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Transfer Rumour Roundup: Wenger Meets Mahrez And Draxler Wants Out Of Wolfsburg

Transfer Rumour Roundup: Wenger Meets Mahrez And Draxler Wants Out Of Wolfsburg
By Jack Cahill

The Premier League is only 10 days away. 10 days away people! But the transfer window doesn't close for 4 weeks though so the rumours will continue to pervade the ether. Grab your popcorn because we're getting close to hopeful speculation and panic buys; here is the transfer rumour roundup.

Algerian paper Le Buteur have reported that Arsene Wenger has met with Riyad Mahrez and his agent. The Daily Star have cited the article which claims that Wenger was meeting the pair to convince Mahrez to move to the Emirates. Mahrez has reportedly said that he wants to join Arsenal. This deal looks like it's only a matter of time before it's done but remember, this is Arsenal. In light of that, Arsenal fans can expect the signing of an obscure French talent from Ligue 2 any time now.

Chelsea's pursuit of former flame Romelu Lukaku continues as ESPN report that The Blues are willing to throw Loic Remy in along with £65m as a sweetener. With Costa struggling for form and visibly aging at five times therate of any other human man, Lukaku could be the answer to their troubles. Even if they already tried this answer a couple of years ago... and it was wrong.

Both Liverpool and Napoli have had offers turned down for Mattia de Sciglio according to The Liverpool Echo. The full back who can play on both sides is reportedly waiting for a move to Juventus.

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Arsenal and Liverpool target Jese Rodriguez looks set to join PSG and according to MARCA, the deal is thought to be around €25m. Rodriguez is deemed to be surplus to requirements in Madrid's bloated squad and in the current market, €25m for him is solid.

The Guardian are reporting that Arsenal have made a bid of £15m for Shkodran Mustafi, a mere £27m shy of Valencia's valuation for the centre-back. Imagine being an  Arsenal fan... just, imagine it.

More potential good news for Arsenal as Talksport are reporting that Julian Draxler is trying to force his way out of Wolfsburg. The 22-year-old Germany international is frustrated at his current club, telling Bild that he was unhappy with comments coming from the club about his future.

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Chelsea are reportedly in talks with 19-year-old Brazilian wonderkid Thiago Maia, according to The Telegraph. Maia will be playing in the Olympics this summer so it may be worth snapping him up early before he impresses on the world stage and drives his value through the roof.

Alberto Moreno is injured (mildly) and Jurgen Klopp in panicking. According to The Guardian, the German is looking to Koln and Germany's right back Jonas Hector as a replacement for £20m. Really though, Moreno is shaky at best so this injury is probably a blessing in disguise if it forces Liverpool to sign a competent left back.

The Manchester Evening Post are reporting that John Stones will move to Manchester City as he remains top of Pep Guardiola's wishlist.

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And finally... Bastian Schweinsteiger has been told that there is a place for him back at Bayern should he leave Manchester United, according to Sky Sports.

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