Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Linked With Doumbia

By on July 7, 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, Arsenal are linked with a move for Rennes midfielder Tongo Doubia.

Tongo Doumbia

Arsenal are one of several clubs chasing Rennes midfielder Tongo Doumbia after the player confirmed interest from the Premier League, according to talkSPORT.

The report claims that the Mail international has attracted interest from a host of Premier League sides after impressing for French side Rennes last season, with Arsenal thought to be leading the chase.

The 22-year-old is quoted by talkSPORT as saying that he wants to leave Rennes this summer and his agent has received several offers, including “some from the Premier League”.

Doumbia also revealed that his first choice would be a move to England due to the atmosphere and the fans.

“I know things are progressing well, but we must talk about Rennes now,”

“Not that I want to leave Rennes but my desire is to play in the Premier League, for its atmosphere in the stadiums and the fans.

“If it were up to me I would be playing in England next season.”

Doumbia is quoted as saying by talkSPORT

FT Verdict

When i heard Arsenal were interested in a Rennes midfielder, i immediately thought it was another Yann M’Vila rumour!

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I would be majorly surprised if Arsene Wenger followed up his supposed ‘interest’ in Doumbia with a firm offer. It seems the Frenchman has his sights set on more established stars, such as his teammate M’Vila, so I don’t expect Doumbia to be at Arsenal any time soon.

Would you like to see Doumbia at Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. PETE

    July 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    WHO!! not more CRAP!!!!!!

  2. James Idibia

    July 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Pls Arsene, sign us a proven defensive midfielder. Gunners for life

  3. Matto

    July 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Its gud we re in de market.

  4. bc

    July 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Im not sure there will be anymore purchases until a few more hit the road either on loan or permanently. With 29 players still currently at the club either homegrown or non-homegrown. wenger really needs to get that number down. however i guess he was hoping that it would not be first x1 players that would bring that number down. seems we could end up with less quantity and less quality at this rate.

  5. Matto

    July 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    We re in d market, nd dat is gud


    July 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm


  7. Antonio

    July 7, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    God!!!will such a signing keep rvp at the club?we already hv quantity mr wenger? we need quality!

  8. Usams

    July 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    U are welcome 2 arsenal at dis time we need u

  9. Saleh adamu

    July 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Pls. Wenger sell rvp to non premier leaque club and buy lewandosky +mvilla its okey.

  10. leykan

    July 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Pls and pls mr wenger should buy m’villa, lewandosky or keep RVP and another defender we’l win big

  11. mutiu

    July 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    arsene wenger pls think we need silverware. Gunners 4 lyf

  12. Kris yenne

    July 8, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Wenger sell rvp 2a non EPL side n get us M’villa and lewandoski,bt kip theo n da vermealin.we’ll win something.

  13. Kris yenne

    July 8, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Wenger sell rvp 2a non EPL side n get us M’villa and lewandoski,bt kip theo n da vermealin.we’ll win something.up gunners.


    July 8, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Mr. wenger, only big signings in the club midfield and defence will convince RVP to extend his contract with the club. Sign the talented and most experience midfielder and depender in addition to ones you have, already.

  15. king beez

    July 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    thought it was doumbia from CSKA…SMH

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