Arsenal Close To Completing Stunning €58m Double Swoop? – Report

By on June 14, 2014

According to reports today, Arsenal are close to completing a stunning €58m double swoop for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli and Brazilian forward Hulk.

Arsene Wenger has been handed a transfer kitty of around £100m this summer and strengthening our attacking options is the bosses main priority as we have been heavily reliant on Olivier Giroud up front over the past two seasons.

Several names have been linked with a move and reports last week suggested we had seen a €33m (£26.5m) bid accepted by Zenit Saint Petersburg for versatile attacker Hulk. I saw whispers on Twitter that claimed these reports were false, however, CaughtOffside are now claiming that a deal is in fact close and we’ve held positive talks with the players representatives over a move to north London.

The outlet goes on to suggest that we are also closing in on the €25m (£20m) signing of AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli with the club hopeful of sealing the stunning €58m (£46.5m) double deal over the coming weeks.

Balotelli has been strongly linked with a move in recent weeks as the 23-year-old is expected to leave AC Milan this summer after receiving racial abuse back in Italy last season, and a return to the Premier League seems likely.

However, as exciting as this report is, CaughtOffside haven’t got the best reputation for bringing us reliable information so I’m going to take what they say with a pinch of salt for now. It sounds to me like they may have simply taken newspaper speculation and made their own ‘exclusive’ about a double deal, with very little substantiation behind it.

Obviously I hope there is some truth behind it all, as Balotelli and Hulk would both be excellent signings, but I’m not going to be getting too excited just yet….


  1. Amara morison sam ngulangue

    June 15, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Both of them will make more map for Arsenal if it might be true.

  2. Cheadle

    June 15, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Arsenal have also finalized deals for Zac Effron and Selena Gomez

  3. Orlumba eric

    June 15, 2014 at 6:42 am

    It wil be a very good signing if only arsenal wil not drop on the way. Even if we have one out of the two, i wil still very happy with the club.

  4. Adie paul

    June 15, 2014 at 7:04 am

    If they can get one out off the two is ok!

  5. Itakorode Deji

    June 15, 2014 at 7:32 am

    D two will b excellent,only if wenger decides.

  6. Ibrahim Rabiu

    June 15, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I do like that again if it is not a joke becus I dont trust that Wenger, may be is trying to deceive us I dont no, but I will be very happy is he can get them like that.

  7. Ibrahim Rabiu

    June 15, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I do like that again if it is not a joke becus I dont trust that Wenger, may be is trying to deceive us I dont no, but I will be very happy is he can get them like that we will be satisfied.

  8. emeghara donald

    June 15, 2014 at 7:49 am

    it hurts me to know that fabregas did not make it in joining arsenal,but we the arsenal fans pray,let this season favour us,Amen.

  9. Johnson onah

    June 15, 2014 at 8:50 am

    It wil do arsenal gud if d deal of dis two ar finalize

  10. evil

    June 15, 2014 at 8:58 am

    These re all stories…wenger really have no plans in buying these made stars…he’s outs there looking for one unknown star that he’s going to establish…if I was spiritually blessed, wenger would have being history

  11. wilson

    June 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Wenger has signed a 12 yrs kid from watford , he will lead the front with Girot and sanogo

  12. Obsa neme

    June 15, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Oh !! It is really Good for fan of Gunners but hard for others.

  13. uche

    June 15, 2014 at 9:53 am

    No body should celebrate until we see them on arsenal Jessy

  14. Liam

    June 15, 2014 at 9:56 am

    He won’t sign both now if this is even true because of Joel Campbell’s performance from yesterday’s game! Why can’t wenger keep us in the loop lol another frustrating time being a gooner

  15. KlausAH

    June 15, 2014 at 10:07 am

    “CaughtOffside are now claiming …” Hahahahahaha … after all “CaughtOffside”, the biggest dumbtalking constantly wrong only “clicks” chasing site related to football. When ever ANYTHING from then has EVER been true or worked. NEVER EVER NOTHING !!!

  16. may7heaven

    June 15, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Obviously Wenger won’t sign both Balotelli and Hulk but Balotelli and Pogba would be dreamland for me – and make us genuine contenders for the only two titles that matter. 80 of our £100M on those 2. Seems a no-brainer – shame it will never happen.

  17. Mohammed sani

    June 15, 2014 at 11:11 am

    MrWenger can’t sgn world class players.if you remember our strikers willbe in his land france

  18. okwor denis

    June 15, 2014 at 11:14 am

    i like balotelli & hulk news it wll b agood news if its completed

  19. Mr yony

    June 15, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Did u guys watch eurie yestada?dat guy is a beast of a player.with him i can see arsenal scoring alot of goals

  20. Lorkay kawira

    June 15, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Wil b xlent if wenger is nt dreaming.

  21. philips ojonimi

    June 15, 2014 at 11:35 am

    why put my hope high, when its obvious that the stories are nothing but lies. this isnt the first time we’ve heard rumour of this nature but they never came to be. baletoli nd hulk in arsenal jersey…wenger, pls spare me the heart ache. i have learnt to keep my finger cross when it come’s to wenger nd arsenal. its just dat arsenal runs in my vain. gunner 4 lyf.

  22. Emmanuel

    June 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

    the two are going to be good signing for gunners wenger should go ahead and sign them if it’s true.

  23. olas omolade

    June 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Asene knows best, IN ASENE WE TRUST

    • Prince Hayatu Musa

      June 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      i don belive dat wenger ll sign any pleyer beyoung 20m

  24. Rimson

    June 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    At least signing super mario nd joel cambell coming back home I tink our striking problem is over, now d question is who is going to replace fabianski nd sagna? We still need one strong midfielder.

  25. Rimson

    June 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Our strikers next season oliver giroud, super mario, joel cambell,podolski, walcoat. sanogo shut be loan out 4 more experience.

  26. horlarfenwarholoosegun

    June 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    arsene wenger shuold let club fans have hope in next season by buy at least five top class players let the club fans have rest mind let them have the of joy fa cup is a coincident.

  27. horlarfenwarholoosegun

    June 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    psl wenger stop decieving fans or i dont know i just want u know that the race for champions league next s
    eason will not easy man u will like to come back and liverpool already there everton also even thorthyham
    i dont see reason why u shoud not have buy player by now that u r loosing ur good players to another club. I wish u best of luck.

  28. david kivavala

    June 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I would like to insist wenger to be fast in signing bernard, ballotell, insigne, corluke beforw clossing the tranfers doors

  29. gizachew

    June 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

    who can possibly trust wenger? i think medias fool themselves as they write and give pages over arsenal transfer news.

  30. dhikrullahi idris

    June 16, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Though in every rumour there is element of truth but I don’t expect any thing until after WC