Despite bringing the extremely promising Granit Xhaka and the prodigiously talented Takuma Asano to the club, it’s not been a great transfer window for Arsenal.
They were on the brink of signing Leicester’s Jamie Vardy before the Englishman rejected the move late on, opting to stay at the champions. They were subsequently beaten to Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s signature by Premier League rivals Manchester United.
They are now set to miss out on two top strikers that they had reportedly considered moving for.
Inter’s Mauro Icardi was seemingly put up for sale in recent days with his agent claiming:
“From what I can see, Inter have put Icardi up for sale. There are many clubs interested. We will evaluate the situation with all due respect to everyone.”
The North London side were reportedly interested in bringing the Argentinian to the Emirates.
Now, however, the Italian club have ruled out any move for their young star. Piero Ausilio, the club’s sporting director, is quoted by Sky Sports as saying:
“Icardi renewed his contract a year ago, we gave him the captain’s armband and he’s non-transferable. Everything else that is said is gossip.”
While the link between Arsene Wenger’s team and the former Sampdoria man is quite tenuous, their interest in Alvaro Morata is undeniable.
After Real Madrid triggered the buy-back clause in Morata’s contract, it seemed they may be willing to sell the player on for a profit. However, the player’s agent was informed yesterday that the Arsenal target is set to stay at the Estadio Bernabeu, according to AS, via Sky Sports.
AS are famous for bringing a pro-Madrid agenda to their reporting but nevertheless, this one is getting less and less likely by the day.