So as we near the end of the season, all the papers now seem sure that Wenger is staying and is currently organizing the usual Arsenal transfer rumours as usual, except for the one concerning his replacement! SunSport insist that Arsenal “have been in touch with Allegri’s camp in the last seven days to discuss the possibility of the Italian succeeding Wenger.” Allegri is definitely the most-touted replacement for Wenger, even though he is under contract at Juventus for one more year, and with talks ongoing now about extending that right now….
Other than that, the Metro is convinced that “Arsenal are confident of tying up a deal for Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac as Arsene Wenger draws up plans to continue with the club until 2019.” Kolasinac can play at left-back, centre-back and in defensive midfield which would make him the perfect signing for Wenger, especially as Debuchy will definitely leave and maybe Gibbs as well. The only problem is that the Bosnian international is a free agent this summer and there will be fierce competition for his signature…
As for Lacazette, who apparently was the subject of a 30m bid from Arsenal last summer which was refused, is now Arsenal’s top striking target. But the Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has been quoted as saying: “We have rejected offers worth around €40m. I am hearing talk about €100m for a Griezmann transfer to Real Madrid.” I am guessing that means that he thinks Lacazette should be worth the same amount. Who thinks he is?
Not so good news on the new star of the Championship, Ryan Sessegnon. It is being reported that the 16 year-old, who has scored 6 goals for Fulham this season despite his tender age, has decided to remain at the Cottagers for the time being after turning down offers from us, Man City and Chelsea. I wish we had some 16 year-olds like that!
Mind you I’d be happy if we got Kolasinac, Lacazette and Allegri!