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London Rivals Enter Chase For Want-a-way Arsenal Star

Chelsea have joined the race to sign want-away Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.

The Gunners ace was reportedly set for a £19million move to Eastlands with Manchester City confident that they had won the race to sign the winger.

But the Daily Mail reports that Chelsea have emerged with a last minute bid for the French international and hope to prize the playmaker away from grasp of Manchester City.

Reports suggested the 24-year old preferred a switch to Eastlands after rejecting an approach from Manchester United. City had reportedly offered the contract rebel a staggering £150,000 a week which appears to be enough to tempt a move north.

But Chelsea have made a last minute approach to sign Nasri and hope to temp the player with a move across the capital with a bid matching City’s. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, however, remains hopeful he can either persuade Nasri to stay on or find a buyer abroad.

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  1. Mr Creosote

    July 7, 2011 at 12:48 am

    What a load or rubbish.

    • Kev

      July 7, 2011 at 2:50 am

      He won’t join city. Any player who chooses city over arsenal is a money grabber.
      I think he will move to OT though.
      Arsenal will have a replacement on their production line.
      You will regret it forever if u turn on wenger. I read alias of boll#clks Ian wright wrote in a tabloid this morning. Total crap.
      U r v v v lucky 2 have wenger. U will be shafted if he walks away.

  2. Kev

    July 7, 2011 at 2:45 am

    He will join utd. I r think he would flourish at ot and fullfil his potential.
    I’m not trying 2 wind arsenal fans up. I’ve got alof of respect for wenger. If cesq n nasri wanna go, let em. Wilshire is quality, best English midfielder since scholes. I’m sure wenger will pluck another gem to replace nasri, and cliche was w#nk last season.
    Trust wenger.
    I remember when fergie sold Hughes, ince and kanchelskis I sh#t myself, but it worked out fine.
    When beckham left I was physically ill, but ronaldo more than replaced him.
    Trust wenger, have faith. Your club is bigger than cesq n nasri.
    If cesq luvs barca so much, why did the greedy runt leave?

    • Toby

      July 7, 2011 at 7:55 am

      Wilshereis better than Scholes. He willeasily become a world top 10 player I think.

  3. ade

    July 7, 2011 at 7:30 am

    where on earth did you come across this story, its not true. The only team that has so far submitted a bid for nasri is manutd and it was rejected.

  4. zdzis

    July 7, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Bsides, since when Nasri is a “wantaway star”? Of the statements he made, none directly supported the idea. Perhaps you’re mistaking him with Bendtner, who would no doubt totally favour ManU over City, but his heart is with Barca. Will Ferguson finally splash out on Bendtner??

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