Arsenal Transfer News Tuesday 12 January

No Move Yet For Brozovic

Marcelo_Brozović Arsenal transfer news

Arsenal transfer target Marcelo Brozovic won’t be making an immediate move to the Premier League despite reports today suggesting he could do so.

Brozovic is on loan at Inter Milan from Dinamo Zagreb and they have yet to formally exercise their option to buy him for around £5.8million. It was being reported before Christmas that they could exercise the option and sell him on to Arsenal for as much as £18million.

The Sun claims that Brozovic’s agent has opened the door to a move to England and while Miroslav Bicanic told Calciomercato that Premier League clubs have been watching Brozovic he added he felt Inter was the right move for him.

“Absolutely, Inter was the choice. He was looking for a bigger club than Dinamo Zagreb to improve his potential and Inter sought substance and freshness in midfield. After a year we can say it was the best decision for both parties.”

However, Bicanic hinted that any move to England is some time off.

“The Premier League knows him very well and believes he can improve a lot in the next few years, but they also know that he will be not cheap.

“Marcelo is happy at Inter. He is playing well, the fans love him, everyone at the club believes in him, Milan is fantastic. So we will think of a transfer only when Inter gives the green light. Prior to that he is focused only on Inter matches and how to achieve the best possible results this season.”

Saul Chased By Premier League Rivals

Arsenal transfer target Saul Niguez is wanted by Manchester United. Reports on Monday claimed the Red Devils have sent representatives to Spain to talk to the Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder.

Saul was watched by Arsenal in 2013-14 when he was on loan from Atletico at local rivals Rayo Vallecano. He was forced to deny just before Christmas that there was any renewed Arsenal interest. But a season-ending injury to team-mate Tiago has given Saul his chance to shine in Atletico’s first team. He has made 22 appearances so far this season.

Saul has a release fee of £18million, but he isn’t expected to leave Atletico until at least the summer. The La Liga side are fighting for honours on three fronts: the Spanish league and cup and the Champions League. They have let it be known that they aren’t interested in a sale.

In addition, Arsenal’s imminent signing of Mohamed Elneny from Basel is expected to end their interest in any other defensive midfielder.

An Arsenal transfer bid for Saul looks unlikely at the moment.