Arsenal have already unsettled one Newcastle United player this season, with Yohan Cabaye refusing to play against West Ham yesterday, and now according to The Sun the Gunners are set to make a £10 million move for goalkeeper Tim Krul.
It seems that Arsene Wenger is intent on dismantling the Newcastle United squad this summer, with Dutchman Krul his latest target.
25-year-old Krul is rated at around £10m, the same that the Gunners bid for Cabaye, so expect them to offer around £5m for the Newcastle goalkeeper as Wenger seems to have valuations of players from the 20th century.
6ft 4in Krul has been at Newcastle for eight years now and despite struggling for form and fitness last season, he should be coming into his peak.
Krul has been a long-term target for north London clubs, but Arsenal are the only club still sniffing around, as Tottenham are more than happy with their French number one Hugo Lloris.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have Wojciech Szczesny in between the sticks, but the 23-year-old continues to put in inconsistent performances.
So, expect Arsenal to put together a double bid for two Newcastle stars, but there will have to be some serious cash involved for Newcastle to even consider selling.
It seems right now that PSG are emerging as favourites for Cabaye and Newcastle will continue to push the offer up and as close to their £20m valuation for the Frenchman as possible.
I wonder what Mike Ashley’s valuation of Tim Krul would be…