Much as I'd love him to stay, we should bite their hands off if they're prepared to pay that sort of money.
Thierry Henry has put the situation into sharp focus with his comments, particularly when he says ""When I left, everybody cried, but then the year after they went on a run of being eight points ahead. Everyone comes and goes."
So true Thierry.
Meanwhile we read rumours of impending arrivals - Santi Cazorla from Malaga is talking up a move, and Real Madrid misfit Nuri Sahin might be coming on loan for a season.
Let's wait and see.
Meanwhile, can we have some proper football please? - I'm sure I read that we went on tour to the far east.