Sunday, 29 August 2010

Schwarzer nearer to Fulham exit, Almunia says his Arsenal goodbyes?, Traore to retirement club, Pony tailed striker on his way?

Morning Gooners.

I'll start the blog as ever with news about our number one transfer target at the moment. He of course is Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.

There looks to be some sort of moment between Fulham and Manchester City, if the News of The World are to be believed.

Neil Ashton writes that Manchester City have been approached by the west London club with a view to them letting Shay Given move on loan for the season to Fulham as their number one goalkeeper.

If this deal were to happen, Mark Schwarzer would be allowed to leave.

The Australian was again left out of the Fulham side which drew with Blackpool yesterday.

The News of the World report that Schwarzer believes he has a gentleman's agreement that he can sign for Arsenal but that will mean nothing unless a deal can be reached with both Arsenal and Manchester City.

I personally think this deal will go through, but Fulham have to find a replacement for their goalkeeper.

The Sunday Mirror report we're to up our offer from £2million to £2.5million to clinch the deal for Schwarzer.

Reports from fans at the match yesterday said Manual Almunia threw his shirt and the captain's armband into the away end after the Blackburn victory. Is this a sign he's saying goodbye?

It's certainly all up in the air at the moment, that's for sure.

In other goalkeeping news, the Sunday Express says Ajax shot stopper Maarten Stekelenburg will be staying with the Dutch club.

The Sunday Mirror report Armand Traore is a target for Arsenal players favourite retirement home West Ham United. 

While the Mail on Sunday says Arsene Wenger is interested in Newcastle's pony tailed striker Andy Carroll.

Elsewhere the News of the World say Nacer Barazite could still move on loan to Rangers. 

The midfielder went on trial at Ibrox earlier this month and played in a friendly against Partick Thistle. 

Barazite said: 
"Walter Smith said he was very happy with me. He said he would keep in contact and would be speaking to me soon.
"So who knows what will happen — I could go to Rangers. It would be a great club for me to go to because I would be playing at a high level. 
"I am certainly open to go on loan and I will know what is happening soon." 
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