Gaya next on list as Ars plugs his holes

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

WHIZZKID: Jose Luis Gaya ARSE­NAL aim to com­plete the re­build­ing of their de­fence this month by snap­ping up Va­len­cia whizzkid Jose Luis Gaya.

Gun­ners boss Arsene Wenger has al­ready raided Spain for Vil­lar­real cen­tre-back Gabriel Paulista.

The Brazil­ian was granted a work per­mit, even though he has never played for his coun­try and will cost £11.3mil­lion.

Right-back Gaya is only 19, but has been a rev­e­la­tion in La Liga this sea­son and has a £13.5m buy-out clause.

Va­len­cia are stalling by tempt­ing the player with a new deal.

Also in Wenger’s sights is Borus­sia Dort­mund util­ity man Kevin Grosskreutz, who is on Manchester United’s radar.

The 26-year-old, who can play in mid­field and de­fence, is avail­able for just £3.7m.

It has been claimed that Grosskreutz is an Arse­nal fan and will snub ad­vances from Old Traf­ford to join Wenger.

The French­man is eye­ing him as a suc­ces­sor to Mikel Arteta, whose con­tract ex­pires in the sum­mer.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.