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Manchester City set to complete a £35million deal for Nathan Ake
Manchester City are reportedly close completing a £35million deal for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake according to ESPN sports , as they will see off competition from fellow rivals Chelsea and Manchester United who are also said to be keen on the defender this summer.
The 25 year old has been heavily linked with a move a from Bournemouth since January, and may finally be leaving the Cherries as they look so close to returning back to the Championship, after 5 years in the Premier league.
Ake Joined Bournemouth from Chelsea for a reported fee of £20million , and it was rumoured he could be joining Manchester United after being spotted talking to United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjear after their Premier league match against them.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola have been looking to Upgrade his backline ahead of next season after what will be like a disappointing season to the Spaniard, following their recent Cup defeat to Mikel Arteta's Arsenal on Saturday, and the point gap between his side and league Champions Liverpool.
Arsenal ready to sign €45million Joelson Fernandes
According to reports in Portugal Arsenal Arsenal are ready to sign Sporting Lisbon youngster Joelson Fenandes, with reports also claiming the Gunners proposal is expected to arrive in coming days in order to sign the talent player.
The Portuguese club, have are not keen on selling the youngster this summer,but will only let the player leave the club if the €45million buy out clause is activated, which Arsenal are said to be will to meet in coming days, as the English are not willing to loose the super youngster dubbed as the next Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 17 year old Portuguese contract with Sporting Lisbon will expire in June 2022, although it is the intension of the club to extend the connection Until 2025, but with interest form Top European clubs like Barcelona, Juventus and Arsenal it would be tough for the club to keep hold of the youngster for another season.
However, Arsenal are said to be very serious about signing the player and have held talks with the players agent Kia Joorabchian who is very good friend of Arsenal sporting director Edu, alongside the Joelson's father Eusébio Mango Fernandes, and he can see progress at any time.
Mikel Arteta wants Aubameyang future resolve quickly
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has urged the club to quickly resolve club captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's future as soon as possible, to avoid the player from being distracted.
The Gabonese striker has entered his final 12 months of his existing contract at the Emirates and reports claim earlier this month that he has requested a three year deal worth up to £250,000 a week.
However talks are ongoing with the outcome pivotal to Arsenal's rebuilding job ahead of next season. Aubameyang has contributed 20 Premier League goals, and was also instrumental in the Gunners FA Cup victory against Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday to set up a final against rivals Chelsea.
Ghanian Defender set to Join Southampton
Ghanian and Rayo Valladolid defender Mohammad Salisu has finalised his move to Premier league club Southampton, after they activated the powerful defender's buy out clause of €10million.
Salisu started 30 of 38 matches for the LA Liga club after graduating from their youth ranks, and his performance caught the attention of Top clubs in Europe including Tottenham, Arsenal and Rennes, but the Saints did not wait till the Transfer window opens as the player is now expected to Join in coming days.
He is said to have agreed a long term deal with the Saints worth £35,000 a week.Salisu is a left-footed centre-back who stands at 6ft 3ins and has been a mainstay of the Valladolid team this season.
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