Talk of Arsenal spending big this summer to bring in players of quality are starting to gather pace, with their FA Cup win giving the club the taste of success and inspiring them to progress.
The Gunners have been consistently linked with an approach for Real Sociedad’s star winger Antoine Griezmann, who has been making waves in Spain for his individualism and goal threat.
A report in Corriere dello Sport today has suggested that Arsenal have competition for the France international’s signature but have tabled a €24 million bid for the attacker.
The report claims that Juventus have given up on signing Angel Di Maria and are eyeing up a move for Griezmann as an alternative option.
With Sociedad missing out on Champions League football and the winger having another chance to impress at this summer’s World Cup, a transfer ahead of next season looks like a real possibility.
Liverpool have also been accredited with a significant interest in the star, while Paris Saint-Germain seem to be linked with every player of quality that could make a move.
In reality, Griezmann would be an excellent signing for Arsenal and potentially a cheaper option than reported January target Julian Draxler.
Arsene Wenger stated that the North Londoners were likely to leave their transfer business to after the World Cup, and as such just how much traction there is in the €24m bid remains to be seen.