Arsenal Plan Surprise £3.5m Bid for Man City Midfielder Gareth Barry

Emirates Stadium target has one year left to run on his contract at City.

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Arsenal are targeting a move for Manchester City’s defensive midfielder Gareth Barry, the Sun reports.

Barry only has one year left to run on his current £100,000 a week contract at City and it is unknown whether he will be a part of new manager Manuel Pellegrini’s plans at the Etihad.

City have recently signed central midfielder Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk, meaning competition for places at the Sky Blues will be even more fierce next season.

Arsenal could offer Barry a way out of the Etihad and although they won’t offer the midfielder the wages he is earning at the moment, Barry would still be interested in a move to the Emirates.

Arsenal are in the market for a central midfielder and recently had a bid turned down by Bayer Leverkusen for German midfielder Lars Bender.

Now, Arsene Wenger has turned his attention to Barry, who could cost around £3.5 million, which could be seen as bargain for a player with so much experience.

Arsenal are also interested in Scott Parker but it is unlikely that Tottenham would let the midfielder leave White Hart Lane for their bitterest rivals.


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