Arsenal defender David Luiz could start to look for another club this summer as reports have claimed that his move to the Greek side Olympiacos has been out on a halt. The Brazilian defender was told by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta that he no longer has a future at the club and that he can start looking for another club to join this summer. It then emerged that the Greek side had already registered interest in signing the former Chelsea star but after holding the first round of negotiations with the player, they could not agree to his wage demands and it put the transfer on hold.
Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers are favourites to land Olympiakos shot stopper Jose Saaccording to Greek journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos. The sportime reporter said this via his official Twitter handle. He said that Olympiakos goalkeeper Sa has been targeted as a replacement for Rui Patricio who's on course to leave the club this summer.
Ghanaian international Baba Rahman produced an impressive display as he helped PAOK Thessaloniki beat Greek Super League champions Olympiakos in the Greek Cup final.
Rahman is a left-back on loan at PAOK from Premier League giants Chelsea.
Greek international Kostantinos Tsimikas is completely focused on staying at Premier League outfit Liverpool despite his little playing time at the club. This is according to Sportime journalist Giannis Chrorianopoulos. The media personnel said via his Twitter handle that there is no sign that the player will leave Liverpool when the transfer window reopens in the next few weeks. Giannis added that the Greek national team left-back is 100% focused on his career at Anfield.
Greek club Olympiacos have made inquiries about the possibility of signing Manchester United defender Phil Jones this summer. Olympiacos, who have just been crowned the League Champions in the Greek Super League, have a long stand interest in the English defender and have been monitoring his situation at Old Trafford for some time now.
West Bromwich Albion defender Branislav Ivanovic is said to be nearing an exit from the Hawthorns this summer after having a poor season at the English club, and he has been linked with several clubs across Europe and beyond. The former Chelsea right-back joined the Baggies on a free transfer last summer in a bid to help them shore up things at the back, but it appears to not be working and he may leave this summer.
Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard has talked about staying at Arsenal beyond his loan deal which expires at the end of this campaign. Odegaard is on loan from Real Madrid at Arsenal after he agreed to sign for the Gunners on a temporary deal in a bid to get more playing time under his belt.
Greek champions Olympiacos might need to produce their best European performance in the history of the club if they want to seal a place in the Europa League quarterfinals at the expense of Premier League heavyweights Arsenal, who are in a very good position after their first leg meeting last week. The two teams met last week Thursday in the first of the two instalments as far as their round of 16 tie is concerned and it was the Gunners who recorded a commanding 3-1 win from their away leg in Athens ahead of the second leg at home in London on Thursday.
Football governing body UEFA have released a statement to confirm that Premier League side Arsenal will face off with their Portuguese counterparts Benfica in their next European tie. The Gunners have been pitted against the Portuguese giants in their last-32 double-header fixture in the UEFA Europa League which they will be looking to win as they would like to maintain their European form.
According to the statement released by UEFA, the North London club will lock horns with Benfica on Italian and Greek soil as a result of the Covid-19 travel restrictions and government rules and regulations. The first leg of the fixture has been slated to hold at the StadioOlimpico, Rome's stadium. Benfica will be the home side for this fixture which has been scheduled to be played on the 18th of this month. The match will be played by 8pm.
Mikel Arteta and his men will be the home team in the second leg of this tie.