Saturday, June 28, 2008
Hleb to sign for Barcelona next week
It had gone a bit quiet recently with regard to the Hleb transfer.
There were three teams interested in his signature but the one that Hleb was really interested in, Inter Milan had a change of manager and a change of heart.
Then in stepped Barcelona and Bayern but it is the first one that is now claiming that Hleb will sign on the dotted line, with the blessing of his club Arsenal of course, next week after the Euro tournament comes to an end.
In an interview given to a Russian newspaper, Barcelona director of Football Txiki Beguiristáin said that negotiations for Hleb’s transfer were well under way after talks were taking place with the player and Arsenal.
“We could say talks are well under way. We are indeed very interested in the services of a class player and have long been trying to get him.
When asked if they were talking to Hleb personally he said:
“Yes, of course. We discuss details of possible cooperation. There are negotiations directly with "Arsenal”.
It seems that this saga which started in Italy last March in an ice cream parlour in Milan will end in Spain with Barcelona.
And it looks like Hleb’s replacement, Samir Nasri, will come to Arsenal at about the same time.
At least Nasri is not afraid to shoot.
Wenger reported to be interested in Spanish striker