Yep, Nou Camp outfit wants another Emirates star!
Barcelona are ready to begin a second transfer saga with Arsenal after targeting Gael Clichy.
The Spanish giants are now believed to be on the trail of French left back Clichy, 24, which will annoy Arsenal even further as they battle to hold on to captain Cesc Fabregas.
But it would appear that the Spanish club have no intention of giving up on Fabregas and if they go for Clichy as well then it may only serve to worse relations.
Barcelona want Clichy as well as they are believed to want to offload left backs Eric Abidal and Brazilian Maxwell. (Daily Mirror)
ARSENE WENGER has made a fresh £8million bid for French centre-half Laurent Koscielny.
And it is a move that could spell the end of William Gallas’ Arsenal career.
SunSport understands the Gunners boss has given Koscielny’s club Lorient a deadline until Thursday to give a response after an initial £6m offer was rejected.
Wenger wants to conclude a deal before flying to the World Cup finals this week.
Koscielny, 24, has all but agreed a four-year deal and is desperate for the two clubs to do business. (The Sun)
You have to hand it to Barcelona, they have some nerve. Hot on the heels of a continuous long running attempt to snare Cesc Fabregas they now turn their attentions to Gael Clichy. The French full back is now a player Pepe Guardiola has set his sights on, and you know what that means. Expect a concerted attempt to unsettle the left back, which will involve every Barca employee stating that the 24 year old ‘belongs’ to the Catalan club.
Meanwhile Wenger continues to chase a defender that is even unknown in France, whilst all Gunners fans once again shout “buy a big name” at their computer screens. There is no doubting that Arsene is as adept as anyone at picking up unknowns and making them into household names, but perhaps this summer he will actually do things the easy way. I.e. spend large sums getting an established recognised experienced performer.
Whichever way you look at it, this summer will probably be a busy one for the north London club. Five seasons of relative failures are beginning to have an effect on the Emirates faithful who are probably being sick of being told “well you do play lovely football”.
It seems that most Gunners fans would probably list a new keeper and perhaps a solid centre back and making sure that Fabregas does not leave as their main requests of their club.