Arsenal Lodge Pathetic Gary Cahill Bid, Liverpool Re-Sign Craig Bellamy

Chris Wright

26th, August 2011


By Rumour Monger

Despite being continually valued at somewhere between £15-20 million by Bolton themselves, the Daily Mirror are reporting this morning that Arsenal have lodged a frankly derisory bid for centre-half Gary Cahill…of just £6 million – roughly one third of the sticker price.

That’s right, with money in the bank and the transfer window dwindling to nothing, Arsenal are apparently still mucking about with low-ball offers.

To be fair, it is thought that the £6 million bid contains a few ‘extras’, i.e, a gourmet food hamper, a six-piece luxury luggage set and a coupon for 20% off coupon at WH Smith.

It’s not all doom and gloom though as we’re also hearing that Wenger is in advanced talks over a €5 million, nine-month loan deal for 30-year-old Marseille midfielder Lucho Gonzalez.

Elsewhere, word on the wire is that Liverpool ‘within hours’ of completing a deal to re-sign Craig Bellamy on a free transfer from Man City, after City agreed to pay-off the final year of the Welshman’s £95,000-a-week contract at Eastlands. Best put a padlock on the golf club cupboard at Melwood.

Bellamy is being signed on a one-year deal (with the option of an extension) as cover for first-choice front pair Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll, with current back-up David N’Gog now expected to join Bolton over the weekend for around £3.5 million.

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  1. chimpo says:

    oh arsene how little you know

  2. Sex God says:

    Ah yes, Gary Cahill.

    Not even future potential Sex God understudy apprentice material.

  3. Jack says:

    Sex God = TWAT!

  4. Mark says:

    Why is it a pathetic bid? He has 1 year left of his contract. Gael Clichy had 1 year left and he went for just £7m despite champions league experience. He’s worth about 15m but because he’s in his final year the max they can hope for is £10m. Wake up and look at the facts, not an international regular and no champions league experience. £6m is a very good offer.

  5. Chris says:

    @Mark: It’s already been rejected.

  6. Marc says:

    Do you guys even know what a negotiation is? ffs we got Arshavin for around 15 million these guys know what they’re doing.

  7. Matt says:

    Mark, he may have a year left, but he is Boltons main defender who they bought in for 5 mil themselves. So for a mil+ extras, and having a week to find a new main defender, as a bolton fan i say noooooooo. Id rather keep him for the season and send him off on a free to a club that wants him far more than arsenal do. Its realy an insult. Comeing from the club that cried foul at Nasri leaving with a year left for what ?

  8. johnjohnsonfromwisconsin says:

    @ Marc

    Sure, with 3 key players (including your captain!)leaving over the summer, yep these guys know what they’re doing…

  9. __wowza says:

    @ Marc: yup, we know what negotiations are, as does wegner. evident when he whats-his-name, whose-his-face and hey-hey-im-19 this summer.

  10. wolfinho says:

    wenger said that number is a lie. i have a feeling there were add-ons that bolton forgot to mention, as well as a swap player by the name of bendtner. if you add 3mil in add-ons and bendtner (still worth at least 7mil), there’s you 16mil. bolton probably want straight cash, which is their prerogative.

  11. Montesquieu says:

    Let’s all stop claiming to be transfer experts, we all have the same background knowledge (football manager).

    As for Bellamy, the golf bags won’t be needed until they play against Fulham.

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