Arsenal transfer news and rumours
Tuesday 01 September 2009
All the latest transfer news and speculation from Arsenal football club.
CONFIRMED TRANSFERS IN:
Thomas Vermaelen, undisclosed
CONFIRMED TRANSFERS OUT:
Emmanuel Adebayor, undisclosed
Kolo Toure, undisclosed
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, loan
Amaury Bischoff, released
Rui Fonte, released
21 August: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at the way Spanish clubs conduct their presidential elections after Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas was once again linked with a move back to boyhood club Barcelona.
7 August: Arsenal will not be pursuing their interest in the Internazionale midfielder Patrick Vieira, but Arsène Wenger is considering a move for the Fulham defender Brede Hangeland he revealed yesterday.
5 August: Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has warned Arsenal he will do everything possible to keep Brede Hangeland at Craven Cottage this summer. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is preparing for a season without Kolo Toure and Philippe Senderos as centre-back options and is known as an admirer of Norway international Hangeland.
4 August: Everton today confirmed that they are in negotiations to sign Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos. But the Goodison Park club said that a fee has yet to be agreed for the 24-year-old Swiss international.
4 August: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will bide his time over Marouane Chamakh and wait until Bordeaux lower their valuation of the forward. Wenger has declared a possible deal as "terminated" for the moment due to the French club's current asking price for the Morocco international, which is believed to be around £15m for a player with one year left on his contract.
3 August: Marouane Chamakh has lashed out at Bordeaux for standing in his way of a "dream" move to Arsenal. Chamakh has made it clear to wants to leave Les Girondins for the English Premier League but has yet to find a club.
2 August: The Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger is not ruling out his former captain Patrick Vieira returning to the club. The 33-year-old midfielder, who left Arsenal for Juventus in 2005, is surplus to requirements at Internazionale.
31 July: Arsene Wenger's preferred midfield target this summer is the Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi, and despite the Italian club's reluctance to sell Arsenal have not given up hope that Roma's perilous financial position could force a sale.
30 July: New Manchester City signing Kolo Toure has revealed his move from Arsenal to Eastlands has been on the cards for six months. The 28-year-old defender has signed a four-year contract with City after ending a seven-year spell at Arsenal.
29 July: Manchester City have confirmed that Kolo Toure is moving to Eastlands on a four-year contract. The 28-year-old defender arrives from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee following seven years with the north London club.
29 July: Arsene Wenger has insisted that Kolo Touré's transfer to Manchester City is not done and dusted yet, although City remain confident they can push it through by the end of the week and take manager Mark Hughes' spending this summer close to £100m.
28 July: Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Kolo Toure could leave Arsenal as talks continue over a possible move by the Ivory Coast defender to Manchester City. Toure played for Arsenal last night in a pre-season friendly in Hungary but could move to City in a £15m transfer later this week.
14 July: Manchester City's attempts to load their squad with stellar players continued apace last night, as talks progressed rapidly with Arsenal on a £20m deal which would see the striker Emmanuel Adebayor partnering Carlos Tevez, whose move to the club has been sealed.
7 July: Fiorentina are prepared to trade Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo in exchange for Arsenal full-back Emmanuel Eboue. Melo, who arrived in Florence from Spanish side Almeria last summer in a £7m transfer, is a target of the Gunners.
4 July: Arsène Wenger admitted yesterday that Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor could engineer a move away from Arsenal. "If he does not want to stay, he will leave," the Arsenal manager said. When asked of his interest in the Bordeaux striker Marouane Chamakh, Wenger responded: "Yes, but only in the event of a departure.
4 July: The Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs has signed a new long-term contract at the club. Gibbs, who made the step-up to the first team last season because of Gaël Clichy's injury, excelled in the European Under-21 Championship this summer.
2 July: William Gallas maintains he has no intentions of leaving Arsenal this summer. The veteran defender, 32 in August, has endured something of a difficult spell since arriving from Chelsea two years ago.
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