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Samir Nasri Transfer Latest

There is always one transfer story in the summer windows that drag on and grabs everyone’s attention for a few long months of rumours and speculation. This year, it is Samir Nasri, as he teases everyone about his Arsenal future and the prospect of joining rivals Manchester United, and while Wenger has recently stated that Arsenal “will do everything to keep Nasri at the club”, reports have emerged claiming that Arsenal would be “willing to listen” to offers for the player.

However, Arsenal will not entertain offers from Manchester United, they say, but would rather Nasri was sold to a team in Spain or Italy, that is, if Nasri does not sign a new contract. With 12 months remaining on his current deal, Arsenal will need to convince the Frenchman to sign a new contract now or risk losing him for free next season, which is surely not an option Arsenal want to have to use.

I recently wrote an article about why Nasri may prefer a move to Manchester United rather than staying at Arsenal, due to his positioning at Arsenal and the simple fact that he has more of a chance of winning trophies at United. However, what the player wants may not count for much if Arsenal are determined not to sell him to a fellow English club. It is thought that the German club Bayern Munich are interested in Nasri, while Inter Milan have also shown an interest in him.

Another area which has progressed over the past few weeks of rumours and gossip is his transfer value. Originally, many were quoting as little as £8 million as the bid that Manchester United were preparing, however, that has increased dramatically, to at least £20 million. The reason many were saying Nasri was worth £8 million was because of his short contract, but in a bid to scare off buyers, Arsenal have reportedly slapped the whopping price tag of £20 – 25 million on Samir Nasri’s head.
Wenger said recently:

“We will do everything to keep Nasri at the club. My wish is that he stays here. If he looks back he can see that he’s come quite a long way with us, and I think there is still a bit to do. It’s the club that makes the player’s career.”

Realistically though, if Arsenal’s reported transfer fee being demanded is met, surely Arsenal would seriously consider the sale. Nasri’s comments earlier in the month about waiting to see if the Manchester United interest was real has done no favours to his popularity among Arsenal fans who are looking for commitment, and from what he has said, he is not fully committed to the Arsenal cause.

Tell me what you think!

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  1. Frank McLintock

    June 14, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I think there is absolutely no eveidence whatsoever to assume anything except that Nasri is trying to get a slightly better deal.
    99% of articles written since the Telefoot interview have been totally wrong as one would expect at this time of year. In that interview he certainly didn’t even mention United. Being French and one of Arsenal’s best loved players, he would be extremely unlikely to want to go anywhere else in the world. How many legs can a story with no legs have? Loads, it seems, although it would be nice to see journalists getting their facts correct from source!

    • man

      June 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm

      no the interview was real i saw on one of the french tv im not french but on a website he said real and concrete clearly

      • Frank McLintock

        June 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm

        You can listen to his interview. Look up Nasri Telefoot in google. He has 15 seconds at the end. He doesn’t appear to mention United at all. Unless you mean the bit where he says: “I wouldn’t swap my sweaty underwear with Patrice Evra, let alone my shirt!”.

        • Kev

          June 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm

          Anybody would want to leave arsenal for Manchester united. You senile idiot.
          Patrick vieira tried every summer we was at highbury.
          Most stinking arsenal fans are stupid enough to turn on Wenger!
          Wenger is arsenal. You would be nothing without him. The few settled players you have would probably want to leave.
          You all like too brag about the beautiful football you play. Well you played crap before wenger come along. He deserves credit for all your throphies, your stadium everything.
          If he left you would be nowhere near utd or Chelsea. Spurs would over take you.
          Who do you think could replace him? Disrespectful, ungrateful idiots.
          It would serve you right if he joined Chelsea.

          • David

            June 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm

            Wenger’s style of managing is clearly unsuccesful and Arsenal need a change in my opinion. I am a Chelsea fan and would never want Wenger, not because I believe he isn’t a talented manager, but because he wouldn’t fit Chelsea’s strong and tall style and also he doesn’t win trophies… I believe Nasri will be on his way out but in the world of football you can never tell.

    • samuel

      June 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      Samir,s father who is also his agent wants to get as much money for his son
      wageswise as possible without thinking the overall contract through as Alexander Hleb tried the same stunt before running off to Barcelona not so
      long ago but failed to get regular game
      time there and landed up at Birmingham
      begging Arsene to resign him,watch out

  2. Stretford Dave

    June 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    When the old favourites such as “a source close to the player” etc. anyone with half a brain knows to ignore them completely. However, when there are inverted comma’s around words journalists are a lot more careful or they know they could be facing court cases. In light of this I’d say that Nasri’s comments about United’s interest suggest a reality here. If a Unir=ted player had said that about a potential move to Arsenal or anywhere else I personally would immediately see them as gone. Wayne Rooney’s comments earlier in the season caused him to lose at least half the United crowd & he didn’t even mention another club. If this is his way of getting a wage increase surely there would have been “safer” ways of doing it than actually uttering the 2 words any gooner would dread… Manchester United. Even if he stays now would Arsenal fans ever be able to trust his committment? Again I know any player at United would be basically as good as gone for that.

    I hope we do get him because I think he is quality & played in the middle of midfield which is his natural position I think he’d be a great acquisition. At the same time I do feel for Arsenal fans because we went through it with Ronaldo where he simply whored himself to the press constantly making little flirtacious comments that hinted at what he was to do completely forgetting the fact that Man United had made him not the other way around. Its a sad fact that the modern game is full of selfish mercenaries who kiss any badge that suits them at the time.

    He may well not be coming to United but I ask any gooner – would you still want him now? (Maybe he’ll get his rise then apologise like Mr Rooney) Football is a fickle mistress….

    • Frank McLintock

      June 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      You say all that but where are your sources? There don’t seem to be any.
      He did say that he had to sit down with Wenger and work out a new contract. All the rest is baloney and I defy you to find any actual quotes.
      I don’t think Arsenal fans would criticise any player for saying he wants to sit down with the manager and work out a new contract. This is very different indeed from the Rooney situation. He really did look to be on his way out at one point.
      Did you actually listen to the Telefoot interview? Nasri has about 15 seconds on the very end. There is no quotable source for anything that has gone since.
      It’s just silly season.

  3. caleb tawiah

    June 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    samir nasri is now a man and not a boy who cannot make his own dicisions. so arsnal should leave the guy to play for united.

    • Frank McLintock

      June 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm

      …Except that he doesn’t want to play for United. Apart from that I agree with you. Sir Alex will be busy trying to get legitimate targets who want to play for United and can replace the likes of Scholes and Giggs.

      • Kev

        June 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm

        Doesn’t want to join utd. Who are your sources? Your a deluded, stupid, idiotic fool of a man.

    • wol yankee

      June 16, 2011 at 8:38 am

      thats the reality nasri is already a man

  4. robbie1206

    June 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I don’t know if I will sign a new contract, the discussions are ongoing. Do I want to go to United? First, we should see if it’s real and concrete..SOURCE: BBC Sport 2011-06-05 17:47:00

    • Frank McLintock

      June 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      You have quoted a gossip quote and not an official BBC sport article. Did you or the BBC listen to the interview? That is what you should do. Otherwise we all know it is fabricated.

    • Frank McLintock

      June 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

      Perhaps the BBC has got it wrong as well. It certainly sounds like evryone has got it wrong.

      • Kev

        June 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm

        Everyone but you Frank. You know best don’t you. Stupid, patronising fool of a man you are.

  5. robbie1206

    June 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    would United really want him ? he seems made for a CM trio(4-3-3 or 4-5-1) rather than a CM 2 in MUFC’s 4-4-2 system. He wouldnt be needed on the Left with Young, Park, Nani in the squad.

    He is just using the media to bump up his salary, and my guess is it will probably work. And if it doesnt he can leave at the end of next season for no fee and will then get an even bigger salary.

  6. Musa

    June 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Arsenal just let nasri to man u,coz he is fantastic player and derseve to be champion

    • Kev

      June 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Well said.

  7. Demola

    June 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    “Some new signings will be coming in and some of our existing squad will be going out. As Arsène has said, it will be a busy close season for the Club” – Chief Exec Ivan Gazidis met with the Arsenal Supporters Trust last night:

  8. Gunner

    June 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I think nasri will stay but fabregas will go if barcelona offer 40 million plus a player but they have to much tallent if he playes busquets or mascharano will be on the bench thats alot of tallent on the bench also i think the board should give wenger more then 50 million in the transfer window that russian has not given anything and abromovich is going to give hiddink 150 million and usmonov has more money yhen him but the arsenal board is a joke just there to fill there pockets

  9. Phil

    June 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Nasri should leave Arsenal, they have a VERY average squad, only Van Persie, Wilshere and Ramsay possess real quality, especially if Fabregas departs. Inter, Utd or Bayern would all be a step up for him.

  10. asfawosen

    June 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    i think no coach like winger.he make arsenal a rich,bring arsenal from highbirry to the modern stadium of the world emerate. also he show us young stars,so to win cup arsenal should not leave nasri. i am sure arsen stay nasri

  11. colliwobles

    June 15, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Sami Nasri? isn’t that a spicy Indonesian dish? Oh no, that’s Nasi Goring. Sorry.

  12. Ikwunne

    June 15, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I think he join manchester united

  13. Antipod

    June 15, 2011 at 9:27 am

    i simply can`t see him a MU shirt…i think he`ll give up and sign ~ what Arsenal is offering.
    he`s simply using the press and MU name as a leverage in his contract talks .

  14. Lill Jeazy

    June 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

    he cum asrenal hopin he wil atleast win a 1 cup bt since he join them ah NADAHHHH.. so let the boy go were he will enjoy en land his hands on silverwares, honstly asrnl thy let him dow cz the boy hv bin tryn but ahhhhh nthn cum out of it. WE WIL BE WAITN 4 HIM AT OLD TRAFORD….

  15. Lill Jeazy

    June 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

    he wil cum wear no.7 en asrnal cn gt evn owen 2 reinforce thr strike force cz at man untd he s nt nided….

  16. alon atwine

    June 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    i w’d not say it’s foolish for him to depart from arsenal b’se it’s clear that arsenal lost direction and why would he stay?

  17. Parisha

    August 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    he can’t do it; belive certainly

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