This morning’s coffee and biscuits transfer tittle-tattle is coming over all 2013/14, with a couple of familiar themes re-emerging from the previous campaign.
First up is the much-storied link between Arsenal and former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, which has been coaxed back from across the great divide by the Sun.
In an ‘exclusive’ by the paper’s Dan King, it has been revealed that Arsene Wenger expects to have a healthy bankroll to splash on a top striker this summer.
King suggests ‘Suarez would be his [Wenger’s] number-one choice’ when it comes to bolstering the Gunners’ attacking edge.
The Uruguayan has made a lukewarm start to life at the Camp Nou following his summer move from Liverpool.
Moreover, the sacking of Andoni Zubizarreta (the sporting director who signed Suarez) has only served to accentuate the uncertainty surrounding his long-term future.
However, the bwin layers remain unconvinced Wenger will get his man, going 14/1 about a deal being made this summer.
Meanwhile beleaguered Newcastle look to have become embroiled in more back-to-the-future-themed transfer speculation.
In this case the Northern Echo is at the wheel of the Delorean as it reports that Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a January sortie to bring back one of their expatriates from St James’ Park.
Last year it was midfield lynchpin Yohan Cabaye, in 2015 it’s midfield lynchpin Moussa Sissoko.
However, it’s fair to say the waters are somewhat muddied on this one.
Despite having previously mentioned a boyhood loyalty to Arsenal the former Toulouse star yesterday “snubbed” a £16m switch to the Emirates according to the Daily Express.
Sky Sports then reported the Frenchman to be happy to stay at St James’ Park, before his words in the Echo seem to open the door on a Parc des Princes switch.
Sissoko told the local paper:
“Today, PSG are one of the best clubs in Europe.
“If they are interested in me, then I would have to think with my agent.
“These would be difficult things to refuse. I would think. I cannot say yes or no, but it is an interest that I would have to take into consideration.”