Reports from Italy have suggested that Napoli and Lyon’s transfer talks over Maxime Gonalons have broken down. The two clubs tried to meet in a vain attempt of securing a deal for the Frenchman, however, the deal has collapsed.
The collapse of the deal could actually benefit all parties as a new scenario is now being considered with Arsenal and Spurs now being involved.
The theory is that Arsenal should re-new their interest in Gonalons as a defensive midfielder as Flamini and Arteta are both ageing and Gonalons is still only 26-years-old. The Lyon man would fit the Arsenal mould nicely and adapt to their aesthetically pleasing style of football.
With Arsenal trying to lure in Gonalons, Napoli will need a replacement should Arsenal win the race for the Frenchman. Tottenham’s Brazilian holding midfielder, Sandro has been tipped for a summer exit from the Premier League and Napoli could be his preferred choice. Spurs will off-load what they consider to be “last season driftwood” as many players struggled to make an impression for former manager Tim Sherwood.
A deal that could benefit all parties, could it happen?
By Oliver Baines | July 1st, 2014