Bundesliga side look to snap up unhappy Emirates Stadium duo.
Cash-rich Bayern Munich are poised to slug it out with the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea for the capture of Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.
The Germans, whose repeated profits in recent years are said to have made them the fourth richest club in the world, have £200million to spend and want Nasri to line up alongside – and then become an eventual replacement for – 28- year-old Franck Ribery, who is nearing the end of his contract.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is concerned that Nasri, 23, and fellow Frenchman Gael Clichy, who have a year left on their contracts, are vulnerable to big-spending clubs.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
There are reports stating that Bayern Munich are also keen on nabbing left back Gael Clichy as new boss Jupp Heynckes looks to spend big to get his Bavarian side back into the running for major honours after a difficult season saw the Allianz Arena surrender their Bundesliga title to Borussia Dortmund before limping out of the Champions League to Inter Milan in first knock-out round.
Wenger is facing up to the very real possibility of having to sell Samir Nasri for as little as £10m to avoid losing the French international for nothing in a year’s time. The Arsenal playmaker was the club’s top performer last term, even though his form dipped after an excellent first half of the campaign. Man United are also said to be interested but the former Marseille could be tempted by a move away from the Premier League to avoid the barrage he would undoubtedly receive if he made the move from the Emirates Stadium to Old Trafford.
The Gunners boss will not be as worried about losing Clichy as he has a ready made replacement in Kieran Gibbs but Wenger must also try to prevent Cesc Fabregas from making his long anticipated move back to Barcelona this summer.