I read this in France Football. They are everything except a tabloid trying to make wild speculations. Among all the European papers/mag speciallized in football, they are easily among the most reliable and best. I just read on last week's issue of France Football, that there might be an exchange between PSG and Arsenal this off season concerning Sylvain Wiltord going to Paris and Arsenal getting...Nicolas Anelka!!!
Anelka is under contract with PSG until 2007. However, it is quite clear that he will no longer play for Paris because of his clash with PSG coach Fernandez. Currently, Anelka is on loan till the end of the season with Liverpool and Liverpool have an option to buy him for 27.1 M Euros. Since that amount is quite high, Liverpool may be reluctant to buy him and instead they might use that money towards Patrick Kluivert.
Anelka's secret desire is to come back to Arsenal and pair up with Thierry Henry, as during the times of their youth, as they're both from the same team, in Paris' metropole. At first, the public of Highbury might have difficulty to forgive him for what he did before, but he still has good relations with Wenger and his quite close with the French players of Arsenal who may end up being determinant in his choice to come back and help Nico integrate within the team.
So, what do you Gunners fans have to say about this? For or against? Titi-Nico up front can be quite a dangerous partnership! Also, speaking of possible transfers involving French players, France Football also reports that Arsenal are looking for a new keeper for the next season. The Gunners seem to be very interested in Mikael Landreau of Nantes and Ulrich Ramé of Bordeaux. It is also reported that Thuram, who might leave Turin in the off-season, is being chased, not surprisingly, by all of Europe's elite, among them, Arsenal, as AW would love to associate him along Sol Campbell in the centre of the Gunner's defence. That would be awesome!!!So, do you people know more about all this? They are quite good, if they are true, but coming from FF, makes them more credible, definitely...