option of a further 12 months for an undisclosed fee from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.

“The deal for Haller means the Hammers have broken their transfer record for a third time in a little over a year following the captures of Issa Diop and Felipe Anderson.”

Haller joins Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals and goalkeeping duo Roberto and David Martin in signing for West Ham this summer.

He will not link up with his new team-mates until they return from China, where they are currently competing in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

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Kieran Trippier set for Atletico Madrid medical after fee agreed with Tottenham

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Atletico Madrid have agreed a fee with Tottenham to sign England defender Kieran Trippier, PA understands.

The 28-year-old is expected to undergo a medical in Spain on Wednesday ahead of a potential move to the LaLiga outfit.

Trippier, has spent the last four years at Tottenham and started their Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in the final game of last season.

A key man in England’s run to the last four of the 2018 World Cup, scoring the opening goal in the semi-final defeat to Croatia, Trippier’s form dipped during the course of the 2018/19 campaign.

But the former Manchester City trainee still made 38 appearances across all competitions as Spurs finished fourth and made it all the way to the Champions League final at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

The Spanish capital now looks set to become his new home, with Atleti seeking a new right-back having released the experienced Juanfran after his contract expired this summer.

Some reports suggested Spurs could sign striker Angel Correa from Atletico as part of the deal but it now appears Trippier will leave in a cash-only transfer.

Trippier moved to Tottenham from Burnley in 2015 after an impressive spell in the side at Turf Moor.

Having initially played second-fiddle to Kyle Walker, he emerged as Mauricio Pochettino’s main right-back after Walker’s departure to Manchester City.

Trippier signed a new five-year deal at Spurs in 2017 but now appears set to leave north London and make the move to the continent.

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