Arsenal are among three top clubs reportedly chasing Birmingham centre-backs Roger Johnson and Scott Dann. The pair have been in fine fettle this season, with manager Alex McLeish insisting the pair are capable of sustaining a place in the England squad.
The Gunners would have to do battle with Chelsea and Spurs for their services, however, as they seek additional cover for new French signings Sebastien Squillaci and Laurent Koscielny, who are reportedly struggling to settle down in England, according to The Metro.
Denilson happy to stay.
Brazilian star Denilson has told reporters that he is happy to stay and fight for his place in the Arsenal side.
The Brazilian star is relishing the prospect of the competition for places ahead of the Champions League clash with Braga.
According to Goal.com, the former Sao Paulo star, who has started only three times in the Premier League this season, said: “It is very good and healthy to have such competition. If you look, the manager [Arsene Wenger] has given all of the young players the opportunity to play, and to show their abilities. Cesc Fabregas arrived at Arsenal when he was 16 years old, now just a few years later he is the captain of the team.”
Inter Fabregas interest returns.
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has reportedly set aside a whopping €50m to sign Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas. The club and its fans are uneasy after a poor start to the season, and Moratti sees the Spaniard as the ideal tonic the club need to kick-start their campaign.
According to Mirror Football, the boardroom understand that even if they need to replace Rafa Benitez – who has come under pressure early into his days at the San Siro – any future appointment is likely to be happy to work with Fabregas. The World Cup winner was the subject of a public chase by boyhood club Barcelona in the summer, but the Catalans’offer of £30m was rejected. Inter hope that €50m (£43m) may tempt the Gunners to do business and sell their prized asset.