Here’s the latest Arsenal transfer news round-up, as we continue a summer in which we’ve made a grand total of no transfers so far.
Let’s start with:
The Italian central defender has been linked with us previously, and today TutoMercatoWeb say that his agent, Paolo Palermo, is in London.
Don’t get too excited though, because they go on to say, “There could even be a meeting in the day to evaluate the possibility of starting a negotiation.”
So, to sum up: there could be a meeting during which they might discuss the possibility of starting a negotiation.
Also, they handily tell us that it would be up to Torino to decide if they wanted to sell the player or not. This kind of insight into how the transfer market works is amazing! The player’s club can choose to sell or not? WOW!
We give this one a runny 9.
He is an 18 year old midfielder playing for Red Bull Salzburg.
The link to him comes via a website called Football Insider, which is run by former Goal hack Wayne Veysey.
We give this one Infinity Poos.
Le10 say the transfer of the 18 year old could go through in the next few days, describing it as ‘A big blow for the ASSE’.
The things our executives have to do to complete a deal, eh? They also say that while personal terms have been agreed, we’ll attempt to ‘negotiate downwards’ with Saint-Etienne who want €30m and the player on loan for a year.
That really doesn’t sound like the kind of deal we’d agree to, but maybe there’s a compromise that would suit all parties. Hopefully one which means a player we actually buy this summer is available to us next season.