It was reported yesterday that Zenit St Petersburg manager, Dick Advocaat, played down the chances of Arsenal moving in for their playmaker Andrei Arshavin. Today, the scenario has changed a bit, according to The People.
According to the English newspaper, Arshavin could move to Arsenal for a fee of about Ã‚Â£10 million. The transfer fee seems to be reasonable for a player of Arshavin’s quality, but Arsenal needs to be careful given that the player’s wages are already reported – by The People – to be worth about Ã‚Â£60,000 per week.
The Mail on Sunday reported that Ã‚Â£60,000 per week is the salary that the club was willing to offer Emmanuel Adebayor in an attempt to convince him that his future lies at the Emirates Stadium. It will be interesting to see how Arsenal will manage to convince Arshavin to move to England, should that be the case.
The Russian winger has already declared his intention to leave Zenit St Petersburg and it is though that other European clubs, apart from Arsenal are interested. Chelsea, who seems to be linked with everybody that moves, are among the front runners, while AC Milan is considered to have an outsider’s shot due to their failure to qualify for the Champions League next season, reports The People.
[Source: The People, The Mail on Sunday]
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