Arsenal Making Late Move For €70m Hitman – Reports

By on August 31, 2014

Reports tonight are claiming that Arsenal are going head-to-head with Manchester City for €70m (£55m) striker Radamel Falcao.

The Colombian has been tipped to leave Monaco this summer after being made available due to cost-cutting measures put in place by the Ligue 1 outfit.

Real Madrid appeared to have won the race for his signature on Saturday night when a year-long loan deal was understood to have been agreed.

However, it seems there has been a late twist with Monaco now keen to offload the 28-year-old on a permanent basis – something Madrid aren’t interested in – and the European champions have now apparently agreed to sign Javier Hernandez from United on loan instead.

The Guardian claim this has led to Monaco offering Falcao to Arsenal and Manchester City with the French club looking for €70m (£55m) to sign the striker on a permanent basis.

The newspaper suggests that we will now go head-to-head with the Premier League champions for Falcao’s signature as Arsene Wenger desperately tries to sign a striker before the window closes at 11pm on Monday night.

If true, it’s going to be an exciting final 24 hours but I’m not too confident we’ll match whatever City will offer in terms of transfer fee and wages.

City do have Financial Fair Play to worry about which means they will have to offload some players in order to raise the extra funds, but it looks like they’ve agreed a deal with Valencia for Alvaro Negredo that will see him move back to Spain on an initial season-long with the option to make it permanent for for around £25m next summer.

Hopefully they have some late problems getting that deal over the line as that could leave us clear to sign Falcao. If we’re the only ones in the running then it could drive the price down.

Obviously Falcao would be a dream signing for us but as long as City are in the running, I fear we’re always going to lose out, but let’s see how things go on Monday….


  1. Dan Cheruiyot

    September 1, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Plz wenger we want falco this man city are just threatening you n dat is ur former club.

  2. paul35mm

    September 1, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Falcao is a top striker and has looked good since his return from injury, but £55 million for a 28 year old striker coming off major knee surgery?

    Personally, I think Arsenal have no choice. If they do not sign a striker they will not play CL football next season, but Arsene Wenger hates over paying and hates being pressured into signings. He hates to admit desperation and the Gunners ar desperate; no matter what he says in public.

    Anyone who saw the Spastic Giraffe, AKA Yaya No-Score-O, up top for Arsenal against Leicester knows Arsenal are going out of the CL in the group stages and going cupless this year unless they sign a striker.

    • Lee skelhorn

      September 1, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Same old arsenal!!!
      When will the bean counters realise to win the pl you need top top players, we have known for years we need two strikers,defensive mid fielder, we have no chance of top spot, lucky to make 4th again, it’s painfull for the fans who pay far to much to watch them get nowhere!!! Still arsene and his shareholders will again do well,

  3. Truth

    September 1, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Not gonna happen even if he was offered to us for free..clueless wenger and his penny pinching crew don’t have what it takes to pull this off..if they did we’ll have manolas,baloteli and cavahlo in the team by now.Seriously who in their right mind plays sonago in their 1st team? Do you watch any match highlights at all?

  4. mohammed awal

    September 1, 2014 at 3:09 am

    if arsene wenger not buy any striker for arsenal right now arsenal will end up with empty cup and cannot compette wiih chelsea man city liverpool an even tootham sanago is not a striker cambel is a good striker for arsenal but wenger refuse to use cambel in our front

  5. Sam Kargbo

    September 1, 2014 at 4:05 am

    AW cannot sacrifice his ego and his bias for his French trainees for the pleasure of the fans. AW has admitted that he wants to build a strong team for England with the English lads in Arsenal. He won’t admit it bu he has a stronger ambition to contribute in the building of the French national team.Bringing a proven striker will sideline the average Giroud and send that lazy Sonogo to where he belongs. Funnily, Arsenal can still make the top 4 and our pontificating Wnger’ will once agin reduce us to a class below Chelsea and Man City who are more ambititious and more fan oriented in their decisions.

  6. Revocatus Maijo

    September 1, 2014 at 4:12 am

    now sanogo isn’t the right striker to stike up – front wenger need to world class striker or must give lukas podolski chance and joel cambell

  7. Wolfgang

    September 1, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Even if Arsenal get the world ‘s most lethal forward,something needs to be changed.The passing frenzy needs to be reduced so that shots can be made asap or when there is a chance of a goal.
    This is the epl not la ligue where Barcelona can pass other teams to he death.IT is an uneven league over in Spain compared to England.
    Wenger is deluded if he thinks his passing game can be the way.It has been neutralized by teams playing anti soccer giving the gunners no time and space. In the end the gunners run around like headless men
    whose heads have just been severed by terrorists.Then the gunners will be ripe for the taking and waiting to be beaten.

  8. Agbo Donatus

    September 1, 2014 at 5:17 am

    I am happy wenger watch d nonses his so call striker sanogo played during our match with leicester city,he has even gone futher to brake record with d only striker with seven short on goal without a goal,nonses,if u like dnt buy falcao

  9. ossy

    September 1, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Arsene please make We don’t miss on Falcao and Carvalho, we need this players to have a chance of winning the league, we also need at least one defender but I think we can make it if we avoid injuries, which is our major problem so Arsene please fight for this players. I trust in you

  10. temmy

    September 1, 2014 at 6:28 am

    pls arsene wenger we need world class striker not ur so call French player yaya shall no goal.i don’t even knw may b he is ur adopted son.pls and pls give d fans what they need.

  11. jonathan Elisha

    September 1, 2014 at 6:33 am

    The bigget problem we have in Arsenal is that,Arse Wenger and the board are shameless.Honestly Yahaya sanogo can’ t make first team in mill wall a nationwide league. I is high time for this bunch of jokers and business morgus to stop disrespecting we the fans of Arsenal up gunners!


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  13. jonathan Elisha

    September 1, 2014 at 6:43 am

    If Wenger can not pull a deal on a big striker b4 the transfers date line? The is he resign and all the board should be dissolve.

  14. Adedokun

    September 1, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Wenger wil not sign falcao.even he wil not sign big player………let the die minutes come now..wenger wil go and sign crap like sanogo again

  15. mayombwe

    September 1, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Pliz Mr. Wenger bring doz playerz FALCO & CARVAN for premier league chase, we wil lose wen u fail to do any sign’ng.

  16. Elisha Doba

    September 1, 2014 at 7:42 am

    sanogo is not a striker thaat has been proved yesterdad, time for wenger to buy a goood finisher or else he shuold leav the club!!!!!

  17. quolon

    September 1, 2014 at 8:25 am

    pls wenger buy big n matured players cos de money das not belong to u

  18. Ajfuentos

    September 1, 2014 at 8:34 am

    i can’t stop laughing at all the names u gunners called ur world chicken striker…’shall-no-goal’ hv faith in him n giv d lad a little 3 yrs to become ripe, or have u lost confidence in ur £40m plus alexis? saw him shaked his head afta d match.he’s regrettn not joining liverpool fc. ur three games so far has been just luck.anyway i dn’t c falcao join u not even on loan.he might join either of d mans fc.

  19. Tosansky

    September 1, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Plz mr wenger we need world class player like ramadel falcao we need a striker nd d league plz

  20. Mahm olanrewaju

    September 1, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I don’t blame dt man call wenger, i blamed dose board member bcos is being decieving us since 2005 and dose useles board didnt sack him

  21. Oresanya Iyanu

    September 1, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    To me sanogo is not good stricker,i wonder why wenger keep podolski and joel campbell on the bench yesterday game till 80minute. Pls wenger we need world class somebody like falcao, cavani, or benzema nd carvalho and two central back now. pls wenger do ur big business now,cs no time for now. Your fans all over the world is waiting for u. Fulfield ur promise wenger.

  22. khamland

    September 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I blame arsenal fans for the failure to have any influence on what happens to the club, this is wingers club so just shat your mouth and mind your other businesses. I bate more than 10 of you will die of stress.

  23. Jacksaparrow

    September 1, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Plz Mr. Wenger bring doz playerz FALCO & CARVAN for premier league chase, we wil lose wen u fail to do any sign’ng.