Transfers: Lemar to Arsenal, Man U’s Morata bid stalled.

Arsenal are closing in on £30m-rated Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar as Arsene Wenger looks to boost his attacking options this summer. The Gunners have already secured one signing in the form of Sead Kolasinac and are now growing increasingly confident of tying up their second. Lemar is valued at £30m by Champions League semi-finalists Monaco and talks have begun smoothly between the French side and Arsenal. Arsenal have also offered Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil 20% pay rises – but star duo are holding out for over £300,000 a week. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas does not think in-demand striker Alexandre Lacazette will leave the club for Arsenal this summer. Arsenal’s pursuit of Barcelona winger Arda Turan has received a major boost after Besiktas pulled out of the race to sign him. Manchester United  United’s bid for Alvaro Morata has stalled with the Spanish club upping their valuation of the player to nearly £80m José Mourinho will still try to sign Monaco midfielder Fabinho even after recruiting Nemanja Matić from Chelsea. Anthony Martial has rubbished rumors suggesting he could leave Manchester United this summer. Ivan Perišić is prepared to reject Inter Milan’s offer of a pay rise to land a move to Manchester United. Manchester City  Wilfried Bony wants to prove his worth to Manchester City, but admits the club has to decide if he is needed. Manchester City target Dani Alves has left Serie A champions Juventus after one season in Italy Chelsea Aston Villa are favorites to secure the signature of John Terry, despite interest from a number of Premier League clubs. Nice could be about to step up their pursuit of Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma after the departure of Paul Baysse. Tottenham Tottenham have joined the list of clubs interested in Southampton right-back Cédric Soares. Spurs are ready to offer Toby Alderweireld, 28, a new deal to tie down the defender who is wanted by Inter Milan. Othe clubs Everton are close to signing Burnley defender Michael Keane. Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has headed to Turkey to complete his move to Galatasaray. Sunderland striker Fabio Borini, 26, will have a medical with AC Milan on Thursday. Trabzonspor are willing to meet Liverpool’s £5m asking price for midfielder Lucas Leiva. Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul, 29, is attracting interest from Ligue 1 side Montpellier. Spain Christiano Ronaldo is ‘angry and hurt’ but Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes he will stay. Real Madrid have admit interest in Mbappe but warn he may be stuck on the bench Barcelona will wait to see if Marco Verratti refuses to train with PSG in pre-season before launching a £71m offer. Sevilla have confirmed they have reached an agreement with Inter Milan to sign Ever Banega. Italy Francesco Totti is in talks over a £50,000-a-week contract with Japanese side Tokyo Verdy. Kostas Manolas has failed to show up for his medical at Zenit St.Petersburg. He wants to be paid wages in Euros and not Rubles. Juventus join Manchester United in chase for Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier Paris Saint-Germain have made late bid to steal £60m Alex Sandro from Chelsea’s grasp Germany  Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian will offer Arsenal and Liverpool target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang £500,000 a week to prize the forward, 28, away from Borussia Dortmund. Sources: BBC, SkySports,, Transfers live, Talk sports.      

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