Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Dries Mertens considering offer, Lacazette approves of target
Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Latest updates from the January transfer window
Friday, January 17
- Dries Mertens is considering an offer from Arsenal
- Alexandre Lacazette ‘likes’ Layvin Kurzawa approach
- Jerome Boateng update on January move
- Thomas Lemar makes decision on future with Atletico Madrid
Mertens ‘evaluating’ offer
Arsenal have reportedly made an approach to Dries Mertens about the possibility of signing him as a free agent in the summer, and the striker is said to be considering it.
According to Italian newspaper Corriere del Mezzogiorno, Napoli have resigned to losing the forward at the end of the season with his contract running down.
And the report states there has been an approach by both West Ham and Arsenal.
Mertens is said to have rejected an offer from the Hammers but Arsenal have been handed some promising news with the forward thinking about a move to the Emirates.
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Lacazette ‘likes’ Kurzawa approach
Alexandre Lacazette has apparently given his endorsement to reports Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Layvin Kurzawa from Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal aren’t particularly lacking at left-back with both Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney in the squad, but it appears Mikel Arteta is strongly interested in signing Kurzawa.
The 27-year-old has only started seven Ligue 1 games for the French giants this campaign and is out of contract at the end of the season.
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Thomas Lemar makes transfer decision
Arsenal will not sign Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window as the winger wants to stay at Atletico Madrid until the end of the season
Both Arsenal and Tottenham have reportedly contacted representatives of Lemar to enquire about the possibility of a January deal.
But Le10 Sport claim Lemar has no intention of leaving Atletico in the current transfer window and will take stock of his position in the summer.
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