Trotters & Toon plot £5m Arsenal raid - reports

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Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle are reportedly keen on Brazilian midfielder Denilson, according to The Guardian.

The Arsenal ace has travelled to Asia as part of the club's pre-season plans, but stormed into the changing rooms yesterday after being substituted in the second half against Malaysia XI. He'd played just 22 minutes for the Gunners.

A solid relationship between the two clubs gives Owen Coyle an opportunity of bringing the player to the Reebok Stadium, with Jack Wilshere enjoying a successful loan spells with Bolton Wanderers two seasons ago.

With the Gunners reportedly keen to bring Gary Cahill to the Emirates this summer too, Denilson could be used as bait for Arsenal in their attempts to bring the England international to north London from Bolton.

The same report claims Newcastle United are interested in bringing the player to St James' Park in the transfer window, with Alan Pardew looking to strengthen the Magpies in a handful of positions.

Newcastle have been linked with a string of strikers this summer, although reports yesterday in The Evening Standard claimed Cheik Tiote had emerged on the Chelsea radar.


Should the Ivorian move away from the Magpies, a Newcastle United move for Denilson could make more sense as they look to cement their position in the Barclays Premier League.

It's unknown if Arsene Wenger is willing to sell, or listen to offers, for the Brazilian international, although Malaga could also come forward with an offer for the £5 million-rated player.

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