The constant speculation surrounding Arsenal’s want away stars show no signs of diminishing. French playmaker Samir Nasri has expressed his desire to leave the Emirates in order to secure silverware.
Having become frustrated at the situation in north London. Reports in Caughtoffside.com have surfaced indicating that the former Marseille midfielder has attracted interest from Chelsea, who are looking add creativity to their midfield. As Andre Villas-Boas looks to stamp his mark on an ageing Chelsea squad ahead of his maiden season in England.
Both Manchester clubs are believed to of had bids of £20m rejected. Arsenal are hoping to spark a bidding war between last season’s top 3. According to the guardian.co.uk, an offer of at least £25m will be required to trigger any talks. Which would be a decent return on a player approaching the final year of his contract.
With Chelsea’s pursuit of Luka Modric showing signs of slowing, after Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s outright refusal to sell their star man. The Blues have turned their attentions to luring Nasri across the capital.
Having enjoyed his best season last time out, netting 10 goals in the premier league. The 24 year-old became the focal point of the gunners play, filling the void left by an injured Fabregas.
Free-spending City were seemingly in pole position to land Nasri, re-uniting him with former team mate Clichy in the north-west. With only Chelsea able to compete with City on a financial level there could be a few more twists and turns yet.