Whats going on at Arsenal? Suarez, Carrasco feature in latest Gunners transfer news and gossip
Wondered what has been going on at Arsenal over the past few days in the transfer window, well we have the latest gossip from Icfootballnews.
Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claimed Denis Suarez is not a priority signing for Arsenal this January.
After months of speculation, reports in the media over the past few days suggested that it would be Arsenal who wins the race for Suarez after he reportedly decided he wants to leave the Spanish Champions after failing to make any sort of an impact on the starting line-up.
Reports have claimed that Emery is keen to link-up with the young Spaniard, after news broke that Aaron Ramsey is leaving the clunb to sign with Seria A Champions Juventus.
But the Gunners have a terrible defensive record this season having shipped 31 goals in 21 Premier League games, and Balague says the Emirates outfit would rather spend money on shoring up their backline rather than on Suarez.
“Denis Suarez wants to go to Arsenal or to stay at Barcelona,” he said on his YouTube channel.
“But there’s a problem with that. Barcelona want to get money for him.
“And Arsenal only want to take him on loan because they’ve got other priorities.
“While they do want a midfielder, Unai Emery wants centre-backs – one or two.
“So with that in mind, Denis Suarez is not a total priority.
“But he is desperate to leave Barca. He has offers from Napoli, Sevilla, Valencia, West Ham and Watford.
“But they all want him on loan. But Barcelona want a decision this week, as soon as possible.
“They will not accept a loan deal right now, unless there is an obligation to buy him at the end of it.”
Unai Emery has reportedly decided to sanction a transfer bid for Yannick Carrasco after Arsenal were offered the chance to sign the Belgium international
Despite spending over £70 million in the summer transfer window, Gunners boss Unai Emery is still keen to splash the cash over the next few transfer windows and keep improving his side, and Carrasco is reportedly on his shopping list.
The former Atletico Madrid star caused controversy nine months ago when he decided to join Dalian Yifang alongside teammate Nicolas Gaitan in big-money moves.
However, Carrasco is reportedly on the lookout for a club in Europe and Arsenal, who have been linked with a move for the winger since 2016, are ready to swoop in and try to bring him to England for a bargain fee.
The report on Foot Mercato claim Emery has responded favourably to the opportunity to sign Carrasco and a formal bid is expected ‘in the coming days’.
Emery already has a number of attackers and midfielders to pick from in his squad, but with Aaron Ramsey all set to join Juventus this month, the Spanish boss knows he needs an immedite replacement for the gifted Welshman.
However, Manchester United are reportedly also in the chase for Carrasco and are reportedly also preparing an offer to bring the midfielder back to European football.