Tony Pulis says West Bromwich Albion will not be signing Kieran Gibbs this summer.
While Arsene Wenger is happy for the England international to leave the Emirates, Arsenal are understood to have turned down a £10 million bid for the England international.
Rather than return with an improved offer, Pulis appears to have called time on negotiations hinting the player himself may have scuppered the move.
“We won’t be signing Kieran Gibbs,” Pulis told Sky Sports after his side’s defeat to Crystal Palace in the Asia Trophy.
“We have to look for players that fit what we want to do and the way we want to play.
“We have three or four other targets we are desperate for. We are juggling with two at the moment and that’s not Gibbs.
“Hopefully by the time we get back home we will have done those two.”
While Arseblog News is pleased for Gibbs that he won’t have to shower with Pulis, we are slightly concerned that Arsenal are struggling to offload those players deemed surplus to requirements.
Earlier in the week, Nice looked to be ready to sign Mathieu Debuchy before quickly turning their attention elsewhere.
Carl Jenkinson, Lucas Perez, Jack Wilshere and Calum Chambers have also been linked with moves. Perhaps more will happen when the boss lands back in London.