Arsenal Lose Ground In Chase For Prolific £5m Striker

By on April 12, 2012

Burak Yilmaz

Arsenal and Fulham have lost ground in the chase for Burak Yilmaz as Spanish side Sevilla are lining up a bid for the Turkish striker, according to talkSPORT.

The 26-year old has been in red hot form for his club this season and has attracted interest after scoring an incredible 31 goals in just 28 games for Trabzonspor.

talkSPORT report that English clubs Arsenal and Fulham are interested in the striker, with Arsene Wenger and Martin Jol thought to be mulling over a summer bid for his services.

Wenger is believed to have shortlisted Yilmaz as a potential back-up for captain Robin van Persie in attack, whereas Jol wishes to lure him to Craven Cottage to potentially replace Clint Dempsey.

However, the two sides have received a wake-up call as the report claims that Spanish outfit Sevilla have already made advancements in capturing the frontman, and are already planning a £5 million bid for the Turkish international as soon as the summer window opens.

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4 Comments

  1. nico

    April 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    this source is fairly nul as fulham have already got 4 mil on the table form the last window and they are asking for 8

  2. demongooner

    April 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    why do you insist arsenal are going for every striker going so far on your blogs that i have read we’re after 9 strikers and apparently already signed poldoski ?
    this is not news its gossip

    • Football Talk

      April 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      Hi demongooner,

      Thanks for the comment. As the article says, it is in fact talkSPORT who are the source of this news, not Football Talk.

      We are not claiming Arsenal are after this guy, and yes, it’s is most certainly gossip, as 99% of transfer news is.

  3. Aniruddh

    April 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I’m not sure whether Arsenal actually want/need him

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