Arsenal transfer rumours: Pep Guardiola opens up on Raheem Sterling, Alexander Isak to Liverpool

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With the January transfer window now on the horizon, Arsenal could look to strengthen their squad for the remainder of the season despite their busy summer.

The Gunners spent almost £150million over the summer transfer window on six new players, and they have all settled in well at the Emirates Stadium.

Despite the new signings, Mikel Arteta may be keen on adding to his squad again over the winter – with a host of players being linked every day.

With that being said, football.london takes a look at the latest transfer rumours and stories regarding Arsenal from around the continent.

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Lacazette price-tag

According to a report from El Nacional, via the Hard Tackle, €10million (£8.5m) would be enough for Arsenal to sell Alexandre Lacazette in the January transfer window.

The Frenchman, 30, sees his contract with the Gunners expire at the end of the season and the north London club are reportedly open to selling the striker in January in order to generate some funds for his services.

Barcelona and Newcastle United have both been linked with a move for the Arsenal star, who has forced his way back into Arteta’s plans in recent games, over the last couple of weeks.

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Alexandre Lacazette sees his Arsenal contract expire at the end of the season
Alexandre Lacazette sees his Arsenal contract expire at the end of the season

Guardiola speaks on Sterling’s future

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Barcelona could sign Raheem Sterling if they were seriously interested in the winger.

Sterling has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal in recent months, but Barca have also been credited with an interest, and Guardiola has spoken about his winger’s future at the Etihad Stadium.

“Honestly I have no idea. I don’t know anything. Not that I would tell you anyway,” Guardiola said to reports, via the Manchester Evening News.

“If Barcelona are interested in any of our players, I am convinced that they can get them. Barca continues to be an attractive club, more than attractive. The city, the club, the history and this for the trainers, for the players always seduces a lot.

“If Barcelona interests one of our players, they will set up the machinery into operation, it is a liner.

“Barca can use their media to influence signings. That’s the thing about Barcelona; they can do what they want, good or bad.”

Isak twist

Liverpool are prepared to make an offer for reported Arsenal target Alexander Isak in the January transfer window, according to El Nacional.

Isak, who signed a new long-term contract with Real Sociedad earlier in the year, was being linked with a move to the Gunners over the summer, but the Reds are now said to be interested in the Sweden international’s signature.

With Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both representing their countries – Egypt and Senegal, respectively – at the Africa Cup of Nations, Jurgen Klopp is apparently keen on adding to his front line in January.

If Liverpool do make a move, then it could force Arsenal, if their interest is genuine, to try and stop their Premier League rivals as Arteta looks to bolster his attacking line with Lacazette looking likely to leave the club soon.

Source by Football London

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