Wolves set to hand Arsenal Renato Sanches transfer blow as midfielder confirms Gunners interest – Football.London

Here is your Arsenal morning digest on Tuesday, August 31.

Willian’s exit confirmed

Arsenal have confirmed that Willian has joined Corinthians on a free transfer after terminating his contract in north London.

The former Chelsea winger, who spent just one season at the Gunners, is said to have taken a huge pay-cut to return to his homeland of Brazil.

Willian’s time at the Emirates Stadium was not a success, with the former Brazil international receiving plenty of criticism during his short spell.

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Guimaraes confirms Arsenal interest

Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has confirmed Arsenal’s interest amid transfer links.

Guimaraes has been loosely linked with a move to the Gunners this summer, but nothing concrete is yet to be reported.

Now, though, the Brazil international has opened up on how Arsenal approached his agent over a move.

He told Globo, in quotes carried by GFFN: “Arsenal approached my agent, but there was no offer. My aim, and I made it clear to Juninho, is to win a title with Lyon.

“The fans have not had one for a long time. We have the Coupe de France, the Europa League and the league. It is difficult with the level that PSG are at, but anything can happen.

“My aim is to win a title here, but I have never hidden my desire to play in the Premier League.”

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Wolves lead Sanches race

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Lille midfielder Renato Sanches this summer, but the Gunners could be about to miss out on the Portugal international.

According to talkSPORT, Sanches is set to join Wolves on a season-long loan deal before the transfer window closes later this evening.

Liverpool and Manchester United are also thought to be keen on the former Swansea City loanee, but it looks like he may be about to join Wolves’ Portuguese contingent.

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