Two weeks ago, almost all Arsenal fans felt the club will be signing Jamie Vardy. But the 29-year-old England international has rejected Arsenal and chose to report at Leicester City. And if reports coming from France are anything to go by, Arsenal is set to once again suffer defeat in their attempt to sign one of their key summer targets.
This time is highly rated Belgium and Olympic Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi who has been linked with a move to Arsenal. The Belgian is said to be on his way to Chelsea and will be undergoing a medical with the Blues officials in France this week. Chelseas were said to have had a bid of £33.2 million accepted for the player. Chelsea are said to have agreed personal terms with the player and unless he fails his medical he will be playing in Chelsea colours.
This is a massive blow for Arsenal. Michy Batshuayi has always been linked with a move to the Emirates even before he signed for Marseille last season. It is obvious Arsenal scouts find him to be a good player. Unfortunately because we are not ready to pay the ongoing rate to get what we desperately need, he will be playing in Chelsea colours next season.