Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who have faced all the criticism for his lack of transfer activity earlier have actually tried to sign Ateltico Madrid super striker Antoine Greizmann earlier this summer. However, the deal could not take place because the French international is keen to stay in Spanish capital for the upcoming season.

An Arsenal source said: “Arsene and Griezmann held talks during the Euros about his situation.

“The player told him outright that he was happy in Spain, and his family were enjoying life there.

“There is still interest. Why wouldn’t there be in one of the best players in the world? But nothing will happen this summer at least.”

The Gunners then turned their interest to Bayern Munich star striker Robert Lewandowski and the Polish striker have also turned down Arsenal’s interest as he is keen to stay with German giants.

The 28-year old have scored 6 goals in the opening two games of the season and Bayern Munich are ready to offer him a massive contract which could see him stay at Allianz Arena for at least another five years.

Griezmann have a massive £85.5m buy-out clause and Lewandowski will cost around around £60m and Bayern will look to add £100m release clause in his new deal to ward off interest from other European clubs in the coming years.

After being snubbed by two of the best strikers in the world, Arsenal have managed to sign Lucas Perez from Spanish side Deportivo in a £17.1m deal. The player had a medical yesterday and have penned a four year contract with the Gunners.


    I am a sports enthusiast. Primarily a football fan these days post the golden era of Indian cricket.

    Related Posts

    Volgograd hotel jacks prices 20 times for World Cup

    Volgograd, Dec 16: Russias consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has initiated an administrative case in regard to a hotel in Volgograd for inflating prices by over...

    Bravo doubtful of return to Windies team

    Sharjah, Dec 16: West Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has expressed doubts on his possible return to national colours in any format. Bravo, who last represented the...

    Ranji Trophy: Karnataka favourites against Vidarbha

    Kolkata, Dec 16: Eight-time champions Karnataka will be hot favourites against Vidarbha who are still not sure of the services of India speedster Umesh Yadav...

    Knee injury forces Sania to miss Australian Open

    Kolkata, Dec 16: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza said on Saturday that she will not be taking part in the Australian Open early next year...

    Man Utd still in title race: Matic

    Manchester, Dec 16: Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic said on Saturday that Manchester United are not out of the race for the English Premier League (EPL)...