Arsenal transfer news: £16m youngster ‘on radar’, Khedira updates

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Arsenal are interested in signing defender Matija Nastasic from Manchester City this summer, according to a report.

The Daily Express claims that the arrival of Eliaquim Mangala from Porto could see the 21-year-old centre-back pushed out of the Etihad Stadium, and the Gunners are keen on taking advantage of the situation.

The North London club are looking to replace Thomas Vermaelen, who left them for Barcelona for a reported transfer fee of £15 million at the weekend.

However, manager Arsene Wenger could have to part with as much as £16m for former Fiorentina youngster Nastasic.

Wenger has already rejected reports that he is interested in signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, and it seems that the 2014 World Cup winner is not for sale this summer.

The Germany international, who recently returned to training, has been linked with a move away from the club for months.

‘He’s not leaving, he’s a Real Madrid player’, the Daily Mail quotes Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti as saying. ‘He has a contract until June 30, 2015 and that’s all there is to say’.

Meanwhile, Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has said that he is enjoying working with summer arrival Alexis Sanchez and backs him to be a success for the Gunners in the Premier League.

The Chile international forward joined the English giants from Barcelona for a reported transfer fee of £30m last month.

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‘I've played with him in training’, Arsenal’s official website quotes the French striker as saying. ‘We have a good understanding - like Mesut [Ozil] when he signed for Arsenal.

‘It's always easy to play with these kind of players. I think he will maybe need some more games to adapt his game to the Premier League but that's normal and he's a fantastic player so I think he will [have] a great season’.

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