Sebastian Squillaci is on the verge of a move to newly promoted Ligue 1 side Bastia.
According to France Football, Squillaci has traveled to Corsica for discussions with talk of a one year deal, plus an option for a further year. It is believed he will be allowed move on a free transfer from Arsenal despite having another 12 months to run on his current deal.
Squillaci arrived from Sevilla in the summer of 2010, fitting the age and experience profile Arsenal required at that time. However, his time at the club has been less than successful and he made just 6 appearances last season due to a combination of injury and lack of form.
Arsenal’s apparent willingness to let him go on a free transfer is a sign that the club are ready to take a financial hit to streamline the squad this summer.
Meanwhile, one of Nicklas Bendtner’s agents says that there is worldwide interest in the player after his Euro 2012 exploits. The bid Dane raised his profile through a couple of goals and some lucky underpants and he’s now got plenty of options to choose from.
“The interest is overwhelming, just as it should be after the way Nicklas performed at Euro 2012,” said agenty bloke.
“We are getting closer day by day. We are not commenting on individual deals at the moment, but it is fair to say the interest in Nicklas is global.”
Arseblog News fully expects him to move to Timbuktu United by the end of the week.