It is never a good thing to be jealous of other people’s wealth, but I can’t help but think that Arsene Wenger must be little envious at the moment of the stash of cash currently banked somewhere in Naples.
For even though the Arsenal manager has apparently been given £70-1000 million to spend, his counterpart at Napoli, is now sitting on double that courtesy of selling Edinson Cavani to PSG for £55 million.
And that huge wodge of cash almost certainly means that one Arsenal target, Gonzalo Higuiain, will be heading to Italy and not England.
It is starting to be a bit of a worrying trend. Arsenal have got the cash and seemingly the ambition, but so far they have been unable to spend it. And in case you have forgotten there are only six weeks pf the window left.
Many of the big names have already gone and of the players who are still available – are Arsenal going to land them?
Rooney always seemed like a very long shot and if he does leave United he is likely to end up at Chelsea. Suarez may be making noises about a move to London, but at the end of the day is he going anywhere apart from Real Madrid? And as for Jovetic, it seems likely that he will end up at Man City.
Of the European striking superstars that Wenger promised that just leaves one Robert Lewandowski up for grabs. Of course if United sell Rooney that money could fund a move for the Pole, but would he want to play second fiddle to the Dutch fella? At the moment the player is saying that he will stay at Dortmund, but that could change.
So maybe just maybe when the Suarez saga runs its course Arsene will look once again the Dortmund player. Now that would be a marquee singing.