Another day and another set of transfer rumours involving Arsenal, one is very persistent, one very intriguing and one that involves a player we failed to land in January.
I kick off with one that is very persistent and that is the potential signing of Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico. The Sun claims that Tottenham has joined us in the battle to sign the Argentine but that is not the part that interests me.
The part that interests me is not that other clubs are interested, that was always going to happen when we identify top class players, no, the part that interests me in this report is that Ajax is now open to selling the 26-year old.
That is good for us because if there has been one club consistently linked with Tagliafico it has been Arsenal and when one club is consistently linked with a particular player that player then tends to join that club.
The very intriguing one is that we are looking to sign Manchester United’s Ander Herrera on a free transfer, according to the Daily Mail.
Now, this one does make sense, we will always be interested in quality free transfers and Herrera definitely fits that profile, the Spaniard is also wanted by PSG and that alone should confirm his quality and there is just as much chance of us signing the 29-year-old as anyone else, for starters it would mean he does not have to leave the Premier League and secondly, he probably feels that he has something to prove.
And how good would it be if we snapped up a player from United on a free transfer?
Finally, Yannick Carrasco has issued a come and get me plea which has opened up the door for Arsenal, according to the Sun.
We tried to sign the Belgium international on a loan deal last January but were unable to come to an agreement with his club, Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang.
We are absolutely interested in the forward, otherwise, we would not have tried to sign him in the winter transfer window and you have to think that we are in with a very good chance of landing him this time around – providing the Chinese outfit are more reasonable with their valuation.
That is it for today and I must say I am really positive about this set of gossip, all three seem very possible to me and the Ander Herrera one does excite me I must admit.