Jul 28

Schwarzer deal still on the cards despite arrival of Hughes

Arsenal are set to rekindle their interest in Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer after former Manchester City boss Mark Hughes agreed to become the club’s new manager. 

It was originally thought that Hughes had priced himself out of the job by demanding to bring in his own backroom staff, but these reports appear to be wide of the mark which means he is now on the verge of replacing Roy Hodgson.

Fulham’s appointment of a new manager is likely to speed up the departure of Schwarzer, as the veteran is not expected to be in Hughes’ plans for the new season.

Arsene Wenger has not gone back to Fulham since their £2million bid was rejected but it is believed that they are still keen on the 37-year old.

Schwarzer moved to Fulham from Middlesbrough in May 2008 and helped the Cottagers to the Europa League final last season but is now set to move on.

And the Frenchman sees 37-year-old Schwarzer as the perfect age to plug the gap for two or three years while Fabianski continues to grow in stature – in much the same way as former Fulham stopper Edwin van der Sar has done at Manchester United.

However, some fans have suggested that Hughes may want to put a spanner in the works due to the Welshman’s previous with Wenger whilst the former was manager at both Blackburn and Manchester City.

This seems highly unlikely though, as Fulham are already reportedly closing in on David James as Schwarzer’s replacement. 

Fulham chief executive Alistair Mackintosh is expected to continue talks with his Arsenal counterpart Ivan Gazidis when the South African returns from America later this week.

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21 Responses to “Schwarzer deal still on the cards despite arrival of Hughes”

  1. Boy Better Know says:

    anyone but the 3 clowns we have will be fine.

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  2. an arse worth having says:

    Should try and buy Hangeland too while we’re at it. Purely because Hughes is a cunt.

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  3. Fabo[4] says:

    It can only go downhill from here for Fulham. Hughes will never be able to better the past couple seasons.

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  4. Cesc Fabregas says:

    Can’t wait to spit on that cunt!

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  5. GalteeGunner says:

    Shame for Fulham. I hope Hughes cuntishness doesn’t taint the club too much as I always liked em

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  6. frankie says:

    It makes sense that Fulham were waiting to appointment a new manager before selling Schwarzer. But this could still be bollocks, and will certainly drag on.

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  7. john says:

    Federico marchetti it doesnt make sense we have got mannone, szcensy, almunia, fabianski.

    I can only see him going for a 35 plus goalkeeper or giving szcensy, fabianski, mannone a go.

    Fabianski, mannone, szcnsey havent had a run of games.

    Reports in italy suggest arsenal have offered 13 million euros for Miguel velosos apparently he was close to signing for genoa but arsenal have come in with an offer.

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  8. damstar says:

    @john…dont trust transfermarketweb.com website about the veloso news…

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  9. john says:

    Damstar the portugese and italian press have talked about it here are the links:

    http://www.abola.pt/nnh/ver.aspx?id=216281

    http://www.calcionews24.com/genoa-arsenal-guastafeste-su-veloso.html

    Miguel veloso seems to be the forgotten man he can play as a centre half or holding midfielder 24, champions league experience id say this deal could happen

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  10. OzGoonerGuy says:

    AW said improving the defence was a priority. To-date, 3 experienced CBs have left, and we remain with 2 keepers who would not be able to displace any other starting keeper in the EPL. We have bought 1 untested CB and have a young one (Nordtveit) available after his loan stint.

    That does not represent a strong reinforcement of our defence, nor does it address the weaknesses. So unless there is some more transfer activity, as we have only spent a net of £2.5m, to make the improvements AW said are necessary, there is no way we can expect to win any titles this season.

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  11. damstar says:

    @john…oh ok i got you…thats a good one from you john..i like when ppl post a comment and back it up fully well like u just did…thanks for that and hopefully is true..i dont mind veloso too..

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  12. LDNGOONER says:

    quality bit of information there! anyone got any other transfers that could takeplace?

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  13. Fish says:

    Schwarzer is one of the best keepers in the EPL. Make it happen

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  14. Goonerpower says:

    Good luck to the cunty fuckin spit fuck. He deserves the cottage cheese flap makers.

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  15. arsenal4ever says:

    we will get schwarzer and marchetti. mark my words!!!

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  16. an arse worth having says:

    In the picture it looks like Wenger’s telling Hughes to clear up his shit. “In London you use a pooper scooper Mark!”

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  17. damstar says:

    @arsenal forever; how sure are u about that? you think arsene can get two gks when we already got four gks already? you must be joking mehn…is either we get schwarzer or marchetti

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  18. American Gooner says:

    arsenal4ever give me a break. ive marked your word for the last year and we’ve gotten joe cole, miguel veloso, hangelaand, subotic, buffon, etc. i’d love either, but even that seems doubtful.

    ps i believe it should be ‘in the cards’ gooner chris, not ‘on the cards’

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  19. [...] The other priority is the goalkeeping position, with Wenger having recently made the stark admission that he did not feel like he had an obvious ‘No 1’. Arsenal’s main target is Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and a fresh offer is thought to be imminent. [...]

  20. [...] new boss Mark Hughes has told Schwarzer that he cannot leave Craven Cottage and the Australian looks set to formally ask Fulham for a transfer. “I need it [...]

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