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Arsenal boss angry at club’s indecisiveness in market as chiefs drag feet on signings

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Woe to Mikel Arteta’s transfer window! The Arsenal boss is angry at the club’s indecisiveness in the summer market as chiefs drag their feet on signings and insist EVERY deal is signed by the US owners – with fears they could now miss Gabriel Jesus

  • Mikel Arteta grows increasingly frustrated with Arsenal’s indecisiveness in the transfer market
  • England fans risk being barred from trip to Milan to watch Italy clash
  • The nation’s top agents await Kalvin Phillips’ call next week
  • Plans to block leveraged buyouts such as ALK Capital’s purchase of Burnley
  • The FA are working on a proposal that would see them set up a new board

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Mikel Arteta is growing increasingly frustrated with Arsenal’s indecisiveness in the transfer market.

The north London club, who have been propelled into the top four by bitter rivals Tottenham, insist that all major deals must be approved by American ownership, which Arteta says could cost them the chance to sign the first transfer target Gabriel Jesus from Manchester. Town.

The Brazilian striker was made available for transfer almost two months ago and Arsenal were quick to express interest but have yet to commit to the £50m asking price from City or open talks on personal terms with the 25-year-old.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is growing frustrated with Arsenal’s indecisiveness in the transfer market

The Gunners insist that all major deals must be approved by American ownership

The Gunners insist that all major deals must be approved by American ownership

Arteta fears could cost them chance to sign top transfer target Gabriel Jesus from Man City

Arteta fears could cost them chance to sign top transfer target Gabriel Jesus from Man City

With Arteta bosses looking hesitant, Chelsea, Tottenham and Real Madrid have also joined the race to sign Jesus, raising fears that Arsenal could miss out.

The Gunners are in desperate need after the departure of Alexandre Lacazette who left them with Eddie Nketiah as the club’s only recognized striker.

The Brazilian striker was made available for a transfer almost two months ago for £50million

The Brazilian striker was made available for a transfer almost two months ago for £50million

EEngland fans are fashion victims

England fans risk being barred from a trip to watch next season’s UEFA Nations League clash against Italy in Milan by an invasion of fashionistas.

The final Euro 2020 rematch on September 23 clashes with Milan Fashion Week and as a result accommodation in the city is scarce, with the limited number of rooms that remain available having tripled in price.

Many supporters have also ruled out going to the World Cup due to the cost. In a sign of widespread reluctance to travel to Qatar, the FA’s initial allocation of 2,489 tickets for England’s tournament opener has yet to be sold.

England fans risk being barred from trip to watch Nations League clash against Italy

England fans risk being barred from trip to watch Nations League clash against Italy

Agents await Kalvin’s call

The country’s top agents are eagerly awaiting Kalvin Phillips’ return from international duty with England next week.

The Leeds United midfielder has to make a decision on who will negotiate his next contract after his existing deal with Palm Sports Management expired last week.

The 26-year-old is believed to be ready to leave Elland Road with all major agencies having sought his services over the past few months.

Phillips’ new agent is set for a busy and potentially lucrative summer. Leeds want to offer their star man a new contract but there is considerable interest from other clubs, with champions Manchester City willing to pay up to £60million.

The nation's top agents are eagerly awaiting Kalvin Phillips' call next week

The nation’s top agents are eagerly awaiting Kalvin Phillips’ call next week

Plan to block Burnley offers

The Premier League has opted not to impose any restrictions on private equity investments in clubs as part of an enhanced test of owners and directors, but will continue with plans to block leveraged buyouts such as the purchase of Burnley by ALK Capital.

Restrictions on state-funded takeovers are also being considered, although no firm agreement was reached at this week’s AGM.

The Premier League has been mandated by clubs to present a series of resolutions regarding the testing of owners and directors before a vote at the start of next season.

Plans are in place to block leveraged buyouts such as ALK Capital's purchase of Burnley

Plans are in place to block leveraged buyouts such as ALK Capital’s purchase of Burnley

The brand new FA board game

The FA are working on a proposal which would see them set up a new board to act as the independent regulator for the sport in line with the recommendations of the Tracey Crouch review.

In what would be one of the most sweeping changes to their governance in their 155-year history, the FA would establish a new, completely independent board to sit above the existing one, which is made up of representatives from the professional game. and locally.

As well as getting government approval, the FA would also need approval from the FA Council and the FA Board to make the change, which could prove difficult as the move would see their powers curtailed.

The Premier League, EFL and clubs are likely to be supportive, however, as they would rather see the independent regulator emerge from football than be imposed on them by the government.

The FA is working on a proposal to create a new board to act as an independent regulator

The FA is working on a proposal to create a new board to act as an independent regulator

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