Arsenal target’s agent encourages transfer bid

We don’t really know which names are really on Arsene Wenger’s list of possible Arsenal targets for the January transfer window. Most in the football media think that most of the names on the Frenchman’s list will be either central defenders or defensive midfielders.

But the Arsenal boss has always got his eye out for a bargain as well and he is also partial to players on the creative and attacking side of the game, so maybe the name of Sebastian Giovinco is one of those that Wenger is think of.

Should Arsenal take Giovinco on a free transfer?

There have been numerous Arsenal rumours over the years linking us with the diminutive Italian international Sebastian Giovinco, but now it seems that the now 27 year-old midfielder will be available on a free transfer next summer.

He has declined to agree a new contract with Juventus and his agent has made it clear that he will be keen to start talks with clubs in January. Andrea D’Amico told tuttomercatoweb.com: “Sebastian is very focused on the season, calm and aware of his qualities.

“He always works hard to be ready. His contract expires in 2015. Anyway, we are calm.

Arsenal dreams of Vidal transfer dashed by Man United?

It was always going to be a bit of a long shot for Arsenal to seal the transfer of the Juventus midfield star Arturo Vidal. The 27-year old Chilean is one of the most highly rated central midfielders in the world and there was little hope of the Italian champions selling him at all, never mind at a price which was within our reach.

But recent Arsenal transfer news had suggested that Juventus may be willing to sell Vidal if it meant that they could keep their young French midfield star Paul Pogba out of the clutches of Europe’s top and richest teams. Our main rivals for the Chile international’s signature seemed to be Manchester United, with our Premier League rivals supposedly having bid around £30 million.

Vidal to head out of World Cup and straight to Arsenal?

Could it really be, Gooners, that Arsenal are set to outbid one of our big Premier League rivals for a player? I bloody well hope so, because the Juventus and Chile midfielder is just the sort of Patrick Vieira type of warrior that we have been missing in the spine of the team.

The Daily Star is reporting that the Gunners are preparing to blow United, who have supposedly made a bid of around £30 million for the 27-year old, with an offer of £44 million that would break the club transfer record of just over £42 million set last summer with the capture of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.

Are Arsenal fans upset about losing out on Jovetic? I’m not!

Prior to the season ending and just after it, the media was reporting news about Stefan Jovetic as if his transfer to Arsenal was in advanced negotiations and impending completion. However it wasn’t to be and a few weeks further on and we hardly hear his name mentioned in the media anymore. The latest reported yesterday was that Arsenal were refusing to meet his wage demands….

Higuain could sign for Arsenal next week after £25m bid

It appears that Arsene Wenger has made his mind up and is determined to sign Gonzalo Higuain for Arsenal. The Frenchman is set to abandon his usual way of eking out every morsel of value in his transfer dealings, by meeting the £25 million valuation put on Higuain by his club Real Madrid.

According to Marca, The Spanish giants are sick of selling low and buying high, so this offer will put us firmly in the driving seat in the race for the Argentinean international. Madrid know that Higuain wants to go and they would probably sell him for less, but that would mean Arsenal haggling and counter haggling with Juventus and we could end up losing him and having to go back for somebody else.

Arsenal have agreed fee – Will Bendtner agree to go?

Get ready to be happy Arsenal fans. Although I will not actually believe it is really true until it is finally all done and dusted, it looks like the Gunners will finally get rid of the blank firing, self publicist that is Nicklas Bendtner.

Maybe the not so great Dane has finally realised that the biggest clubs in the world are not desperate to sign him after all, or maybe he finally feels a bit guilty about trousering over £50,000 a week from Arsenal only to run us down any chance he gets, although I doubt it.

Arsenal set to lose out again (as usual!)?

Every year Arsenal always lose out on one of our main transfer targets because we are usually too slow in the transfer negotiations or that quite simply another team is offering a better package than us. Unfortunately if recent years those players we have targeted have been snapped up by rivals, Juan Mata to Chelsea for instance is one of the biggest recent deals in this frame. And this summer looks to be the same!

Arsenal are still in with a chance for Jovetic

The transfer saga involving Arsenal and Fiorentina’s Stefan Jovetic has been going on for some while now and its involved the Gunners agreeing a deal for the Montenegrin, having a medical with Juventus and then being told to stay at Fiorentina, apparently, but now the latest news comes from quotes from the player himself, stating both his intentions and options for the future.

He said, “I’ve been at Fiorentina since 2008, five very intense seasons, I really feel like I’ve given everything. I’m young and ambitious and it is normal to feel the need to test myself elsewhere. I do not think there’s anything wrong with desire. I’ve played in Europe with Fiorentina, now I want to win in Europe.

Higuain or Jovetic? Make your mind up Arsenal

These two Arsenal transfer sagas seem to be everlasting, with the rumours beginning long before the end of the season, which suggests to me there is a lot of truth in the speculation. It seems Arsenal and Juventus are in the race, in which the likely scenarios are both clubs come away with one player each, or Juventus takes them both, because I can’t see Arsenal signing both Jovetic and Higuain. Well in fact I can’t see us signing either, nor Rooney for that matter, but let’s not get into that and instead look at who I think would be better for Arsenal.