What's The Mata On Monday Morning?
Monday morning, transfer rumours aplenty ….. I wonder how many of them are true?
First of all the big "story" of the day is that of Arsene Wenger lining up an £18 Million bid for "highly rated" (anyone else getting tired of hearing that phrase?) Spanish under 21`s player Juan Mata
Of course all the articles suggest that Mata, a skilful play-maker is probably being lined up to replace either Cesc or Nasri. Has anyone ever thought we just need more top class players in order to challenge for honours and to convince our current top class players to stay?
Speaking of keeping our best players, it`s being reported that Barcelona are "upping" their bid for Cesc Fabregas from £27M to £31M.
If £35M wasn`t enough to get us to sell last year, how on earth is £31M going to be enough this year. Wenger should just tell them not to bother coming back with any other offers until they can afford at least £45M and stop wasting everybody`s time.
Sky Sports say Inter Milan are having a crack at signing Velez Sarsfield`s Ricardo Alvarez, rendering the claims of Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini (reported in This Article) that Alvarez was "already a Gunner" as absolute bollocks.
Reports claim that Manchester United are set to test our resolve and are lining up a tasty bid for Samir Nasri. All I have to say on that is if Ferguson expects Wenger to sell one of our best players to him then he`s going to have to pay waaaaaaaay over the odds for the Frenchman.