As forewarned by yours truly we neither have the financial muscle or pulling power to attract players of said repute. Too much dill-dallying Im afraid has cost us dearly in this shambles of summer trading.
Now whilst the window rapidly runs down to zero days it seemed our new number one target 'Gustavo' is under the radar of Napoli. Having already stolen a march on us for Higuain they see us as fair game and easy to steam roller in negotiations. Rafa knows wengers poor in transfer dealings and once again we are set to be left behind in said transfer saga.
A shockingly poor summer overall but not unpredictable. Spurs linked with many great players, Lamela more recently who is more than adequate replacement for bale with much funds left over for further transactions after world record sale. 4th will again be touch and go for us. Our position in this battle seemingly weakening every year sadly.