Arsenal have supposedly been offered Juan Cuadrado for a fee of £26.8 Million, while our bids to sign both Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez have both taken blows.
The Gunners have been pursuing a deal to bring Monaco’s Lemar to London, but have so far failed to tempt the French champions to accept one of three supposed offers.
Riyad Mahrez has long been touted as the back-up option to the French playmaker, but Roma are now believed to be leading the chase for his signature, and the Gunners may end up missing out on both of the above.
We are now claimed to have enquired about the availability of former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado, and have been quoted a reasonable £26.8 Million, and he may well be the man that Arsene Wenger decides shows the most value, while bringing strength to our first-team squad.
Liverpool have already moved to bring in one former Blue who was not given a fair shot at Premier League football in Mohamed Salah, and we may well be following suit, with the Colombian having only spent six months with the club before being allowed to return to Serie A.
Mario Mandzukic impressed in a wide attacking role last term, pushing Juan down the pecking order at Juve, and the club now appear to be willing to part ways.
We have one more week until the Community Shield and it would be ideal to have as much of our squad together before the start of the campaign, and while we appear to be favouring a slow negotiation process with Monaco for Thomas Lemar, we may well end up with Cuadrado instead.
Did Chelsea let him down by failing to grant him a real chance? Would it be a risk bringing him back to the Premier League?