Friday, June 25, 2010
English Premier League: Transfer Targets and Rumours For Every Team
Everyone knows that the Gunners have a number of problem areas to fix. The spine remains Arsene Wenger's priority area and it is little wonder that there have been a number of stories linking Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer with a move.
Fulham's asking price has increased from the pitiful £1m that Wenger initially offered, and currently the money on the table sits at around £3.5m.
Having missed out on Chris Smalling, Wenger has now turned his attention towards Torino's Angelo Agbonna and possibly the underrated Johnny Heitinga of Everton. Centre half was always an important position to fill but will be more so after William Gallas 's latest links with Juventus and arch rivals Spurs.
The big story at the Emirates though, as always, is Cesc Fabregas 's proposed move to Barcelona...
Joe Cole would not be his direct replacement but it would now seem that Arsenal's only opposition to signing the gifted playmaker are their North London rivals, Spurs, and Liverpool.
If Cesc leaves, Arsenal will need significant investment to replace him.
Wolves' Kevin Doyle is a player who is ready for the nest step in his career. Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the Irishman and an extra striker of his quality would be more than welcome at the Emirates. However, Everton and Spurs are monitoring him closely.