Dick Law traveled to Spain to try and negotiate a deal with Valencia for Vicente Guaita but were put off by the £17 million asking price. The Gunners are looking for an established number one to provide competition for Wojciech Szczesny.
Guaita’s agents revealed the player is ready to quit the club, which alerted Arsenal. Valencia insisted any club would have to pay the goalkeepers £25 million release clause but lowered the fee when hearing of Arsenal’s interest. The Gunners however, were only willing to pay £12 million, a fee Valencia rebuffed.
Law will fly back to London to look at other possible options with a deal for Guaita off. The two clubs are believed to be still in touch over the goalkeeper with the possibility of the deal being revived but that will probably a be a deadline day transfer if Arsenal fail to find another player.
They have been linked with Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas but will need to offer at least £15 million, £3 million more than their offer for Guaita. Wenger has been busy in the transfer market since Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa but are no closer to signing anyone and with less than two weeks left, they need to up their game.