Conflicting striker news in the papers today.
Some believe that it’s Loic Remy Arsene wants on board, others believe it’s Mario Balotelli.
According to a Marseille insider:
Arsene rang our chairman. He seemed to be more interested in what kind of person Loic is. He didn’t give any trouble in the three years he was here.
Until May 2013 of course, when he found himself behind bars for a day but to be fair, he’d left France by then and since then, all allegations against him have been dropped. If this so called ‘insider’ is telling the truth, it would appear that there’s still a slight chance Remy could become an Arsenal player this summer.
But hang on, isn’t Arsene Wenger supposed to be having a chat with the agent of Mario Balotelli this weekend?
Yes he is if we are to believe The Daily Star, the same newspaper who suggested that the Italian had hoped to join up with his old mate Jose Mourinho at Chelsea but surely they won’t need him if they are signing Costa?
‘Need’ doesn’t come into the equation when talking about that under tall Portuguese man though does it, we all know how much he likes to try and get one over Arsene Wenger and no doubt he’d go to great lengths to scupper any transfer plans our manager/club have. So much so, I’m surprised he hasn’t signed most of the players we’ve been linked to so far this summer!
No wonder the club give nothing away!
Knowing that, just where has the story about Serge Aurier come from?
L’Equipe and Get French Football is the answer. They both suggest that personal terms have been agreed between the player and us and all that remains is a transfer fee to be agreed by Toulouse and Arsenal. The deal is suggested to be ‘long-term’.
We’ll see but I’m not holding my breath!
Germany had a bit of a wobble last night as they only managed to draw with Ghana. Nigeria sent Bosnia packing from this Word Cup after winning 1-0, they now need just a point from there last game to secure a place in the knock-out stages. Mind you, that game is against Argentina who are already through to the next round after they managed a 1-0 victory over Iran thanks to a very very late goal by Messi.
Today sees Belgium take on Russia at 5pm. South Korea play Algeria at 8pm and the USA play Portugal at 11pm…
Can’t say any of those fixtures will tempt me into watching…..
Have a great Sunday all….