So, that's one potential signing for today that we now definitely won't be making. Along with Ander Herrera. And, it increasingly appears, Marouane Fellaini.
There's still a bit of time left to get the Belgian one, but christ, we've left this late. As well as the fact that he won't have a pre-season to be able to bed in with the club, one wonders about the wisdom of this strategy, particularly as the decision to leave Fellaini until later has ende d up costing us more. And we've completely blown the Herrera deal.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal have had a better transfer window than us, signing more impressive, world-class players. Just think about that for a second. And mull back on the events of today, if you've still got anything left in your stomach to be sick with.