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Arsene Wenger hopes to sign midfielder to partner Mesut Ozil

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful of signing Schalke midfielder Max Meyer in the summer, according to The Daily Star.

The French manager has identified the German attacker as his number one transfer target as he looks to bolster his options in midfield.

The 22-year-old is out of contract with the Bundesliga side in the summer, which could allow the Gunners the opportunity to sign the player on a free transfer.

Attacking options

Wenger is hopeful of adding to his attacking options in the summer by signing Meyer from Schalke.

He believes that he can attract the player to the Premier League by offering him the chance to play alongside Mesut Ozil in midfield.

The north Londoners however face stiff competition for Meyer’s signature from the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Milan, who are also interested.

Decision expected soon

Schalke CEO Christian Heidel refused to rule out the departure of Meyer but insisted the door remains open for him to stay.

The player is understood to be set to make his decision on where is future lays in the very near future.

Heidel said:

“Max will be deciding shortly if he wants to stay at Schalke past the summer.

Max is very happy here, Schalke is his home, we will try to make it him as comfortable financially as possible.

He is playing the best season of his life, and the coach has found a position for him that Max didn’t believe he could play.”

More on Meyer

The 22-year-old is considered to be one of Germany’s biggest up and coming talents, having already made an impressive 142 Bundesliga appearances.

In that time, he has managed an impressive combined total of 34 goals and assists in the German top tier.

One thing that makes Meyer such an exciting talent is his versatility, with his ability to play anywhere in midfield.

 

Wolves want 28-yr-old Premier League midfielder, would be an excellent addition

Wolves want 28-yr-old Premier League midfielder, would be an excellent addition – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Wolves are looking to sign the Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling at the end of this season.

As per the reports (via HITC), the 28-year-old central midfielder has managed to impress the Championship leaders with his work ethic and versatility.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are set to win the Championship this season and they will play in the Premier League next year. In order to survive in the top flight, Wolves will need to make some Premier League calibre signings and Gosling would be a wise addition.

Although the Bournemouth midfielder is hardly setting the Premier League alight with his performances, he could be a very valuable squad member for most midtable sides.

Gosling can fill in as a fullback and a wide midfielder as well.

It will be interesting to see whether Eddie Howe is prepared to sanction a sale at the end of this season.

The 28-year-old has been a consistent performer for the Cherries and they are unlikely to let him leave without a fight.

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Klopp set to bench Liverpool midfielder vs Southampton… for good reason

  • Jurgen Klopp expected to move Jordan Henderson to the bench against Southampton
  • Liverpool boss keen to preserve his skipper’s fitness ahead of Champions League clash
  • Henderson recently returned from hamstring injury 
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Jurgen Klopp admits he is mindful of Jordan Henderson’s fitness ahead of a busy week of fixtures for Liverpool.

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Man City agree fee for combative midfielder, move will be completed in summer

Man City agree fee for combative midfielder, move will be completed in summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Manchester City have agreed on a deal to sign the Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.

According to Goal, both clubs have agreed on a fee of £44.5 million and the player will complete his transfer at the end of this season.

Nothing has been signed yet, but both parties have agreed to the terms of the transfer.

Apparently, Fred was keen on the move and the former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva helped broker the deal.

City tried to sign the box-to-box midfielder back in January but Shakhtar were not prepared to lose him back then. The Premier League giants went on to sign Aymeric Laporte by paying his £57m buy-out clause last month.

They were linked with a move for the Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez as well but the Foxes refused to sell the Algerian. Mahrez has been on strike ever since.

Fred is likely to partner Fernandinho at the heat of Manchester City’s midfield next season. He will bring more drive and power to Guardiola’s midfield.

Guardiola must now look to improve his left-back options as well. City need to find a top quality backup for Benjamin Mendy.

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Chelsea midfielder targeted by one of the biggest clubs in Europe

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Done deal: Ex-Crystal Palace and Watford midfielder completes Championship move

Done deal: Ex-Crystal Palace and Watford midfielder completes Championship move – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Aitor Karanka’s Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Ben Watson on a two-and-a-half-year deal, after leaving Watford by mutual consent at the end of January.

The former Crystal Palace, Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich-Albion midfielder will now be at the City Ground until 2020.

Watson’s career started at Palace, may have arguably peaked when scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup final, and could now be ending with Forest.

He’s represented England at u21 level on two occasions and boasts a wealth of Premier League experience to bring to Aitor Karanka’s side.

Forest are currently 16th in the Championship table with 35 points from 30 games this season, coming off the back of three defeats from their last four outings.

The Midlands outfit have struggled from a lack of goals, in addition to conceding far too many at the other end, so a combative player like Watson might help stem the tide at least.

There’s a lot of competition in midfield, however, with Liam Bridcutt, David Vaughan, Ben Osbourne, Jack Colback, Adlène Guédioura and Andreas Bouchalakis all vying for game time. But Watson could be a key influence.

He could make his debut against Hull City on Saturday afternoon too. Forest would have beaten out a number of sides to land his signature, and fans could get a glimpse of his quality in the coming days.

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