Most of the Arsenal transfer rumours lately seem to be about our contract rebels like Alexis Sanchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere, but Arsene Wenger’s biggest worry at the moment must be trying to offload the players that are no longer in his future plans.
One of these is the Spaniard Lucas Perez, who has clearly stated his wish to return to Deportivo La Coruña next season, but his hometown club have only put in an offer of 9m euros for the striker.
But now the agent of Perez has revealed that there are other offers on the table, with the Turkish giants Fenerbahce the most likely to win the race for his signature. “We are in talks with Fenerbahce but Arsene Wenger does not want a loan move,” his agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle revealed.
“Wenger wants €15m [£13.4m] for Lucas. He still has another three-years on his contract so Arsenal hold all the cards.
“Fenerbahce, two Spanish teams and a Bundesliga side have made an offer for Lucas.
“Fenerbahce are the most serious and we have been in talks for two months.”
This is the first time that Lovelle has told us that other clubs were even interested. In fact he told us just last week that he was desperate for Arsenal to accept the very low bid from Deportivo. So it looks like Arsenal are at least likely to get rid of one of their unwanted players. Now Wenger has to try and find buyers for others, like Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Calum Chambers and Carl Jenkinson. These may prove to be a bit more difficult….