News today, and this time it comes directly from his agent, that Gokhan Inler may indeed be moving to Arsenal.
Â Gokhan Inler – Arsenal interested?
Newcastle have been linked with the player continually, but in early July, Udinese General Director Pietro Leonardi labeled the Newcastle interest as absurd, and earlier this week he said the same thing about Arsenal’s interest, and that Inler wanted to stay with the Italian club.
But only today, the Swiss International’s agent Dino Lamberti, has claimed he is due in London to hold talks with Arsenal about a proposed move for Inler.
The 24-year-old Inler has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium for several weeks now, since playing well for Switzerland at Euro 2008, with Newcastle United also reportedly interested in the midfielder for some time now.
However, his agent Dino Lamberti has now revealed that he is going to London to try and thrash out a deal with the Gunners for the midfielder, who started all three games for the Swiss at EURO 2008.
Lamberti told the Swiss media today:
â€œI’m due to go to London and take a look over everything, but no deal has been done yet with Arsenal.”
â€œIt is difficult for us to take a decision, but Arsenal is certainly something that Gokhan needs to look at.”
â€œArsene Wenger is someone who helps young players move forward.â€
Inler for themjoined Udinese from Swiss side FC Zurich in 2007, and made 32 appearances for them last season, and has 15 caps for Switzerland.
From what weâ€™ve seen of Gokhan Inler, he would be a terrific signing for Newcastle, but weâ€™re not even sure weâ€™re still, or were ever, after the player.
Wenger is said to have been in contact with Udinese management, and knows the 6â€²0â€³attacking midfielder has a get-out clause in his contract of just over Â£5M.
Of course this may be the agent trying to get his player a move, and if Arsenal are really interested, we cannot realistically have much of a chance.
But we do understand the Tyneside club are after a creative central midfield player – which wouldn’t be surprising given Barton’s recent difficulties and potential ban – but we have no idea who that player is.