Dec 27

Inter Midfielder Dacourt Receives Arsenal Offer?

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could be considering offering Inter Milan midfielder Olivier Dacourt a 6 month contract at the club.

Dacourt, 33 – formerly with Leeds and Everton – may be allowed to leave Inter at a cut price £400,000, and French tactician Wenger has reportedly instructed his scouts to check on the player’s fitness.

A move for Dacourt would help to add some much needed experience in the Gunners squad, who lost influential midfielder Cesc Fabregas to a serious knee injury a fortnight ago.

Speaking to RMC, the combative Dacourt (pictured, right) revealed:

“I’ve received offers from England and Italy, but nothing from France. I have a contract with Inter at the moment, but I want to play, especially as I’m getting towards the end of my career.”

Dacourt has only played 12 minutes of league football this season after falling out with boss Jose Mourinho.

Having not played with the Nerazzurri in Europe this season, the Frenchman has the advantage of being involved in the ultimate competition.

Ironically, if he does sign in January, he will be pitting his wits against his old club AS Roma in the last 16 of the Champions League.

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45 Responses to “Inter Midfielder Dacourt Receives Arsenal Offer?”

  1. manuel says:

    no, no, no, no, no, no, no and a million fucking no’s.

    this would be a silvestre type signing and would only further antagonise the fans.

    no thanks arsene!

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  2. AndyMcPhail says:

    Manuel puts it perfectly

    We cannot feed off the scraps from the Europe’s biggest clubs

    Inler, Veloso or Yaya please.

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  3. Spike says:

    Jeeez! Hope this is bullsh*t!

    Another cheapskate signing and another effin Frenchman!

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  4. gunbythegoon says:

    Da cut is crap i’ve watched him played a couple of time i tell you i’ts better buying back Gilberto

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  5. Bergys says:

    French,cheap.typical wenger signing.and typical rubbish frm arsene these years

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  6. Mraces says:

    has any 1 actually seen anything of Inler to say that he has the attributies and quality that we need, if football manager is anything to go by and they are never far wrong, he is average. Just go and spend wenger for god sake.

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  7. Gooner Chris says:

    Yep, I’ve seen Inler plenty of times.

    Is he Arsenal class?

    No. But in a few seasons, he could turn into the ‘new Flamini’ – at least that’s what most fans are hoping. :)

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  8. ddd says:

    the last thing we need is for our new players in january to develop for ‘a few seasons’ before turning into big stars…we have more than enough players who are in that category in our team already
    -___-

    We need players with instant impact. Enough of the patience game.

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  9. ddd says:

    oh and by the way, i like your transfer speculations. Do more of these and i believe more fans would start visiting your sites:)

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  10. athlon says:

    Noo, Inler is not Arsenal-class player, I agree with Gunner Chris.
    Afellay, Veloso, Yaya, Xabi would be perfect.

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  11. James says:

    Another French twat well past his best. If Wenger gets Dacourt I want him out!!

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  12. gunbythegoon says:

    What’s all this crap if the mgr says he is not buyin then he is not!

    Stop all this jibjab it aint getting us nowhere.

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  13. Gooner Chris says:

    He didn’t say he wasn’t going to buy, he said ‘no, not at the moment’.

    The boss is very clever with his answers, I’m sure we’ll see a couple of additions in January.

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  14. Spike says:

    I think there a enough players already playing in the premier league for Wenger to go for.

    Sod signing some untried or over the hill player from abroad.

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  15. gunbythegoon says:

    Venger! aint buying and i’m pretty certain

    Guys! open your fucking eyes c’os its obvious :oD

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  16. gunbythegoon says:

    I pray we finish 8-9th this season i’m pretty much fed up with this waiting game maybe we’ll start afresh next season.

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  17. Neil says:

    fuck off i dont want this old cunt

    we want quality , not players who are shit

    wegner needs to learn to spend and stop searching for players at fucking poundland

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  18. athlon says:

    Wenger will focus to the Sunday’s game. After that we will have two weeks until the first PL match in the new year. (I hope we will beat the Plymouth with the current squad…)
    On 1st January, Gazidis will work officially, I think, Wenger will buy some players, but we don’t need 5 or 6 players, just 2, maximum 3.

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  19. jaaack says:

    Neil you joker! “Fucking poundland” that was quality.

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  20. John says:

    Here are some suggestions for who we might buy;

    1.Gokhan inler looks a premiership plyer but still needs a little polishing.

    2.Hangeland been a rock for fulham and is a vidic type defender.

    3.Hernanes sao paulo- one of the best central midfielders who is a DM brilliant skills and passing nd a good tackler.

    4. Toulalan experienced DM midfielder very good gritty combtive midfielder.

    5.Vincent Kompany- Looks ideal for arsenl maybe arsene could put a cheeky bid. Been plying well

    6.Neven Subotic- An up and coming world class CB hes 6ft4 and a hard deterined CB.

    7.Cristian Zapata-Basically bigger version of gallas and more powerful but hes been injured.

    8. Lanzafame- A ronaldo type winger tall nd tricky. Played well in the recent toulon tournament. Could be available

    9. Markel susaseta- Hes fast left or right sided winger who got end product he plays for athletic bilbao could be the next vicente.

    10. I think the player we should put all our money in is fazio of sevilla. He is perfect for the premiership. Hes 6ft 5 t fast, very strong CB reminds me of Rio ferdinand. In one and one situations he always win.

    All these players i mentioned i think will adapt to the premiership and hence can help us in the league

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  21. samy says:

    I think it`s better for Wenger to buy J.Bullard who can score some goals from free-kicks.

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  22. hafidz says:

    wenger better sign for star such ass yaya ,arshavin, federico fazio,or david villa,or someone who not play for champion league for help them in champion league ,i think player from velencia or sevilla we should persuade.

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  23. athlon says:

    Can Arshavin speak english???

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  24. John says:

    Mathieu Bodmer would be perfect but hes injured until February.

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  25. TheBrain says:

    Second John:Hernanes as a replacement temp for Fab though he is not the best defensively and may cost a lot.

    Would also like to see Banega, Srna (cup tied), David Suazo.

    But a lot of players will cost a lot and we don’t have that money. I won’t go into all the details but Man City are the only team with money to burn. Spurs may be restricted like us in a couple of years.

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  26. chris says:

    if this is true..WHY SELL GILBERTO!!??!!?? 3 years younger and a long serving player. yaya toure would be good, not so sure about inler because we need players who already have the experience of playing at a top top club.

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  27. Ray says:

    If AW was serious about winning he would go out and buy Jeremy Toulalan and Yaya Toure for the midfield and then find a great goalkeeper and a world class centreback

    AW is not serious about winning!

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  28. Neil says:

    Arsenal will sign Shay Given, Steven Taylor and Charles N’Zogbia in the jan transfer window.

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  29. gunner from Malaysia says:

    I agree with Ray. AW doesn’t seem to be interested in winning. His passion is enterteaining/pretty/bewitching soccer.Even when the team is leading and under pressure at the goal mouth the intruction is”Play yourself out of trouble”.
    Point is the defender under pressure is liable to mistakes especially if there is no back up and you have excellent players like Gerard,Keane,etc hovering around.Clichy has caused a few goals this season and in previous seasons.
    I think Arsenal will be scrapping for fourth spot for I believe AW has forgotten why the ES was built.
    Furthermore if he were to buy some 30 plus guy it is dereliction of duty unless he is hunting for bargains.

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  30. yeah neil apparently that what the papers are saying, but i dont believe it all. i think taylor might be gud signin but the given is never going to leave, and n’zogbia has nt gt the quality tbh.

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  31. funchyman says:

    after watching the Villa match, it only confirmed my belief´s, that we need some who can attack the ball, the way we are playing at the moment is a disaster, you have to wonder if Arsene is trying to get sacked, with all the stupid remarks lately, i am sick to my stomick, by remarks that we have a team who can compete against the best, when it so clear we dont. it seems to me that we are now a develop team, who delivers great players to the rest of the world, i mean, when you by players at the age of 16-17 years old, dont expect them to be here, for 10-12 years, its not going to happen..

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  32. Gunner Jillu says:

    Arshavin, or some creative player as withot Rosicky and Fabregas we are lacking that. Centre mid?? Do we go for a loan deal as we await the blossoming of one of our many centre mids. A centre half priority but who??? I have no idea who we can go for but it has to be someone who will fit in straight away, so a prem player

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  33. Lettraggad says:

    If the Dacourt romours are true I’ll welcome him , B’cus Im sure he wont be coming alone in that case I figure we’ll be getting two defensive midfielders in and a winger.
    AW may be arrogant but his not stupid. Without Fab and a defense in shambles we should resort to the oldways with two defensively strong players in the center and penetrative wingers. Everyone has been screaming for expeience .. well Dacourt has plenty of it and also hes not a nice guy in fact hes not even likable .. but hey that may be just what we need. If Dacourt gets signed we can expect another defensive midfield signing. I think our Backline will improve vastly once they are shielded plus Keown may need to come back to give some classes.

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  34. Lettraggad says:

    The player we should be getting in is the Ghana Captain Appiah who would solve more than one problem.

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  35. Lightning Kev says:

    im wondering if we may swoop for krancjar from pompey…with them being short of money and all. perhaps throw in traoe on a permenant deal to sweeten the deal a bit??

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  36. Damian says:

    I guess u lot mean the old Arsenal class

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  37. Damian says:

    Wenger is far from stupid i don,t know how many times i,ve said it it,s not Wenger there is no money Dein new there wouldn,t be and tried everything to not let this happen

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  38. Damian says:

    the 70m u all were talking about is an overdraft available to Wenger so yes there is money he can spend but not money Arsenal own it would be borrowed money hence it is there and it isn,t so as much as he wants to spend he can,t bring himself to spend borrowed cash

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  39. mikeygooner says:

    hey spike! Seems to me you’re a bit of xenophob aren’t you?
    So you have something against french players?!
    Good thing henry not playing for us anymore. Some fans need to stop been idiots. Ungrateful twat. too many blacks in the team too, huh, come on i know u thinking that too effing racist. spport spurs n join the anti campbell squad

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  40. Sammy says:

    He’s been seen at Colney.People,this is our guy.It’s vintage Wenger 2008.The bright side?Wikipedia says some Inter fans nicknamed him The Rock during his time filling in for Viera,and he probably already knows English,so he can start telling off Eboue,Denilson,Song,Diaby and Nasri ASAP!

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  41. simon says:

    flamini??????

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  42. simon says:

    2 options we have a lone50-60mil buy 4 quality players or wait 15 years pay for the stadium and all our youngsters will be world class.seen fever pitch

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  43. asaba says:

    this will be asecond fake signig by wenger in one season asaba dan uganda

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  44. asaba says:

    if those wenger’s transfer targets then us arsenal fans we stil have problems

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  45. DAVE says:

    …………..NEW GOALY………………
    …SAGNA.. NEW CB…DJOUROU.. CLICHY…..
    ……… NEW DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER…….
    …..NASRI.. DIABY..WALCOTT…………..
    ………….EDUARDO…………………
    …………ROBIN VAN PERSIE………….

    SUBS

    NEW SECOND GOALKEEPER
    NEW SECOND CB
    TOURE
    TRAORE
    NORDVEIT
    RAMSEY
    WILTSHIRE
    RAMSEY
    VELA
    SIMPSON
    FRAN MERIDA PEREZ
    BARAZITE

    SELL

    BENDTNER – 8 MIL – WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    EBOUE – 7 MIL
    FABREGAS – 25 MIL
    SILVESTRE – FREE
    ADEBAYOR – 20 MIL
    GALLAS – 5 MIL
    ROSICKY – 7 MIL
    SONG – 5 MIL WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    VINCENT VAN DE BERG – 0.5 MIL WITH SELL PERCENTAGE
    ALMUNIA – 5 MIL
    FABRINSKI – 1 MIL WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    DENILSON – 5 MIL WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    HOYTE – WITH A SELL ON PERCENTAGE
    THOMAS CRUISE – CAUSE I DONT LIKE THE NAME

    FROM THIS YOU WOULD HAVE JUST UNDER 90 MIL TO PUT TOWARDS TWO NEW GOALKEEPERS, TWO NEW CENTRE BACKS, ONE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER AND HAVE CHANGE FOR FUTURE SEASONS…

    REASONS I WOULD LIKE TO GET RID OF THE ABOVE PLAYERS:
    NEGATIVITY, NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE OR IN FABREGAS’S CASE HES A GREAT PLAYER IN THE WRONG TEAM. FABREGAS IS TOO LIGHT WEIGHT TO PLAY IN THE CENTRE OF A TEAM WHICH PLAYS ATTACKING FOOTBALL.. IF YOU LOOK BACK OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS (THE BETTER YEARS) WENGER HAD AN UNBEATABLE FORMULA.

    THIS WAS SAFE HANDS AT THE BACK
    POWER, AGGRESSION, SPEED AND HEIGHT IN THE CENTRE BACKS, PACE AND QUALITY PASSING ON THE WING BACKS, AWSOME SPEED AND SELFISHNESS ON THE WINGS WITH THE FORESIGHT OF BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME FOR TAP-INS, POWER AND AGGRESSION, HEIGHT AND LEADERSHIP IN THE MIDDLE WITH TWO LETHAL LAZY STRIKERS UP FRONT…..

    THE ONLY THREE PLAYERS IN OUR CURRENT TEAM WHICH WOULD MAKE IT INTO AW49 SQUAD OR PREVIOUS GREAT SQUADS WOULD BE NASRI, THEO AND RVP, AND AT BEST THEY WOULD BE ON THE BENCH.

    THIS CURRENT TEAM IS A JOKE…. WHAT MAKES ME LAUGH WE HAVE THE RESOURCES TO MAKE IT BETTER THAN ANY TEAM WE HAVE EVER HAD…. WE COULD SELL ALL THE CRAP FOR 90 MIL, IMPROVE AND STILL HAVE CHANGE WITH A HUGE DECREASE IN WAGE OUTGOINGS…. COME ON WENGER BE MORE CUT THROAT LIKE RAFA AND SELL THOSE WHO ARE MAKING US LOOK LIKE A JOKE….

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