Arsenal target could join for £10.5m: Will Wenger up his BID?

Having failed with their first bid for this talented Brazilian, will Arsene decide to try again or save his cash for a Euro 2008 star?

Brazilian club Portuguesa claim they have turned down an Arsenal bid for their highly-rated striker Diogo.
The 21-year-old has emerged as one of the most promising strikers in Brazil after scoring 18 goals in the league last season.
He has continued his form this term with four goals in six games and now he is attracting major attention from Europe.
Arsenal first showed an interest earlier this year and now the Sao Paolo-based club claim that they have not turned down a bid from The Gunners.
“We have refused an offer from Arsenal, because it was too low,” Portuguesa director Andre Heleno was quoted by the Daily Star.
“Up to now the biggest offer has come from Italy, which was £9million, but we will start to think about selling him at £12million.” (

Maybe Wenger should opt to strike while the iron is hot and offer £10.5m for the young striker? No doubt the director of the Brazilian outfit will be all-too-aware that Euro 2008 is displaying the wares of a great many talented signings that the French boss may decide to bid for. Therefore, don’t be surprised if the astute Gunners boss decides to opt for a bid elsewhere.

It does seem likely that the possible double departure of Hleb and Adebayor will result in a large cash injection that he will be keen to re-invest before pre-season gets under way. Who should Arsenal buy with the sudden influx of cash?

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