Reports in the Daily Mail say that Arsenal are ready to accept a £12million bid from Galatasaray in the summer, and will use the money to bring Liverpool shot-stopper Jose Reina to London.
The Turkish giants are keen on the 25-year-old after seeing impressive performances in the African Nations Cup for Ivory Coast, and are looking to add to their star line-up including Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder.
Gervinho has struggled with the club’s fans over recent months, and has received criticism for some poor performances in Arsenal colours. The Ivorian will be looking to turn that around and help the Gunners into the Champions League spaces in the league table.
Arsenal have already lined-up their next transfer move as soon as Gervinho is sold, with the club ready to bid for Reina. The Gunners have been linked with the Spaniard for a few years, and are ready to turn that interest into a solid offer.
Reina had been one of the best ‘keepers in the league for many years, but this season mistakes by the Spaniard have cost Liverpool, most notably his error at the Etihad against Manchester City that stopped Liverpool earning a superb away win against the champions.
Aresnal’s best chance of signing Reina will be if they can offer Champions League football, and will need to take all 3 points at home to Reading on Saturday to keep chasing that 4th place in the league.
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