Paper Chase: Giroud surplus to requirements at Arsenal

France striker Olivier Giroud will reportedly leave Arsenal in the summer. 

Each day we’ll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they’re always entertaining…


Demba Ba is determined to leave Chelsea in the summer and fancies joining PSG.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, who has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham, is waiting for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to commit his future to the Gunners before deciding on his next move.

Arsenal will have to beat Inter Milan in a race to land Benfica’s £28m-rated striker Rodrigo Moreno.

Newcastle are on the trail of £12million-rated Ajax playmaker Siem de Jong this summer.

Granada left-back Guilherme Siqueira is a £5.5million target for West Ham.

Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is on Southampton’s radar for next season as they seek a new goalkeeper.

Liverpool will have to cough up £30million for Benfica’s young forward Lazar Markovic.


Romelu Lukaku is a summer target for Manchester City, who will offer the 20-year-old Chelsea striker – currently on loan at Everton – a five-year deal.

Olivier Giroud is set to be axed by Arsenal this summer, as manager Arsene Wenger no longer considers the France international part of his plans.


Cesar Azpilicueta is the latest Chelsea player to be offered a new long-term deal. The 24-year-old defender is expected to sign a new contract before the World Cup.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is the most hated coach in European football because of his touchline and verbal antics, according to former Barcelona star and current Feyenoord manager Ronald Koeman.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he would not swap his star striker Sergio Aguero even for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.

Brendan Rodgers will demand more control over transfers when he opens talks about a new Liverpool contract at the end of the season.

Phil Jones has told David Moyes not to waste Manchester United’s millions on any new central defenders but to trust him and Chris Smalling to replace outgoing duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.


Arsenal will look to secure Arsene Wenger’s future this week after booking their place in the FA Cup final on May 17.

Chelsea are expected to meet with Atletico Madrid officials this week to resolve the issue of on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Manchester United moved quickly yesterday to deny that the club’s owner Joel Glazer met Louis van Gaal in Switzerland on Friday.

Arsenal are set to challenge Tottenham for Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku.

Spurs forward Erik Lamela is wanted by both Roma and Juventus.

Manchester United are confident of winning the race to sign Southampton defender Luke Shaw.

QPR are eyeing moves for Darren Bent and Joe Cole.


Manchester United boss David Moyes is planning a move for Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana and defender Luke Shaw as he starts to rebuild at Old Trafford.

But David Moyes is set to miss out on Atletico Madrid winger Koke, who insists he has no interest in a move to Old Trafford.


Manchester United will smash their transfer fee record by offering PSG £50million plus Nani for Edinson Cavani

Manchester City defender Micah Richards will not sign a new contract and wants to leave in the summer.

Toulouse defender Serge Aurier is on Arsenal’s summer shopping list as a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who is refusing to sign a new contract after his current deal runs out in June.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes Chelsea do not deserve to be Premier League champions because they do not score enough goals.