[Rumour Rater] Arsenal Transfer News, 26/08: Bastian Schweinsteiger and Leighton Baines
Written by James on August 26, 2011 4:45
A 27-year old talented German midfielder and an English left-back are today’s players linked with a possible move to Arsenal.
Having qualified for the Champions League, it seems that the Gunners now have the needed money to strengthen their squad as according to Fanatix, they are ready to make a £30m offer to secure the services of Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger. One of Germany’s most important players, the 27-year old was criticised by Franz Beckenbauer and Oliver Kahn earlier this month with many believing this could be a reason for a possible departure.
In other news, The Transfer Tavern believes that the Gunners are still chasing Leighton Baines to replace Gael Clichy who left this summer for Manchester City. The Everton left-back was very popular with our readers when we asked them a first opinion two months ago as he received 1,238 positive votes.
And before moving on to today’s poll, a look at Tuesday’s poll in which we collected more than 2,500 votes and with Riccardo Montolivo and Mikel Arteta getting an interesting amount of positive votes from our readers.
As always, please let us know your preference on today’s linked players and don’t be shy to join the discussion in our newly-launched Arsenal forum.
Date of birth: 01/08/1984
Place of birth: Kolbermoor
Market Value: £31m
Date of birth: 11/12/1984
Place of birth: Kirkby
Position: Left Wing
Market Value: £15m