Friday, July 29, 2011
Arsenal Transfer Gossip - 2 buys - 1 sale - and Barca still broke
POSSIBLY COMING IN :
Arsenal have raised their offer for Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka to £15m. That's a pretty fair offer I reckon this one has a good chance of going through.
The Gunners also appear to be close to signing Valencia winger Juan Mata in a £19m deal after the 23-year-old "told friends" he was moving to the Emirates Stadium. I know - I know - complete bollocks of a source - but there you go.
PROBABLY GOING OUT
Nicklas Bendtner looks set to leave Arsenal, with a £9m move to Sporting Lisbon in the offing after he was spotted in Portugal.
Frankly, I'm surprised that they can afford his wages - but if we can sell Bendtner for that then it's good business for a player who never matched his talk with the same accuracy in front of goal.
GOING NOWHERE BECAUSE BARCELONA ARE BROKE
Arsenal have also moved to end uncertainty over Cesc Fabregas by e-mailing Barcelona and telling them to meet their £40m valuation by Sunday or forget about signing the midfielder. So far Barca have tentatively offered around £25m about a fortnight ago ... they're skint.
The Daily Mirror goes with a similar story but is saying Thursday 5 August is the deadline instead - suggesting it's all newspaper hype designed to sell more copies.