The Arsenal boss is set to throw £62 million at signing three players this week, smashing the club’s transfer record in the process.
Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan and Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender are all set to join the Gunners, according to the Daily Mail.
After years of frugality and off seasons consisting of the best talent from the club being sold on, Arsenal fans will be hugely relieved by the reported transfer spree.
If anything actually comes of it, that is.
But the newspapers are not to be told otherwise this morning as the Mail proclaim that Argentina forward Higuain will be “the most important transfer of the summer at around 25m”.
Wenger is understood to be desperate to bolster his midfield with Gundogan, rated at £20m, the number one target for the Frenchman.
Leverkusen’s £17m-priced Bender is also on the cards now for Arsenal, who shipped out ineffectual winger Andrey Arshavin to lighten the wage bill.
The Russian was a record £15m transfer fee back in 2009.
Manchester City, meanwhile, are never out of the transfer news and gossip for a second, and the club are looking to spend yet more on attacking talent as they line up a £30m move for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, according to the Sunday People.
It seems that every Real Madrid star is being linked with a switch away from the Bernabeu at the moment, but The Sun claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is hoping to sign a new deal with the Spanish giants amid speculation that he will move to Manchester United.
Chelsea and United are scrapping over the signature of 22-year-old Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, with the Sunday People revealing that the Blues hold the advantage now because David Moyes is on holiday. Clearly the new Reds boss does not have his data roaming settings turned on.
New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is looking to swipe midfielder Xabi Alonso away from former club Madrid, if a report in the Sunday Telegraph is to be believed, with the 31-year-old yet to agree a contract extension.
Mourinho is also planning to splash £90m on two strikers in the form of Edinson Cavani, from Napoli, and Zenit St Petersburg’s Hulk, the Sunday Express breathlessly reveals.
The Times disagrees, however, with Chelsea linked to a move for Bayern Munich’s out-of-favour forward Mario Gomez as a potential alternative for Cavani. Anyone else to chuck in? No, actually that’s it for now.
With the duo to come to Stamford Bridge, it all means that Demba Ba will leave Chelsea after having only been at the club for five months, according to the Sunday Mirror, with a picture of the forward looking crestfallen at something completely unrelated.
Tottenham are locked in a battle with Dortmund to sign Atletico Mineiro and Brazil winger Bernard, according to the Sunday Mirror, with the 20-year-old a top target of Andre Villas-Boas’s this summer.
Spurs are also keen to snatch 21-year-old winger Alex Kacaniklic away from London rivals Fulham this summer, if the same report is to be believed, as Villas-Boas looks to add more width to his side.
For West Ham, only a paltry £12m will be spent as the club move for Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony - or so says the Sunday Telegraph - with further problems blighting their potential move for Liverpool’s Andy Carroll.
New Everton boss Roberto Martinez is to make a £10m offer for Chelsea forward and former Wigan star Victor Moses as the merry-go-round continues, says the Mail, while Sunderland’s Stephane Sessegnon is headed for Marseille in an £8m move according to The People.
And finally, fans of traditional centre forwards who are used as proverbial barge poles will be excited to learn that Kevin Davies is set to join Sheffield Wednesday, reveals The Sun, after interest from Blackpool, Wolves and Hull.