Arsenal consider swapping two players in bid to sign £40m Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Aaron Wan-Bissaka is on Arsenal’s radar (BPI/REX)Arsenal are considering using Reiss Nelson or Ainsley Maitland-Niles in their bid to sign Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to reports.Wan-Bissaka has been in sublime form for Palace this season and his impressive performances have reportedly attracted interest from a host of Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham.But The Sun on Sunday report that Arsenal scout Brian McDermott is keeping tabs on Wan-Bissaka and the Gunners are ‘desperate’ to sign the 21-year-old.Palace are reporting asking for a £40 million transfer fee but Arsenal want to lower that asking price by offering players in exchange.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNelson, who is currently on loan at Hoffenheim, is reportedly a potential candidate. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 17 Mar 2019 2:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Arsenal consider swapping two players in bid to sign £40m Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka Wan-Bissaka is reportedly valued at £40m by Crystal Palace (BPI/REX)As is Maitland-Niles who has deputised at both left-back and right-back for Inside Emery this season.The report claims that Arsenal’s recruitment team are ‘convinced’ that Wan-Bissaka is the player they want to sign this summer.Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson admitted this week that he was not surprised after Wan-Bissaka failed to make England’s senior squad for the upcoming international break.‘My eyebrows weren’t raised, I don’t see why they should be,’ said the Crystal Palace boss.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He is picked for the England Under-21s which in itself is a very, very big honour.‘It is good to know that, reading Gareth’s comments, he is obviously aware of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and what he can do.‘I don’t think Aaron, myself or anyone at the club should start jumping onto media speculation regarding the player. It is up to him to keep playing well.‘We believe in him. We believe he has a very, very good future at the age of 21.‘At that age, you have got an awful lot of football and an awful lot of time to play for England in the future. It has no effect on us whatsoever.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

EPL: Saints ambush Hammers

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp EPL: Newcastle hammer West Ham away Southampton vs. West Ham UnitedVenue: St Mary’s StadiumKick off: 6:30PMSouthampton play host to West Ham United in the Premier League this evening with the opportunity to move above the visitors in the standings.After the club’s disappointing run of form, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini may lose his job with defeat at St Mary’s, a result which could potentially leave the club in the relegation zone.While last weekend’s defeat to Newcastle United has left Southampton in the bottom three, Ralph Hasenhuttl will have remained optimistic that his side can get themselves out of trouble if they continue to produce a similar level of performance.Despite being on the end of a second-half comeback from the Magpies, there were positives which could be taken from the game at St James’ Park, including another goal for Danny Ings.However, the striker has now scored exactly half of Southampton’s 18 strikes in the top flight this season, suggesting that his teammates need to do more in the final third to aid the in-form 27-year-old.Nevertheless, the Saints have now gone 11 games without keeping a clean sheet in the Premier League, a streak which cannot be prolonged in the long term if the club are to move away from the relegation zone.While Hasenhuttl has seemingly bought himself some time in the Southampton dugout, the same cannot be said of Pellegrini, who is aware that he will likely be sacked if West Ham fall short on the South Coast.The Chilean would have felt that his team had turned a corner when recording a 1-0 win at Chelsea on November 30, but the success at Stamford Bridge is West Ham’s only victory in 10 attempts.A change of fortunes at the weekend could take the East Londoners as high as 12th position, although Pellegrini would realistically remain under pressure until a return to the top 10 is achieved.With a 12-day break to follow Saturday’s match, the club’s hierarchy will inevitably view the break in action as the opportunity to fully assess the state of the club and whether Pellegrini is still seen as the man to take this squad forward.Having been allocated major funds to turn West Ham into a top-six club, dropping further into a relegation fight will almost certainly lead to a change being made ahead of the next transfer window.Southampton possible XI: McCarthy, Soares, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Hojberg, Redmond, Long, Ings.West Ham United possible XI: Martin, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Masuaku, Noble, Rice, Fornals, Snodgrass, Anderson, Haller. Tags: SouthamptonWest Ham Unitedlast_img read more