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Breaking news, well, to me at least GUNNERS SET FOR NASRI SWOOP

http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_3591244,00.html




Arsenal are closing in on a triple French swoop with Samir Nasri, Clement Chantome and Francis Coquelin all understood to be on the verge of moving to north London.

The biggest of the three deals is that for Nasri, who only recently signed a new long-term contract with Marseille.

But l'OM have agreed to let him leave as they hope to sign Hatem Ben Arfa from Lyon to replace him.

Arsenal, who also have an interest in Ben Arfa, have agreed a deal for Nasri believed to be worth 15million euros (£11.9million).

Nasri is expected in the English capital on Wednesday for a medical before signing a four-year deal.

Ben Arfa's move looks closer after Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed he could leave and admitted he would rather he joined l'OM than a foreign club.

"I am not opposed to a Hatem's transfer to l'OM. My idea is very clear: with the same offers, I will prefer my player to join a French club than a foreign club.

"French Football has to get more and more competitive teams for both Le Championnat and European Cups."

Aulas then admitted Arsenal are one of two Premier League clubs to make contact with him about Ben Arfa.

"But I have not been contacted by OM officials yet," he said.

"There is also interest from two English clubs, notably Arsenal."

While Wenger is a fan of both Nasri and Ben Arfa, the former has always been his preference and it seems he is now close to capturing him.

Nasri's signing is likely to be followed by the arrivals of Chantome and Coquelin.

Chantome was one of the few PSG players to come out of last season with any plaudits after a string of impressive displays in central midfield.

The 22-year-old has been likened to Mathieu Flamini and Wenger is reported to have met with the France Under-21 international in the last week.

Coquelin - who is with third division Laval, has been on trial with Arsenal and although he picked up an injury during training - the 17-year-old seems to have done enough to earn a deal.

It is believed Coquelin is currently in London undergoing a medical ahead of a deal.
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
This is about The Arse ....

Football Banter ...
Yeah....and when i put non-Man Utd related transfer news in Football Banter another mod or admin will move it to transfer talk. For sure.

Anyway, It's no biggie for me, I enjoy seeing your avatar on my threads :)
 

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The 20-year-old has established himself as one of the hottest prospects in Europe over the past few seasons and has been heavily linked with the Gunners in recent weeks.

Marseille-based newspaper La Provence reported last week that Nasri was on the verge of agreeing a ₤12.5 million move to the Emirates, and French daily L’Equipe has claimed the playmaker will travel to London to undergo a medical and agree personal terms.

The Algerian-descended playmaker only recently signed a new contract designed to keep him at Stade Velodrome until 2012, but it has since emerged the deal includes a release clause set at around ₤12 million.

Nasri is expected to replace the unsettled Aleksandr Hleb, who has received strong interest from Inter Milan and has recently been linked with Barcelona.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is likely to install Nasri on either flank, continuing his tradition of converting natural playmakers into wide midfielders, as he has done with the likes of Hleb, Tomas Rosicky and Robert Pires.

Nasri is expected to arrive in London in the morning, and will meet with Arsenal officials to agree personal terms before undergoing a medical at Shenley.

He will then be taken on a tour of the Emirates Stadium, and have his picture taken for the club’s official website, before flying out around 7:30pm to hook up with France national team in Clairefontaine for their pre-EURO 2008 training camp.
 

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I heard Arsenal were interested in Nasri last week. I thought the transfer fee would put them off tbh.
 

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Yeah....and when i put non-Man Utd related transfer news in Football Banter another mod or admin will move it to transfer talk. For sure.

Anyway, It's no biggie for me, I enjoy seeing your avatar on my threads :)
Seconded. If anything, she looks better with less make-up :eek:

That is carly yeah?

Never heard of the trio. But they're probably good if Wenger thinks they can deliver the league.
 
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