Arsenal look set to follow up the signing of Gervinho by snapping up young Costa Rican prodigy Joel Campbell according to The Guardian.
Campbell, a 19-year-old striker, is due to meet club executive Richard Law to thrash out the remaining terms of the deal. The Deportivo Saprissa front-man would have to apply for a work permit as he has not played the required amount of international games, despite starting all three of Costa Rica’s Copa America fixtures. He’s likely to follow in fellow Central American, Carlos Vela, and be loaned out in Europe whilst he sorts out his work permit issues.
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No new Fab bid.
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has today come out and rubbished claims that Barcelona have made an improved bid for captain Cesc Fabregas. The Catalan club have made no secret of their desire to bring the Spanish midfielder back to the Nou Camp, but no improvement on the £26m pound bid has been made. The Gunners Chairman said to the Daily Star: “They’ve made one offer, which works out at around £26m, but that was ages ago, at the moment our situation is very straightforward: we don’t want to lose him. We have told them a number of times that what they are proposing is unacceptable and yet they haven’t moved on it.”
Everton eye Bendtner.
Everton are the latest club to show interest in want away Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner The Metro reports. The Dane, who was left out of his club’s pre-season tour to the Far East, has been subjected to interest from Hamburg and Sporting Lisbon, is keen to move but his suitors has been reluctant to broker a deal. The striker, who netted nine times last season, could now find his way to Everton albeit on loan as The Toffees cannot afford the £12m asking price.
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