There can be important transfer news during the middle of the season.
As Arsene Wenger announced recently that Tomas Rosicky will be signing a new contract with the club, per ESPN, we are reminded that all sorts of moves can happen during the middle of a campaign.
With that in mind, let's speculate a little bit about what will happen this summer using all the freshest rumours.
Bacary Sagna is completely within his rights to sign a pre-contract with another club right now, if he so chooses. The Frenchman essentially hit the open market on January 1.
That is because his current deal expires at the end of this season, and Arsenal have troublingly not renewed it.
It would definitely not be a bad move for the Blues, but it is difficult to imagine Sagna in their colours, being cheered by the Stamford Bridge faithful. Regardless, money talks in football.
The Metro reports that Isco has become "unsettled" at Real Madrid and that Arsenal are set to rescue the Spaniard from his uncertain, precarious and highly liquid state by paying £30 million to buy him:
...[A]fter reports emerged this week that he has reportedly become fed up with life at the Bernabeu, Arsenal are said to be working on an offer of about £30 million.
It’s claimed that Isco is unhappy with manager Carlo Ancelotti’s training methods and that he feels he is not progressing as a player under the Italian’s stewardship.
Who claims this? Who feels this? We have no idea, of course. That is why this is just meaningless tabloid guff.
This time, the Metro gives us a rumour that is actually believable.
Lukasz Fabianski's contract expires at the end of the season, and he will almost certainly not remain with Arsenal what with Wojciech Szczesny's continued dominance between the posts. He has impressed during the very few opportunities he has been given, though.
Therefore, it is eminently possible that he might sign with Schalke this summer to provide them with some stability in goal. He has already proven himself a match for Bayern Munich on two occasions, so Schalke hardly need to do any more scouting.