Arsenal keeping tabs on Florian Wirtz, £45m Raheem Sterling transfer, Balogun EXCLUSIVE, Lacazette and Vlahovic UPDATES

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Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen starlet Florian Wirtz.

According to El Nacional, Chelsea, Man Utd, City, Barcelona and Real Madrid are also keen on the 18-year-old midfielder.

Despite it being claimed that the Blues and Los Blancos have shown the most interest in prising the midfielder away from Germany, the player is believed to prefer a move to Barca.

In other news, Nicolas Pepe could be on his way out of the Emirates after failing to make his mark following a £72million switch from Lille.

The 26-year-old has never really found his feet at Arsenal since his big money transfer two years ago and the Gunners are now eyeing other targets in his position.

According to Football.London the club are working on a potential exit for the inconsistent winger.

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere has revealed that he’s considering retiring from football to become a manager.

The 29-year-old remarked: “I have to think about it.

“That is why I am doing the coaching. I have been forced into doing it a little bit but I am grateful for the opportunity.”

And finally, Arsenal starlet Folarin Balogun is open to leaving the club on loan to develop his career.

The 20-year-old said: “I do feel ready for a new challenge but at the same time I’m not sure what the challenge might be.

“It might be a loan, of course, or if I’m needed at Arsenal, I’m here, and the gaffer knows that as well.
“He said I should have trust in him and said he had a plan for me. That’s a big reason I did stay and decided to re-sign.”

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