In a rumour that appears to have originated from L’Equipe, Arsenal have had a bid for Spurs’ Clinton Njie declined.
The 22-year-old is set to go out on loan to Marseille but not before Arsenal apparently tried to get our cheeky mitts on him.
The striker failed to score in 14 games last season, so I wouldn’t put it past us to try and sign him, although usually we shuffle a little further than the other side of Seven Sisters Road to sign men we’ll never play.
After passing a medical with Marseille, it seems definite that he’ll be signing for them on loan, with an option to buy for just £6m.
Were we actually interested?
My guess is no, considering that although we need a striker, do we really want a Spurs reject? Fan disillusionment is pretty high at the moment, signing someone our rivals don’t even want wouldn’t be a wise move on our part. Not in the slightest.
Also, there’s very little information about how much we supposedly bid for him and there was no talk of it in the press. If we had really bid for a rival’s striker and had it turned down, the media would love it.
In reality, it’s probably just Njie’s reps gently applying pressure on Marseille to hurry up and wrap up the deal.