If you were to believe everything that you’d read today, or over the last few weeks, Arsenal are buying just about every player at the World Cup.
So what rumours are doing the rounds today? There doesn’t seem to be anything new, just new versions of the same stories we’ve been hearing for a while.
Linked with a move for Keylor Navas, the Levante keeper who has been impressing for Costa Rica, Arsenal certainly do need at least one keeper with Lukasz Fabianski away and Vito Mannone’s loan replacement back in Italy. Navas, 27, was widely seen as the second best keeper in La Liga last season behind Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois. Would he want to come to a club where he isn’t guaranteed a starting role?
Apparently Alexis Sanchez would prefer to move to Arsenal instead of Manchester United or Liverpool, well, according to the tabloids anyway. Quite how they know this no-one knows. Barcelona could be open to selling Sanchez but much would depend on their ability to sign Luis Suarez and with Liverpool perhaps asking for Sanchez as part of any Suarez deal, things could get messy.
Arsenal are also after Morgan Schneiderlin [£20m] or Sami Khedira [£23m] depending on whether you read the Sun or Mirror, although the Mirror are also getting in on the Schneiderlin action as well now. There are rumours that Mauricio Pochettino might use his connections to bring the French midfielder to Sp*rs by offering him a guaranteed starting role, but, seriously, none of that detracts away from it still being Tottenham.
Thomas Vermaelen is nearing the exit door at Arsenal as rumours emerge of an agreement between the Gunners and Manchester United which would see the Belgian move north for £11m. Whatever.
More on site throughout the day so keep an eye out.