Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, Metro have Arsenal fans looking up in shock as it is claimed Arsene Wenger could well be set to rival both Chelsea and Manchester United for one of their top targets.
Sevilla midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia has been a target of the Premier League giants for some time now and it seems like Arsene Wenger is finally ready to step up and make a bid that would place him in the running for the highly rated French Under-21 international.
Kondogbia has become one of La Liga’s biggest young stars since his move from Lens and now has attracted attention from Real Madrid to boot.
However, as one of our punters quips, given how many midfielders Carlo Ancelotti has bought this summer, it seems a bid for the 20-year-old is off the cards for now, leaving the Premier League clubs to battle it out for him.
Wenger feels like he can get the upper hand for the player by making the £8.5 million bid Sevilla are asking for and thinks that both Jose Mourinho and David Moyes would shy away from actually making a bid for that much money.
As we all know, Gunners manager Wenger has missed out on nearly all of his top targets this summer and his side are still crying out for a decent midfielder – and the likes of Kondogbia would go a long way to appeasing fans at the Emirates Stadium.