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Jun

Gallas on the verge of Juve move


Written by Chris Wheatley

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William Gallas is close to leaving Arsenal after his representative met with Juventus officials in Turin on Tuesday, Tuttosport has revealed.

The 33-year-old’s contract expires at the Emirates Stadium this month and refused to sign the Gunners’ offer of a one-year contract extension.

Gallas’ agent Etienne Mendy met with Juventus officials on Tuesday to discuss a three-year deal worth 2.5m Euros per year (around £40,000 per week). Those figures are a lot less than the reported £80,000 per week Gallas demanded to stay at Arsenal.

French international Gallas is expected to miss Les Bleus’ vital World Cup match with Mexico tomorrow, due to a calf problem.

Meanwhile, centre half Laurent Koscielny has asked Lorient to accept an £8.3 million offer to let him join the north London club. Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old centre-back, and he’s expected to be a like-for-like replacement for Gallas.


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lukychmz
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lukychmz
6 years 2 months ago

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out

VanDaManPersie
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VanDaManPersie
6 years 2 months ago

Thank God he has gone. Wat a Fucking twat!!

W
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W
6 years 2 months ago

The wages are much lower, but you’ve got to take into account that its a 3 year deal, and the taxes are much lower over there.

arsenal4ever
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arsenal4ever
6 years 2 months ago
and the replacement is already on the way to us!! 🙂 🙂 http://www.lequipe.fr/Football/breves2010/20100616_165430_koscielny-veut-aller-a-arsenal.html Laurent Koscielny gets closer to Armory, every day a little more a club which deeply likes to recruit it for next season. After a first official offer formulated by Gunners but refused by Lorient, it belongs to the player today to announce her intention to leave Brittany. « It is a joy to be wooed by Armory. I want to join this prestigious club which competes for the Champions League. I said it to the leaders and it understands me, he explains on Wednesday in the daily… Read more »
MistaKen
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MistaKen
6 years 2 months ago

I hope Koscielny is as good as Vermaelen or else we are fucked! Have to say I have not seen him play or read many good reports – but then I never heard of Vermaelen before we were interested.

Joe
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Joe
6 years 2 months ago

Koscielny is not the man to replace Gallas as he is left footed he will make good back up and be a more solid option than Clichy at LB in bigger games.

VanDaManPersie
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VanDaManPersie
6 years 2 months ago

what rubbish! have u even seen the guy play?

arsenal4ever
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arsenal4ever
6 years 2 months ago

would wenger spend 13 mill on an unproven lad if he dont thinks he is the real deal? He isnt that cheap!!! hope he turns out to be like the Vermaelen signing!!

Tommo
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Tommo
6 years 2 months ago

Francis jeffers? 😉

arsenal4ever
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arsenal4ever
6 years 2 months ago

this is what his coach of Lorient said about him:

„ His development is noteworthy. I have seldom seen a defender with a such security with one-on-one situations “, says his coach Cristian Gourcouff. Koscielny owns in Lorient still contract till 2013, will be therefore no bargain: According to the newspaper‚ Oest France ’ the arsenal FC should offer 9.5 million euros for the 24-year-old.

arsenal4ever
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arsenal4ever
6 years 2 months ago

@ tommo! lol 🙂

really? did he spend that much on him?

hector
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hector
6 years 2 months ago

Mr. Disunity… He’s about to begin a new chapter of anarchy and discord at the Old Lady. Just pray the Italian Mafia don’t take care of you in a decisive way. So long Billy the Anarchist we will not miss you at Arsenal. No No

Debbie Does Gallas
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Debbie Does Gallas
6 years 2 months ago

I think too much is made out of him being left-footed. Apparently you can’t play two left footers together, yet two right footers is absolutely fine?! Most clubs have that….

chris
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chris
6 years 2 months ago

liverpool away first game! .. what a joke that is..

alf15
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alf15
6 years 2 months ago

Hope we get Koscielny, he looks to be an exact copy of Vermaelen! But I wont be happy if this is the only defender we buy!! We need a minimum of 2! Koscielny + one more! Bye bye Gallas, you served us well, but your abit of mad bastard!

Pollhater
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Pollhater
6 years 2 months ago

Bye Gallas, you done well but got injured at the most crucial times we needed you

Jason Newton
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Jason Newton
6 years 2 months ago

Good riddance to the moody shite if you ask me. Good defender, however he hasn’t got the right mentality to be part of this ‘growing’ team!

Ricky
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Ricky
6 years 2 months ago

Good luck to the man.. People obviously have there opinions about gallas but imo he’s a world class CB that is going to be hard to replace & i dont expect this french kid to come in & be a big hit like verma was even tho i didnt think vermaelen would be good enough to come in & takeover from kolo but he did & lets hope he continues to so i could be wrong about the french kid.

arsenal4ever
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arsenal4ever
6 years 2 months ago

Gallas was good but often injured and had a bad attitude towards some teammates so thx god he is gone!!!!! LAurent will be a big hit I think.

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