There seems to be some discrepancy between the BBC and Sky this weekend. These are thought to be the most reliable sources of facts from the transfer window because of all their close contacts at Arsenal as well as all the biggest clubs around, but they are giving out conflicting information.
Sky last night “understands” that the Gunners have opened talks with Sevilla over the transfer of Steven N’Zonzi, who has played successfully under Unai Emery in the past.
But according to the ‘Arsenal oracle’ David Ornstein of the BBC, the gunners will not sign anyone after Lucas Torreira has his medical this week. He wrote:
Arsenal hope to complete the £26m signing of Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria next week.
The Gunners have agreements in place with their Serie A counterparts.
The 22-year-old needs to undergo a medical and put pen to paper before the deal can be confirmed.
The timing will depend on whether he flies straight from Russia to London now Uruguay are out of the World Cup following their quarter-final defeat to France, or travels via his homeland.
His arrival will finish off Arsenal’s major recruitment this summer, although they are expected to bring in another younger player before the transfer window closes on 9 August.
So who is more likely to be right? Ornstein is most Arsenal fans’ guru, and I think we are more likely to believe the BBC man, but Sky seem so sure we are also after N’Zonzi….