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Rumours - Arsenal in for Senegal star

Published: 06 May 2010 - 07:55:35

Too many rumours, not enough time. I could have gone with Roberto Mancini, Rafa Benitez, Fernando Torres, Michael Ballack, Jole Cole...the list goes on.

Instead I'm leading with the story in today's Mirror linking Arsenal to Senegal defender Pape Malickou Diakhate. Now there's a name for the terraces.

The Dinamo Kiev centre-back, who is currently on loan at St Etienne, has apparently been on Arsene Wenger's radar for two years, but a £10 million deal is on the cards this summer.

Diakhate is 25 and has reportedly attracted the attention of Liverpool, Juventus and Bayern Munich.

But Arsenal are leading the race for his signature, with Wenger looking to reinforce his creaking back four.

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Champions League finalists Bayern are apparently eyeing a £7m bid for Manchester United's Park Ji-Sung.

The South Korea international is contracted until 2012 at Old Trafford, and recently said he wanted to see out his career at United.

But Bayern's offer could prove tempting, especially in light of Fergie's recent comments, suggesting he needed to offload some players this summer.



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