Arsenal ‘On Verge’ Of Sealing £31m Double Swoop – Report

By on January 7, 2015

The transfer rumour mill is now in full swing and it appears Arsenal could be close to doing their first bits of business as reports claim that we’re on the verge of completing a double swoop for Loic Perrin and William Carvalho.

Arsene Wenger is almost certain to bring in another defender this month and Perrin has emerged as the most likely candidate with widespread reports in recent days suggesting that we’re in talks with Saint-Etienne over a possible £6m deal.

Now, the Daily Star are claiming that a deal for the 29-year-old is almost complete and the Frenchman will come in to provide an experienced alternative to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny at the back.

In what would be an exciting double swoop, the newspaper also states that we’re close to agreeing a deal for Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho.

The Portuguese international has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent transfer windows but reports last month suggested that Arsene had renewed his interest after Lisbon were knocked out of the Champions League.

Sporting have always maintained they wanted the full value of Carvalho’s buy out clause – believed to be £37m – but it’s understood Arsenal are hopeful of sealing a deal closer to £25m now that they have failed to qualify for the knockout stages in Europe.

It remains to be seen how much truth there is behind the Daily Star’s report but I’d be one happy Gooner if we did manage to sign Carvalho and Perrin this month.

They would fill two problem areas for us and we’d finally have some real quality and depth at centre-back and in defensive midfield, so fingers crossed we can get these deals over the line….



  1. Charles Anywar

    January 7, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Stop the dream until it’s confirmed.

  2. baza afc

    January 7, 2015 at 10:43 am

    let me give the writer of this blog a it of advice, I worked at the star for 5 years and can tell you they know nothing about sport, I will be absolutely astonished if this rumour is true, as all there rumours are never true unless they copy it from another source.

    • Banter baiter

      January 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      I also worked at the star for 5 years but I never saw you there Baza afc, (if that is your real name) methinks you are a liar.

      • r28

        January 7, 2015 at 1:17 pm

        You are both telling fibs. I’m the editor and we defo make up stories. Helps sells newspapers

  3. Oge Jenny

    January 7, 2015 at 11:12 am

    am tired of all these rumours at the end of the day wenger will still go ahead & sign injured player or he may not even sign Any i won’t believe until the transfer window close to see who wenger sign

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  6. Chichi

    January 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    I stopped dreaming for years after hearing Arsenal wants to sign player.
    I dont dream anymnore so i dont get heart attcak so what i do now is when the signings are made i will then belive it .
    All because of Arsen Wenger transfer policey and undecided decisoons of purchaing players.

  7. bonaroca

    January 7, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Bonaroca:- I will repeat what I have said that I will believe that Mr Wenger signed a top player particularly the one that has been mentioned time and time again is when I see him with an Arsenal Shirt being photographed at the Emirate Staduim with the Manager end of story.

  8. Lekan

    January 7, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Arsenal should sign Reid Dybala and Morgan.

  9. panther

    January 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Why is Wenger buying a 29 year old defender from France who hasn’t been good enough to get a cap for his National team? Wenger really is the epitome of stupidity and a tight fisted parasite.

  10. eddie

    January 7, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    as long as he doesn’t blow 60+mil on Isco I’ll be happy … the last thing we need is another attacking mid

    • sambe aande

      January 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      wenger is de most foolish man dat i hav eva seengn on earth nd 2 him he do think he is wise,infact wenger has no brain

  11. sambe aande

    January 7, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    giv arsenal to my grand mom,she wil manage far beta dan de fool calld wenger,he is jst arsenals probem,if he is removd any oda person wil tak arsenal to glory days again

  12. Amit A

    January 7, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    If this is true which I don’t truly believe as of yet it would be a good change from Wengers normal signings. Much needed.

  13. demmy

    January 8, 2015 at 12:06 am

    all these rumors are absolute lies

  14. henry

    January 8, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Wenger is a specullator

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