Transfer Balls: Arsenal bid for Spurs Lloris and gazump themselves for Jose Luis Gaya
Transfer Balls: It’s been busy January transfer window for Arsenal. Gabriel Paulista signed. Krystian Bielik signed. But regular readers will know that the mainstream Press have told us that Arsenal are signing – get his – 65 players.
Let’s see who else is is on their way:
The Daily Mirror reports: “Arsenal will meet Valencia youngster Jose Luis Gaya’s £13.5m release clause.” The paper offers no facts to support the news.
Over in the Express, we learn in a story dated January 28:
Arsenal set to SHOCK Valencia and Real by meeting £13.5m release clause for Jose Luis Gaya.
So. Jose Luis Gaya has a £13.5m release clause in his contract.
Which brings us to the Daily Express story that Arsenal bid £15m for him on Janaury 23. And Valencia rejected it.
The Daily Star says Arsenal are buying Gaya in a double-deal to sign Joao Pereira.
That’s two more players. Any more?
The Daily Telegraph says “Gunners weighing up £9m bid for Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote“.
The Telegraph also reports: “Real Madrid have set their sights on Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, according to sources in Spain, and will sell ‘wantaway’ striker Karim Benzema to Arsenal to fund the deals”
And: “Arsenal are also keeping close tabs on Italian defender Daniele Rugani.”
The Daily Mail adds another name: “Arsenal to watch over Aleksandar Dragovic as back up to Gabriel Paulista transfer”
One more name for today in the Daily Mirror: “Arsenal target Jordan Veretout is undoubtedly a wonderful talent – but NOT what the Gunners need in January”
And finally the Express‘ news: “ARSENAL are ready to ruffle Tottenham’s feathers by plotting a surprise move for Hugo Lloris”
That’s 73 players.
Such are the facts.