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Mikel Arteta has reportedly cooled his interest in Real Madrid star Isco thanks to Emile Smith Rowe’s impressive performances in Arsenal’s attack.

The Emirates starlet, who some fans have dubbed the ‘Croydon Pirlo’, has been in fine form for the club who have picked up three wins in their last three Prem games.

And Spanish outlet AS believes Arteta is unlikely to make a move for Isco who has fallen down Real Madrid’s pecking order.

Meanwhile reports in Turkey claim Besiktas are preparing to make a £6.2million swoop for Mohamed Elneny.

The Egypt international impressed during his loan spell with the Super Lig giants. And Turkish news Aksam claim Besiktas are keen on taking Elneny back Istanbul on a permanent basis.

MeanwhileItalian newspaper La Nazione claims Fiorentina have expressed an interest in a loan move for Lucas Torreira.

The Uruguay midfielder is reportedly due to return to North London from Atletico Madrid with Arsenal thought to be ready to have him back.

The midfielder has made just two starts in LaLiga for the current leaders in Spain’s top flight.

Elsewhere Andy Cole has heaped praise on Bukayo Saka following the youngster’s slick performances against Chelsea, Brighton and West Brom.

The former Prem forward – who began his career at the Gunners- described Saka as a “very, very talented” player

And Cole told TalkSport the player had a “bang on” attitude for “a young kid.”

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