The Rumour Mill
There are rumours-a-many in the press today so I thought I would bring some of them to our outstanding Vital Arsenal readers.
CSKA 'keeper Igor Akinfeev says that a move to Arsenal would be very tempting. When speaking to sport-express the Russian international said: "I`m delighted that a club of such calibre [Arsenal] Arse interested in me.
"You can`t have too many chances like this in your career.
"Of course, if they make an offer, I`ll take it seriously and will think about it."
Timo Hilderbrand could be on his way to Arsenal at the end of the season after talks about a new deal broke down. Horst Heldt, sporting director at VFB Stuttgart said: "We have withdrawn our offer. Timo Hilderbrand has informed us that he cannot make a decision yet.
The German would be available on a free transfer at the start of July which means that he can discuss a move elsewhere in little under two weeks time.
Jens Lehmann could go the other way, leaving Arsenal for VFB Stuttgart in the summer.
Triabal football reports that Arsenal want the cash for Jose Reyes in January so they can raid the January transfer market.
Arsenal are rumoured to be after a new left back. Reports suggest that a £4M bid for Leighton Baines or a £7M bid for Southamptons 17-year-old Gareth Bale could be in the pipeline.
And finally, Arsenal could move for midfielder Manuel Fernandes. The centeral midfielder has returned to Benfica after a loan spell at Portsmouth. A fee in the region of £8M is being suggested.
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