With Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis revealing the club's willingness to spend big on some big international names unlike their past rigid pay structure, several names including Cesc Fabregas, Gonzalo Higuain, Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney have been linked to the club.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in bringing their former captain Cesc Fabregas back. It has been reported that he is ready to leave Camp Nou after struggling to find his place in Barcelona. The Telegraph reported that Manchester United is also interested in signing the Spanish star.
Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain, who has revealed his willingness to leave Bernabeu, has also been linked to clubs like Arsenal and Juventus. But according to Marca TV, "During a meeting between the Real Madrid top brass and Gonzalo Higuaín on Wednesday, the club told the Argentinian striker that now is not the time to discuss a potential move away from Madrid."
Everton's Marouane Fellaini is another name being linked to Arsenal. Manchester United's new coach David Moyes is also said to be interested in the Belgium midfielder.
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has also expressed his willingness to sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
"Rooney could be an interesting player for everybody in the world, who would turn him down? David Moyes' first challenge is to go in to Manchester and bridge the gap between him and Rooney. If that is feasible or not depends on his personality. We will see. It will be interesting to see how that will be handled," Wenger told The Sun.
It was reported that the 27-year-old England footballer, who has been sidelined ever since Robin van Persie joined Manchester Unite, could well leave Old Trafford after nine years if the new coach David Moyes fails to convince him in the coming weeks. He has reportedly placed transfer request to Sir Alex Ferguson before the coach handed over the mantle to Moyes.
However, The Sun reported that Manchester United have a policy not to sell their top players to Premier League rivals.