felipe-melo-horizontal-grandeThe Melo transfer saga is twisting and turning. First he was reported to have signed for Juventus only for Fiorentina’s president to state Arsenal are closer to signing. Then again Juventus seemed to have all but captured their target only for the deal to collapse due to, the other half of the swao deal, Marchionni’s high wage demands. Later Marchionni said Fiorentina are his first choice club and he desperately wants to go there and so yet again in the last few hours a lot of websites have been reporting that a deal has finally been done. But breaking news again. Marchionni’s agent comes out once again stating his client has not signed for Fiorentina and will join Juve in their pre-season traininig:

“There was a deal in place, but there was no agreement and therefore Marco will join Juventus for pre-season.

“It’s a shame as the player wants to join Fiorentina. They are his first choice. Everything is on standby at the moment. I don’t think we can reach a positive solution just yet. However, we have to see what happens in the next few days.”

The deal hasn’t completely collapsed as yet. The agent has not ruled out the possibility of Juventus ending up with their man.

I am starting to think we would be better off without Melo afterall. The guy seems to prefer Juventus over Arsenal so why buy someone who doesn’t want to play for us. Go for Matuidi who loves Arsenal, who wants to play for Arsenal.