Fulham shot stopper Mark Schwarzer has spoken about his pending move to Arsenal, admitting that he’s “waiting for things to happen”.
Manager Arsene Wenger has been chasing the 37-year-old Australia keeper all summer but two separate offers have been rejected.
And despite Manuel Almunia’s comfortable performance in the 2-1 win at Blackburn, Wenger believes he needs a new goalkeeper to sustain a credible title challenge.
“I’m biding my time waiting for things to happen and then I’ll be on move – if you see what I mean,” Schwarzer was quoted as saying on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, Cottagers boss Mark Hughes also seems to be softening his stance, saying after Saturday’s draw with Blackpool:
“Mark Schwarzer has made it clear that he would like to go to Arsenal so we are trying to look at other options.”
The fact that the Gunners have reportedly increased their offer from £2.5m to £3m might also have made Hughes sway towards letting Schwarzer go.
A busy transfer deadline day is expected tomorrow with coverage on both the blog and Twitter, so stay tuned.