As Arsenal remain busy in the transfer market, the signing of Santi Cazorla is expected to be made official tomorrow, there are irons in other fires with more streamlining of the squad expected.
According to Russian site tden.ru, QPR have approached Arsenal with a loan offer for Andrei Arshavin. It follows reports last week that Fulham were also intersted in taking the former Zenit man for a season, but with Arsenal continuing to contribute to his wages. QPR’s offer covers the full salary and has an option to purchase at the end of the season and would allow Arshavin to remain in London.
Meanwhile, in Turkey, a Besiktas move to take Marouane Chamakh on loan has failed despite a £6m option to purchase the player. Fotomac.com.tr says that Arsenal have rejected the offer because the bank guarantees offered by the Turkish club are unacceptable.
And as Nuri Sahin’s future becomes clouded with Marca reporting Manchester United interest in the Real Madrid man, Turkish Football says that the only stumbling block to the deal is now wages. There’s apparent agreement between the two clubs, the purchase option issues seems to have been resolved, and perhaps we’ll get some clarity on this during the week.
Thanks to @siufay for the info