Arsenal monitoring Barcelona midfielder

He may have virtually completed the capture of Gabriel Paulista, but it would appear Arsene Wenger isn’t resting on his laurels with regards to his search for a defensive midfielder. The Arsenal boss is said to be one of a number of managers now monitoring the situation of Barcelona star Sergio Busquets, who finds himself the target of a surprising summer move. Currently it’s believed the Catalan giants are trying to negotiate a new deal for the La Masia academy graduate, but recent rumours infer that if the two parties aren’t able to come to terms there could be scope for a Premier League switch. Elsewhere the Gunners are also part of the pack chasing Real Madrid star Karim Benzema. Speculation suggesting the France international is being primed for a departure from the Spanish capital is now rife, with it believed he’s discontented at the Santiago Bernabeu. And finally struggling forward Joel Campbell flew out on Ryanair yesterday to complete a move to Villarreal.