The Daily Mirror have a cracker of a story for us here in the Football Transfer Tavern today as it is claimed that Arsenal are prepared to break the bank to sign Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.
The forward has been involved in a will he, wont he -type leaving saga this summer and at one point it was even claimed that the player himself had asked for a transfer away from United. Add to this the fact that Robin van Persie has shown himself to be the number one forward at the club and the fact that David Moyes and Rooney have an up and down relationship to say the least and you have a rather interesting situation brewing under the surface at Old Trafford.
Arsene Wenger has set his sights on landing the forward who he feels could be the player to push the Gunners forward to finally landing a trophy next season and is willing to do almost anything to get the forward.
David Gill today claimed that everything possible was being done to keep the striker at United but should the player wish to leave and Arsenal table a suitable bid, as we all know in football nothing can be ruled out.