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Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Deportivo striker Lucas Perez close to sealing £17m move?

Rayo-Vallecano-v-RC-Deportivo-La-Coruna-La-Liga Perez could be on his way to Arsenal

Arsenal are set to sign Deportivo’s Lucas Perez in a bid to end their striker crisis, according to El Confidential.

The Gunners are poised to complete a £17million move after reportedly hijacking Everton’s attempts to sign the 27-year-old.

Ronald Koeman’s men were the favourites to land Perez but the report claims that a late “surprise” bid from the Gunners came in at the last second.

Valencia have also registered an interest, but it was believed that they have been told that Perez was close to an agreement with Arsenal.

Perez has scored 17 goals for Deportivo in La Liga and has already scored once this season.

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Phil Jones and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on July 28, 2016 in Manchester, England.Out of favour Jones has been considered by Arsenal
Manchester United will not let Phil Jones leave for Arsenal, according to the London Evening Standard.

Jones is the latest name linked with a switch to the Gunners after falling out of favour at United, but the move is unlikely to ever get the thumbs up.

That is because Jose Mourinho reportedly does not want to do any transfer business with long-time rival Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal are believed to have enquired about a move for the 24-year-old but were immediately rebuffed in their attempts by United officials.

Arsenal interest in Evans unsurprising, insists O’Neill


GETTY:Jonny Evans during the match against Palace

Evans emerged as a shock target for Arsenal earlier this summer
Arsenal target Jonny Evans “could play in a top-four Premier League club” according to Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill, writes Nick Mashiter for Mirror Football.

The West Brom star has been linked with a move to the Gunners , who are in desperate need of reinforcements to boost their injury-hit defence.

Per Mertesacker and Gabriel are injured, leaving Arsene Wenger with Laurent Koscielny and rookies Calum Chambers and Rob Holding as his options at the back.

Evans starred for the Green Army at Euro 2016, and O’Neill insists the former Manchester United centre-half can still cut it at the top end of the table.

“Jonny was outstanding in France,” O’Neill said. “He can switch in and out of systems. He’s a top-level player and could play in a top-four Premier League club. The interest from Arsenal doesn’t surprise me.”


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