There’s plenty of Arsenal-related gossip so let’s kick off with the biggie.
Stevan Jovetic will become an Arsenal player very shortly! Well so says Caught Offside – so make of that what you will. Apparently Juventus’ campaign to sign the player has hit the buffers and Arsenal are now in pole position to secure the signature of the Montenegrin.
The website says
Arsenal have reportedly reached agreement on a fee for Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, said to be in the region of €31m (£26m), and as personal terms with the player are said to have already been reached it seems only a matter of time before a deal will be completed.
I guess that even with £70 million burning a hole in his pocket Arsene Wenger is still careful with the cash which might be why this deal has gone on forever. It is still a case of I’ll believe it when I see it though…
Lots of sources are claiming that the young Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama is very keen on an Arsenal move with a figure of around £10 million mooted. However the Mail also has a story that Wanyama’s mentor Jean-Marie Abeels who has known the player since he was young thinks that the move might be step too far too quickly for the player.
‘He is still young and I have told him he needs to be careful about when he takes the really big step.
‘I think myself that it’s better that he has a step in between before going to the really big level.’
Finally Gonzalo Higuain has put lots of clubs on red alert after confirming that he will be leaving Real Madrid in the summer.
The striker said:
“I am leaving Real Madrid, the decision has been made, I feel the time is right and I want a change of scenery.
“I have not decided where I will go, but the club already know that I want to go. It was my decision.
“I feel that this is the end of my cycle here. I came here for £10 million and I am leaving for more.
“I want to go where I can prove myself really. I have several offers. I hope that Madrid do the best for me and for themselves.”
I think the player is almost certainly Juventus bound but I’d also be surprised too if Arsene Wenger at least didn’t make enquiries about the player.