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Departures Lounge: Arsenal settle for a lesser Luis as Dr House shrugs off Nani for Bale rumour

Here’s your daily sieve through the gloopy mess that is the transfer market.

Will it happen?

Gustavo a Gunner? Arsene Wenger looks to be on the verge of adding a little steel to his midfield. The Guardian today say the 26-year-old is valued at £14 million by Arsenal. Though a back-up option at Bayern Munich last season, the Brazilian could bring a solidity to the Arsenal midfield not seen since, eh.. Mathieu Flamini.

The Londoners also suggest that this signing would not mean the end of their interest in Luis Suarez. Sounds like a green light for us.

Where’s Marouane? Roberto Martinez says he didn’t want to risk injury to Marouane Fellaini in yesterday’s friendly against Real Betis. The Everton totem reportedly picked up some sort of cut on the US tour and that’s why he sat this one out. Nothing to do with his old boss calling round for tea.

Will it happen?

Bales of cash to spend: Spurs are reportedly eyeing up a cool £30 million of their imminent earnings to blow on Roma’s Erik Lamala.  But wait, there’s suddenly a bit of chatter that Spurs might be happy to send Gareth Bale up the road to Manchester instead of arguing over 10 mil here and there with Real Madrid.

Depending on who you believe, Spurs are open to taking on either Nani or Javier Hernandez (presumably sat atop a pallet of money) in exchange for the man of the moment.

Agg-itating for a move: While the world waits on Luis Suarez, Daniel Agger may have just shown how this stuff should actually get done. Although Barcelona’s £15 million bid was rejected last week, the parties are happy enough to amicably negotiate. The Mirror, however, reckon that the Spanish champions would rather pick up David Luis when Mourinho eventually turfs him out.

Will it happen?

Play it again, Samuel: Samuel Eto’o has made his money at Anzhi and he’s ready to play football again. Who better to bring him back than the manager who shared his Champions League success with Inter. But Mourinho’s famed loyalty may come with a considerable caveat. Eto’o appears to be a back-up plan should Alex Ferguson descend onto Carrington and tell Wayne Rooney to stay put. It seems that the striker’s heels are firmly dug in now, though.

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