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RUMOURS: Man Utd’s £20m Nasri Bid – Medical Booked For Next Week?

The “Samir Nasri to Manchester United” story started off looking like just another unrealistic piece of speculative gossip to be thrown on the enormous pile of transfer rumours which end up not to be true. It looked destined for that large, disappointi…

The “Samir Nasri to Manchester United” story started off looking like just another unrealistic piece of speculative gossip to be thrown on the enormous pile of transfer rumours which end up not to be true. It looked destined for that large, disappointing, ill-informed pile which raise many hopes only to be let down miserably. However, it has, like all good summer transfer stories, built up a lot of momentum – so much so, that reports are emerging that Manchester United are set to bid an impressive £20 million for the Arsenal play maker, as well as meet his wage demands of £130,000 a week in an attempt to persuade the Frenchman out of Arsenal.

With only a year left on his contract, talks between Nasri and Arsenal were said to be ongoing, but Manchester United’s interest has remained throughout those talks, and now it seems Sir Alex Ferguson will turn that initial interest into a genuine bid.

I have previously evaluated the likelihood of Nasri leaving Arsenal for Manchester Untied, concluding that despite Nasri’s ambition and United’s success compared to Arsenal’s drought, he would continue talks with Arsenal and decide to stay. This was of course, guesswork mixed with pessimism, but it seems every day that goes by, a deal seems more likely. Perhaps this is why a Nasri move away from Arsenal is made more likely?

Naturally, there is talk on Twitter about this, with Nasri having apparently already had a medical, or one booked for next week at Bridgewater Medical centre, depending on where you look and what you read. Others say, that despite Arsene Wenger’s insistence that he would not sell Nasri to United whatever the circumstances, the Arsenal board has over ruled the Arsenal manager because of the amount of money in the prospective Manchester United bid.

Of course, all this talk must be taken with a few pinches of salt, but it will be interesting to see how this develops over the next few days, as we will surely discover if there is actually any truth behind this.

Meanwhile, as Arsenal try to keep hold of their players, they are also obviously looking to recruit some new ones, and Ricky Alvarez is said to be a player high on Wenger’s list. He wrote on his Twitter account the following:

“Me encantaria jugar en el arsenal, seria un sueño para mi! Ojala dios quiera que se concrete!”

Which translates to:

“I would love to play for Arsenal, it would be a dream for me! I pray to God that this becomes true”


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  1. Daniel Smith

    June 30, 2011 at 10:51 am

    If Nasri is sold due to Wenger’s scrooge philosophy,I fear the gunners aint going to challenge for the title. I know one man doesn’t a team make but Nasri was surely the pick before fading towards the latter end.
    If Wenger doen’t get the players to fire the gunners,it is surely dereliction of duty.Everybody knows except Wenger that had the gunners got a reliable and proven epl gk,the carling cup could have been won.
    If Wenger carries on with the same goalies as before and the gunners disappoint, the surely it is time to say adios to the FM. Too much time has been wasted.s

    • John

      June 30, 2011 at 11:11 am

      “Everybody knows”; please speak for yourself. Goalkeeping was not the problem last year.

  2. bilekipiri azika

    June 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

    It is time we want to hear positive about arsenal transfer news. Let us be happy once again after many days of sadness. Pls i really love arsenal and want to hear positive transfer news from them.

  3. asd

    June 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

    When the hell has the Arsenal board EVER OVERRULED Wenger? Arsenal are playing a game called “Wenger says”. Nasri is not going to United, period. Twitter rumours are BS if they’re not from official sources, it’s just bored kids making shit up.

  4. Wolex

    June 30, 2011 at 11:08 am

    If nasri wants 2 go Arsene sud pls allow him 2 go bt he sud pls buy better replacement.up gunners

  5. Eddie

    June 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

    When a player is getting greed, they always have excuse to ask to leave. Even in Manu, so called so success, Ronny has also asked to leave said because the club has not enough ambitious but actually because of money.

    Manu, Chelsea and Man City can have free spending money in paying huge wages and transfer fee, can Arsenal has the same ground? As a fan, I hope can see the club has win something and of course is disappointed to have another empty season, but I really don’t think the club has a good ground to fight with those free spending clubs. The boss is not a perfect man. He may not be good in something, but without the limited resource available for the club, I really don’t see who can build such a competitive team like this other than him.

    I really don’t want to see both Nasri and Cesc leave, but if Nasri in turn leave the club but he is greed. Hope fans will not turn the head to the boss.

    • Mikw

      June 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

      Don’t think that every player is greedy. They are in a very good age and they spend some good years for arsenal. But the inconsistency of arsenal paid them to look options to move on. what’s wrong in it?

  6. mystic

    June 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Sorry, I haven’t seen this rise in Nasri to Utd. stories. Infact it is only on blogs that I have seen anything, so it suggests that you guys are going over-board with tittle-tattle.

    • kunal

      June 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm

      absolutely right mate. its all crap. just another bunch of buggers trying to do a barca with other players. Fergie has no clue bout wats going on.

  7. Gray

    June 30, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I think is time for those who hate failure to leave Wenger with his philosophy, another week without news of transfer for Arsenal…so bad.

  8. Vickymoore

    June 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I really do not know when Arsenal fans will start being sincere & factual at least for once. Will all know the problem of Arsenal is the “coach”. How do you expect to win a trophy when u don’t have the right players to do it? Take for example, the champions league final between United & Barca. It was very obvious united were not equal to the task, player wise & here is the trying to equip his team so the same humiliation doesn’t repeat its self. I think the coach should go & buy quality players & leave little children alone. United 4ever…

    • head

      June 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm

      Arsenal F.C: The only club to beat both of the Champions League finalists this season.

      • Josh

        June 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

        with nothing to show for it

  9. NATH

    June 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm


  10. kunal

    June 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    utd fans can dream. its not happening. Nasri is gonna agree. arsene wenger is not a fool to sell one of his prized assets to his main rivals. Can manu pay 20 mil as mentioned. aren’t they in heavy debt. plus the uefa fairplay rule will come into effect in a seasons time and spending 16+18+18+20=72+million in one season? fergie must be mad or the glazer family is. I don’t think they would try and emulate the rich but stupid arab neighbours

  11. joe

    June 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    the fairplay rule only comes into play when the owner gives the club money but man utd have erned there own money over the last 4 years so the fairplay dosent matter

    and i feel sorry for arsenal they are a good team but wenger is to stubbern arsenal needs a fresh start
    and nasri is a brill player if he goes to man utd or not he is brill

    • Dan

      June 30, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      Man United are half a billion or so in debt. Right now they spending heavily while they can don’t expect them and the other big spenders to be on top forever. Arsenal should spend while they can thou i am a fan but the owners are just a bunch of greedy pigs. Sell the club to the fans who can vote for a board and there will be progress.

  12. Lucas

    June 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Soccer is like business 2 expand & grow u must invest in it. Dat is wat manunited is doing 4 those who r critcing man they wil contnue antil the end. Arsenal dont consider their fans who contribute 2 profit mkng man til the end.

  13. Waynerooney10

    June 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    u dont make sense mate. The reason becuz of the 20million pound bid is becuz his contract runs out next summer and if he doesnt sign a contract they have to sell him for dat price unless thers a higher bid from another club. And wtf do u mean by copying arab neighbours?? 3 manu veterans retired he needs 2 replace them n gill even said its gonna be a busy summer. He’s bought 2 high profiled players and 1 talented defender jones. He’s looking for 3 big signings and 1 mre remain wit de gae and young already ther. Its nasri or sniejder on fergies big signing. He’s saved the best for last and it should be done before july 4th

  14. Desmond Tutu

    June 30, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I believe 4sure whenever a player desires to end his/her contract in any club the person incharge being he the coach or the owner of that club should allow him 2go,so Nasri should be allowed 2go to a victorious & profitable team which is MAN-UTD..

  15. Ayub

    June 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    May palastin attain autonomy from the malevolent infidel jews

    • Cam

      June 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

      Ayub is the stupidist prick on this blog, congratulations dickhead!

    • coby

      June 30, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      muslims like u ayub are disgrace to us muslims.what this has to do wid jews u scumbag

    • coby

      June 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      on to the topic now . I blame arsenal for not renewing nasri contract last year u need to tie ur best players way before one year. Plus why is arsene waiting for cesc deal money to buy players where is the alloted transfer kitty, they need experienced defender and striker to support van persie not some free transfer players . Arsenal has become more of a youth club tgen a title winning club. Infact wenger sold viera and henry on less price while there value was more season before .same is case going on wid cesc

  16. Steph laws

    June 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    It’s somehow disgusting hearing about manchester debt or whatever. Every club has it own debt. Man u has and the are winning even the number sporting company in the world. Let arsenal buy big and win something not complainin about their revenue. Man u is goin stronger despite their so called debt. Invest in players in no time debt will be minimized

  17. Makori

    June 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Rooney to stay at man u

  18. Nego Abed

    June 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Cecs is leaving, nasri is leaving, clichy is also leaving, very soon van wil asked to be allowed to leave can’t someone talk sense into wenger. His team is going pretty fast. Loved arsenal of 03/04 but since the departure of thier great captain Viera it’s been….. they are dropping gradually. Follow the footsteps of UNITED(sell and replace). United till DEATH!

  19. andivile

    June 30, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    nasri’s dcision 2 leave is nt bcos of d money,it’s simply bcos he’s tired of playing without results if u’ll understnd wat i mean.wenger shud knw dat d more he disconcern himself frm arsenal trophiless drought, more players wil move on insearch of trophies.up man u!

  20. Manutdsway

    July 1, 2011 at 5:37 am

    If nasri’s brain is in as good working order as his two feet are he should go to united… As evra said in France u are the prince of football come join united and you will be king of football… Never a truer word said….

    • Manutdsway

      July 1, 2011 at 5:38 am

      Sorry in France are known as the prince of football

  21. mkid

    July 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm


  22. michael

    August 4, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    man u will wait for next year when man u can have him for free

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