Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Thursday’s transfers gossip news
Written by James on August 18, 2011 8:00
Arsenal set to finally spend big on £26m Ligue 1 star
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to meet Lille’s £26m asking price for their attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, according to L’Equipe.
The French publication claims that Ligue 1 outfit Lille are bracing themselves for an approach from Arsenal who could be finally set to spend big and break their record.
Valencia firm on Mata stance
Valencia are sticking to their €30million (£26.4million) price tag on in-demand winger Juan Mata, according to reports in Spain.
The Spain international is a reported target for Chelsea, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger having ruled his club out of the running at the weekend.
Tottenham expressed an interest earlier in the summer, but their pursuit has since cooled due to the excessive asking price.
Arsenal in Talks with Agent over £18m Deal for Lazio Striker
The agent of Lazio striker Mauro Zarate is reportedly in London to hold talks with Arsenal and Tottenham over a possible move to the Premier League for his client.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the Argentina international’s brother and agent Sergio Zarate was in London on Tuesday for discussions with the Gunners and it is thought they are his preferred choice.
Bolton Wanderers target Arsenal defender
According to reports Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel is interesting Bolton Wanderers. It is understood that the young Gunner has been linked with Wanderers.
However, it seems Wanderers boss Owen Coyle will face competition from League Two side Crewe Alexandra. The Daily Mail claims Arsenal’s young Spanish defender is a loan target for Crewe boss Dario Gradi.