Arsenal offer denied for Milan defender

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The agent of AC Milan defender Taye Taiwo has dismissed claims that Arsenal have made an offer for the player.

Reports circulated yesterday that the Gunners were keen on bringing the 26-year-old to the Emirates Stadium on loan, with an injury-crisis currently having a major impact on the back-line in north London.

However, Fabio Parisi has insisted that it's currently just speculation surrounding his client, and that an Arsenal move is on the cards.

"At the moment there is no huge news about Nigerian players, with Arsenal there was only a rumour," Parisi told

"I certainly don't know that Arsene Wenger is looking for a left-back but at this time there has not been any official offer at AC Milan."

Signed from Marseille in the summer, Taiwo has struggled to make a major impact at the San Siro after arriving in Italy, making just four Serie 'A' appearances thus far.

A move to north London would appear to be a potentially perfect scenario for both the player and club, but with Wenger admitting last week that he may not raid the transfer market for a player in the position, the Arsenal boss may have decided against strengthening in the next 27 days.

Kieran Gibbs and Bacary Sagna are both expected to return at the end of the month, easing the burden on several Arsenal players currently playing out of position.

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