The tactician promised some months ago to retain the squad he inherited from Laurent Blanc, when he took over the reins of power. However, depending on the outcome of Arsenal's involvement with Seville's Sebastien Squillaci, Tigana might be singing a new tune soon.
The report believes Arsenal will try to sign Michael Ciani (26), if they fail to snatch the 30-year-old Squillaci.
The center-back's contract with the Hailan outfit runs until 2013, which means The Gunners must be prepared to bid outrightly for his services.
This sounds jittery, but can Arsenal afford a €14.4m defender given the prudent manner in which we delegate our scarce resources?