Arsenal transfer news: Former QPR man linked; Gnabry has five options

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All the latest transfer news and gossip from The Emirates this morning.

Yesterday it was Cheick Tiote, today it is Stephane M'Bia. The Cameroonian, who has also been tentatively linked with the likes of Liverpool and Everton, is reportedly a transfer target for Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal want another defensive midfield option - but Arsene Wenger is not keen on spending over £20 million on the likes of Sami Khedira or William Carvalho.

The former QPR man is a free agent and failed to shine in his last outing in the Premier League. However, he was a pivotal part of the Sevilla side that won the Europa League last season and is therefore in demand as a cut-price option this summer.

Serge Gnabry is expected to be sent out on loan this summer - and Aston Villa have joined the long list of clubs apparently interested in bringing him in.

Southampton, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Sunderland are the other teams apparently keen on signing the 19-year-old German talent.

Gnabry is a part of Wenger's long-term plans however is unlikely to get much game time this season. With that in mind the club want him to gain regular first-team football in the Premier League.

While Arsenal's interest in Sami Khedira has been publicly played down in recent days reports today are suggesting his Super Cup absence could be an indicator of his potential impending exit.

While it could be said his absence was purely down to fatigue after the World Cup, Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski for instance have only just returned to action for Arsenal, his German international team-mate Toni Kroos did play the entire 90 minutes - suggesting that is not a factor.

Khedira's contract expires next summer with the suggestion Real could sell before losing him for nothing.

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