Arsenal forced to pay Ozil, Man Utd join race for France international, Benrahma deal stalling


Dawson joins West Ham on loan

West Ham have added Craig Dawson on loan from Watford, the club confirmed.

Dawson joins on an initial season-long loan, which could be made permanent at the end of the campaign.

The defender has 184 Premier League appearances and 14 goals to his name with Watford and West Brom.

Janmaat leaves Watford

Daryl Janmaat has left Watford on a free transfer, the club confirmed.

The defender made 85 appearances and scored six goals in his time at Vicarage Road, which began in 2016.


“I had a great time at the club, it’s a club with really good people and I will look back fondly on a really good time for me in my career,” said Janmaat. “Reaching the FA Cup Final in 2019 was a real highlight for me, as it was a big achievement in the club’s history. Winning the first four games of the season was also a great time for us and set us up for a good season which was very enjoyable.”

He added: “I am sure the lads will bounce back this season and I know they have the quality to get back to the Premier League. I wish everyone at the club all the best.”

Arsenal forced to pay Ozil loyalty bonus

Arsenal paid Mesut Ozil a loyalty bonus of around £8 million ($10.4m) last month despite the player having no future at the club, according to The Athletic.

Ozil was due the payment under the terms of his £350,000-a-week contract, which is believed to have been behind Arsenal’s desire to move him on before last week’s transfer deadline.

That, of course, did not happen, though the Gunners are saving significant sums on performance-related bonuses given the player is currently frozen out of Mikel Arteta’s first-team squad.

Benrahma deal on brink of collapse

West Ham’s deal to sign Said Benrahma from Brentford looks set to collapse, reports the Mirror.

The Hammers had agreed a fee of around £25 million ($33m) for the Algerian forward, but the club have decided to focus all of their efforts on trying to sign Bournemouth’s Josh King instead.

That could see Crystal Palace revive their interest in Benrahma, who has made it clear to Brentford that he wants to leave the club before Friday’s EFL transfer deadline.

United enter race for Camavinga

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Rennes teenager Eduardo Camavinga, according to AS.

The 17-year-old is already a full France international and is widely expected to move on from the French club next summer, with a host of top clubs keen on signing him.

Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have all been credited with an interest, but it seems the Red Devils have now entered the race for the talented youngster.

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