Nicklas Bendtner is reportedly coming closer and closer to his Arsenal exit expecially after it was reported yesterday of interest from AC Milan, but there comes news of interest from Galatasaray with the Turkish side believed to be also interested in signing the Danishman, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Even though the Mirror claimed that there will be a £7.5million deal, reports from Italy claim Milan are ready to pay around 7million euro (£5.5million) for the Dane. Bendtner spent last season on loan at Sunderland where he scored eight goals but failed to earn himself a permanent deal at the Stadium Of Light.
The Milan link comes as a surprise. The club are looking for a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic but while names such as Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko have been openly bandied about, that of Bendtner hasn’t been on anybody’s radar.
Barcelona In Cazorla Link
Arsenal could reportedly face huge competition from Barcelona for Malaga midfielder Santi Cazorla. The Gunners are again beingheavily linked with the Spain international simply because of the situation at Malaga, which appears to be undergoing some sort of financial crisis. Players haven’t been paid for June and Cazorla’s agent visited the Emirates last week to talk to Arsenal officials over a possible move. Malaga’s players have had to accept a proposal whereby outstanding wages for June are paid in August and November.
However, Barcelona are believed to be monitoring the situation and may also make a surprise move for Cazorla, whose former club Villareal are claiming that Malaga still owe money from his 20million euro move to Malaga which happened last summer.
Cazorla has a clause in his contract which would means he can leave if payments are breached, hence his agent’s trip to London last week where he offered his client to both Spurs and Arsenal.
Gunners Told to Increase Niang Bid
After there were reports claiming that Arsenal had completed a move for Niang it is believed that Arsenal have been told to increase their bid for Caen striker M’Baye Niang before anything can be agreed. The 17-year-old had a successful trial at the Emirates last week but there is a huge disparity in the reporting of the transfer fee offered by the Gunners. Reports in the UK press today claim Arsenal have put in a £6million bid while reports from France claim that Niang will go for no more than 2million euro (£1.6million).
Manchester City are also interested in Niang while Spurs are also ready to offer him a trial.