If you believe reports that came out over this weekend, Arsenal are trying to spend around £110m on two strikers with a combined age of 57.

There is, of course, the Gonzalo Higuain saga that blew up on Saturday which we looked at in depth here, but there was another striker on the gossip pages, albeit one who was pushed down a few inches under the weight of Higuain coverage – Carlos Bacca.

Until recently, the Colombian had been heavily linked with a move to West Ham but it seems, if reports are to be believed, that Arsenal stepped in late in the day and made things complicated.

They aren’t the only ones either. Napoli, who could be losing Gonzalo Higuain, have also been in touch with his agent.

West Ham, we’re told, were prepared to offer the 29-year-old £80,000 a week, a sum Arsenal could match no problem but don’t seem willing to do, leaving West Ham as the better option financially, but the Gunners the better one when it comes to playing football at the top level (Champions League).

If there is any truth to Arsenal’s interest in Bacca, who scored 18 goals in 38 league appearances for AC Milan last season, it would surely be as a back-up option should they fail to land Higuain.

At this point, however, all we can say with any certainty, is that there is nothing certain to this story at all.

The later it gets in the transfer window, the more desperate players and clubs on both sides will get. With that, the more stupid the rumours will become.

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