Arsenal still have a very good chance of signing Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo according to goal.com. Although the German media are of the opinion that the Brazilian is closer to moving to Wolfsburg. Kicker even reported Arsenal has turned down the opportunity to sign the Brazilian due to the fact that they are not ready to pay the €20m that Bayern Munich want for the midfielder.
Some German media outlets even suggested he has turned down Arsenal as he believes he has more chance of first team football with Wolfsburg. However, Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has confirmed to Goal.com that the reports are inaccurate as the midfielder is yet to hold discussions with Wolfsburg as he is with Brazil on national assignment.
“We can’t confirm the transfer yet. He has been with the Selecao, so we haven’t had more talks.
“But we hope he will decide for Wolfsburg. Of course we know there are several other clubs interested.” Hecking is quoted as saying by Goal.
From the above quote it is obvious that the reports claiming Gustavo to Wolfsburg as done deal are not close to the truth and Arsenal still have a very good chance of signing the Brazilian if they are ready to pay Bayern Munich’s asking price and convince the Brazilian they can offer him first team chances.