Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Friday’s transfers gossip news
Written by James on August 19, 2011 8:00
Arsenal ‘hold meetings’ in £10m striker pursuit – report
Arsenal are ‘holding meetings’ with Lazio striker Mauro Zarate, and hope to sign the £10 million star before the transfer window closes in a few weeks, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Zarate has scored 25 goals in 103 appearances for Lazio since signing for the club in 2008. The Argentinian has drawn attention from numerous clubs in Russia, Spain and England.
And while Arsenal are reportedly on the lookout for a centre-back and playmaker, the London club have also started chasing the striker to build on their forward line and finally end a six-season-long trophyless run.
Arsenal plot £34m double swoop to bolster attack
Arsene Wenger will reinvest some of the cash generated from the sale of Cesc Fabregas in to the signings of Lille pair Eden Hazard and Moussa Sow, according to caughtoffside.
The Gunners boss is planning a busy 13 days prior the close of the transfer window and he has declared that he is not afraid to splash the cash, claiming: “I will pay 30 (million) I will even pay 40 if I find the right players.
Wenger has already signed Gervinho from Lille and will look to raid the club again with a £34m double bid for midfielder Hazard and striker Sow.
First £17M Of Fabregas Cash Ready To Be Released
Gary Cahill is on the verge of leaving Bolton Wanderers and though Arsenal were believed to have been most interested in signing the centre back, reports today suggest that Liverpool have now joined the race to capture the 25-year-old before the closing of the transfer window.
While Liverpool have been busy throughout the summer window bringing in the likes of Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, and Jose Enrique, Arsenal have allowed Cesc Fabregas to join Barcelona and look set to lose Samir Nasri to Manchester City over the coming days.
Wenger Plans £34m Double Raid on French Champions
Arsenal are set to reinvest the money they have received from the sale of Cesc Fabregas on Lille pair Eden Hazard and Moussa Sow.
The former Gunners captain sealed his dream return to Barcelona on Monday, meaning the north London club have money to spend but a large hole in their midfield to fill.