Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue is expected to finalise a £3.5million transfer to Turkish giants Galatasaray next week, after not travelling with the 19-man Gunners’ squad to Portugal for tomorrow’s pre-season friendly against Benfica.
The 28-year-old Ivorian started just eight Premier League matches last term and does not feature in Wenger’s plans for the new season. Eboue, who is a popular figure within the club, would have likely found himself as third choice right-back for the new season after the summer signing of youngster Carl Jenkinson.
We told you last week that talks between Eboue and Gala had stalled after he rejected the contract terms offered to him, however his representatives have negotiated an improved deal which is likely to be accepted by the former Beveren player.
Meanwhile, Danish frontman Nicklas Bendtner is in talks with an unnamed European club over a permanent move, with Sky Sports suggesting that Stoke City have expressed their interest in the 23-year-old.
Manuel Almunia is the third player likely to head out of the Emirates Stadium exit door. Spanish clubs Atlético Madrid and Malaga have made tentative enquiries for the goalkeeper, although he could be made to play in the Reserves next season if no clubs make a suitable offer.
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