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Arsenal to Make Player Plus Cash Offer for Malaga Midfielder Isco

Emirates Stadium side look to tempt La Liga side into selling Spanish youngster.

Arsenal are to push on with efforts to sign Malaga youngster Isco as Arsene Wenger readies a bid that will also include a player swap that the Gunners boss hopes will tempt the La Liga side to sell the Spanish midfielder.

Wenger will offer a sum in the region of £6m plus Danish international forward Nicklas Bendtner a move that could well be entice Malaga to sell given that they have been forced to sell their most effective striker, Salomon Rondon, to Rubin Kazan as the club’s Qatari owners urgently seek to balance the books ahead of a potential sale of the club.

Malaga spent a large sum on new players last summer as they chased La Liga glory but have now been forced to conduct something of a fire-sale as owner Sheikh Abdullah bin Al Thani looks to cut his losses. The La Rosaleda club have already sold the aforementioned Rondon, Joris Mathijsen and Santi Cazorla this summer even though they did indeed complete a fourth place finish last term which secured a maiden Champions League berth.

24 year old Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner spent last term on loan at Sunderland and after a fairly successful Euro 2012 finals returned to the North London club to find himself an unwanted man. The giant striker was not named as part of Wenger’s Asian tour and seems likely to fall even further down the Gunners pecking order following the arrival of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud.

A move to Spain would surely tempt the Dane who could see such a transfer a good chance to re-ignite a career that has stagnated at the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger is very keen on young midfielder Isco and will hope that the a cash plus player offer will help persuade Malaga to sell the Spanish Under 21 international who has been favourably compared to former Arsenal captain, and current Barcelona star, Cesc Fabregas.


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