Juventus face competition from Man United and Arsenal for talented defender with€70m release clause
A lot of release clauses will be worth far more than a player’s market value just now, but any potential buyers will still need to pay it if a club isn’t willing to sell.
Sporting CP defender Nuno Mendes has enjoyed a break through season for his club and he’s also represented his country all the way through to U21 level, so it’s understandable that he’ll be in high demand.
He tends to play as a left back but he’s tall and physical enough to handle playing inside as well, so that versatility will only make him more appealing to interested clubs.
Former Arsenal striker says Aubameyang hasn't lost hunger after signing big contract
The Gabon international signed a bumper deal last summer to keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2023.
However his form has tailed off since the beginning of this season, but Smith dismisses the notion that the striker is going through a rough patch of form.
"The fact that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hasn’t scored from open play in the league since the opening day does tend to point in a worrying direction," Smith told The Evening Standard newspaper.
Arsenal provide fresh update on Thomas Partey's injury
Arsenal have revealed that midfielder is still nursing a thigh injury and he won't be available for the weekend's Premier League clash against Leeds United.
The Ghana international recently produced a man of the match performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford where the Gunners won by a 1-0 scoreline.
He started the following game against Aston Villa, but was substituted midway through the 3-0 defeat after suffering a thigh problem in the closing stages of the first half.
Earlier this week, it was reported that he could recover in time to face the Peacocks on the road, but the Gunners have now revealed that he is still going rehabilitation for the setback.
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