While everyone and every newspaper and blog has been writing about Samir Nasri’s imminent transfer to Arsenal today his agent has gone on record in the last few hours that the transfer has still not gone through!
He has admitted to local Marseille newspaper La Provence that his client has indeed received an offer from Arsenal but that they have had other offers too.
Jean-Pierre Bernès has said: “Nothing is done. There is no hurry.
We actually are studying a proposal from Arsenal for Samir Nasri, but I also received other offers."
He is the one on the right.
It has been reported that an offer has been put on the table by Arsene Wenger which would be enough to trigger the buy out clause that Nasri’s contract contains.
A contract which he signed only very recently.
This is set at about 12m pounds but these other offers that the agent is insisting to have received may contain better personal terms for Nasri than Arsenal’s!
On the other hand it may only be the usual agent talk to try and squeeze as much out of Arsenal as possible.
We shall have to wait and see.
Marseille regional paper: Nasri deal to Arsenal as good as signed and sealed! Where will he fit in?