A report on The Sun reveals Arsenal will splash the cash in the January transfer window and one of the players they could sign is Palmeiras’ Danilo. They were keen to add the midfielder to their squad in the last transfer window, but they couldn’t find an agreement with his present employer.
Arsenal then attempted to sign Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz before the transfer window closed, which ended in yet more disappointment.
They had been tipped to move for the EPL star in January, but he has extended his deal at Villa Park, which makes it harder for Arsenal to sign him now.
Because of this development, the report claims they will revive their interest in Danilo instead.
Arsenal is prepared to back Mikel Arteta in the next transfer window so that they can sustain their title push until the end of the season.
The other player that Arsenal could get in january is Calvin Bassey. The agent of former Rangers player Calvin Bassey has revealed that Arsenal showed a strong interest in his client, who eventually ended up at Dutch giants Ajax.
The defender’s name was talked about in the club’s hierarchy in the summer, but they decided against making a firm offer.
The report from Own Goal Nigeria stated that talks between the clubs were held, but they ended in the preliminary stage only.
“Arsenal contacted us and we made it known to Rangers but they didn’t follow up on the discussion,” Bassey’s agent told the Nigerian news outlet.
He continued, “We also had interest from Aston Villa and West Ham, but at the end Ajax has the best offer, not (just) in terms of money but for his development. As they promised him regular gametime.”
After the departure of center-back Pablo Mari to Italian side Monza, need for a central defender looked imperative.