Sebastien Squillaci to depart Arsenal?

Arsenal have received a bid for French defender Sebastien Squillaci. The big stopper has been out of favour for both club and country recently and would be looking for a move that could see him playing regular football again.

The Sun reports that newly promoted side, Bastia, want him to return the Lique 1. The 31 year old has previous experience in the French league, playing for both Monaco and Lyon. He was part of the Lyon double winning side in season 2007/08. He also won the Copa Del Rey with Spanish side Sevilla in 2010 before signing a 3 year deal with Premiership side, Arsenal.

Sebastien Squillaci’s 2 years at Arsenal has seen him play 38 games in all competitions, scoring 2 goals. He has 21 caps for France and also qualifies to play for non-FIFA affiliated team Corsica.

 

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Arsenal's striker hunt continues

Arsenal are continuing their search for another striker after revelations that Arsene Wenger is tracking the Euro 2012 Russian sensation, Alan Dzagoev.

The Daily Star claims that German newspaper Bild, reported that Arsenal are ready to make a £13m bid to acquire the player who currently plays for CSKA Moscow. Dzagoev’s contract ends in December making it more likely that the Russian club would accept the offer.

Alan Dzagoev has sparked interest from Europe’s top clubs after his great start to Euro 2012. He’s scored 3 goals in his first 2 games in the tournament as he helps Russia progress. The 21 year old has scored 26 goals for CSKA Moscow since joining them in 2008.

Arsenal are looking to strengthen their squad with the signing of German striker Lukas Podolski already complete and Oliver Giroud in the pipeline.

 

 

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Yak to go West?

West Ham United could trigger the £1m release clause of Yakubu Aiyegbeni from Blackburn Rovers. The Sun reports he will make a return to the Premiership to the newly promoted side.

Sam Allardyce, sacked by Blackburn Rovers in 2011, might see this as getting ‘one over’ on his successor Steve Kean as he looks to build a squad ready for the coming season. This will be ‘Big Sam’s’ second signing from a relegated side after signing goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen from Bolton Wanderers on a free Transfer.

At the age of 29, Yakubu, a Nigerian striker, could see this as his last transfer in football. He has previously played for Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton and Leicester City scoring a total of 114 goals.

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West Ham look to bolster side with Jussi Jaaskelainen

West Ham Manager Sam Allardyce begins his preparations for the Premier League and is hoping to bring in a familiar face this summer.

Jaaskelainen lost his starting place to Adam Bogdan this year and has since struggled to play regularly for Bolton Wanderers, though it looks as if Big Sam could over him a lifeline after West Ham appear to have failed to negotiate a new contract with Robert Green.

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham are frontrunners to sign the Finish free agent after West Bromwich Albion’s attempts to sign the 37-year-old stalled due to the manager situation at the club.

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Nick Powell nearing dream Premier League move

Crewe Alexandra’s play-off hero Nick Powell could be on his way to Old Trafford in a dream move according to the Daily Star.

The 18-year-old who is another product of Crewe’s successful youth system has been monitored by several Premier League clubs this seasons and boosted his chances of a Premier League berth with his stunning goal in the League Two Play-Off Final.

The Daily Star reports that he will agree a four year contract and will earn £20,000 costing Man United club £3million.

Powell was watched by Sir Alex Ferguson’s brother on Sunday who is a notable scout within the club.

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