Over the last few years Chelsea have been Arsenal’s nemesis in the transfer market. The Gunners have often made a move for a player only to be gazumped by the Blues who come in offering more money and better wages.
It happened with Cahill and Mata and then last season with Hazard. So is it about to happen again this time round with Arsenal’s supposed umber one target Stevan Jovetic.
I must admit I thought Arsenal were playing a risky game with the Montenegrin. By not coughing up the cash they opened the door for Juve who also seemed to have beaten the Gunners to Higuain too. The club are clearly hanging on making the assumption that Fiorentina won’t sell to Juve and that Arsenal will end up being the only club in for the player and will get a cheap deal.
But if the Express is to be believed
Jose Mourinho will sign his new £12m a year four-year contract with Chelsea on Monday, and wants to challenge the club’s London rivals for Jovetic.
With Falcao off to Monaco and Cavani probably heading for City Jovetic could be the hottest young striker that has not yet been picked up by money bags clubs.
Chelsea never seem to have a problem meeting club’s financial expectations for a player unlike Arsenal whose determination to secure a bargain seems to mean a very paralysis at times in the transfer market.
There are still lots of great players who the Gunners could buy – Bony, Benteke and even Rooney to name a few – but it seems once again that Arsenal are just not competing for Europe’s elite players.
So where do you think Jovetic will be playing next season? Arsenal, Chelsea, Juve or even Fionrentina?