Arsenal Transfer News Roundup: Denilson Wanted by Sevilla and Other Headlines
Today has been quite an exciting day for Arsenal transfer gossip, rumors and speculation. Here's the roundup of today's headlines.
They involve Denilson, Fabregas, Nasri, Bendtner, Eto'o, Oxlade-Chamberlain and also an update on Radamel Falcao.
I hope it's a good read and please share your suggestions and opinions.
Cheers and take care,
Denilson Wanted by Sevilla
Great news in my opinion, as according to the Daily Mail, Spanish side Sevilla have offered the wantaway Brazilian midfielder a route out of Arsenal. Sevilla are willing to pay the Gunners around 8 million pounds to acquire the Brazilian. Yes, you heard me, 8 MILLION POUNDS!!!!!!!!! The offer is way above his valuation, which in my opinion is around 5 million pounds or less. So, I suggest to Wenger: TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!!!!!
Bendtner Valued at 9.6 Million Pounds
Nicklas Bendtner's agent and father, Thomas Bendtner, has valued his wantaway son at around 9.6 million pounds or 11 million euros. Bendtner is set to leave this summer, but it will all depend on whether clubs interested in him will pay the amount. I believe Bendtner is slightly overvalued at that price, and is more in the 7 to 8.5 million pound range, but that's just my opinion. Bendtner has quite a lot of interest from the likes of Lazio, Fulham and even Bayern Munich, so I think he'll find a way out this summer.
Link to the article: http://www.sport.co.uk/news/Football/53867/Bendtner_given_high_valuation.aspx
Barcelona Offer 30 Million Pounds for Fabregas
Yeah, here we go again. Many reports are stating that Barcelona are going to launch a 30 million pound offer for the Gunners skipper and playmaker, Cesc Fabregas. In my opinion, that is a low offer and will definitely get rejected. I don't think that Wenger is keen on selling him, and if he is, the offer should be closer to 50 million pounds...joke of an offer.
Here's a link to an article about the news: http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Arsenal-transfer-news-Barcelona-have-launched-their-latest-attempt-to-sign-Cesc-Fabregas-but-face-being-outbid-by-Manchester-City-article742907.html
Nasri Contract Talks Stall
Well, this isn't good news at all, as Wenger confirmed that contract talks with Samir Nasri have stalled due to differences in wages. A report by Goal.com states that Nasri wants the same salary as Cesc Fabregas, which is around 110,000 pounds per week. I believe Nasri's demands aren't justified, despite his excellent performances this season. Yes, he deserves a pay rise, but not the same amount as Fabregas. Fabregas has been consistently excellent for the past six to seven years, while Nasri has finally performed this year. If Nasri and Arsenal don't agree on a new contract, then just sell him before the new season begins.
Link to the article: http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2011/06/01/2512482/arsenals-arsene-wenger-contract-negotiations-with-samir
Falcao Update: I'm in No Rush to Leave Porto
This is an update provided by Radamel Falcao himself, who's gaining huge interest from the Gunners and Tottenham. Falcao states that he is "calm" about the situation and that Porto are looking to renew his contract. He also states that he does "not know if it's his time to leave to another championship." Not a real positive update for the Gunners chances of acquiring him, but nonetheless an update.
Here's the link to the article: http://www.goal.com/en/news/1549/rest-of-europe/2011/05/31/2512265/radamel-falcao-in-no-rush-to-quit-porto
Oxlade-Chamberlain Wants Arsenal Move
This news comes from the ever-reliable We Are the North Bank, who first reported on the Gunners reopening talks with the talented English winger/midfielder. Mark Chamberlain, his father, stated that his son wants "to get to Arsenal as soon as possible and continue his development..." I expect this transfer to happen sooner rather than later, as clearly Wenger is really serious about signing him.
Here's the link to the article: http://wearethenorthbank.com/oxlade-chamberlain-wants-arsenal-move-asap/
Arsenal Interested in Samuel Eto'o
This is the most surprising and biggest news of the day, as there are reports coming out of Italy suggesting that Arsenal are interested in signing Cameroonian international and Inter Milan star and legend, Samuel Eto'o. Eto'o, as the article states, will act as a replacement for wantaway striker Nicklas Bendtner. I don't believe this transfer will take place, as Eto'o is highly valued and important to Inter Milan, and the story just seems like pure gossip to me. If it does happen, Eto'o will be one hell of a signing.
Here's a link to an article regarding this headline which comes from a fellow Arsenal blog: http://www.welcometothegunnerstown.com/arsenal/2011/5/31/italian-press-suggest-etoo-deal.html
What Do You Think?
What do you think? What are your opinions on the Bendtner, Denilson, Fabregas and Nasri situations? Do you want to see either Falcao or Eto'o as a Gunner? What is your opinion on Wenger signing a third youngster in the form of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? Please share your thoughts and opinions.
Cheers and take care,
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