Arsenal eye move for Uruguay defender Martin Caceres as William Gallas stalls on future

12 April 2010 12:42
Arsenal have been linked with a move for versatile Uruguay defender Martin Caceres as Arsene Wenger seeks to remodel his defence. [LNB]The Gunners are struggling to tie up a new contract for William Gallas, while there are doubts about the ageing Sol Campbell and Mikael Silvestre. [LNB]Wenger is also braced for a raid by Inter Milan for his right-back Bacary Sagna, who is seen as a potential replacement for San Siro star Maicon. [LNB] Old Lady: Martin Caceres impressed during his loan spell at Turin [LNB]Barcelona defender Caceres impressed at the start of his year-longloan at Juventus this season, but the Turin side are reluctant to paythe £10million asking price as they concentrate funds on ambitious bidsfor Liverpool duo Fernando Torres and Javier Mascherano. [LNB]Wanted man: Both Barca and Inter are keen on Sagna [LNB][LNB]Caceres fits the bill of being a defender who is good on the ball,impressing at centre half or at full back for club and country. [LNB]But injury proneness saw him struggle at Barca last season afterjoining from Villarreal, and an abdominal strain has restricted him tojust 10 starts in this campaign. [LNB]Sagna, who has also attracted Barcelona's attention, is on JoseMourinho's radar amid growing reports in Italy that Maicon will leaveInter this summer. [LNB]The Brazil international insists he is happy where he is, but it isclaimed that the 28-year-old has angered his employers by turning uplate for training.[LNB] Real Madrid and Manchester City are both keen on the attacking fullback, who keeps Barcelona star Dani Alves out of the Brazil team. [LNB] Arsenal should sign Palacios! Gunners legend tells Wenger to buy Spurs aceWenger may take risk on Van Persie in Arsenal's derby with Tottenham Manchester City plan a huge £50m bid for Arsenal star Cesc FabregasPortsmouth ready to topple Chelsea in FA Cup final as Avram Grant's dressing room message inspires victory over Tottenham at WembleyARSENAL FC

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