Barcelona Make Swap Offer for £15m Arsenal Midfielder Alex Song

Nou Camp side look to tempt Emirates Stadium outfit into selling Cameroon international.

Barcelona are ready to make an offer for Arsenal midfielder Alex Song which would involve the carrot of Nou Camp starlet Cristian Tello as part of a deal for the Cameroon international according to Spanish source

Arsene Wenger would presumably be loathed to sell 25 year old midfielder Song but if the former Bastia man did push for an exit then a deal that would involve cash and promising youngster Tello may well tempt the Gunners boss. By all accounts the 20 year old attacker is a player the French boss greatly admires.

Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova did not name Tello in his 25 man Nou Camp squad and has not as yet been handed a squad number, leaving many to assume that the starlet is not part of the new manager’s plans.

Last term Pep Guardiola used the forward sporadically but must have been impressed by the impact he made. Tello netted seven goals in 22 appearances, of which only five were starts, and certainly did not look out of place in Barcelona’s star studded side.

The need for an attacker such as Tello may well increase if Wenger opts to continue his clear-out with the likes of Andrei Arshavin, Nicklas Bendtner and Marouane Chamakh surely wondering about their futures at the North London club.

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