The Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are waiting for manager Arsene Wenger to start spending the big bucks having signed his new two-year deal on the proviso that there would be unprecedented spending this summer.
The Gunners have already brought in left-back Sead Kolasinac on a free this summer, but is yet to spend any of his supposed £200m budget.
That could change soon, though, with Marca reporting that there could be mutual interest between Wenger and one of his targets over a deal ahead of the new season.
The newspaper claim that Barcelona midfielder Rafinha, who the Gunners are said to be keen on, is interested in a move to the Premier League, having made just 14 La Liga starts for the Catalan giants last season.
The £12.75m-rated midfielder can operate either through the middle or out on the wing and could be a fantastic asset to Wenger who has struggled to settle on a centre-midfield pairing over the last season.
Arsenal fans, we want to hear from you! Do you think a deal for the Barcelona man would be viable? Is centre midfield an area Wenger needs to look at this summer? Let us know in the comments below…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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