On Monday, Barcelona were linked with a £53m move for Ozil, Arsenal were lining up fourth bid for Lemar and there was fury over Stan Kroenke’s bloodsports channel.

Arsenal are reportedly lining up a fourth bid for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, after seeing offers of £30m, £40m and £45m turned down.

Barcelona were believed looking to sign Mesut Ozil for £53m if they failed in their pursuit of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. [Don Balon]

Liverpool will join the race for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar should they lose Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. [Daily Star]

Arsene Wenger suggested that Lucas Perez could feature for Arsenal next season despite the striker wanting a return to Deportivo this summer. [Arsenal]

He also ruled Shkodran Mustafi and Francis Coquelin out of Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Chelsea.

Newcastle United interested in signing Lucas Perez and can meet his asking price. Deportivo are the ideal destination but don’t have the money to sign him. [Daily Star]

There have been rumours that Alexis Sanchez could hand in a transfer request to push for a move away from Arsenal. [Telegraph]

Arsene Wenger bizarrely claimed having players in the final year of their contract is an “ideal situation.” [Daily Mail]

Manchester City’s Jadon Sancho has failed to turn up for training multiple times. Arsenal have been looking at the teenage starlet. [Telegraph]

David Ospina announced that he’s staying to fight for his place at Arsenal. [The Sun]

Arsenal’s Carl Jenkinson was reportedly attracting interest from Italy, with Cagliari, Sassuolo and Hellas Verona believed to be keen. [talkSPORT]

And finally, there was fury as Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke launched a new bloodsport channel in the UK. [Independent]