There are always just a few players Arsenal seem to be linked with every single season. In previous years it was Ibrahim Affelay, in others Yann M’Vila but I think that one player that has stuck around more than most is Salomon Kalou. And it is that time again Gooners.
Arsenal have been linked with a whole host of players over the course of this summer, from the likes of Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil, all the way down to some unknown French midfielder from Ligue 2 side Angers FC, but the recent rumours that stand out from the others are links for both Julian Draxler and Salomon Kalou.
Now firstly, the main suggested players still feature the quadruple of Real Madrid players we seem to have an interest in, in Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria and Iker Casillas. All would be fantastic signings and imagine if we brought all four into the club by the end of the window.
Here is a roundup of every single Arsenal transfer rumour to be found on the web today:
The Sun informs us that Mario Gotze may just stay in Germany and may extend his contract with Dortmund
SqueakyBumTime says Arsenal will bid 5m for Bobby Zamora
According to Sky Sports, Arsene Wenger fancies taking the 32 year-old Eric Abidal to Arsenal
Also on Sky, there is no chance of Yoann Gourcuff coming to the Emirates this winter
Over at Just Arsenal News, the Swansea defender Neil Taylor denies there is any truth in the Arsenal rumours
French side PSG is close to agreeing a transfer move with Chelsea’s striker Salomon Kalou, but Arsenal may ambush the move in order to steal Kalou from under PSG’s noses.
Kalou has so far refused to sign a new contract offered by the Blues, and the ex-Chelsea star Claude Makele was reported by L’Equipe as being in London to talk to Kalou earlier this week with a view persuading him to choose a move to Paris, but with Wenger being a long-time admirer of the Ivorian, he will be hoping to hijack the deal and persuade Kalou to stay in London as back up to Robin Van Persie.