Silvestre to jump ship at City and join Wenger's Gunners?
Arsenal are reported to be on the verge of signing Manchester United s unwanted defender, Mikael Silvestre. In a surprise move, Arsene Wenger has offered the French internationall the chance to come to the Emirates and partner countryman William Gallas at
Arsenal are reported to be on the verge of signing Manchester United's unwanted defender, Mikael Silvestre.
In a surprise move, Arsene Wenger has offered the French internationall the chance to come to the Emirates and partner countryman William Gallas at the heart of the Arsenal defence.
Silvestre, no longer wanted by Alex Ferguson, was set to move across Manchester and join City but it believed to prefer the chance of a move to Arsenal and another season of Champions League football.
If Silvestre comes to the Emirates, he may prove to be the bargain buy of the season with a transfer fee of less than £1 million - a real snip for the cash-conscious Wenger considering Silvestre's wide international and Champions League experience.
You may also want to watch:
He joined United in 1999 and was just one game short of making 250 first team appearances to add to the 40 international caps he won with France.
Wenger's late bid is sure to anger City, as Silvestre is reported to have had a medical there and agreed terms before the Arsenal boss stepped in with his 11th-hour approach.
- 1 North London floods return – with South End Green deluged again
- 2 Callum Chambers could be Arsenal's starting right-back
- 3 'The euphoria felt like the Summer of Love' – Kaleidoscope at Ally Pally
- 4 Arsenal signing Simone Boye Sorensen says she needed a 'new start'
- 5 Haverstock Hill cycle lanes set for approval by Camden Council – again
- 6 'Like the Fleet's resurfaced': Flash flooding hits Hampstead and Highgate
- 7 'Wartime spirit' as residents save shops from flash floods
- 8 On the fringe: Great shows in north London this summer
- 9 Call for answers after flood 'destroyed parents' love letters and vinyl records'
- 10 Flash floods 'three feet high' leave basement flats 'uninhabitable'