Arsenal transfer news LIVE updates: Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele responds to exit claims | Football | Sport

Arsenal transfer news LIVE updates: Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele responds to exit claims | Football | Sport

Arsenal news LIVE updates: All the latest from the Emirates

Monday April 16

Dembele responds

Ousmane Dembele has responded to rumours that he could leave Barcelona at the end of the season.

And it’s not good news for excited Arsenal fans hoping to see him playing at the Emirates Stadium next year.

“I’m not going to leave after just one season,” he told Telefoot.

“I signed a five-year contract with Barcelona. I’ll be here for a long time.”

Uncertain Allegri

Massimiliano Allegri has addressed his Juventus future amid Arsenal and Chelsea interest.

Allegri’s future has been the subject of intense speculation, with a move abroad touted as a potential option.

Chelsea look set to get rid of Antonio Conte at the end of the campaign especially with their top four hopes in tatters.

However, Allegri has moved to quash suggestions that he will be leaving Juve.

Arsenal meanwhile, are exploring a deal should Arsene Wenger leave the Emirates come the summer.

“I have a contract until 2020 and I am happy here. I am in harmony with the club,” Allegri said. “I go on vacation when the transfer window opens because I trust the club completely.

“We still need to meet some objectives. If we don’t win the Scudetto and Coppa Italia they might not still want me. We’ll talk it over the way we always do, every year. There’s no difference.”

Max Meyer watch

Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat was spotted in Germany casting an eye over a potential summer signing, reports claim.

While the Gunners were busy slumping to a 2-1 defeat against Newcastle, Mislintat attended the Revierderby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.

And it’s thought he was there to watch German international midfielder Max Meyer.

Meyer, 22, is our of contract in June and will available on a free transfer having rejected Schalke’s offer of an extension.

However, Mislintat might have been left disappointed with Meyer an unused substitute during Schalke’s 2-0 win.

The news comes weeks after Schalke director Christian Heidel revealed this would be Meyer’s final campaign with them.

“Everything suggests that. There is no offer from us and no wish from Max to have a conversation again,” Heidel explained.

Wenger isn’t finished

Arsene Wenger will manage again once he leaves Arsenal – and he could come back and haunt the Gunners, according to Paul Merson.

“I think he’ll be manager somewhere else,” Merson told talkSPORT. “He’ll get a job in two minutes when he leaves Arsenal, he’ll want to manage again.

“I look at Arsene Wenger and football is his life. He will manage again. That is the problem for Arsenal; when he does go, he could come and haunt them.

“Wherever he goes he could go and do something special like he did at Arsenal.”

Rambo wanted!

Arsenal will have to fend off bids for Aaron Ramsey this summer with Juventus interested in the Welshman, according to reports.

Juventus are desperate to strengthen their midfield and are favourites to sign Emre Can from Liverpool.

But Italian outlet Calciomercato reports the Old Lady will also try to lure Ramsey away from the Emirates.

Ramsey’s current deal at Arsenal runs out in 2019 and there is potential that the midfielder will be available for a lower price.

Losing Ramsey would be a huge blow to Arsenal with the 27-year-old having become a key part of the Gunners midfield.

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