It seems as though the reports in the last few days about the Serie A club Roma beating Arsenal to the signature of the central midfielder Adrien Rabiot may have been a bit premature. The Gunners had previously been said to be the favourites to seal the deal with PSG for their talented youngster and it now looks like the battle between the clubs is still on.
Sky Sports have reported that the French champions are still in talks with different clubs and that their president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has revealed that he does expect the 19-year old French midfielder to be playing elsewhere this season, so Arsenal fans will be hoping that it is the Emirates that will be his new home.
Don’t get too excited though Gooners, because the Italian club have already beaten the Gunners to ne transfer target this summer, assuming that we actually were interested in the Greek centre back Kostas Manolas from Olympiakos that is. We were rumoured to be willing to pay around £6 million for Manolas but he ended up going to Roma for around £10 million according to a BBC report.
So it still seems that Arsene Wenger is unable or unwilling to match the money offered by rival clubs for our transfer targets. And I thought that the dark days were supposed to be over…