There have already been some Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that Arsene Wenger was ready to make an offer for the Sporting Lisbon and Portugal star William Carvalho, but today the Metro is reporting that is a different central midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, that is top of the Gunners’ transfer wish list.
In fact, the report claims that Arsenal may have already made an offer to the Bundesliga club for their German international midfielder, of around £16 million. We have heard plenty from the German media about the Gundogan situation and about how Dortmund have apparently given the 24-year old an ultimatum and a final offer to sign a contract extension.
The report goes on to suggest that the ultimatum has not been met, as it claims that the German club are seriously considering taking our offer and there are due to be talks between them and Arsenal over the next few days. If this is true, then the rumours about young Carvalho from Sporting must be wide of the mark, because no matter how much Arsenal and Wenger may have changed in recent transfer windows, they have not changed that much.
It could spell the end of our chase for Morgan Schneiderlin as well and I have to say that I think we will have missed out on a great player if so. But I certainly won’t be complaining if Gundogan becomes a Gunner this month. How about you guys?