Spurs to offer player plus cash forBarca’s ‘new Xavi’ Arthur as Inter circle

first_imgTOTTENHAM will reportedly offer a player plus cash for Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo who has been dubbed the ‘new Xavi’.But Spurs face a battle with Inter Milan who are also said to be interested in the Brazilian’s signature.4 Arthur Melo is tipped to be the new Xavi at the Nou CampCredit: Getty – Contributor4 Reports in Spain suggest Spurs and Inter will go head-to-head for the midfielderThe 23-year-old talent has been compared to Barcelona’s legendary midfielder and is thought of highly at the club.Xavi even admitted the comparison is accurate which explains why some of Europe’s big teams are also said to be interested.But Spurs are desperate to add a midfielder and they will try to strike a deal in the summer, according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo.However, it remains unclear which member of their squad Tottenham will offer in part-exchange.Inter chiefs are said to have discussed a potential deal for Arthur during talks with Barca big wigs in Milan about a prospective Lautaro Martinez move to the Nou Camp but nothing materialised at the time.4But Spurs still face a battle as Inter will almost certainly be able to offer Champions League football next season while Tottenham will only be able to if the Premier League season is cancelled because of coronavirus.Barca also rate Arthur highly as his technical ability fits in well with Quique Setien’s style of play.The former Gremio man has played 23 times in all competitions this season scoring four and bagging four assists.Arthur’s contract expires in 2024 and when asked about a move away earlier this year said he was keen to stay with the Catalan giants for a long time.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidHe told Italian outlet TuttoSport: “For any player it is a pride that they associate their name with clubs as important and recognised worldwide as Inter, and with a great coach and an impressive squad.”However, my head is only thinking of Barcelona, ​​I am very comfortable in the club and in the city and I have been a Barça player for many years.”Elsewhere, Tottenham attracted more negative headlines when Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko broke Covid-19 guidelines just two weeks after Jose Mourinho was slammed for ignoring the rules.4 Mourinho is said to be keen on the midfielderChelsea ‘close’ to sealing Philippe Coutinho transfer as agreement grows near with Barcelona amid interest from Arsenallast_img read more

Giroud wants to win trophies at Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Olivier Giroud has revealed that he would love to win another title with Arsenal as he aims to continue his career with the Gunners. PHOTO/FILE.LONDON, United Kingdom, July 4 – Olivier Giroud has revealed that he would love to win another title with Arsenal as he aims to continue his career with the Gunners.The Frenchman has been linked with moves to Premier League rivals West Ham United and Everton, but has stated that he wants to remain where he is. “I want to carry on my good journey at Arsenal and I always want to give my best,” he told the club’s official website. “I would love to win another title, or maybe more until the end of my contract.”Speculation regarding the 30-year-old’s future was fueled due to his apparent frustration with the limited amount of starts he made last season. Giroud started only 11 Premier League games, and came off the bench on 18 occasions.Giroud has three years left on his contract at Arsenal, where he has scored 98 goals in 227 appearances across all competitions.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal suffer new injury blow as midfielder ruled out for three months

first_img Tomas Rosicky Arsenal midfield Tomas Rosicky is facing another three months on the sidelines after suffering a fresh injury blow.Arsene Wenger has revealed Rosicky suffered a partial tear of a tendon in his thigh during Saturday’s FA Cup win over Burnley.The 35-year-old was making his first appearance of the season having only recently recovered from a serious knee injury.With his latest setback, Rosicky, who is out of contract in the summer, may now have played his last game for the Gunners.“It is a muscular injury but the good news that we have is that apparently he will not need surgery, it is the partial rupture of his tendon,” said Wenger.“How long does it take? Two months, three months, we don’t know.“We are all of course shocked and he is the most shocked, we have to be patient and hope it was not his last game.”Having confirmed Rosicky could well be out for the remainder of the season, Wenger refused to rule the player out of ever representing the club again.“I don’t want to be dramatic,” he added.“Because he suffers enough at the moment, I want to be in a more supportive attitude than be dramatic.” 1last_img read more