Though the Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have had it pretty much all their own way in the transfer market this summer, even the Red Devils have been rocked.
Links with Southampton captain Jose Fonte looked like rounding off the most blockbuster summer of all time, adding experience into central defence.
However, perhaps the Portuguese joining as well would be just a little too much.
According to ESPN, Arsenal are ready to make a move for the 32-year old Saints skipper as a cheaper alternative to Valencia star Shkodran Mustafi.
The Euro 2016 winner has reportedly asked his current charges to honour an agreement that allows him to leave the South Coast should a colossal offer come his way.
With the Gunners short on central defensive options, Arsene Wenger could make a shock raid on the former Crystal Palace ace after he became a stalwart of the Saints’ ongoing success.
Would Fonte sort of the Gunners’ fragile defence? Let us know below…
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