Arsenal turn down Atletico's bid for Eboue and begin talks over a new deal
22 January 2009 01:16
Going nowhere: Emmanuel Eboue was a target for Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal rejected Atletico's offer and want to open talks with Eboue about a new contract.
Franjo Vranjkovic, Eboue's agent, said: 'We received an official request from Atletico Madrid which was passed to Arsenal.
'I have the fax from director Ken Friar who wrote to me to say they are not interested in the offer.
'Then I received a call from Arsene Wenger, who invited me to go to England to start negotiations over a renewal.
'I see no possibility that the player will leave Arsenal.'
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