Just thought I’d refresh the site with a bit of transfer gossip.
Danilo, no, not that one, the young Brazilian who plays for Palmeiras. The very same player who Arsenal allegedly made an offer for last summer but were turned down. According to Goal.com that is. Two other clubs are interested, Atletico Madrid and AS Monaco and according to the same outlet, one of the three clubs has already submitted an offer this month.
Just supposing it’s Arsenal who have made the bid for Danilo, if any of the three clubs have of course, and that offer is accepted, would his arrival spell the end of Sambi Lokonga, or with both in the squad, the future is sorted as far as the midfield goes?
The Mirror report that Unai Emery wants Mo Elneny to join him at Aston Villa. A good move for him if it means playing regular football but not for Arsenal unless someone else is coming in to replace him. Back to Danilo then…
The Mikhailo Mudryk rumours are still out there although I must say, it’s become boring now. If Arsenal really want him and he only wants to join Arsenal then it’s up to Shakhtar Donetsk to be sensible I think, otherwise they’ll end up with a player whose mind could be elsewhere. If Chelsea plan to blow us aside with a massive offer for the player, he can always say no and if he does, Shakhtar will get exactly what they deserve.
Joao Felix continues to be linked with Arsenal too. The Mirror however, suggest Man Utd have had an offer for the player turned down with Atletico holding out for a loan fee of £9.5m and an obligation to buy for £70.5m. I think Atletico are having a laugh.
There’s a whole lot of other stuff on NN but I’m skipping that…