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Arsenal miss out as Barcelona tie up a deal for PSV playmaker Ibrahim Afellay

16 Nov 2010 13:40:35

Arsenal miss out as Barcelona tie up a deal for PSV playmaker Ibrahim Afellay

Barcelona have reached an agreement with PSV Eindhoven for the transfer of the Holland midfielder and Arsenal target Ibrahim Afellay. The deal, which was announced on both clubs' websites on Monday evening, is still pending an agreement between the Spanish champions and the player, but if all goes to plan then the Holland international will move to the Nou Camp when the January transfer window opens. Sky's the limit: PSV Eindhoven star Ibrahim Afellay has earned a move to Barcelona Barca's statement read: 'PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona have reached an agreement on a deal to bring Ibrahim Afellay to Barca, subject to successfully settling personal terms between the player and the Catalan club over the coming weeks. 'Until the deal is finally settled, Ibrahim Afellay wishes to concentrate on the upcoming important games for PSV.' The 24-year-old Afellay's contract with PSV was due to expire at the end of the season and it was announced last month that he would not be penning a new deal with the Dutch outfit, with whom he has spent his whole career so far.  Chelsea and Manchester City wait in the wings as Dani Alves enters crunch week of talks with BarcelonaKeane eyes Ipswich loan move for young Gunner Emmanuel-Thomas ARSENAL FC


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