After officially extending his contract with Arsenal for two more years, Arsene Wenger has said that he is targeting the Premier League title for the Gunners. It also, according to Arsenal’s CEO Ivan Gazidis, might not be the last contract extension for him. "This is a strong group of players and with some additions we can be even more successful," Wenger said. "We're committed to mounting a sustained league challenge and that will be our focus this summer and next season." Once the transfer window opens in July, it sounds like Arsenal will be making some moves to challenge next season.
PSG is reportedly ready to ramp up their chase for Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while also holding an interest in Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. The rumored price for Aubameyang could be as high as €85 million with an annual salary of at least €10m. Although Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says there has not been an official bid for the striker, we may see Dortmund’s top scorer and one of the two top scorers in the Bundesliga on the move this summer.
Remember when Manchester United striker and generally good soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic was linked to Los Angeles Football Club, and then he got injured? Now what? Apparently, according to his mega-agent Mino Raiola, Ibra wants to stay at Old Trafford: "He wants to stay in England, he wants to stay at the top and if he sees that he can be a valuable asset for Manchester United, then why not Manchester United? He can be a valuable asset for some other top clubs also. But I think it is respectful to talk to Manchester United and to see what all parties want." Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in 46 games for United after moving from PSG on a free transfer.
U.S. Men’s National Team defender John Brooks is on the move from Hertha Berlin to Wolfsburg, for a reported fee of $22.46 million. If true, that is an American transfer record, shattering the €10 million fee Sunderland paid for Jozy Altidore. Brooks made 119 appearances for Hertha Berlin and played for them since 2007, as well as 30 appearances and three goals for the USMNT.
AS Roma is still in the process of saying goodbye to their legendary captain, Francesco Totti. Now, they won’t have to say goodbye to another homegrown icon, Danielle De Rossi, for at least another two years. The midfield general signed a contract that will keep him with Roma until June 2019. Add this renewal to the renewal of Kevin Strootman until 2022, and Roma looks to be keeping its core intact after finishing 2nd this season.
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