Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has now cooled talks that a deal to ink Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla is imminent. This is despite rumors earlier this week that had the Gunners close to signing the Spanish international.
According to ESPN, Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini doesn’t think that the club’s brass would accept Arsenal’s $24.5 million offer for Cazorla.
While other teams have expressed interest in the 27-year-old, Arsenal was thought to be in the driver’s seat.
Failing to sign Cazorla would partially mar Wenger’s already-productive transfer window that has seen Arsenal add German winger Lukas Podolski and French striker Olivier Giroud.
If Arsenal does pull off the move, Cazorla will get a chance to prove why he’s the perfect fit for the North London club.