Arsenal eye triple swoop after £25m bonus – report

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Arsenal are looking at making moves for big names Gary Cahill, Scott Parker and Chris Samba, FourFourTwo claims, after the side received a £25 million bonus for qualifying for the Champions League.

Arsene Wenger would have been sweating on the match-up with Udinese last night, with the many benefits that European football can bring. But the Gunners won the tie 2-1 (3-1 on aggregate) to move into the knock out stages, and Wenger is now looking at which transfer options to follow up.


Cahill has long been a target for Arsenal, but his £17 million exit clause has reportedly turned Wenger off. The Gunners manager may be waiting until the last minute in the hopes of getting the defender at a discount rate, but Cahill is now a much more doable option for Wenger.

Arsenal’s interest in Parker and Samba seemed to have cooled lately, though with extra funds available along with a kitty in excess of £50 million from Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, the Gunners are now looking at bolstering their squad in every possible way to end a six-season-long trophyless run.

After the match last night, Wenger said that Arsenal are still looking into making signings and will have some fresh faces in the squad come this time next week.

"We work very hard [on signings]. I have said that many times, but we have many players out as well so I think we can be very positive as well,” Wenger said.

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