Arsenal Transfer News: Frenchman Wants Move

By on August 7, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal target Etienne Capoue is keen for a move.

Etienne Capoue

Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue wants to leave the club this summer amid reported interest from Arsenal, according to Sky Sports News.

The 24-year-old has become one of the most highly-rated defensive midfielders in France after another excellent season in Ligue 1 last term. This form has lead to interest from several clubs throughout Europe with Arsenal thought to be monitoring the players situation.

Capoue has been with Toulouse for five seasons after making the move from Ligue 2 side Anglers in 2007, but it seems the France under-21 ace has decided its time to move on.

The player has declared he wants to leave the club to a team that can offer him Champions League football in order to boost his chances of breaking into the France senior squad.

“I want to play in the Champions League, and face the best teams in the continent. Toulouse cannot offer me that this season,”

“We missed out on Europe at the end of the Championnat. Yes, I want to leave.

“It’s not that I’m not happy at Toulouse, but I want to progress, pass a course and integrate as quickly as possible in the France team.”

Capoue is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

However, club president Olivier Sadran insists they have not received any offers for Capoue as yet, and hinted that the player may not be ready for the big-time just yet.

“For Etienne, I have not received any offers. Many big clubs think that some of our top players have yet to mature,”

Sadran is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

Arsenal are believed to have short-listed Capoue as a possible addition after cooling their interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, but they may face competition from Sevilla after the Spanish side were also credited with interest.

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15 Comments

  1. bob d

    August 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

    this could be happening,hes cheaper than mvilla,we could sell song and loan sahin and affelly from barca!!

    • syed

      August 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      why would you want to sell song? are you insane? i want song to stay at arsenal i would just sell nicklas bendtner and sign etienne capoue and egyptian left back milo and gregory van der wiel from ajax or i would sign mathieu debuchy from lille.

  2. Mick Downer

    August 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

    bob d get a life mate,we keep song and have capoue as a squad cover we do not want anyone to go!!!!!!your comments on affelly, we would have to pay for him great player but not on AW radar ?

  3. mhonsur

    August 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

    up gunner! it it so amazing that asene wenger make the signing of carzola but pls help us to sign mvilla or capoue.

  4. Akod

    August 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Wot rubbish !!!
    Why sell song ?
    Do u av 2 sell ur best players coz u want 2 buy anoda gud player,who might or might not click…its like sell rooney 2 buy aguero….or sell messi 2 buy ronaldo…
    Wots d essence..

  5. oni

    August 7, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I c no reason y we shld think of selling song cos d as relly blend wit that midfield’wenger pls dn’t even think abt it

  6. Uniq

    August 7, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Common guy we dnt nid to sell song nd sign M’villa or capoue we nd one more dfensive midfield dat wll challenge song in that roll…..

  7. Beloved Adekunle

    August 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Yea I want him 2 join Arsenal

  8. ajala

    August 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Selling song is like u put fire on d roof &u wanted 2 sleep,pls d’nt try it(wenger) and we still need M.villa in our squad.

  9. kojo123

    August 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    why sell senior song to buy another gud player.after all united are not going to sell rooney to buy van persie.

  10. abayomi

    August 7, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Song is arsenal,y arsenal is song,pls is it a curse for arsenalfc not to reap d work of his Hand,pls Arsene wenger don’t make mistake of ur life by selling Alex Song

  11. Nick

    August 8, 2012 at 2:25 am

    Sell song and others get mvilla lahm falcao

  12. oluka ignatius

    August 8, 2012 at 5:21 am

    y build a team en then destroy it in de name buying a new player whom u dnt no whether he’ll well 2 de team en de league. AW better kip gud old players en buy new gud one. Kip song. Tell barca we’re nt an academy that develops talent en sells them wen gud

  13. Stanley

    August 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Capoue should replace song and then sign M’vila,Gason,Lloris and 2 defenders.

  14. Gowineish

    August 9, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Get him and Gregory van Der Wiel. We are done.

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