Arsenal & Spurs Fight Over £11m Defensive Midfielder

North London rivals go head to head for solid experienced international.

Lorik CANA

The Rumour

ARSENAL target Felipe Melo has signed a one-year contract extension at Italian club Fiorentina tying him there until June 2013 – with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger switching his focus to Spurs target Marseille skipper Lorik Cana.
Cana said: “The door remains open for a departure, even with three years remaining on my contract.
“I will talk with my family and my representatives. It will then depend on what I want to do. Of the possible destinations in the future, England and Germany are the two leagues that attract me the most.”

The Source: (Daily Express)

The Analysis

Having missed out on Felipe Melo, who has signed a new contract extension at Fiorentina, Arsene Wenger still finds himself searching for a strong experienced defensive midfielder which has brought him to the door of impressive Marseille captain Lorik Cana who seems desperate to engineer a move away from the French side.

Spurs are also very keen on Cana but there need seems less immediate having snapped up the impressive Wilson Palacios from Wigan last season however both north London sides are reportedly keen on snapping up the Albanian international and a fair few other sides have shown an interest as well, so this one could run and run.

The Likelihood

Cana to Spurs/Arsenal: Sure to leave but still unsure as to who will put in the first sizable offer.

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