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Arsenal reject Liverpool's 'derisory' Clichy bid

Arsenal have rejected Liverpool’s £5 million offer for left-back Gael Clichy, deeming it ‘derisory’ for a player of the Frenchman’s quality.

Clichy, 25, has still not signed a new deal at the Emirates Stadium and only has 12 months on his contract, with Gunners manager Arsene Wenger looking to avoid losing his defender on a free transfer next summer.

Liverpool’s Director of Football and former Arsenal scout Damien Comolli orchestrated Clichy’s move from Cannes to North London in 2003 and has targeted his fellow countryman in hope of solving the club’s left-back problems.

Wenger is still hopeful that Clichy will put pen-to-paper on a new long-term deal, although reports suggest that he has several targets in mind if the Toulouse-born star does decide to leave.

Meanwhile, negotiations are continuing with midfielder Samir Nasri, who is still expected to agree a contract extension in the coming weeks despite originally rejecting the financial terms offered to him.

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smartarse
smartarse
8 years ago

you give “charlie” comolli too much credit for clichy’s move from cannes (although he is never shy in exaggerating his own importance) ……. wenger sent steve rowley to assess the young clichy and he is quoted as saying that he had made his mind up to sign the player in the warm up prior to the game kicking off…..instinct and experience told him to do the deal.

chris
chris
8 years ago

not sure what to make of the clichy situation.. if he’s not happy and definitely does not want to sign an extension then we should sell, but I’d rather we did so to a foreign club considering liverpool will supposedly be challenging for a top 4 place next season..

cedu51
cedu51
8 years ago

Please don’t sell to a PL club. No other top flight club would sell to us. So what is happening at the Emirates with players not happy with their all? Makes the supporters very uneasy.

bc
bc
8 years ago

We should not throw too much importance on a player like clichy. set our price if he does not want to sign a new contract and sell him to whoever meets the price. in gibbs traore and botelho we have 3 players capable of covering him.

arsenal man
arsenal man
8 years ago

I completely respect clichy because he has been so quiet about his future and not making a huge fuss over it, unlike nasri, whom I have lost quite a bit of respect for.

VanDaManPersie
VanDaManPersie
8 years ago

I personally think Clichy needs to move on to fur-fill his true potential and we need to get some new blood at LB, because we were punished alot from the left side during the season

Laurence
Laurence
8 years ago

Out with the old and in with the new! Im sure every gooner knows exactly what i mean!

demongooner
demongooner
8 years ago

i think if clichy wants to go then let him, but he worth alot more then 5million,if liverpool are willing to pay 20million on a vertually unknown like henderson then clichy must be worth at the very least 15million.
i would prefer to sell him for that price and get baines in as a replacement from everton.

husenwenga
8 years ago

No! Gael must-and I insist-must remain @ gunners.bc? yo crazy man!

husenwenga
8 years ago

Surely without Clichy back there we ar vulnerable.You people are blind or what! Wenger,listen to me don’t do a crazy thinq like you did with Gallas & Veira. PLZ DON’T

samson
8 years ago

to be sure guys we need players to compete for places in a big club like arsenal.arsenal is a big club.the manage is to blame.if you look at clubs like man u, they they spend.arsen he take it like his club.last season he said take ablame on me. this season he said the same.so what do you thing all you gooners out their.arsenal is my blood.it hartes me to see every off season an arsenal player want to live.why is it when arsen want to buy a player they take long to sign and man u they end up snatch… Read more »

Harry
Harry
8 years ago

Clichy is a true professional that’s why we don’t hate him cause most of his performances over the last 3 seasons have been crap.
Gibbs is a winger and Botelho has only played in the Spanish second division so we definetely need a new left back.

George
George
8 years ago

either get Baines or move Vermaelen to the left, that is if we sign both cahill and samba.

abz
abz
8 years ago

lol…we should sell him to utd… they need a good left back… and will shut that C**T evra up!

family enclosure man
family enclosure man
8 years ago

£5m is plan silly by L’pool: that’s so derisory that Arsenal would be as well off just running down the clock on his contract and letting him go for free next year.

Mo
Mo
8 years ago

The best option if we sell him

Play Vermalen left back

and sign Izzaguire from celtic as back up

move gibbs to the LW position

wo
wo
8 years ago

dude clichy is not good enough, baines is the one

bc
bc
8 years ago

@husenwenga: Thats me man crazy for success and crazy for a better defence. Clichy has been going down hill fast, i should know i have seen every single match he has played for the club.

terry
terry
8 years ago

Clichy has been crap since Birmingham 2008 and “that” mistake which cost us the title and he has never recoved his form.He cant defend and his crossing is diabolical.Its £5m now or fuck all next season

Aussie Jack
Aussie Jack
8 years ago

Unless there`s a decent offer for Clichy it might be better to let him run down the clock til January then take the best offer. I`m no expert but I would put 8 million on him right now and 5 million come January.

soulcricket
soulcricket
8 years ago

Clichy, Nasri, Alex, center back (place name here) are all on the way to signing or are being replaced by quality players…not kids unless the pre-described is already a kid then a kid would be ok. Arsenal has been in a flux since THE MOVE. Money has been assigned to other priorities the last 5.5 years. They have worked out very well. The club has dropped massive debt stayed in the CL, got the new home, and now are owned by an individual (this can be good or bad,,,, today it is good with one answer Clichy and Nasri were… Read more »

Marty Price
8 years ago

This guy is only 25 and has played fairly consistently at top level. His future is in front of him. Why sell? Oh because Arsenal are now a selling club! He is worth 15-20 million given what ManU just paid for a rookie, and the 30 million given for Andy Carroll with less then a year in the top flight.

GOONER786
GOONER786
8 years ago

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Babo
8 years ago

Plz let be realistic, Wenger should increase these ppl wages and buy new players,Money has is own spirit. Its not that Nasri really want to leave nor clichy, but they deserve more than what wenger is geven them.. Imagine Man u pleading to seal ASHEY YOUNG deal for 130 per week,if man u can give him such money why Arsenal cant give Nasri more than that?

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[…] last week that he wants the Frenchman to stay, despite a whole host of interest and a recent ‘derisory’ £5 million bid from Liverpool being rejected. “We have started talks with Gael and want him to stay,” […]

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