Bayern to bid for Sporting hotshot
Portuguese newspaper A Bola has learned that Bayern Munich are considering a summer bid for Sporting Lisbon youngster Armindo Bruma.
The talented winger, 18, has exploded onto the biggest stage this season and his promising displays did not go unnoticed.
According to A Bola, Bayern Munich are prepared to offer around €5 million for the highly rated midfielder.
Bruma has a €30 million release clause inserted in his deal at Estadio Jose Alvalade, but club’s difficult financial situation means he could be available for a lot less.
The winger has also been linked with Manchester City and Liverpool in the past, meaning the Bavarians could face a real battle for the player’s signature.
Bruma has scored one goal in 8 first team appearances for the Lions, while netting 7 times in 25 matches for the reserve side.
Wenger confirms Arshavin exit
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has moved to confirm reports linking Andrei Arshavin with a summer exit.
The Russian forward has entered the final few months of his contract at the Emirates, and he is believed to be looking to leave the club in search of first team football.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arshavin’s contract will not be extended at the end of the current campaign.
“He is at the end of his contract at the end of the season and then he will decide what to do, but I don’t think he will stay here because he doesn’t play enough,” Wenger said at a press conference.
Arshavin has been heavily linked with a return to Russia, although it is thought he would prefer to remain in London.
The 31-year-old has seen little playing time this season, having only made seven substitute appearances in the Premier League.
Wolfsburg’s Diego drops quit hint
Brazilian midfielder Diego has admitted that he could be leaving Wolfsburg at the end of the current season.
The 28-year-old returned to the club last summer after his loan stint at Atletico Madrid ended and he has since continued his rich vein of form.
This has led to some of Europe’s top clubs cast admiring glances towards the experienced midfielder, with los Colchoneros also rumoured to be hoping to bring the player back to Vicente Calderon.
Diego has now confessed that he is open to leaving the Wolves for a bigger club in the summer transfer window.
“After the season, we will sit down and look for the best solution for all of us,” Diego explained to Sport Bild.
“Wolsbfurg is my first point of contact and I respect my contract.”
Diego has just over a year left on his deal at Volkswagen Arena, and there is every chance the Wolves are going to cash in on him in the summer.
The former Brazil international has been earning rave reviews for his displays this season, having scored 7 goals and produced 5 assists in 26 Bundesliga appearances.