Arsenal In ‘Advanced Talks’ Over £35m Double Deal, BBC Confirm

By on July 5, 2014

The reliable David Ornstein at the BBC has confirmed today that Arsenal are in ‘advanced talks’ to sign both Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy.

There has been intense speculation suggesting we are closing in on the duo over the last 48 hours, with various media outlets claiming deals are on the verge of completion.

However, when a source like the BBC – and Ornstein in particular – say something. You should listen as it’s as concrete as you can get.

As has been widely reported, the journalist states that we are deep in talks with Barcelona over Sanchez but the deal is being ‘complicated’ by the Catalans pursuit of Luis Suarez, and the fact Liverpool and Juventus are also keen on the attacker.

Ornstein says no fee has been agreed as yet, but with Barca looking for £25m, Arsenal chiefs have been given ‘indications’ that Sanchez would prefer a switch to the Emirates over the other offers on the table.

Sanchez has cut short his holiday to fly home to Spain to sort out his future, and Spanish outlet AS also indicate that the attacker has rejected Liverpool and favours a move to Arsenal.

Nothing is expected to be resolved until the Suarez deal is completed, but the fact Ornstein and the BBC are reporting that talks are advanced and Sanchez wants Arsenal should give us huge confident that a deal can be done.

The report also confirms what many already know; that we are in advanced talks with Newcastle over a £10m deal for right-back Debuchy.

Contrary to some reports, the BBC state that no fee has been agreed yet, but things are on track and the 28-year-old should come in as a replacement for compatriot Bacary Sagna this summer.

After a slow start to the summer window, spending £35m on Sanchez and Debuchy would represent excellent business and I hope we can get both deals over the line soon. Then the boss can concentrate on bringing in a back-up goalkeeper and a defensive midfielder.


  1. Ebuka

    July 5, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Dat makes arsenal fans ave hope.

    • andy

      July 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      come play quality football with us .we need a striker with your pace and clear thinking in front of goal .come live in london ,one of the greatest cities in the world and play quality football in the best team in the best league in the world .
      arsene forget the purse string for once just give us sanches .

      the money is no good to you when youve gone .all people will want to know about is how well you did .

  2. goodyp

    July 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    … All this nearly done deals always make me navours.. Nobody even know what is going on between the managers and the club.. Anyway, if the rumour are to be true Sanchez would be a good signing.. But am not believing all of this stories..

  3. yusbash

    July 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    We want Sanchez,debuchy,di maria,vidal and one goal. Pls wenger spend this money. We wnt more trophy!!.

  4. Remi

    July 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Just like you guys didn’t believe Mesut Ozil’s deal.Doubters.

  5. John

    July 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Pls wenger be sirs on shoping dont make us funs to be doubt

  6. wardy

    July 5, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Sanchez, bite your hand off (expect city to gazump us last minute.). Debuchey, really, you sure! Not sure why we are doing that.
    In regards to midfield, it will be Kedira or no one. Wenger has already said midfield is not a priority, and we still need a centre half. Even if Wenger has 70 mil to spend, it’s still going to be tight so you can bet your arse that he won’t enter any bidding wars. For example. If city find out Sanchez is going for as little as 25 mil, they won’t bat an eyelid at offering 30/35. Chelsea are cash rich too and it ain’t artificial either. So FFP won’t be an issue for them either. ( it might for city which could be our saving grace)

    Good God, just realised what a pessimist I have become…………Help!

    • andy

      July 5, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      we will sign this guy . we need him to start for us . he has the pace and finish in front of goal we need . arsene must push out the boat to win this deal and show some real balls for once .
      show clubs were no longer a push over .
      debushy will be a great signing for arsenal .
      i wouldnt mind most of that france team in an arsenal shirt .beat sanga to the start ,thats how good he is .

  7. spendthe$

    July 5, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Spend the 25 and get it done, consider that a great deal!

  8. efficy

    July 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Those 2 names will make us strong more if the deal can be done. Mr. AW make d deal done in time we fans are waiting.

  9. Hafiz auwal

    July 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    This 2 great deal wll make arsenal to be stronger.

  10. Olaitan b.l.

    July 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I guess transfer goes beyond’almost, nearing,monitoring, rather its about;quick cash, personal terms, add-on,players proect and hope for trophjes. Our CV has not been encouraging in recent time. Good luck AFC

  11. Hafiz auwal

    July 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    This 2 great deal wll make arsenal to be strong.

  12. Oscar makonsavor

    July 5, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I think sanchez can solve wengers problems in atacking line i hope he sign him quick b/4 the likes of chelsea and man u convince him.

  13. Olaitan b.l.

    July 5, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Let’s, if for once exercise our new financial muscle on our rivals. GO AFC, GO WENGER

  14. Shehu m.maina

    July 6, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Plz wenger buy this 2 player b4 end of this month it make club 2 win more trophy

    • prince

      July 6, 2014 at 10:14 am

      I can’t wait to c dis deal to b get done oh my God pls help us

  15. geoffrey

    July 6, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Pls Arsene Wenger,stop chasing diffrent players up nd down,jst go ahead nd spend d cash on quality players,sign Debuchi,di maria,sanchez nd I tink is high tym players lyk diabi,monreal,bentner,jenkinson,sanogo nd all d flops leave arsenal. Tnx

  16. nsubuga francis musisi

    July 6, 2014 at 12:44 am

    if wenger completes signing sanchez our stricking line will be good like that of liverpool last season

  17. nigel hill

    July 6, 2014 at 1:36 am

    He rejected liverpool cause of where they located I suspect manchester will be no different got gooner written all over him!!

  18. get real

    July 6, 2014 at 3:26 am

    City might gazump us on Sanchez because with wenger negotiations are eternal… Oh and he doesnt need help in that area

  19. wilson

    July 6, 2014 at 5:08 am

    Have Arsenal fans forgotten that Wenger is the manager incharge ? Lets not place much hope on Alexis because we know wenger and his transfer deals. For wenger , its a wait and see situation

  20. Emomotimi

    July 6, 2014 at 5:45 am


  21. Emomotimi

    July 6, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Wenger should sign those 2 player

  22. Matins Amire

    July 6, 2014 at 6:39 am

    All left for Wenger to make us happy

  23. Ronald

    July 6, 2014 at 7:20 am

    wenger jst spots gd players 4 othr buyers and 2wds d end of transfr market he brings cheap fake players

  24. silas

    July 6, 2014 at 10:14 am

    We need three top quality signings in fb-Debuchy,midfielder-DI MARIA n forward-Sanchez.Snap Hummels if also available

  25. Alusine m koroma

    July 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Sanchez is really a good player to recon with oliver interms of attacking pace ,he is what we need but i wonder why other club teams are trying to go higher above the asking price ,i would like the intervension of FIFA

  26. Oloruntoba

    July 6, 2014 at 11:16 am

    (On Transfer Deadline day, at a press conference) Wenger: We promised to sign a player only if he is of top quality, and he is no different. Peter crouch is a top top player, he is good in the air and good excellent with is back to goal, hopefully, with his help and karunpebe’s (signed from gertupa FC.), we can win the league.

  27. mekdm

    July 6, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I am afraid wenger finishes with signing 17 years old boy as usual

  28. Anthony

    July 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    please as arsenal fan who ve major losses and humiliation ve been waiting patiently for new signing and this round premier league will be more difficult. Please Mr wenger sign early as possible new goalkeeper, one midfielder, striker n ensure to return Joel Campbell don’t loan him we need his services Mr wenger

  29. justine

    July 6, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    wenger make as happy sign sanchez

  30. Vitalis

    July 6, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    i wish da deals could be done quickly..

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