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Arsenal Transfer News: Barca Line Up £12m Bid For Gunners Ace

Spanish giants Barcelona are lining up a £12m move for Arsenal’s versatile midfielder Alex Song, as Tito Vilanova looks to strengthen his squad this summer.

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, Barcelona are linked with a move for Alex Song.

Alex Song

Barcelona are lining up a £12m move for Arsenal midfielder Alex Song, according to the Daily Mail.

Song has become an integral part of Arsenal’s midfield having made the move from Bastia in 2006, and has gone on to make 189 appearances for the club.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a superb season with the Gunners last campaign, racking up 14 assists in his 46 appearances in all competitions and was one of the clubs most consistent performers.

The Cameroon international remains happy at the Emirates but with just two years to run on his current contract, he is in a strong negotiating position and talk of interest from Barcelona will only strengthen that position further.

The La Liga giants were often forced to play midfielders Javier Mascherano and Sergio Busquets at the heart of his defence last season, so Song’s versatility in being able to play in midfield and central defence appeals to the Catalans.

New boss Tito Vilanova is looking to find a replacement for Sedou Keita this summer, and the Daily Mail claim that Vilanova will now sanction a £12m move for Song after discussing the Arsenal ace with his coaching staff.

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There was talk of Barcelona eyeing Song last season, but let’s be honest, Barcelona are linked with most Arsenal players these days. Any potential move will certainly not happen this summer but if Arsenal don’t tie him down to a new contract soon, Song-to-Barcelona could be the transfer saga Gooners can look forward to next summer!

Would you tie Song down to a new long-term deal, or consider selling him this summer? Get involved in the comments section.

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