Arsenal FC Transfer News: Gunners Battle Reds to Sign Senegalese Defender
By Mark Wayne Eubank | January 10, 2014 3:40 AM EST
Rivals Arsenal and Liverpool are already trying to outdo each other, before they even meet for the second time this season in the English Premier League on February, as both are neck-and-neck in signing Anderlecht centre-back Cheikhou Kouyaté.
Race between Arsenal and Liverpool to sign Anderlecht centre-back Cheikhou Kouyate intensifies
The Belgian club was reported to have given the Senegalese their blessings to seek greener pastures once the January transfer window opens.
His agent, Saffet Balkan, has already held talks with the two English sides and revealed that both are keen on bringing in the 24-year-old onto their respective teams permanently.
"I have been in talks with representatives from Liverpool and Arsenal over Cheikhou Kouyate." Balkan told the Daily Star.
"Arsenal are very interested in Kouyate. It's very likely that he'll be joining a Premier League club soon."
Kouyate has been capped 5 times by the Senegal senior squad, while his impressive form during the 2012 Olympics caught the eye of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
The defender was on the verge of heading to the Emirates in the past, but documentary problems hindered the move. Nevertheless, he already has a Belgian passport that could smooth sail his way to England.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- Dota 2 Match Fixing Controversy: Arrow Gaming Disqualified From Summit 2 Tournament [VIDEO]
- Roger Federer Starts Practicing On Clay For The Davis Cup Final
- Toni Nadal Says Roger Federer Is The Greatest Of All Time
- Manchester United: Did Ed Woodward Really Uttered Expletives During The Red Devils' Draw Against West Brom?
- Chelsea FC: No 'Crying' For The Blues Amid Injury Woes Ahead Of Man Utd Clash, Says Mourinho
- Chilling: New ISIS Video Addresses Australia; Aussie Teen Delivers Message
- The Pirate Bay Blockade: Cost Of Blocking Websites Like TPB Is Ridiculously High
- Xiaomi Mi4 And MiPad Prices Likely Slashed, Thanks To Rivals Oppo, OnePlus And Meizu
- Virginia Woman Who Posted Naked Image Of Ex-BF’s New Partner 1st Person Charged Under Revenge Porn Law
- No Mercy: ISIS, Father Stones to Death Daughter for Alleged Adultery
- Meizu MX4 Pro To Arrive In November In Black And White Colours, Features Higher Than QHD Display, Exynos 5430 SoC And 3 GB RAM
- iOS 8 Jailbreak Release Date is Doomed as Team Evad3rs Opts Out, Pangu Hits Snag – Report