Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly planning a move for Internazionale striker Samuel Eto'o after the Cameroon striker revealed he would like to play in England.
At 30, he brings with him a lot of experience - something which Arsenal could do with. According to Italian paper Corriere dello Sport, Eto'o said, I have already shown that I have what it takes to play in Italy and I now have the idea of proving myself in England.
The Guardian quoted the 30-year-old as saying, I have many offers and I now have a month to think about what I have to do. At 30, the next contract will be my last big one and so I have to decide if I want stay at Inter or not. If it is about 200 or 300 thousand that will not make a difference to me. Playing in England is an idea I have had in my head for some time and now what matters to me is finding a good team.
However, Arsenal could face tough competition if they're looking to land him, as the wealthy Manchester City are reportedly after him too.
Arsenal could, however, land their first real summer buy within the next two days. The Daily Mirror reports that the Gunners are on the brink of signing the Ivory Coast striker Gervinho for a fee of around £10.6million from French side Lille. The 24-year-old is expected to arrive on a four year contract. However, according to talkSPORT, Lille have offered Gervinho a new contract in a last-ditch attempt to keep him.
Wenger has another youngster in mind. A report in talkSPORT said that the French tactician is considering a move for German under-17 star, Samed Yesil, who is also being watched by many other clubs across Europe. Yesil caught the eye after the European U-17 Championship earlier this year where he scored three goals. It came after some stunning performances in the qualifiers where he scored six in eight games. Though he is yet to get into the Bayer Leverkusen first team, despite scoring 24 goals in just 21 matches for the Under-19 side, Arsenal are rumored to be one of the many clubs enquiring about his availability.
Elsewhere, The Guardian reports that Wenger will attempt to land Douglas Costa from Shakhtar Donetsk with a part-exchange deal for Denilson. Arsenal, along with Chelsea, is also one of the clubs considered by QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt who said, If one of these sides can guarantee me 20 games a season, then I would be very tempted to join them.
Metro reported that Arsenal could make a double transfer coup with Bolton defender Gary Cahill and free agent Sebastian Larsson. The report says that the Gunners chief executive Ivan Gazidis secretly met with Trotters chief Phil Gartside to discuss the transfer of Cahill. The England International has a release clause of £17million in his contract, but Arsenal believe they can buy him out for £15m as Bolton are in-debt.
Former Gunner Larsson revealed that Wenger was in touch with him over a possible move back to the Emirates. He told Swedish paper Aftonbladet, They have shown some interest and I should know more in the next few days. I know there is some kind of interest but I cannot currently say whether something can be done or not.