Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal rejected Man Utd enquiry, Barcelona eye £44m Chelsea hijack

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Transfer news LIVE | Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest rumours and gossip Monday 15, OctoberArsenal are keen to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas ParteyBarcelona are weighing up a move for Genoa forward Krzysztof PiatekArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will consider joining a top six rivalWhy Jose Mourinho would NOT be able to walk straight into another top jobWanted: Thomas Partey Arsenal are keen to sign Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey but Unai Emery faces competition from his former club, according to reports in the Ghanaian’s home country. Gunners boss Emery is said to be a keen admirer of La Liga star Partey, having watched him during his three years in charge at Sevilla. And Ghanasoccernet claim the Spaniard could make a move as early as the January transfer window. Paris Saint-Germain – Emery’s former club – are also reported to be interested in the 25-year-old, who has a £70million release clause in his contract. The Ligue 1 giants have injury problems and were recently forced to play centre-back Marquinhos in midfield. And while Arsenal have options in the middle of the park, Emery is understood to be keen on bolstering his ranks.Man Utd failed bid Unai Emery turned Manchester United down on Aaron Ramsey last summer, it has been claimed. The midfielder’s current contract at the Emirates Stadium expires at the end of the season and, as of yet, a renewal is yet to be reached. Ramsey has insisted he will stay at Arsenal until the summer at least, where both United and Chelsea are expected to jostle for his signature. The Mirror claim United wanted to sign Ramsey in the summer, but Emery, wanting to keep his Arsenal squad together, politely turned the Red Devils down. United’s enquiry was said to be ‘discreet’. And Arsenal, who were reluctant to lose Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United in January, ultimately opted against angering their own supporters by the loss of another key player.Barcelona monitor Krzysztof Piatek Barcelona are weighing up a move for Genoa forward Krzysztof Piatek, reports claim. Piatek, 23, arrived at Genoa for a paltry £3.5million in June and has quickly set about dazzling Serie A audiences with 13 goals in eight appearances in all competitions. His exploits have seen a host of European heavyweights linked with his services including Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester City. And now Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claim Barcelona are interested. It’s said that Barcelona director Ariedo Braida has been to watch Piatek in action, and will continue to monitor the Poland international to see whether Genoa’s £44m valuation is justified.Aaron Ramsey latest Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will consider joining a top six rival if he leaves the Emirates Stadium this summer. Ramsey revealed that he had expected to extend his 10-year Arsenal stay after his camp felt a new deal had been agreed with the Gunners hierarchy. However, those talks were shelved and the Wales international


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