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13.00: Gary Neville thinks Alexandre Lacazette might have been signed as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez.
Lacazette signed for Arsenal this summer as their new record signing.
Sanchez’s future remains uncertain with just 12 months on his contract and Manchester City keen on his signature.
And Neville wonders if Arsene Wenger ha already signed his replacement.
“My first game at Valencia he played for Lyon and he scored, like many strikers did against my Valencia defence!” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“He was a massive threat on the counter attack that night, he’s been a goalscorer, he’s scored 25-30 goals every season in the last four.
“There’s been some real success over the years for Arsenal in bringing French players in, (Olivier) Giroud, (Nicolas) Anelka.
“It will be interesting to see how he beds into the team.
“I suppose for Arsenal the big question is when Sanchez comes back, is he a replacement for Sanchez?
“You can’t see Sanchez being too happy having played central last year, going out wide.
“That will be interesting to see how it evolves over the next few weeks.”
12.30: Guillermo Varela has left Manchester United to rejoin former club Penarol.
The 24-year-old went to Germany last season on a one-year loan deal at Eintracht Frankfurt.
He made just 11 appearances though and was suspended after getting a tattoo.
Varela joined United in 2013, becoming the first signing under David Moyes.
He made just four Premier League appearances.
Coutinho to stay
12.15: John Barnes thinks Philippe Coutinho will stay at Liverpool despite handing in a transfer request.
Coutinho told Liverpool he wanted to leave yesterday after Barcelona had seen their latest £90m bid rejected.
But Liverpool remain insistent that he will not leave and Barnes thinks they can keep him.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if he actually stays,” Barnes told talkSPORT.
“I don’t think Coutinho is the type of player if the transfer request is rejected and his move doesn’t come to fruition that will spit his dummy out and won’t perform.
“He will perform.
“It is 100 per cent up to Jurgen Klopp and he is saying that Coutinho is not for sale and he is not going at any price.
“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he stays and still performs.”
Perisic to Chelsea
12:00 Chelsea could beat Manchester United to the signing of Ivan Perisic, according to former striker Hernan Crespo.
The Argentine has called on Chelsea to sign three more players – and he thinks there’s a small chance that Inter’s Ivan Perisic could be one of them.
Crespo, speaking in collaboration with Betstars, said: “It’s possible he [Perisic] joins Chelsea – but he plays on the left and on the left you have Eden Hazard, Perisic and Marcos Alonso.
“Maybe he could come in through the middle or to the right. Perisic is a good player but I don’t know if Inter wants to sell. I think ‘no’ but it depends on money. It’s always the same. It depends on money.
“If you put a lot of money down, even Inter will sell him, but they don’t want to sell him.”
Published at Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000