No Richard Dunnde deal for Arsenal - The Insider

18 January 2011 07:04
Simon Jones is Sportsmail's man on the inside of all the major transfer moves this January. [LNB]His column, published every weekday, offers an insight into the deals which will be done and those that won't - and why. [LNB]A 5/5-rating means The Insider reckons it's a done deal; 0/5 means The Insider has his mortgage on it not happening.[LNB]Don't miss your daily Insider instalment here.[LNB] RICHARD DUNNEAston Villa to ArsenalTHE INSIDER says: 2/5[LNB]MARK VAN BOMMELBayern Munich to LiverpoolTHE INSIDER says: 1/5[LNB] Solid: Aston Villa central defender Dunne[LNB]Dirty work: Bayern's Dutch destroyer Van Bommel[LNB] [LNB] Arsenal have shown interest in Dunne as they look around at alternatives for their defence but a deal is unlikely at this stage. [LNB]Villa do need to recoup cash as they look to spend £24m on Darren Bent and manager Gerard Houllier is keen to bring in at least one more defender with Montpellier's Emir Spahic and Blackburn's Chris Samba among his targets. [LNB]Yet the money Arsenal would offer for Dunne would barely scratch the surface on their outlay. [LNB]Montpellier may deal at around £5m for Spahic, 30, who had interested Arsenal in the summer but Blackburn want £10m for Samba. [LNB]Cash plus players has been discussed but Dunne doesn't want to go to Blackburn.[LNB] As revealed by Sportsmail last week, Liverpool like the Dutch midfielder and he has good friends within their dressing room but a move remains unlikely.[LNB]Tottenham have also shown interest but were put off by Bayern Munich's desire for a £2.75m fee. [LNB]Liverpool showed an initial interest in the33 year-old but made it clear they would have to offload bodies from their midfield first before considering taking on another ageing player. [LNB]Van Bommel may be better than they have but the policy at Anfield now is to invest more wisely with sell-on value and quality at the fore. [LNB]Ajax striker Luis Suarez and Aston Villa winger Ashley Young remain more realistic and necessary targets.[LNB]  LUIS FABIANOSevilla to TottenhamTHE INSIDER says: 2/5[LNB]JOE COLELiverpool to West HamTHE INSIDER says: 2/5[LNB] [LNB] Samba strike star: Sevilla's Fabiano[LNB]Taking time to settle: Cole at Liverpool[LNB] [LNB] We revealed in early January that Fabiano was still on a list of possibles for Spurs. [LNB]Although he is ineligible for Europe he could still play a big part in Tottenham's assault on the Premier League title and Champions League qualification. [LNB]The deal is not cheap - particularly for a 31-year-old - but Sevilla have shown a willingness to deal and have considered loaning him out with view to a permanent transfer in the summer. [LNB]That was initially discussed as the player's wife had expressed a desire to return to Brazil but sources at Sevilla confirm that a similar offer from England would be considered. [LNB]Spurs don't have the best history with Sevilla but the player's handlers do. Harry Redknapp, though, has other targets of course.[LNB] Cole is the first to admit he has not had the best time of his career at Liverpool. [LNB]There is talk of his family being unsettled in the north and that has encouraged West Ham to consider bringing him back, appeasing growing unrest among fans in the process.[LNB]However, England international Cole has been one of the victims in a year of great change at Liverpool. It has not been a happy camp and niggling injuries and an early suspension have spoiled his progress. [LNB]Manager Kenny Dalglish is keen to bring the best out of him knowing he could prove a big asset over coming months and Cole is being encouraged by team-mates to stick with it. [LNB]The player himself wants to show he can fit into the side with Dalglish now in charge and prove the doubters wrong.[LNB] Don't miss your daily instalment of The Insider every weekday through the transfer window here at MailOnline. Club-by-club guide to every Premier League transfer deal during JanuaryWatch all the Premier League goals every week on our brilliant video player[LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People: Harry Redknapp, Ashley Young, Simon Jones, Kenny Dalglish, Joe Cole, Richard Dunne, Gerard Houllier Places: Liverpool, United Kingdom, Brazil, Europe

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