HAK OF THE NET
Time for a recap of an earlier story we brought you this morning…
Arsenal are reportedly considering making an offer for AC Milan star Hakan Calhanoglu if they miss out on Martin Odegaard.
The Gunners brought in Odegaard from Real Madrid in January, but his short-term loan has expired.
Arsenal are now waiting to hear whether the 22-year-old Dane features in Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team plans.
But according to CBS Sports reporter James Benge, the Londoners have shortlisted an alternative in Calhanoglu, 27.
He posted on Twitter: “Arsenal still retain strong interest in Martin Odegaard.
“What sort of deal can be done there [if any] will depend on decision of new Real Madrid coaching staff and Florentino Perez.
“Another target who Arsenal are understood to have broached internally is Hakan Calhanoglu, out of contract with AC Milan this summer.
“He is an option, not clear how high on the list he might be but expectation is he’s an alternative to Odegaard.”