The Gunners could make a move to sign Michu if they fail to bring Luis Suarez to the Emirates but Swansea’s chairman won’t let the Spaniard leave the Liberty Stadium without a fight.
Arsenal will have to pay £25 million if they want to sign Swansea striker Michu this summer, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Gunners have made a list of alternatives to Luis Suarez as their move to sign the Uruguayan striker grinds to a halt.
Suarez apologised to his team-mates for trying to force his way out Anfield and was at Liverpool’s opening game of the Premier League season, which suggests that the striker has given up in his attempts to leave Liverpool.
While Arsenal haven’t given up completely in their pursuit of Suarez and will probably submit one more bid before the end of the transfer window, they have had to think about targets that they can sign if the move for Suarez does fail.
One such target is Michu, who scored 22 goals for Swansea last season despite costly the Swans just £2 million.
Arsene Wenger is keen admirer of the Spaniard and had hoped to sign striker for a relatively cheap price.
However, Swansea’s chairman Huw Jenkins is set to play hard ball with any club that tries to sign his star striker and has placed a £25 million price tag on the Spaniard.
Arsenal are unlikely to pay anywhere near Swansea’s valuation of Michu but can take comfort from the fact that the striker is interested in a move to the Gunners and could try and force his way out of the Liberty Stadium.