Transfer News: Arsenal In Talks With Ivorian | Liverpool Striker Bid Talk Denied

By on August 31, 2013

Saloman Kalou

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, 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 are in talks to sign former Chelsea winger Saloman Kalou while Internacional deny Liverpool have made a bid for Leandro Damiao.

Arsenal in Kalou talks

First up and the Daily Mail are reporting that Arsenal have held talks over the £2.6m signing of former Chelsea attacker Saloman Kalou.

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The Ivorian joined Lille last summer but has struggled to settle and is now set to move on again this summer and the report claims he’s already failed to agree terms with the likes of Liverpool, WBA and Cardiff after demanding £60,000-a-week in wages.

However, it seems Arsenal could be ready to offer him a return to the Premier League with the Mail suggesting the Gunners have held talks over a potential £2.6m move, but are stalling on the deal as they would prefer to try and sign a marquee name first.

It’s been a frustrating summer for Arsenal fans with no marquee names coming through the doors at the Emirates and I’m not sure signing 28-year-old Kalou is going to placate anger Gooners – who are demanding boss Arsene Wenger splashes out on some big-names players this summer.

No Liverpool bid for Damiao

Next up and the Metro carry quotes from Internacional president Giovanni Luigi who is claiming that Liverpool have not tabled a bid for striker Leandro Damiao.

The 24-year-old is one of the most sought-after strikers in Brazil and has scored 83 goals in 149 games for Internacional over the past three years.

Recent reports have suggested that the Reds had made a move for the Brazilian international – who has previously been linked with the likes of Tottenham and Zenit St Petersburg.

However, Internacional president Giovanni Luigi has dismissed these reports, insisting he has no contact from the Merseysiders about Damiao’s availability and questioned whether they’d even be able to afford him.

‘There is nothing, Liverpool never made any offer, and I have never received a phone call from them.

‘I don’t even know if they could afford to sign Leandro Damiao.

‘The Zenit [St Petersburg] story was strong some time ago, but later they never talked about Leandro Damiao. Tottenham talked with me on January 30 and 31, then never again.’ Luigi is quoted as saying in the Metro.

So there’s another dose of transfer news. Not long left now for managers to do there business and it’s gearing up to be an exciting few days.

Read more Arsenal transfer news | Liverpool transfer news

Do Arsenal fans want to see Kalou join the club? Would Liverpool fans welcome the signing of Damiao? Get involved in the comments section below.

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10 Comments

  1. arsenal-steve

    August 31, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Well done Arsene Wenger. Kalou, Flamini, Bendtner, and Sanogo. What a tosser you are Wenger. You Wenger are a champion of mediocrity. You should be arrested for ‘Supporter abuse’.

    • olu iyonsi

      August 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Well said mate,dats the top top quality wenger promised us fans,he always claim to find it difficult to find players dat are better than the ones he has.that means no player out there dat is better than bendtner or park chu young because these two strikers are top top quality

  2. SSHEIKH

    August 31, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Strong words from Inter’s Cheif & you know why!?

    Coutinho – 8 Million

    As Gary would say.. ‘We friging skanked em’

    YNWA

  3. JAMES LAKU

    August 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    WHY WE ARE GOING FOR KALOU AGAIN, LIVING THE TOP QUALITY PLAYES

  4. Anagboso

    August 31, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Wenger sorry!

  5. Tomm

    August 31, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Wenger out NOW! Just get out!!!! You are ruining our club and I’m starting to think it is on purpose. Nobody could ever be this stupid and still be classed as a professional! What the hell is going on???

  6. Jon Broad

    August 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Like everyone is saying if Kalou is the top top top quality we can expect from Arsene and the transfer team then im sorry but their looking in the wrong places. So if any of them read this, im a self employed Tiler from Surrey and am available to do a bit of scouting for them, for a day rate ofcourse! I can pick Wenger up in the van monday morning and we can go a pick a few players up! Im obviously being sarcastic but someone needs to get off their arse and do something!!

  7. uzoma iriaka

    September 1, 2013 at 12:24 am

    rogers well done!but we need wonderkid

  8. Kumsa Gizaw

    September 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I’m sorry Arsen Wenger about transferring top top players, why sol.Kalu?

  9. austin cj

    September 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    The man knows what his doing. Up guners. We ar beside you

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