Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Open Talks With Brazilian – Striker Linked With Exit

By on May 22, 2013

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With the summer transfer window set to re-open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal have opened talks with Julio Cesar’s agent and Marouane Chamakh is linked with a move to Bordeaux.

Cesar talks begin

First up and the Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are in talks with the agent of Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar over a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.

A new goalkeeper appears to be on the cards with Arsene Wenger looking to bring in some competition for Wojciech Szczesny – who’s had a difficult season in between the sticks.

The Mirror claims the boss is keeping his eye on Stoke’s Asmir Begovic and Barcelona’s Victor Valdes, but a move for Cesar is gathering pace with the newspaper suggesting we’re already in preliminary talks with the 33-year-old’s agent over a potential move to north London.

Cesar is expected to be sold this summer following QPR’s relegation to the Championship and his experience could be a useful asset in nurturing the raw talent of Szczesny, but we’ll have to wait and see if a deal can be agreed.

Chamakh off?

Next up and Sky Sports News are reporting that Marouane Chamakh could finally be set to end his Premier League nightmare and head back to former club Bordeaux this summer.

The Moroccan enjoyed an encouraging start to life in north London following his free transfer move from Bordeaux in 2010, scoring 10 goals during the first half of his debut season. However, his career has gone off the rails and the 29-year-old endured a failed loan spell at West Ham last season, where he made just three starts.

Sky Sports claim the player is keen on a return to France this summer and while Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud is open to the idea, he insists he won’t discuss the possibility of a deal until somebody gets in touch with him.

“For me, we can talk about a return when the player or his agent picks up the phone and calls me. For now, it does not happen.” Triaud s quoted as saying by Sky Sports

Chamakh was a popular figure with Les Girondins after scoring 61 goals in 251 appearances during his eight-year career at the club and helped them lift the Ligue 1 trophy in 2009 before making the move to England.

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Would Arsenal fans like to see the club sign Cesar this summer? Will you be glad to see the back of Chamakh? Get involved in the comments section below.

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14 Comments

  1. mabota

    May 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Julio is the goal keeper now across ther word so why not land him on a cheap prc.

  2. Isola

    May 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I dont want chamakh again, He should leave arsenal

  3. atid

    May 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    The way I see it the first team squad of 33 players is split into 3 groups. The first of which is the must go’s. They are :
    squillaci santos denilson arshavin park chamakh and bendtner. I would replace all these players with 7 youngsters from the academy
    Then there is the players who I believe are the ones where the decision has to be made to let them stay, go permanently or leave temporarily. They are:
    Fabianski mannone sagna djourou coquelin frimpong diaby gervinho ryo campbell and rosicky. If any leave whether permanently or not they need to be replaced in the squad with either new signings or in the case of one or two with youngsters from the academy

  4. Alaka akeem

    May 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I will like to see. heguin, julio cesar, jovetic, diame, and williems of swansea city

  5. Wani Alfred Aju

    May 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Caser z already old,continue wt de current keeper.

    • chafchaouni

      May 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      This is exactly what we need, because we know that sczezney is the future, it’s just matter of time. Julio would help him to be better

      • bob

        May 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

        i would also look at shay given who is leaving villa on a free,i would say his wage is less than julio,but we do need a keeper!

  6. Udozuwe Ifeanyi

    May 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Julio Cesar to Arsenal is a welcome move. Also needed are a quality DM, RB & Natural top 9. Charmak, Denilson, Squalachi, Arshavin, Park Cho Yong, Bethner should be sold at any price while Diaby should be given another chance.

  7. afiagh

    May 22, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    julio ceasar is just d answer

  8. Goonerbeall

    May 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Come on Gooners. Why are we so bent on saying bad things about our former players? Charmakh is a nice guy who lost form when Van Persie displaced him but was ready and willing to try anything so long as he could play for Arsenal. Not as perfidious Dutchman or anyone who stabbed us in the back.
    Remember the difference.

  9. Goonerbeall

    May 22, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Atid, you divided Arsenal 33 players into into 3 groups. That makes it 11 players in each but you only mentioned 7 players to offload. What to do with the remaining 4 in that group and who are they?

  10. Luke

    May 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Julio cezar s a nice goal keeper watching all d save he has made for his club QPR i love d guy same as chimachk he started wel due to the go od form of rvp he was nt able to prove hw good he was

  11. Luke

    May 23, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Julio cezar s a nice goal keeper watching all d save he has made for his club QPR i love d guy same as chimachk he started wel due to the go od form of rvp he was nt able to prove hw good he was . I sugest we give him a chance 2 prove his worth

  12. bob

    May 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Not glad to see the back of chamakh but happy to see him go where he can enjoy playing regularly and be successful, why managers buy players who don’t suit their system I have no idea!
    Chamakh at arsenal, bent at villa are two prime examples of good talents gone to waste because the system the club play does not suit their play, managers just work that out before they buy a striker

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