Monday, 13th June, 2011

Arsenal are prepared to cash in on Samir Nasri – but the Gunners will not sell the French midfielder to another English club.

Nasri has just a year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates and has attracted attention from Arsenal’s domestic rivals Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson would like to take the former Marseille schemer to Old Trafford, although the Scotsman is well aware of Arsene Wenger’s reluctance to consent to such a move. For any switch to United to become a possibility, Nasri himself will have to agitate for the move.

More likely is an exit abroad, and it is thought that a bid of between £20M and £25M from a foreign side would do the trick.

Leading the chase are Bayern Munich and Inter, with both sides keen on Nasri’s services for the 2011/12 campaign.

However, both the Munich giants and the Nerazzurri are believed to consider Arsenal’s price-tag to be too high given the fact that the 23-year-old has just one year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates.

Each could yet choose to sit on their hands, safe in the knowledge that Nasri can speak to foreign clubs from 1st January, 2012.

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