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Boss Refuses To Be Drawn On Midfielder Interest
Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has refused to be drawn on reports linking him with a move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Song.
According to Sky Sports News, the 24-year-old has attracted interest from a host of clubs throughout Europe after an excellent campaign with the Gunners last season and the player is said to be keen to explore his options.
Barcelona have been strongly linked with the Cameroon midfielder and reports have suggested the Catalans were lining him up as a replacement for Seydou Keita, who left the club for Chinese outfit Dalian Aerbin earlier this summer.
However, after seeing his side beat Manchester United on penalties following a 0-0 draw in Gothenburg on Wednesday night, Vilanova refused to comment on these reports claiming it would be disrespectful.
“I don’t like talking about players who are not in our squad,” said Vilanova when asked about Song.
“There are many players outside of Barca who I like and I cannot talk about them. It would be a lack of respect to other clubs.”
Vilanova is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
Song has two years to run on his current Arsenal contract but boss Arsene Wenger fears the player could push for a move this summer, prompting his interest in Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin.
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