Arsenal keen to avoid Chelsea tussle with Raphinha alternative

Transfer expert Dean Jones has claimed that he is hearing ‘whispers’ of Arsenal being in the hunt to sign Raheem Sterling, but that they are not keen on rivalling a move by Chelsea who can pay the higher wages.

We were believed to be keen to secure the services of Leeds United forward Raphinha, but he currently looks set to decide on one of Barcelona or Chelsea.

We could be set to face the Blues again in our bid to sign Sterling also, but due to our wage structure, we aren’t confident of a deal at present, and Chelsea are more than likely to be able to meet his demands more easily.

Jones insists that there are whispers about our efforts to sign him however.

He told GiveMeSport; “There have been whispers of Arsenal going for Sterling but there is very little chance of them jumping in on that deal to revenge at Chelsea for bidding on Raphinha.

“The main issue, away from the level they’re at, is the wages. I’m told they just can’t compete at his pay level.”

As much as I’d love to see Sterling join, I struggle to believe we could meet his demands, nor do I think he matches our current transfer policy.

We may have shown enough ambition this summer to show we mean business going into the new season to get his attention, but I’m not getting my hopes up as things stand.


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  1. Gnabry’s numbers are better than those of Raphinha and Sterling. His price tag is lower. Why can’t arsenal just go ahead and sign him if he’s up for the taking?

  2. Really! We want Stirling? I’m done now with these forever more incredulous rumours which frankly are getting ridiculous. Get real please!

    1. Need to keep the engagement on the site going. There is hardly anything right now linked to Arsenl, apart from the never ending rejected Lisandro Martinez bids of course..

    1. We’re wasting more time on idefing players only to taken Right under our nose,we are too slow on negotiating .we could have signed raphinha while Chelsea where struggling to offload lukaku ,

  3. Arsenal don’t know their targets, they are just in the market linking with all players but get none, go get Serge Gnabry and see what he can bring to us..

  4. Although i agree about these crappy rumours , and gave out about it not too long ago.
    I still like reading the thoughts of our fans and i’d prefer a better headline as in look at what this wally is reporting now.

  5. pacey player but always misses goal….

    needed 10 chances to score 1

    however the fans just love big tag big name and big club player

    1. Exactly. And he goes missing in action when the going gets tough.

      Please don’t buy Sterling.

  6. Sterling?
    I think he is earning close to 300/week thanks
    Seeing a picture of Fabio viera injured I couldn’t stop laughing, welcome to the Emirates

  7. Sorry off topic but this is tweet of the day😂
    After winning nothing with Everton, Richarlison has decided to carry on winning nothing with spurs.

  8. Sterling and Saka on the wings would be a frightening prospect for our adversaries. Sterling makes more sense than Raphina

    It would also highlight the need further for us to have a ball-playing central midfielder arrive

  9. “Transfer expert”… hears “whispers”. Yawn.
    And he hears that Arsenal won’t get involved?”

    Google translate: “He made it up”.
    He predicted that something (which was very unlikely) won’t happen.

    Where was he when Vieira was signed? Or when Chelsea were preparing a bid for Raphinha?

  10. Raphina, your good but, if you’d joined Arsenal they would have made you great like others before you. Stirling would be great asset, he n Saka? Pace n skills.

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