Arsenal.com made the official announcement that Santi Cazorla was an Arsenal players. As is usually the case with Arsenal, no details regarding the deal were given, but according to rumours, it could be anywhere between £12.5 million to £16 million. Santi Cazorla becomes the 3rd signing made by Arsenal this summer and they are still expected to sign Nuri Sahin on loan from Real Madrid.
Manchester United‘s Nani is becoming increasingly disillusioned with life at Old Trafford after failing to agree a new contract.
The Portuguese international was expected to sign a new deal this summer and cement his place as a key part of manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s future plans. But with the new season less than fortnight away, the 25-year-old has not managed to find an agreement and sources close to the player have revealed that he has been left feeling unwanted.
“Nani wants to stay but is feeling a little unloved, said the source on Monday night. He hasn’t given up on a new contract but is upset that there hasn’t been greater urgency shown by United.”
Paris Saint-Germain have outmuscled Manchester United in the battle for Brazil midfielder Lucas Moura.
Sources revealed the French club’s interest in the 19-year-old last week and United’s fears seem to have been realised after the player’s representatives indicated they were ready to agree terms with Carlo Ancelotti’s club. Inter president Massimo Moratti claimed that Sao Paulo had agreed a deal with PSG for £35million – £5m more than the Brazilian club were poised to accept from United.
Arsenal have edged closer to offload big-money flop Andrey Arshavin after Galatasary made a £4million offer.
QPR boss Mark Hughes is also interested in signing the Russian playmaker but the Turkish club have made their move to take him ahead of the new season.
The club are working hard to trim Arsene Wenger’s squad, with Arshavin one of the key players Arsenal are keen to sell given his £70,000-per-week wages.
There are growing concerns over Agger’s situation at Liverpool. There have been differing points of view from his representatives and Liverpool about what amounts to talks over a new contract.
When Agger missed Liverpool’s Europa League tie last week there were quotes in Danish publications which said he was not injured and that talks had yet to begin over a new contract. Liverpool insist that is not the case and that initial talks have begun.