Brazil international Everton Soares is the latest name to be linked with a move to the Emirates with Globo Esporte claiming Arsenal’s interest is being driven by Edu.
Our new technical director has obviously seen the Gremio striker at close quarters over the last few years with the 23-year-old scoring three times for Le Selecão in their recent Copa America triumph.
As you might expect, several other big-name clubs have also been tipped to sign the player in recent months, including Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and AC Milan.
The report claims that Gremio won’t accept anything less than €40 million for a player who has been on their books since he was 16. It’s also said that after a couple of big exits in recent years, including Arthur to Barcelona, they aren’t under any financial pressure to sell.
While the report claims Edu has made contact with Everton’s agent Gilmar Veloz – the type of detail that sounds promising on paper – it still seems pretty speculative at the moment.
Having already signed Gabriel Martinelli and with links to Gremio’s Argentine defender Walter Kannemann also doing the rounds, we’re probably just going to have to brace ourselves for a lot of stories linking us to South American players.