Arsene Wenger is ready to finalise an £11million deal for Norway centre-half Hangeland – although Manchester City may yet make a late bid – with Carlos Vela possibly moving on loan for a season as part of the deal, first revealed in Hotline. (The People)
Not very happy about the fact we continue to trail this cumbersome battle axe, but here we go again, now apparently willing to offer Carlos Vela as part of the deal, but only on loan. Given the source in question it is very feasible that this is complete rubbish.
On a positive note, Thomas Vermaelen and William Gallas were flawless for 90 minutes at Everton and only lost concentration in the dying moments when they were probably both thinking about their respective goals!
As for Hangeland, well as I have said before, he’s a solid customer but just not really worth anything like the sums Fulham are after.