Arsenal update: Mixed news about Jovetic, Strootman mulling over a move

Tomorrow night Arsenal and England fans will get a chance to see how Fiorentina striker, Stevan Jovetic, will cope with Premiership defenders as his Montenegrin team faces England in a World Cup qualifying game.

The player, who is apparently Arsenal’s number one striking target, has also been making positive noises about a move from Serie A to the Premiership.

In response to a question about how he is being stalked by a number of English clubs Jovetic reoplied

“It sure is nice when you are interesting big clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City.

“It feels good because the English game currently has probably the strongest league in the world.

“I’m very comfortable in Italy but the Premier League is at the top of the football world – and perhaps the best.

“We will see what happens in the future.”

So that’s cause for optimism, for Arsene Wenger. However the The Express warns that if Arsenal want to land their man they will need to stump up more money that they have ever spent on a player. The paper suggests that Juventus and both Milan clubs are keen on the player and the bidding may start at £25 million and head northwards.

Meanwhile Caught Offside has an update on a player who has been linked with Arsenal for some time. Kevin Strootman of PSV, a defensively minded midfielder who also has a habit of scoring, has said that he is mulling over a transfer.

He said

“Every transfer window there are clubs interested. But a club must speak to me first.”

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