Roman Abramovich’s summer spending spree looks set to continue with a couple of Arsenal players locked in his cross-hairs, if reports in the Metro are to be believed.
The Champions League winners seem to be underway with wholesale changes this summer and have already signed Eden Hazard and Marko Marin, but the spending seems set to continue with Arsenal duo Theo Walcott and Bacary Sagna reportedly on their hitlist.
With the release of Jose Bosingwa it seems that Roman is in the market for a new right-back and the Metro article suggests they are interested in France international Sagna.
As if leaving their London neighbour’s without a right-back isn’t rude enough, the article goes on to suggest that Theo Walcott is also wanted to add pace and width to the Chelsea squad.
Now when it comes to Chelsea and Abramovich it seems that nothing can be completely discounted. After all they managed to entice Ashley Cole away from Wenger at arguably the height of his powers. One could come to the conclusion that the loss of Sagna and Walcott would be less of a set back. After all Walcott is generally used as an impact player coming off the bench, and didn’t have the best of seasons and although Sagna is a solid defender who regularly features in the starting eleven, when Cole left Arsenal he was probably the best left-back in the world.
Fear not though Gunners fans. There is no evidence at all in the entire article to back up the claims reported. There are no valuations of the players, no quotes from anyone from either club to substanciate the claims, no inquiries, in fact nothing apart from pure specualation.
Now I realise more than most how many transfer rumours seems to be constantly circulating regarding Chelsea. It seems that Abramovich has a longer shopping list than Elton John on National Flower Day, but are the media just going through the A-Z of professional footballers and linking them all to Stamford Bridge in the assumption that sooner or later the Russian Billionaire will come knocking?
It does seem that every Premiership club is at the mercy of Chelsea, and now Manchester City. If your club is fortunate enough to have a player good enough to get in either the first team or even the squad of either club, then unfortunately it seems it may only be a matter of time before they come to take them away with promises of riches and glory.
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