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Arsenal Want Barcelona Youngster, Barcelona Want Arsenal Midfielder: Swap?

by The Newshound

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Perhaps Emirates Stadium and Nou Camp sides can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement?

New Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has refused to rule out a move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Song.
The Spanish club have sounded out the Gunners star as they bid to reinforce the defensive side of their squad before the season.

Current Catalan players Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta have added their own voices to the growing calls for the Cameroon international to move to the Nou Camp

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Arsenal target Cristian Tello could be on the verge of leaving Barcelona after being snubbed by new manager Tito Vilanova.

The youngster looked set to be the latest star to emerge from La Masia, Barca’s famously successful youth academy, under previous manager Pep Guardiola but he has not been given a shirt number in the 25-man squad for the coming campaign.

SOURCE: talkSPORT

So Barcelona are keen on Arsenal midfielder Alex Song with the Guardian stating that Arsene Wenger could be tempted by a £15m offer for the Cameroon international and Arsenal target Cristian Tello has been snubbed by the Catalan side, so perhaps a possible swap deal could help kill two birds with one big stone?

Clearly any such deal would entail Arsenal receiving some cash as part of an exchange as Song is clearly the more senior of the two targets. That said, adaptable attacker Tello is very much a Wenger-esque purchase in that he is a youngster with a great deal of potential, comfortable on the ball and able to effectively perform in a number of roles.

Arsenal would be loathed to lose 25 year old midfielder Song, especially as he has become a more complete box to box performer over the past 12 months, but if the former Bastia man does push for a Gunners exit then perhaps Tello can be used as leverage?

The 20 year old youngster has not been handed a spot in Barcelona’s 25 man squad for the coming season, seemingly meaning that boss Tito Vilanova doesn’t see the Spanish Under 21 international as part of his plans.


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