Thursday, April 29, 2010

Transfer Tidbits [Lloris, Mexes, Taddei, Altintop, N'zonzi, Jones]

Following Arsene Wenger's revelation that he is currently holding talks with some of his potential transfer targets. The Internet and the Tabloids have been awash with a host of stories relating to Arsenal's transfer situation.
Although, the manager is currently playing his cards close to his chest, one aspect is certain - new faces will definitely grace the colours of Arsenal next summer.

Today's Arsenal rumours are quite ordinary, you might have noticed. Nevertheless, they are worthwhile glancing at.

¤Steven N'Zonzi (21)and Phil Jones (18):

According to the Daily Mail Arsene Wenger's chief talent spotter, Steve Rowley has recommended the Blackburn duo to his boss after scouting the team ahead of Arsenal's visit to Ewood Park next week.
Well, just like you I don't foresee Wenger buying youth this summer.

However, the boys stand a chance of maturing into full-fledged players under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger, that is if - if is good.

¤Hugo Lloris (23):

Lyon are willing to trade on the willingness of the keeper's admirers to land a jackpot. The French side have already found a replacement for Lloris, he is Sergio Asenjo of Athletico Madrid. To this effect, the club is expected to sell the coveted player to any side that is ready to match their hefty asking price.

¤Mexes and Taddei:

The duo are yet to extend their contracts with As Roma.
And as expected, speculation is rife about their future in Italy.
There have been many formal and informal talks between the parties, but their discussions have failed to achieve the intended aim (contract extension), so far.

Philippe Mexes is been watched closely by Arsenal, Juventus and AC Milan who will have to part with a princely sum of £16m (release clause) to acquire his services.

¤Hamit Altintop (27):

According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Gunners have joined fellow Londoners Tottenham, in the race for Bayern Munich's (out of contract) midfielder Hamit Altintop.

Arsenal and Spurs are set to face stiff competition from Galatasaray and Athletico Madrid who are both great admirers of the 27-year-old.
The player could end up in North London if the German outfit fails to close negotiations for the renewal of his current contract.