Wenger Eyeing Shock Move For Cheap Alternative To Carvalho + Khedira

By on August 20, 2014

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Some interesting reports doing the round tonight with the Express claiming that Arsenal are eyeing a shock move for Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Arsene has already admitted he’s still in the market for further reinforcements this summer and as well as a centre-back, the boss is also looking to bring in a defensive midfielder.

We’ve been strongly linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira but his excessive wage demands have prevented any potential deal from taking place, while Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho has also emerged as a serious target but that deal is likely to cost in excess of £25m.

It seems Arsene is now considering cheaper alternatives as the Express claim that he’s eyeing a shock move for Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote.

The report suggests that Newcastle would sell for around £8m, but we’ll have to beat off competition from Russian side Locomotive Moscow for his signature.

The Ivorian was linked a few years ago but to put it nicely, he’s been bang average for the Geordies in recent seasons so it would be a huge surprise if Arsene did make a move for him.

I’d be really disappointed if we ended up with Tiote, but thankfully I think the Express’ report is nothing more than paper-talk. Fingers crossed Arsene brings in Carvalho before the end of the month, as he’d make a real difference to this squad.