Lucas Perez is unhappy with a lack of regular first-team football at Arsenal, yet suggestions that he wants out of the club "at all costs" appear to be wide of the mark. The out-of-favour forward has started just eight matches across all competitions since the Gunners triggered his £17.1m ($21.3m) release clause at Deportivo La Coruna in August 2016, with injury problems contributing to such a disappointing lack of impact. The versatile Perez has been struggling with an ankle issue of late and also missed last week's painfully predictable Champions League last-16 first-leg loss to Bayern Munich due to a hamstring complaint that had prevented him from training.
Moussa Sissoko could leave Tottenham Hotspur for AC Milan in the summer after just one underwhelming season, with Mauricio Pochettino reportedly weighing up a move for unsettled Real Madrid forward Isco. Tottenham spent £30m on Sissoko on the last day of the summer transfer window, narrowly beating Everton to his signature and netting Championship side Newcastle United a staggering £28m profit.
they’re clearly not shy about throwing some cash at the forthcoming Chinese Super League season. Axel Witsel (£300,000 a week) has taken up one of their overseas player spots and Alexandre Pato (£15m transfer fee – lolz) is in the second, which means there is one golden ticket left for another footballer willing to prioritise money over their footballing legacy. Will it be Rooney?