The international break has given us very little in the way of Arsenal rumours to report over the past week, and even on a Sunday, when the papers are generally rife with pure gossip, I am only bringing you three speculative transfers.
Michy Batshuayi has been in tremendous form this season, and is being heavily linked with a switch to the Emirates, as we look to bring in striking reinforcements. His club president has now revealed he is willing to listen to offers of €50 Million, claiming that the top 15 clubs in Europe are looking at him. In my opinion, Arsene Wenger is unlikely to stump up such a fee for an unproven player.
William Carvalho, who has been linked with Arsenal for a number of years now, is said to have had his contract negotiations stalled, as he cant agree on a minimum fee release clause with his club. The holding midfielder has admitted an interest in moving to the Premier League previously, and clearly wont sign a new long-term deal if it will price him out of his dream move. I’m not sure if Wenger is convinced he is worth his price-tag, though I’m sure many Gooners think he would be perfect for Arsenal.
Reports coming out of Italy are claiming that we are ready to make a new move to sign Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. They claim we tried to sign him in the summer, and have been keeping tabs on him ahead of the upcoming window.
It is hard to find any truth in the majority of the speculation that spins around our club, and I find it quite easy to disregard all of these stories.
Am I wrong?