Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Inter Set To Bid For Zarate, Arsenal Might Pull Out

Practically speaking Arsenal might have raised over €80million from selling the likes of Gael Clichy, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Eboue and recently Samir Nasri, but theoretically speaking it is in no hurry to be fleeced by its Italian counterpart Lazio, who are demanding much more for Mauro Zarate in the light of the Gunners recent exploits in the transfer market.

Sources in Italy believe Lazio's president values his asset at a staggering €20million, it is no hidden fact that Arsene and co are likely to get cold feets when they meet with the 24-year-old attacker's club to discuss terms of transfer later.

The player's representative Giuseppe Bozzo told Sportitalia that his client will not leave Italy, unless the club in question is willing to pay the right fee for his services: "Zarate is not a player like the others, he is important for both president Lotito and the fans. Mauro is attached to Lazio. Without a concrete offer from a club ready to invest a lot of money. he won't leave. I talk every
day with Lotito, there is no need to sell the player."

According to Bozzo Arsenal are not the only club monitoring the player's situation: "Now Inter have
shown their interest, we
will take a decision with calm. Inter have contacted me, not the club. It's a possibility that can be changed into a negotiation. Of course the two clubs must meet and negotiate."