Roma fly in for Clichy talks and plan Spurs move for Vucinic
Published 22:30 20/06/11 By Alan Nixon
Arsenal's Gael Clichy is a £7million target for Italian giants Roma - with supremo Walter Sabatini heading to London for talks.
France left-back Clichy may be sold because he has yet to extend his contract.
Sabatini hopes to knock the Gunners down from their current £10 million asking price.
Sabatini is under orders to land Clichy from new boss Luis Enrique and he hopes Arsenal will take their offer, find a compromise figure or take a player in exchange.
Clichy’s deal expires next summer, so Arsenal have to listen to decent offers for him and Sabatini’s visit points to a possible deal as the Italian looks to do lotsof business on a whirlwind visit.
Roma are willing to trade striker Mirko Vucinic who is wanted by Juventus, Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham. Sabatini is trying to get as much money as possible for him and may speak to both Spurs and Rovers on his visit.
Montenegro international Vucinic has been cleared to move if he can find a buyer at the right price - with Roma looking for a staggering £18 million.
Arsenal will be offered Vucinic too, but Wenger and the Gunners negotiators would prefer straight cash if they decide to part with Clichy.