Kante Set For Arsenal Transfer?
Arsenal could trigger N’Golo Kante’s £20million release clause with Leicester City according to reports today. The Gunners were linked earlier this week with the France international whose performances for the Foxes since a £5.6million move from French side Caen last season were a key part of the East Midlands side’s Premier League title triumph.
Kante is the most likely of Leicester’s title-winning side to move away from the King Power Stadium this summer. Team-mates Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have both indicated that they will remain with Leicester City – at least for the coming season. Kante has yet to give any such assurances and Leicester officials are becoming worried.
Paris Saint-Germain are also being linked.
Xhaka Admits To Arsenal Interest
Arsenal transfer target Granit Xhaka admits that the Gunners have put in a bid for him. Borussia Monchengladbach admitted on Monday that there has been interest in the Switzerland international. However, they refused to reveal the identity of the bidding club.
But in an interview with Swiss TV station SRF, midfielder Xhaka says Arsenal are the interested party and that it is up to the two sides to thrash out a deal.
Oxford Wants £40k A Week
Arsenal transfer target Reece Oxford is demanding wages of £40,000 a week plus a £1million signing-on fee before he signs a new contract with West Ham United. It was reported on Wednesday that Oxford has rejected the offer of a new deal with the Hammers. However, the two sides are likely to sit down and negotiate.
But The Sun reports that the 17-year-old’s demands aren’t being met by West Ham although the Hammers have offered him a significant pay rise.
Oxford’s current deal has two more years to run. Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City are all being linked.