Per Mertesacker On Cusp Of £8m Arsenal Move, Seven New Faces By Tomorrow?

Chris Wright

30th, August 2011


By Rumour Monger

The big wheels are turning at long last!

According to the AP, BBC and other such reliable sources, Arsenal are now within spitting distance of signing Per Mertesacker from Werder Bremen after opening ‘advanced talks’ with the beanpole centre-back over an £8.8 million move earlier this morning – and we’ve also got wind of another hatful of signings that the Gunners are looking at tying up before the transfer window closes at midnight tomorrow.

First up – no doubt you’ve heard by now – is Fenerbache’s Brazilian left-back Andre Santos, who is expected to finalise a £6.2 million move before the end of the day, as is South Korea captain Park Chu-Young.

Word is that Arsene Wenger has lodged a £10 million bid for Chelsea centre-half Alex, is mulling over an offer for Florent Malouda, still hovering over Gary Cahill, has made initial inquiries into a season-long loan move for Yossi Benayoun and is…phew…putting together a take-it-or-leave-it offer for Sochaux’s 23-year old playmaker Marvin Martin.

There are also whispers that Arsenal have had a £23 million bid for Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Goetze turned down, pulled out of a loan deal for Lucho Gonzalez after being drawn with Marseille in the Champions League and have been told by Rennes that Yann M’Vila will not be leaving the club unless they receive and offer of €40 million.

And breathe.

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  1. Montesquieu says:

    Well, it’s only near the end of the transfer season. I don’t know how they expect to pull these transfers within the next 48 hours.

  2. Montesquieu says:

    Wayne Rooney is Luis Moreno? I say someone contact PETA about the murder of a poor virtual animal. Hahaha.

    While the commercial is good, if you think about it, it’s a bit pretentious and not to mention seems to endorse a lot of shitty qualities, like bad parenting.

  3. Chris says:

    Wish a Gotze deal had gone through – He’s fantastic. Next season his price is going to be untouchable…

  4. S-League Player says:

    With the exception of Alex, Mertesacker and Cahill, none of the players are real proven quality. Just Potential. Again. From France. Again.

    And sorry, but Mario Gotze is too good and too smart a player to join Arsenal. Especially not now.

  5. Colin says:

    Calm down Arsene, anyone would’ve thought we were approaching the end of the transfer window without actually having a half decent XI to play, or something.

  6. moritz says:

    pretty sure the bid for mario goetze was much less, €23m is what he has just been revalued at. are you sure arsene bid that??

  7. Grant says:

    Mertesacker, Alex, and Cahill would make me happy. As would Santos. That and an attacker or two would be what we should have and be about 60 million worth of investment into our squad. That leaves about 20 or 30 left for January and we’ll have made up for the lack of investment over the last few seasons. Then we can spend about 20 or 30 next year and actually challenge for trophies. FFS Arsene.

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