Boss Refuses To Be Drawn On Midfielder Interest

By on August 9, 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, Barcelona refuse to comment on Alex Song.

Alex Song

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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6 Comments

  1. EMERY

    August 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    No matter what, song should not be sold to any club at least not now.

    • tobi

      August 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      yh my guy you are right song should not be sold now.

  2. jay

    August 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Where exactly is the quote that Wengers fearful he’ll wanna leave. Stick to the facts please.

  3. yammydre 4rm kaf

    August 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    it is really out of normal reasonin 2 begin to tink of sellin song now.he is d invincible soul behind arsenal place last season.to b kindid vp should nt b sold after our trophies celebratn dis season if he want 2 leave.cos dis season trophies are assured…up gunners

  4. mark

    August 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I cant believe that RVP would still want to leave Arsenal after the signings that have been made.
    The squad is excellent now and RVP must see that he can fulfill all his dreams with Arsenal and his friends at the club.

  5. Ayelab

    August 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Nobody is indispensable.but right thing shd be done at a right time.futbol team is like a barrack where “soldier go soldier come“ am sure of beta ARSENAL this season

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