WTTGT Writer: Vivek Arulnathan (Site editor)
Arsenal are reportedly close to completing a deal for Anderlecht striker Matias Suarez though he is expected to join the Gunners only in the summer. The 23 year old has himself ruled out a possible transfer during the January window and Wenger has decided to let him concentrate on his football at Anderlecht and make a move in the summer.
There have been reports that Arsenal have already agreed a pre- contract agreement with the in- form striker to ward off interest from potential suitors. The Argentine striker has emerged from the shadows of current Chelsea star Lukaku and has proved capable of leading the line and regularly finding the back of the net. He would certainly tick all the boxes for Wenger. He is young, technically talented and cheap with Anderlecht supposedly valuing him at 7 million pounds.
In another bit of development, Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou is in talks with Arsenal over a possible 3m move to the Emirates. With his contract expiring this summer, Chelsea are not willing to let him leave on a free transfer and are believed to be entertaining offers from various clubs for the Ivory Coast international.
One possible road block could be Kalou’s high wage demands but Wenger has the acumen of getting players reduce their demands as he has proven over and over again. Kalou was reportedly in London to hold talks with Arsenal but that bit of news has slowly died down which indicates that Arsenal are going slow in this window and that their main priority is securing a short term solution for the defensive crisis within the squad.
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