One of the main stories doing the rounds is a £30m bid; yes read it again a £30m bid for Roma’s central midfielder Daniele di Rossi.
Where did all this speculation come from? Well a couple of days ago an eagle eye blogger www.gunners4life.com spotted that Daniele di Rossi was being shown as an Arsenal player on Wikipedia. Well that is no great source as anyone with an account can alter Wikipedia. On the same day downswining.com reported that di Rossi had appeared as an Arsenal player with the number 13 shirt. A similar thing happened last season with Nasri. Needless to say the website was quickly changed.
Today several sources are stating that di Rossi is Wenger’s number one target and that Roma will sell him as they have financial difficulties. What does not stack up is that Roma will want around £25m and I cannot see Wenger spending that on once player, especially if he can buy say Matuidi for £6m-£8m.
Is this a classic hoax created by a few bloggers, similar to the one started two season ago when The Sun reported that Arsenal were about to sign Rodrigo Palacios from Boca Juniors.