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Transfer Balls: Arsenal Want Radamel Falcao But Only If He’s Better Than Nikola Zigic

by | 27th, August 2014

TRANSFER Balls: Arsenal are going to sign…

The Mail says it’s Danny Wellbeck, Manchester United’s spare part. Sami Mokbel says Arsenal “will” move to buy a striker before the transfer window closes. And top of the list is Wellbeck.


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The BBC says Arsenal will sign nobody. Arsenal have “no intention” of buying a striker.


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A slight differnce of opinion, there.

And it goes on. Sky Sports says former Birmingham City player Nikola Zigic is in Arsenal’s sights.


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That painful news for Arsenal fans is topped by the Metro’s news that Arsenal are in for the highly desirable Monaco striker Radamel Falcao:


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Others says he’s “open” to it and “prepared” to join. The one fact based on no identifiable source is being spun by news outlets:


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Back on August 7, The Guardian said Falcao was “close” to siging for Real Madrid.


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The Express says that now Manchester Untied have lashed out £60m on Angle Di Maria, Real Madrid will sign Falcao.


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Gazzetta dello Sport says Arsenal and Juventus are looking to hire Falcao.

What about Real Madrid, then?

Well, Spanish organ Marca quoted Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti :

“It’s done. We’re not looking to make any more signings. The market is closed for us and we will not reopen again.”

The final word is with The Telegrapah’s Matt Law, who notes:

Radamel Falcao is available for a £20 million season-long loan, with sources in France claiming that the Colombian would be prepared to move to the Emirates Stadium until the end of the season.

Law does not link to any of these sources in France. But, then, no-one does.

The Times just opts for a list:

Wenger has been linked with ambitious moves for the likes of Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao, two of the ten most expensive players in history, but a less high-profile arrival remains more likely. He has long monitored Loïc Rémy, of Queens Park Rangers, while the likes of Danny Welbeck, of Manchester United, Swansea City’s Wilfried Bony and Alessio Cerci, of Torino, are also under consideration.

Such are the facts…

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink