Wenger target considers Serie A departure.
Udinese midfielder Gokhan Inler has hinted that he may leave the club next summer.
The 25-year-old defensive midfielder has made more than 50 appearances for the Serie A side since arriving from FC Zurich in summer 2007, helping the Zebrette reach the UEFA Cup quarter-finals last season.
Inler was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal during the close-season to help add some steel to the Gunners’ midfield, only for a move to fail to materialise.
However, Emirates Stadium supremo Arsene Wenger is thought to be monitoring the progress of the Swiss international, who has 23 caps for his country.
And the Frenchman may be able to finally entice him to London next summer, after the player – despite being contracted with Udinese until 2014 – hinted that this season may be his last with the club.
“I have a contract with the club until 2014. The directors would like to extend that,” he said, as reported by IlCalciomercato.it.
“I’ll stay another year and then we’ll see.” (Four Four Two)
We were keen on Inler for a prolonged period last season and this summer it looked like Wenger was closing in on the Swiss international but failed to persuade Udinese to allow their prized asset leave. Now that he has essentially stated that he will stay another year and then we’ll see, essentially means “come and get me” and if Arsenal are listening they would do well to consider making an offer for the £14m rated midfielder.
Whilst Song and Denilson have done well this season I fancy that Gokhan may fit more easily into the position alongside Cesc Fabregas in the centre of the park.