Arsenal are active in the transfer market this month, as confirmed by Arsene Wenger, but which players are we close to signing, and who do we expect to be confirmed next?
If you listen to all the reports and interviews, there is plenty of talk about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but Wenger moved to deny that a deal was close at present.
You can rarely rely on the word of the Frenchman however, especially when it comes to talking about transfers, but for some reason I believe that this will drag on for the coming week, but I can see another deal being completed in the mean time.
Jonny Evans has been on our wishlist since the summer, when the defender opted to turn down our advances in order to take up the captaincy at West Bromwich Albion, but his club has endured a torrid term thus far, and find themselves joint-bottom of the Premier League at present and on course for the drop.
The defender will become available for a lowly £3 Million should the Baggies find themselves drop down a division, which looks a highly likely reality at present, but would easily command a £20 Million return this season, and we were believed to have been willing to splash out around £30 Million before the close of the window in August.
We are also linked with a move to sign Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain and Malcolm from Bordeaux, but the latter looks to be off the cards this month, and I imagine the former’s future will remain unknown until deadline day for some reason.
Will the Aubameyang deal run on until deadline day? Would Evans be the ideal experienced defender to shore up our defence?