Cesc Fabregas has finally spoken about the ongoing transfer saga according to Spanish media outlet AS. The Arsenal skipper has claimed that the fact he is in the market means Arsenal don’t want him.
He said: “I’m calm and optimistic. I got nothing to say and there’s nothing I can speak of. If something happens… it’s because it has to happen. If a player is in the market it is because his club doesn’t want him. I have no problems over that.”
With Cesc seemingly set on the move to the European champions Barcelona, the saga now rests on whether Barcelona will match Arsenal’s valuation of the player of around £35million.
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Nasri: Signings needed if I stay.
Sir Alex Ferguson is set to make a bid of around £20million in a bid to lure Samir Nasri, according to The Times.
Arsenal will be reluctant to sell if they also sell Fabregas but Nasri has just a year left on his contract and can leave for free in June 2012. It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will keep Nasri and get the most of his last year on his contract or cash in.
Nasri said earlier in the month: “If the boss adds some good players, I really believe a trophy will be won.” The signings of Gervinho and Gary Cahill rumoured to be close may keep Nasri at the club
Clichy set for City.
Gael Clichy is set to sign for Manchester City according to The Independent.
The deal of about £7million is still yet to be concluded with personal terms and exact fee being ironed out but it does seem like the French left-back will become Roberto Mancini’s first signing of the season.
Unlike other Manchester City transfers, Clichy is almost guaranteed to be first choice after Aleksander Kolarov’s poor adaption to English football and the out of favour Wayne Bridge set to move too
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