The rumour mill is kicking into full swing at present, with all sorts of craziness being speculated in the press, including today’s Zouma to Arsenal link.
Our manager Arsene Wenger is claimed to have contacted incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte about the availability of the defender. The club may have agreed to sell us Petr Cech, but there is no way they would allow the French defender to join a rival.
Another centre-back who we are linked with is Villareal’s Mateo Musacchio. The Argentine has had a top season in La Liga, as well as helping his side to reach the semi-final of the Europa League. Roma are also believed to be interested.
We are said to be looking to make an offer they cant refuse for Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez, with the left-back holding a €25 Million release clause in his current deal. The 23 year-old is extremely highly-rated, and could be a more attacking alternative to Nacho Monreal at left-back.
Two players who have both been linked with moves this summer now have contradictory reports. Aubameyang is said to have told his international manager not to call him up to play because he was switching clubs, which has now been adamantly denied by his club. Kante has himself claimed he is happy at Leicester City, and is concentrating on his football with France at present. Quite hard to figure out where the truth is coming from with these two at present…
Do you think the latter pair will stay put? Do you think we could land either?