Arsenal set to agree deal to sign defensive midfielder Pape Gueye

first_imgFrenchman Guendouzi has been Arsenal’s breakout star in midfield (Picture: Getty Images)This wouldn’t be Arsenal’s first foray into the French second division, having picked up Matteo Guendouzi from FC Lorient in 2018.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 20-year-old box-to-box midfielder has hit the ground running for the north London club, making 21 league appearances so far this season.France Under-19’s international Gueye could follow in the footsteps of Guendouzi, and has been described in France as a mixture of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante in terms of profile, standing a 6’1″.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe left-footed, deep-lying playmaker has made 37 appearances for Le Havre since signing his first professional contract in 2017.The historic French club have seen the likes of Premier League stars Paul Pogba, Riyad Mahrez and Benjamin Mendy all rise through their ranks in recent years.This could be the start of a busy summer window for the Gunners, with rumours that star trio Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette could all face the axe.MORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan will return to Arsenal from Roma unless Gunners lower asking priceMORE: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta reveals Gabriel Martinelli’s greatest attribute Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Feb 2020 12:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.2kShares Gueye has made 22 appearances in Ligue 2 for Le Havre (Getty Images)Arsenal are closing in on an agreement to sign Pape Gueye from Ligue 2 side Le Havre in the summer, described as a blend of Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante.The 21-year-old could become new boss Mikel Arteta’s first permanent signing since taking over the reins from former manager Unai Emery in December.The Gunners completed loan deals for centre-back Pablo Mari from Flamengo and Portuguese right-back Cedric Soares from Southampton in the January transfer window.According to Jeunes Footeux, central midfielder Gueye could join in the summer for as little as £5million.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal set to agree deal to sign defensive midfielder Pape Gueye Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Honoured Australian dance mentor puts acreage home on the market

first_imgThis home of Conroy Dance Centre founder Jan Conroy is now for sale.FOR her services to the performing arts in Queensland, dance mentor Jan Conroy received an Order of Australia.But her role as a mum and grandmother is her pride and joy, so when Mrs Conroy bought this two hectare property at 35 Oak River Rd, Draper less than a year ago, she had hopes of uniting her family here. An open fireplace in the lounge and granite benches and gas appliances in the kitchen.“I am going to miss that tranquillity, but I am going to be closer to family.“I hope a young family moves right in here to enjoy it.“I have loved it.” The media room also has access to an outdoor paved area.“It has the most beautiful kitchen and dining room, and a lounge that opens out on to a huge back patio and swimming pool and that overlooks all the pastures and the view of the river and the trees,” she said. The view over acreage from 35 Oak River Rd, Draper.In the dance of life, not everyone shares the same rhythm, so the plan has now changed and the family is moving closer to each other in Bridgeman Downs. Jan Conroy from Conroy Dance Studio after she received her OAM in 2015. Photo by Chris McCormack.“I had tears in my eyes when I put it on the market, but I am an elderly lady to live there by myself.“It is the most beautiful property with rolling paddocks for horses.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The property is fully fenced and has been used to keep horses.“I’ve had my granddaughter’s horses there, and there is council parkland behind it and the South Pine River is behind that.”The five-bedroom residence is at the end of a 190m driveway, with grounds that include an inground pool and poolside terrace, and carparking for up to eight with a shed, garage and onsite parking. The pool is attached to the house with access via the kitchen, dining and living areas.The property is fully fenced and has a water tank and solar hot water system.Bedrooms and a large family room are upstairs, including the master suite with its own wraparound veranda as well as the ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.A media room and fifth bedroom are on the ground floor, with the tiled communal living areas with views to the pool. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<<last_img read more