According to this source, this £6m-rated Arsenal man is heading to Serie A – initially on a loan deal with giants AC Milan!
Newcastle United seem to have lost out to Italian giants AC Milan in the race to land Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos if reports in Italy are to be believed.
The Switzerland international is reported in the Italian press to have joined the Serie A club in a loan deal with an option for a permanent switch.
Magpies boss Kevin Keegan had eyed the 23-year-old as his defensive target, but it now appears that he will have to look elsewhere as the Giallorossi bolstered their backline despite having veteran Paolo Maldini and Kakha Kaladze fit.
Senderos will be reunited with former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, who moved to San Siro on a free transfer at the end of the last season. (premiershiplatest.com)
This is quite a shocker. I think it’s fair to say that Senderos is not the most reliable centre-back in the Premier League and, whilst Milan are not involved in the Champions League this season, they are still one of the biggest clubs on the planet with a history built on a strong defence – so quite where this Swiss international fits in is beyond me! With Silvestre on board, Wenger can afford to let Senderos leave. Who knows? Maybe whilst on loan at the San Siro he could fulfill his potential and become a stable and solid defender. Senderos is a determined customer who always gives 100% – but he is also liable to some bad decision-making and more than the occasional misplaced pass. Are Gunners fans shocked to see Senderos linked with AC Milan?