In what can only be described as the biggest grasp at straws you might ever see, the Daily Express say Arsenal are prepared to bid £80 million to sign Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
A report from the paper say the club will go after the midfielder after his countryman Morgan Schneiderlin emerged as a transfer for Barcelona.
This despite the Catalan club’s transfer ban which sees them unable to sign anyone until next January, it must be said.
And because of our inability to get the Southampton star who could now move to Catalonia in a £25m deal, instead of looking at the more affordable options we’ve been linked with Lars Bender, Ilkay Gundogan, we’ll immediately up our bid by £55m and target Pogba.
The figure is so high, say the Express, as Arsenal need to fend off fellow suitors.
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Whilst Arsene Wenger has waxed lyrical about Pogba in the past, this is just an incredibly terrible tenuous and ridiculous rumour.
We don’t know whether to laugh or condemn it because you know some people will believe this and then chastise the club and manager when it fails to happens.
Perhaps more realistic is a post from Voz Populi journalist Kike Marin, who claims that Arsenal are certainly interested in Pogba, but may be priced out of a deal.
— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) February 24, 2015