La Liga expert Balague on Messi to Arsenal story, Khedira and Casillas

Guillem Balague has quashed the recent transfer stories concerning Barcelona, Real Madrid and Arsenal.

Three big stories concerning players from two of Spain's top clubs and Arsenal have all been quashed by La Liga expert Guillem Balague.

Earlier this week, Daily Mail reported that Arsenal "were approached by Lionel Messi about move" as the Barcelona attacker was "dissatisfied with contract terms on offer to him" at Camp Nou.

The Metro wrote that Arsenal and Real goalkeeper Casillas are "close" to an agreement on a deal that would fetch the Spain legend £100,000 per week, while midfielder and World Cup winner Sami Khedira remained "hopeful" that a Gunners transfer would come to fruition.

Balague broached all subjects on Twitter: "Rubbish story about Messi and Arsenal which surely nobody believed."

He added: "Plus Casillas and Khedira [are] not wanted by Wenger."

Other transfer rumours involving Arsenal have since emerged, as Hoffenheim attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino is believed to be in discussion with the club over an £8 million move.

The chances over such a move have been discussed here.

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