Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is convincing Chile teammate Arturo Vidal to complete a £21 million move to the Emirates.
This has been reported by the Independent, who claim that Sanchez, who is currently starring alongside the Juventus midfielder at the Copa America, is speaking with Arsene Wenger's transfer target over a move to north London.
It appears, them, that with the same report claiming that Vidal is open to a move to the Gunners, that the player could join Sanchez in the Premier League sooner rather than later.
Vidal, of course, is recognised as one of the leading midfielders in Europe, having played a key role in helping Italian giants Juventus reach the Champions League final last term.
Wenger, of course, is hoping to build a squad capable of overhauling rivals Chelsea at the summit of the table, and the potential signing of Vidal will only improve his options in the middle of the park.
It now remains to be seen as to whether the Arsenal hierarchy manage to complete the transfer in the near future, but Sanchez is certainly helping the club on the transfer front.
Cech closing in
One player almost definitely on his way to the Emirates is Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech. The 33-year-old looks set to sign for the Gunners in the immediate future, with BBC's David Ornstein claiming that the shot-stopper will have a medical with the club later today.
Cech, of course, despite being in the latter stages of his career, is recognised as one of the best goalkeepers in the game, so will no doubt prove a remarkable coup for the north London outfit.
If the Chelsea man gives Arsenal three or four years of great service, then he will no doubt prove a bargain at £11 million.
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has insisted that the Gunners must continue their momentum heading into next season as they go about overhauling Chelsea at the summit of the Premier League table.
As reported by the Mirror, the former Manchester United man claims the club are determined to return stronger after finishing in third place last season.
He stated: “We don’t want to set our aims low, we want to be the best we can be. After the run we went on, it shows that we can handle it in the Premier League and keep racking up wins and three points after three points.
“That’s something we want to do and I think that’s something we can look to do again next season. We’re determined to keep on improving and are determined to come back stronger next season.”
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