Arsenal have not placed any offer for Andrea Belotti
Arsenal have widely been linked with a move for a Andrea Belotti over the past few days and recently, Torino director Gianluca Petrachi went on to claim that the Gunners had placed a whopping £56 million offer to sign the striker – which was rejected.
Petrachi had told Sky Italia, “We received and refused a €65m offer from Arsenal for Andrea Belotti, but it does not reflect the value of the player.
“Anyway, he is going nowhere for now. We want to enjoy him, then we’ll see what happens. We intend to keep Belotti and president Urbano Cairo signed this important buy-out clause. I think he’s worth more than they have offered.”
However, Standard Sport have gone on to investigate Petrachi’s claims and have revealed that they are unfounded as Arsenal are not interested in conducting any major deals in January.
Sources at Arsenal say no bid has been made for Torino striker Andrea Belotti
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 8, 2017
Ozil will stay at Arsenal only if Wenger does
Arsenal have been locked in negotiations with Mesut Ozil over a new contract but the two parties have not yet managed to come to an agreement as the Gunners are not ready to match the German International’s wage demands.
Rather than the wages though, Ozil has now gone on to reveal that he has not put pen to paper on a new deal because he needs assurances that manager Arsene Wenger will remain at the Emirates Stadium beyond the end of his current contract which expires in 2017.
Ozil told the Guardian, “The club knows that I am here most of all because of Arsène Wenger. He is the one who signed me and he is the one whose trust I have. The club also knows that I want to be clear what the manager is going to [in the future].”
Details of contracts offers for Ozil and Sanchez revealed
It is no secret that Arsenal are trying to tie down Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to new deals at the Emirates Stadium but have not been able to do so after failing to match the duo’s wage demands, which is believed to be in the region of around £250,000-per-week.
Now the Daily Mirror have gone on to reveal that Arsenal have placed offers of £200,000-per-week for Ozil and £180,000-per week for Sanchez, and it will be interesting to see if the deal on the table will convince the two superstars to agree to extensions.