All the signs, if you believe the Arsenal transfer rumours in the media, are pointing towards the Barcelona and Chile front man Alexis Sanchez completing his transfer to Arsenal soon. And although I expect Arsene Wenger to do a fair bit more in the transfer window, I don’t think any of our other transfers will top the value of this one.
According to the latest report from the Daily Star< Liverpool and Barcelona are close to an agreement over the transfer of Luis Sanchez to Spain. Although both clubs were keen to involve the Chilean in the deal, the talented 25-year old has rejected this as he prefers a move to the Gunners. So it is a win-win for Arsenal, as one of our main rivals loses their best player and do not get the replacement they wanted. The report claims that we are now very close to agreeing a £30 million fee with Barcelona to get our man. That would leave Wenger needing to sign a defensive midfielder, with Arturo Vidal looking out of reach, it looks like being Schneiderlin at around £15 million or Khedira at around £25 million. We need two centre backs, a right back, a keeper and another striker, so there is no way that the Frenchman is going to spend really big money on another single signing. Would you be happy with Sanchez as our marquee signing of the summer?