According to the BBC’s David Ornstein, Arsenal are in talks to sign Barcelona’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez for a fee in the region of £25 million.
The 25-year-old, one of the stars of this summer’s World Cup, is free to leave the Camp Nou this summer as the Catalans look to make room in their squad for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.
While a deal is far from done, it would appear (judging by the sheer proliferation of reports) that Sanchez favours a move to the Emirates rather than Anfield.
Arseblog News is speculating here but we suspect it’s because he’s heard Brendan Rodgers’ is the type of guy who hangs a picture of himself in his living room…tosser.
We’re loathed to get too excited just yet – every time we see the ‘Arsenal sign Higuain’ post residing in our draft folder we shed a tear – but that’s not to say we aren’t a little moist.
Wonder what article headline we’ll go for if he ever gets a red card for serious foul play…
It also looks as though Mathieu Debuchy is on his way to Arsenal with the player appearing to tell French media after yesterday’s World Cup exit that he’ll be leaving Newcastle for the Gunners. Knowing Arsene he’ll only sign-off on deals the moment the World Cup final finishes…
AA cautious, but hopeful, 4 on the poo-ometer