Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Premier League fixture exclusive! -Rivals make £10m midfielder bid -Operation Cockerel revealed

Morning Gooners.

Not a lot going on so far today. I guess we're all awaiting the Premier League fixture list when it's published at 9am. The first game of the season will be at home to Southampton according to the reliable REDaction Gooners.

I can bring you my own exclusive. Arsenal will play 38 games. Of those, 19 will be played at the Grove and the other 19 at grounds of Premier League teams around the country. In all seriousness, I should have some early snippets later which I'll post on Twitter.

Elsewhere, the Daily Mail report Malaga are keen on Nicklas Bendtner. The 25-year-old has had five offers with Besiktas also interested. Whatever happens, Bendtner needs to leave Arsenal for his own good this summer. He needs to forge a career for himself elsewhere and I'm sure that will happen.

Meanwhile in Scotland, the Scottish Sun are reporting Southampton have stolen a march on their rivals by opening talks with Celtic for Victor Wanyama.

The newspaper reports that the SPL Champions could make £10m from the deal.

In other news Cesc Fabregas has said Real Madrid would be "foolish" to bid £100million for Gareth Bale.

He said:
"Spending £100m on Bale is foolish, I don’t know how any club could spend that amount of money. 
"He is a great player but we will have to see if Madrid sign him and if he can perform there."
Clearly Cesc is part of our cunning master plan - code named Operation Cockerel - to ensure Spurs lose both Bale and André Villas-Boas this summer by suggesting the Wales man couldn't make a mark on La Liga.

On the Villas-Boas latest, it appears that PSG haven't been successful in tempting him to cross the English Channel and they are instead looking at Fabio Capello.

The Guardian are reporting the move for Capello would be a stop-gap appointment ahead of the French champions trying to secure Arsene Wenger next summer.

That's it for today. Back with more tomorrow.

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