There is just under two months until our next competitive match, which will be against Chelsea in the Community Shield on August 2, but in the mean-time, teams are actively working on deals to strengthen their clubs.
Victor Wanyama has sent out a come-and-get-me plea to Arsenal, by admitting ‘it would be nice’ to play for us. The Kenyan midfielder has previously claimed that Arsene Wenger has shown an interest in him, and he could be set to get his wish.
Arturo Vidal’s agent is claimed to have attended our FA Cup final at Wembley, before discussing a possible transfer for the Chilean. Wenger has vaguely admitted an interest in Vidal previously, but the Frenchman holds his cards close to his chest. Juventus are said to be willing to negotiate his sale, and the reported £28.5 Million fee would be more than reasonable. The creative star turned 28 recently, and as much as I like him, I think there are better alternatives available this summer.
We are turning our attentions from Schneiderlin to Kondogbia apparently, with the former closing on a move to Old Trafford. The Monaco star impressed as his side knocked us out of the Champions League this year, and looks to be the perfect mould for our squad. We have been longing for a strong defensive star to grace our beloved red shirt, and we hope Wenger finally grants us our wish!
Inter Milan are willing to listen to offers of around £18 Million for Mateo Kovacic, who has been linked with both Liverpool and Arsenal. The Croatian has been likened to former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas, and at 21 years-of-age, could prove a huge capture for the present and future.
We of course will not be signing all (if any) of these midfield stars, although I hold a strong preference for our conqueror Kondogbia! Kovacic looks a strong talent, but would struggle to break into our first-team in my opinion. Which one would you choose?