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Giulianelli: EXCLUSIVE - Arsenal want Goretzka; Leicester Niang bid; Allegri chose Alves & Bonucci sales

Okay, let's jump straight into it: Disregard the Rafinha rumours, Arsenal fans. I can confirm that Leon Goretzka is the real target.

The Schalke 04 player is of great interest for Arsene Wenger, but at the present moment the German club don't want him to leave.

Rafinha, of Barcelona, is only a second choice and Arsenal management are not so convinced about this option.


Leicester City have submitted an offer for the French striker M'Baye Niang of €13 million. AC Milan have put him on the transfer list, as we all know.

They had planned to use him in a big swap deal with Torino: their intention was to offer Niang, Gabriel Paletta and an amount of about €40-50 million in order to get Andrea Belotti, the Italian national team striker.

Niang has said 'no' to the option of going to Torino: so, for him, the two choices are now Fiorentina or Leicester.


Leonardo Bonucci has definitively left Juventus in one of the most debated transfers of all the European market season.

Many polemics, too many polemics in my opinion, for something that was already in the air and that is, in football, more common than we used to think. I mean, in a locker room with more than 30 players (these are the dimensions of the actual rosters) it could happen that there's someone who's not so likeable, or there are two or three of them who don't like each other.

Bonucci and Daniel Alves had a big quarrel in the Cardiff dressing room after the Champions League final, it's true, and so Max Allegri has decided to sell both of them.

The balance of a dressing room is important - it's true; but, on the other side, there are many examples in the history of football of teams where players fought and argued a lot, but they won.

The problem is not the fights inside the locker rooms: the problem is to win.

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