There’s no sign that Arsene Wenger has made his mind up yet as to who is going to be his marquee striker singing this summer. Rooney and Higuain are still in contention and it might be a long shot but Lewandowski hasn’t yet put pen to paper for Bayern. Then there’s the wild card of Michu.
The one player that Wenger seems to have cooled on a little is Stevan Jovetic and according to a lot of sources this morning Arsenal’s failure to sort out a deal for the Fiorentina striker has let some old foes in.
Chelsea, who in the past few years have nabbed Arsenal targets Hazard, Mata and Cahill, are apparently mulling over a move for the talented Montenegrin.
Jovetic has said that he wants to move on and so far Arsenal and Juventus have been the front runners. This morning though The Times says this about José Mourinho’s tranfer plans.
The newly appointed Chelsea manager has told the board that he wants to make the Montenegro striker his first signing after returning for his second spell at the club and talks have opened with Fiorentina over a £23 million transfer.
I get the feeling that this one is going to go on all summer long.
Another long running saga is the future of Etienne Capoue. The 24 year old French midfielder has also signaled his intent to move on from Tolouse. The player, who is away on international duty, said to L’Equipe.
‘If he (Casanova the Toulouse coach ) wants to keep me, that is good,’
‘That says that he counts on me, that he is happy with me.
‘But it is football. I feel it is the moment to leave, to play in big competitions.’
The player is also being tracked by Arsenal’s rivals Spurs too.
Finally Arsenal are looking to land another talented European youngster, HITC has details on Sky Italia’s reporting that Arsenal are in pole position to sign Aleksandr Mitrovic from Partizan Belgrade.
The 18 year old featured in the Serbian 2012/13 Team of the Season and he scored 15 goals last season.
Here’s what he is capable of.
Arsenal have already apparently signed Yaya Sanogo and Dan Crowley this summer. So for all the noises about buying experienced players Arsene Wenger still seems very keen on adding young players to his squad.