Arsenal are set to meet with the representatives of Emiliano Viviano this week, as the Gunners eye a move for the keeper before Monday’s deadline. Arsenal have also been linked with Vicente Guaita but the keepers €20million asking price appears to have put off the Gunners.
Viviano is half owned by Inter Milan and Palermo which could cause a problem when it comes to actually buying the player. Arsenal have long term interest in Viviano but his asking price has always been too high. With Palermo now relegated and the keeper not returning to Fiorentina on loan, he could finally be available for a realistic price of around £8million.
Palermo’s director Giorgio Perinetti told press last week:
There is an English path that exists for Viviano. However it all still needs to be verified. We will see over the next few days whether the transfer will be possible or not.
Arsenal have also been linked with Espanyol stopper Kiko Casilla, Iker Casilias, Julio Cesar and Asmir Begovic. A move for a goalkeeper is yet to materialise and it is still unknown whether one will be completed before the window shuts, with the club still focussed on attacking additions.