MORNING ARSENAL FANS
Bukayo Saka started as England beat Ireland 3-0 at Wembley last night.
It also emerged Arsenal reportedly snubbed a ‘substantial’ Roma bid for Alexandre Lacazette in the summer – and his high price tag will again deter admirers in January.
The Gunners concentrated on keeping Lacazette’s strike-partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the last transfer window.
But they still reportedly rebuffed Roma’s offer as too low.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein tweeted: “Arsenal did receive a substantial offer towards the end of the transfer window just gone from Roma for Lacazette.
“It fell below their valuation for him and so he stayed put. I can’t imagine that situation would develop again in January.”
Elsewhere, Mesut Ozil is filling his spare time by launching his streetwear clothing brand and modelling the new gear.
In transfers, Arsenal are eyeing RB Leipzig pair Ibrahima Konate and Christopher Nkunku in a double transfer raid, according to reports.
The Gunners and Chelsea are also said to be in a battle to sign Jerome Boateng on a free transfer.
And the North Londoners have reportedly ‘already held talks’ with transfer target Dominik Szoboszlai.
Finally the Premier League has made a new £200million bailout offer to the Championship.
But the EFL’s top clubs remain SPLIT on whether to accept the money.
Premier League chiefs have tabled the outline of their new offer, which emerged after huge pressure from MPs.
It was enough for clubs in League One and Two to get the nod to sign up to their own £50m offer, which had been rejected last month because the Championship was not included.
Yet while the new offer was welcomed in principle, there was pushback from some Championship clubs who were concerned about the details.
Some were upset the money is in the form of loans, drawn from future ‘solidarity payments’, rather than as a simple sum.