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Wesley Fofana not included in Leicester squad to face Chelsea as saga takes new twist
Chelsea target Wesley Fofana will play no part in Leicester's trip to Stamford Bridge this weekend following news that the 21-year-old has been left out of Brendan Rodgers' squad.Thomas Tuchel's side are desperate to sign Fofana but with Leicester playing hard-ball, getting a deal over the line before the transfer window closes next week will be no easy task.The Blues have had several bids for the defender turned down with Leicester holding out for a world record fee of over £80million, though with Fofana pushing for the move, there's optimism within Chelsea's camp that they'll get their man eventually.READ MORE: Chelsea target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 'waves goodbye' to BarcelonaIt'll be the second match in a row that Fofana will have missed, having been left out of the Leicester squad for last weekend's defeat to Southampton, with Rodgers insisting he didn't want to pick players who weren't in the right mindset.Fofana is keen to join Chelsea and has urged his club to honour the agreement they made with him when he signed a contract extension in March, which was to let him leave should a substantial enough offer be tabled.The Frenchman feels that the £70million that Chelsea have reportedly bid for him is more than fair, though Leicester insist that their agreement isn't valid until next summer.How much is Wesley Fofana worth? Let us know in the comments section below.The Foxes have continually insisted that Fofana isn't for sale and would only be tempted to do business if they received a record fee, though Chelsea are desperate not to top the figure Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire to ensure Fofana avoids the pressure of being the world's most expensive defender.However, Leicester's financial troubles could end
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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta wanted Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders to be his No2
Mikel Arteta wanted Jurgen Klopp's right-hand man Pep Lijnders to join him at Arsenal when he replaced Unai Emery as manager back in 2019.Lijnders, who has been Liverpool's assistant manager since 2014 (save for the four month period in 2018 where he left to manage Dutch side NEC), revealed in his new book 'Intensity' that Arteta - who was Pep Guardiola's assistant for four years at Manchester City - approached him after noticing how much of an impact Lijnders had on Klopp's team."Mikel Arteta had asked me to be his assistant manager when he was preparing for his new step into management," Lijnders wrote.READ MORE: Arsenal chief Edu hints Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil were "killing" Gunners"We were together years earlier on the Pro Licence course, [though] his request came out of nothing. Mikel had said he felt: 'There was just a difference playing Liverpool before and after you came in'."This was the biggest compliment I ever got from somebody, I think, but I politely said no to him."The Dutchman admitted he was tempted by the "crazy" thought of both Guardiola and Klopp's assistants joining forces, but with Liverpool weeks away from sealing their first ever Premier League title at the time, leaving wasn't an option.Would Arsenal be a top four team if Pep Lijnders had become Mikel Arteta's assistant? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.The task facing Arteta at Arsenal isn't too dissimilar to the one Klopp and Lijnders faced back at Anfield back in 2015.
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Arsenal to 'step up' Raphinha chase next week after falling short with opening offer
Arsenal are preparing to ramp up their pursuit of Leeds United forward Raphinha after seeing their opening offer knocked back.Despite strong interest from Tottenham, Chelsea and Barcelona, the Gunners are currently leading the race for the 25-year-old with manager Mikel Arteta pushing hard for his signature following positive talks with the player's agent.They lodged a bid for the Brazilian earlier this week - which fell well short of Leeds' £65million valuation - with the club determined to add imagination and firepower to their frontline amid a major attacking reshuffle, according to reports.READ MORE: Arsenal 'reach agreement' with Man City for first-choice target Gabriel JesusBoth Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have left the club in the past six months while Arteta is also keen to rid himself of £72million flop Nicolas Pepe in order to free up some space - in the squad and on the wage bill - for some summer signings.Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira is already in the bag while a £45million deal for Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus looks all but secure, meaning the club can focus their attention on landing their remaining targets.Other than Raphinha, Arsenal are eyeing moves for Leicester City star Youri Tielemans and Ajax's Lisandro Martinez, and if Arteta gets his hands on all them it could see their summer spending soar to over £200 million - which would be a new club record.If Arsenal land all their targets this summer will they make the top four? Let us know what you think in the comments section.Raphinha netted 11 goals last season during an otherwise bleak campaign for Leeds which culminated in them narrowly avoiding relegation on the final day.According to reports he's holding out for