There have been numerous reports that Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Swansea City defender Ashley Williams. The reports also states both teams meet last month to compete the first round of the deal.
Williams deal with swansea expires in 2015 and Arsenal are prepared to pay £8m to sign the player. However, as with liverpool, Swansea want a minimum of £12m for the defender.
Arsene Wenger is eyeing Williams as a key member of his central defensive unit not as a replacement for unhappy captain Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny has been strongly linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
The good news for the Arsenal faithful is that Swansea Manager Michael Laudrup has already admitted it may be difficult for the club to retain Williams beyond this season
The 28-years old is not the only player said to have been in advanced talks with Arsenal, As I reported yesterday on my twitter account before more papers took the news, Real Madrid’s stiker Gonzalo Higuaín is said to have agreed personal terms with Arsenal on 5-year and 100k a wk for a fee in the region of €22M.
Arsenal are tracking £8m Guingamp defensive midfielder Gilbert Imbula, according to the Mail.
The Gunners could move for the 20-year-old Ligue 2 player in the summer. The youngster was also believed to have attracted attention from Chelsea and Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon.
The Gunners has been linked with a number of players who could play the holding role in midfield recently with Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons and Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin. Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama has also been linked.
The Insider are currently reporting Arsenal and Fiorentina have unofficially agreed terms with the north London club for striker Stevan Jovetic in a deal worth £27 million and that as soon as the transfer window opens on July 1 ,the sale will officially go through. The player is sid to have agreed a 5-year deal with a weekly wage os £100k a week.
Telegraph reported that talks Arsenal and Stokes Begovic is almost done. The fee is said to be in the region of £15M.
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