There were already plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours linking the Gunners with the Liverpool and England star Raheem Sterling. These were fuelled by the player admitting that he had already turned down the chance to sign a bumper new contract and by Brendan Rodgers and other top brass at the Merseyside club putting public pressure on the youngster.
But now that the Daily Mail has revealed that Sterling is set to put his house in Southport up for sale will surely bring a torrent of further rumours flooding into the football media.
Not only does the paper say that he is selling that house though, but that he has already started to look at property down in London, which would strongly suggest a summer move to either Arsenal or Chelsea, as a place in the Champions League would surely be a requirement for the talented young star. But as Chelsea already have Eden Hazard and Willian, I would make it much more likely that Arsene Wenger would be the manager planning to sign Sterling.
The Frenchman is said to be a big admirer of the Liverpool forward and despìte Liverpool´s insistence they will not sell even though his contract has just a year to run, the FFP rules make this a very risky tactic. The big question for the summer could be whether Arsenal try to buy him outright or use Theo Walcott as part of the deal.
If Sterling is looking at houses in London he may already know what is likely to happen this summer. What do you think Gooners?