Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger Eyes Ignazio Abate | Winger Set For £7m Move?

By on July 10, 2013

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With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest Arsenal transfer rumours. Today, Arsene Wenger is interested in AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate while Gervinho could be heading to Roma for £7m.

Wenger eyes Abate

First up and talkSPORT are reporting that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is keeping a close eye on AC Milan defender Ignazio Abate’s situation this summer ahead of a potential bid.

The Italian international right-back has just 12 months left to run on his current deal at the San Siro and while Milan are desperate to tie him down to a new contract, it’s understood the 26-year-old is keen to test himself in the Premier League.

Arsenal could be in need of a new right-back with the future of Bacary Sagna still unclear and talkSPORT suggest that Wenger may make a move for Abate if the experienced Frenchman departs the Emirates this summer.

Roma in for Gervinho

Next up and the Daily Mail are reporting that Roma are interested in signing out-of-favour attacker Gervinho this summer with a season-long loan or permanent £7m switch mooted.

The Ivory Coast international has struggled to settle in north London since making the move from Lille in 2011 and made just 18 league appearances last season with the likes of Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Rudi Garcia, who’s now in charge at Roma and used to coach Gervinho during their time at Lille, is understood to be keen to link up with him again with the Mail claiming the Italians have offered to take the 26-year-old on an initial 12-month loan with a view to making the deal permanent for £7m next summer if things work out well – although Arsenal are believed to be keen on pushing for a permanent transfer straight away.

So there’s your latest dose of transfer news. Personally, I’d love to see Abate come in if Sagna leaves and I’d bite Roma’s hands off if their willing to take Gervinho!

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9 Comments

  1. Miko

    July 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Imagin only E1.5m for First class goalkeeper, if d club refuse d amount wenger will leave him

  2. anietie

    July 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Keeper is not the problem,we need attacker

  3. tonerry

    July 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Wenger really know how to play with our emotion.

  4. Chris johnson

    July 10, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I would like to see cesar at the émirate

  5. abalo

    July 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    am tire of leaking with players without signing anyone. arsenal fans are not happy with d situation.

  6. Gatwech

    July 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I would like to see Higuin and Abata at Arsenal

  7. Hills

    July 10, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    All I want is to see Higuin at arsenal, it’s not too much to ask for is it?! After years without a trophy!

  8. G.B FAT

    July 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Imagine arsenal been link with variety of players and at this stage no signing yet.pls wenger kindly go for a superb stricker,a DM,A CB,A GK

  9. Okikiola I.B

    July 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    We dot need n sigin nw bcos i no wenger wll not sigin,pls gunners fans nev giv Up.

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