Metro have some striking claims for the few Arsenal supporters enjoying a post-work pint in the Football Transfer Tavern this evening.
The paper suggests that the Gunners are lining up a £17 million swoop for Paris Saint-Germain midfield maestro Marco Verratti as Arsene Wenger looks to shake up his squad ahead of next season.
The 21-year-old has been in great form for the Parc Des Princes outfit this season as they romped to the Ligue 1 title and reached the knock-out stages of the Champions League, but despite this, he could still be sold this summer.
We’ve not sure why Laurent Blanc would let the Italian international leave but Metro suggests that the former Manchester United defender has cover in the form of Yohan Cabaye and Javier Pastore and that could see the Italian international midfielder heading to the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger is thought to be on the lookout for a transfer replacement for the disappointing Mikel Arteta and Verratti would certainly fit the bill.
Our landlord has now arrived to seize the remote and put tonight’s Champions League football on as punters get another chance to watch the Gunners transfer target in action as his side try to defend a 3-1 lead at Stamford Bridge.
Can you see the PSG midfield star heading to the Emirates Stadium in the summer? Let us know your thoughts below.
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