Arsenal player's agent talks up exit as Mikel Arteta 'eyes' deal for Serie A defender

All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Arsenal as they prepare to face Sheffield United.
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Arsenal must wait until Monday night to return to action, continuing their title bid in the Steel City. The Gunners take on bottom club Sheffield United as they look to remain within two points of leaders Liverpool - or perhaps better depending on results over the weekend.

Mikel Arteta's men have been in strong form of late, and they will be heavy favourites to see off a Blades side that has looked well off the Premier League pace this season. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news surrounding the Emirates Stadium.

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Jorginho's agent speaks

Jorginho's agent Joao Santos has been speaking about his client's future again. Santos is known for speaking publically about the midfielder whose contract at Arsenal is up this summer, though the club are said to have the option to extend the deal by a further year.

"He would suit Lazio more, for the presence of coach Sarri, who already knows his characteristics very well," Jorginho's agent told TV Play. "Also Juve, who have a great director of sport like Cristiano Giuntoli, who he spent many years with at Napoli, [and] I would not rule out a return to Napoli with new coach [Francesco] Calzona, who used to work with Sarri before that"

Kayode interest

Arsenal are being linked with a move for Fiorentina star Michael Kayode. According to, the talented youngster is attracting attention from the Gunners, as well as Manchester City, AC Milan and Inter Milan.

Kayode is a right-back who has already racked up 16 league appearances at senior level, despite being just 19 years of age. Arsenal could do with a right-back this summer having struggled with injuries at the position this season. Kayode is valued at around £10million by Transfermarkt, but under a four-year contract and impressing at a young age, it's likely he would cost significantly more this summer.

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