Miglaccio confirms 'lucrative' Italian interest in Arsenal playmaker

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Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has emerged on the radar of two Italian clubs.

The French international has been heavily linked with a Barclays Premier League move this summer, with Manchester United and Manchester City both keen to take the player from the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger has constantly reiterated his desire to keep the player with the Gunners, and spoke yesterday of the backing received from the Arsenal board over his stance on the player.

However, agent Alain Miglaccio has confirmed that Serie 'A' sides Inter Milan and Juventus are keen to take the player to Serie 'A', whilst the reports in Italy go on to claim that lucrative offers could be placed on the table.

“Inter Milan and Juventus asked for him – AC Milan did not,” Miglaccio told Italian website

Despite the speculation, Wenger has been happy with the attitude of Nasri, and the Frenchman featured for Arsenal in their opening pre-season tour victory against a Malaysia XI yesterday.


"He has always had a very good attitude. We are a big club with many good young players so we are confronted with many rumours and speculation," said the Arsenal boss post-match.

"It doesn't affect much what's happening inside the Club. We have to live with that and you could see when he played that he wasn't disturbed by that."

Speculation has also linked club captain Cesc Fabregas with a move away from the Gunners this summer, but Wenger is fighting hard to keep the pair at Arsenal during the transfer window as the north Londoners look to stake a trophy challenge next term.

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