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Espanyol Quoted £4M For Aging Flop

Spanish outfit Espanyol could be ready to offer Sebastien Squillaci a way out of Arsenal according to reports on TalkSport. The 31-year-old defender only joined the Gunners just over a year ago but he has failed to make a positive impression on either the manager or the fans.

There were reports recently that Sam Allardyce wanted to take the Frenchman on loan to Upton Park but the Arsenal board blocked the move preferring to sell the defender.

Arsenal have put a £4m price tag on the former Sevilla man. Spanish newspaper Sport reports that the Barcelona based club have made an offer for Squillaci but that it is significantly lower than the asking price. Espanyol have had well-documented financial problems recently and their inability to tie their players down to new contracts has forced them to seek replacements. However, even with the lower than expected offer, with Wenger’s patience with the centre back seemingly running thin the club could be keen to cash in on the defender while they can.

Mega rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala have also been linked with a move for the defender and whilst the £4m price tag would be no issue they are yet to make a move for the Arsenal man.

Hamish Mackay for FootballFanCast.com

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