Just because one London club is bizarrely considering selling a red hot Spanish international does not mean another one is.
Arsenal have reacted quickly to pour cold water on the suggestion that they could be willing to sell Santi Cazorla.
The Spanish media has been reporting that Atletico Madrid want to spend some of the money they got for Radamel Falcao on bringing Cazorla back to La Liga.
The speculation suggests that the amiable 28-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Los Rojiblancos, who will now attempt to convince Arsenal to sell him to them.
But Cazorla was arguably Arsenal’s best player last season, in his debut campaign after joining from Malaga.
He is already a firm fans’ favourite at the Emirates, thanks to his never-say-die attitude and his luxurious technical ability on and off the ball.
And so the Gunners have told the Daily Mirror in no uncertain terms that Cazorla will not be sold.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have quipped on Tuesday night that unlike Arsenal, the Blues are not a “selling club.”
But for the first time in what seems like a football eternity, the vibe in North London is one of ‘Buy! Buy! Buy!’ rather than the opposite.
Consequently, Cazorla is expected to be joined by new team-mates the calibre of Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain before the transfer window slams shut in September, rather than turn out at the Vicente Calderon anytime soon.