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Arsenal Offered Tempting Swap Deal

Italian giants AC Milan are set to offer Arsenal French centre-back Philippe Mexes in exchange for long-term target Nicklas Bendtner, but would Wenger want him?

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 could get Philippe Mexes in exchange for Nicklas Bendtner.

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AC Milan are set to offer Philippe Mexes to Arsenal in exchange for outcast Nicklas Bendtner, according to the Evening Standard.

The Serie A giants have been tracking the big Dane for some time but have so far been reluctant to make their interest official. However, the Evening Standard claims Milan will soon offer French centre-back Mexes as part of a swap deal.

The 30-year-old has also fallen of out favour at the San Siro but it’s thought his £80,000-a-week wages may put off the Gunners.

Bendtner has fallen out of favour at the Emirates and spent a successful year on loan with Sunderland last campaign, where he scored 8 goals in 28 games, and a permanent move this summer is a certainty.

The Denmark hitman is quoted by the Standard as saying last week that he will definitely leave Arsenal this summer and he is currently negotiating his exit from the club:

“It is not an option to stay at Arsenal, that is something neither I nor Arsenal desire,”

“I am expecting that the club issue will be resolved before the transfer window is closed. There are serious negotiations going on.”

Bendtner is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.

Boss Arsene Wenger confirmed that he is keen to add a defender to his squad before the window closes, but would he be interested in Mexes? At 30 he would bring some experience to the backline but i’m not convinced he’s what we need nor what Wenger is looking for.

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So while the idea of finally getting rid of Bendtner is appealing, i’d prefer a straight cash deal and let Arsene buy the defender he wants, not get AC Milan’s cast offs.

Would you like to see Mexes in exchange for Bendtner? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. silentstan

    August 21, 2012 at 8:49 am

    dear god this was in the papers a week ago!!! keeping us up to date? i dont think so

  2. Allen

    August 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Yes i want mexes at Arsenal in a swap deal for Bendner

  3. Gbadamosi ayodele

    August 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

    My reliable coach wenger,we need y’m villa to replace song bicus is very strong dat is wat we are missing now and u know dat epl is more physical

  4. Bartho

    August 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

    All i want is cash 4 Ben nt a swoop deal pls prof use ur brain nd used d money to buy Sehko.sahin nd m’vila wil face stoke nxt sunday belive me

  5. Ruul

    August 21, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Get mexes…..sell bendtner….why arsenal dont try to buy defoe or berbatov??

  6. bergkamps other leg

    August 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

    agent femi-
    wtf are u on about
    what is a sugar mummy anyway?
    thought this was about the gunners??

  7. abozo

    August 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

    All want is m villa and Sahin for now then one centre back.

  8. Martins

    August 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Mexes is no good n of no use to us. Wenger pls cash in on bendtner

  9. davino

    August 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    philippe mexes is a no no the idea shudnt even cross wengers mind unless hez paetially mental mexes is an extra squilacci n we dont need more deadwood at d club wt arsenal needs is a versatile defender who can play LB RB n CB if need be…sahin,m vila n anoda defender wont b bad deadline transfers

  10. tom

    August 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    We should sign Mexes to add to our french clan

  11. AGGIB

    August 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Is anyone able to speak English on this crappy website ???

  12. Dylan

    August 21, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Mind you as we all know, what Nikki B says and what he does are two very different things lol

  13. toffa

    August 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    dont bring mexes to our family what is squilach doing in our family? plz bent go go go

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