With under three weeks remaining in this season’s Premier League campaign, the news reel is in full flow with Arsenal transfer rumours. We don’t like to bore you with too much of it, so here is a small insight into the latest batch of speculation.
Palermo’s Paulo Dybala is definitely leaving his current club, if anything that Maurizio Zamparini (Palermo’s owner and chairman) says is true. The Argentine striker has been linked with a host of teams, with the club’s chief naming Arsenal as one of the clubs to have made an offer. His future is said to be settled in the next couple of weeks, but I would put money on him joining either PSG or Juventus. Full story here.
The Express has claimed that Arsenal have been given the go-ahead to sign Jackson Martinez, following Porto’s search for his replacement. The prolific goalscorer would no doubt bring competition to Olivier Giroud for the central striker role, but his agent has made it clear previously that he wants to move to Italy.
The same newspaper claims we are reigniting our interest in Julian Draxler, but why we would be willing to pay £30 Million after the disappointing 12 months he has just had, is baffling. He has shown he has an enormous amount of potential, but I cant see how his value can have gone up this year.
The Metro is claiming that we are trying to offer Joel Campbell to Sporting Lisbon, in order to secure the capture of William Carvalho. The defensive midfielder has been linked with a move to the Emirates for a number of years, but following Francis Coquelin’s emergence in the first-team, I’m not sure if there is a need for someone so similar.
Don’t get me wrong, we need a central addition, but more of a deep-lying playmaker than a defensive midfielder.