Sorry Chelsea as Arsenal looking to sign £43m rated midfielder Barella to replace £350,000-a-week star Ozil?
Arsenal are eyeing up a possible move for Cagliari star and Chelsea target Nicolo Barella in the summer window as a possible replacement for German midfielder Mesut Ozil, who has been linked with a move away from the club.
Barella was the talk of the January transfer window as the likes of Chelsea were reportedly keen to acquire his services, with the Blues even opening brief talks about a possible transfer deal.
However, they could not complete any possible deal and Barella stayed put with suggestions he will look to leave the club this transfer window, with Arsenal boss Emery now reportedly joining the chase about a possible deal.
With rumours that Ozil is on his way out of the club, the Gunners have been eyeing up a possible deal for Barella and have already sent scouts out on numerous occasions to keep eye on his performances for Cagliari, who has been impressive since the January transfer window shut.
And now according to reports on the TalkSport website, Emery is ready to splash the cash and bring the midfielder to the Premier League.
There are many that feel that Ozil is done at the Emirates and the best thing for Emery to do is offload him during the next few weeks, especially to free up some money and get that £350,000-a-week wages off the books.
Barella is wanted by a number of Premier League sides and the Gunners will have a battle on their hands if they wish to complete a deal, but if they are to spend £43 million on a new player then maybe they should spend it on a player that is already accustomed to the pace and quality of the Premier League?
Barella would need time to adjust to the premier League and considering Emery needs players to make an immediate impact this summer, he may need to switch his attentions and make a move for a player that knows the English game already.