These two loanees set for long term deals
David Gold has dropped the heaviest hint yet that Mauel Lanzini is on his way to the club in a permanent summer deal.
And assuming he proves his fitness, Alex Song is set to join him.
Lanzini has been the revelation of the season so far and with an eight million euros fee agreed with his parent club Al Jaziera written in tablets of stone the deal looks certain to be done in the summer.
Gold – whilst not naming the players concerned – said in an ‘around midnight’ tweet that will be disappointed if two of the current loan signings did not arrive on the books permanently.
Victor Moses is known to be on a straightforward one year deal at a cost of over £5 million and is all set for a Stamford Bridge return at the end of the campaign.
He was bought for this season with Michail Antonio seen very much as the man for next term and beyond whilst Carl Jenkinson – having signed a new long term deal at Arsenal – is in his final loan season with us.
Arsenal want around £10 million for the player and ClaretandHugh was told by a top insider over the last couple of days: “We have eight months to find a right back and are tracking players.
Responding to a follower in his latest tweet Gold said: “I would be disappointed if at least two (loan signings) aren’t made permanent.”
Gold himself is a big admirer of Song’s and manager Slaven Bilic is desperate for the creative midfielder to make a full recovery and sign for a minimum of two years.