Out of favour Manchester United winger Nani looks set for a move to Arsenal, after failing to get regular football last season at Old Trafford.
The wide man, who scored for Portugal in their 2-2 draw with the USA, is available for a bargain price of £8million and could be Arsene Wenger's first signing of the summer, according to the Express.
He may also feature in a cash plus player deal, if Thomas Vermaelan's move to the red half of Manchester goes through, as the Belgian is valued at around £10million. Tom Cleverly and Chris Smalling have also been cited as possible makeweights in the deal, but Nani would be most Arsenal fan's preference as pace is something the team doesn't have in abundance.
In turn, despite only playing 11 time last year due to falling behind Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj, in his first 100 games for United, Nani actually had a better record than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Both players had scored 19 goals, but Nani had assisted 33 goals to Ronaldo's 12, form which Nani didn't manage to build upon, due to a drop in performance and playing time.
It is therefore hoped that a switch to The Emirates could see the Portuguese recover this form and act as a playmaker at Arsenal, making the side's attack more dangerous, especially if a forward line of Theo Walcott, Nani and Italian target Mario Balotelli materialises.
Current rumours will have Arsenal fans hoping but with players leaving and no official signings, they will be hoping for transfers sooner rather than later, before the panic of previous years sets in and under-par players are brought to the club.
With last year's FA Cup success, Arsenal fans are expectant and Wenger will be under pressure to bring in world class signings, that reflect their expectations.
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