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Arsenal defender William Gallas offered return to France with PSG

30 Mar 2010 14:03:25

Arsenal defender William Gallas offered return to France with PSG

In limbo: Gunners defender Gallas Paris Saint-Germain hope to tempt William Gallas back to France when the Arsenal defender's contract runs out at the end of the season. The 32-year-old will be available on a free transfer this summer if he cannot agree a new deal with the Gunners. Roma, managed by his former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri, are also keen, but Arsene Wenger is determined to hold on to his experienced centre-half. Wenger is encouraging his club to break their policy of only offering one-year extensions to players over 30, but the trade-off is believed to be that Gallas must swallow a significant cut in his £80,000-a-week wages. Wenger is ready to offer Gallas a deal until 2012 if the player cuts £30,000 off his weekly pay, with the shortfall made up by bonuses. Months of talks have brought no agreement, which has encouraged PSG to make a move. Club official Bruno Skropeta recently met the player in Saint-Raphael, where Gallas was recovering from a calf strain, according to Le Parisien newspaper. But the Ligue 1 club are also unlikely to meet his current salary and would instead rely on the allure of France being strong enough to tempt the former Marseille player.   Cesc Fabregas in race to face Barcelona as injured Arsenal skipper sits out trainingArsene hails Arsenal defender Sol for 'unbelievable' return to the top flightMessi is the world's best but Arsenal can still stop Barca, insists BendtnerPuyol: Thighs of Pearce, the heart of Desert Orchid and Bette Midler's hairARSENAL FC


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