According to a report in the Daily Mail, Arsenal are trying to persuade Atletico Madrid to part with 21-year-old defender Jose Gimenez.
It’s claimed the La Liga giants are holding out for a fee of £40 million which makes us automatically think it’s a load of guff. Earlier in the
Earlier in the summer, it was reported that Gimenez was still sulking at being overlooked for the Champions League final with Real and that he could move as a consequence. Something of an overreaction if you ask us.
While we’re not inclined to believe this rumour at all, it’s interesting that a whole host of centre-backs have been linked with the club in the last few days as negotiations for Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi stall.
In addition to the Uruguayan international, Southampton’s Jose Fonte, Bayer Leverkusen’s Omer Toprak, Fenerbahce’s Simon Kjaer have all been mooted as possible targets.
We’re tossing some wet poo at this one.