There were rumours today stating Arsenal have missed out on the signing of Melo as Juventus have bought the Brazilian international. Those rumours are false for now, but soon they will be a reality according to Juve’s president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli.
Giovanni Cobolli Gigli explained that there are still some terms in the contract remaining before Melo will be officially unveiled as a Juventus player:
“Melo is not yet a Juve player. The negotiations are still ongoing.
“We still need to define certain terms to officially confirm his signing.”
So that is another possible target gone. Probably Fiorentina asking for Eboue in the deal put Arsene Wenger off as the Arsenal manager is a known admirer of the Ivorian international.
Arsenal could now turn their attention to Marseille’s Lorik Cana who should come very cheap indeed at just £6.5m. Or St. Ettiene’s Blaise Matuidi is another option as he himself wants a move to Arsenal. My choice would be Cana but it’s Wenger’s choice that matters.