Report: Arsenal Urge Brazilian To Lower Demands To Seal ‘Dream’ Gunners Move

By on July 20, 2013

Arsenal have told Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar he’ll need to take a pay cut if he wants to seal his ‘dream’ move to the Emirates this summer, according to reports today.

We’ve been strongly linked with a move for the 33-year-old since Queens Park Rangers were relegated from the Premier League last season, but as far as we know no formal offer has been submitted as yet.

A new keeper should be a priority this summer for boss Arsene Wenger with Wojciech Szczesny putting in some inconsistent displays last season, Lukasz Fabianski is never going to be our regular No.1 and Vito Mannone has joined Sunderland.

The Metro claim Cesar is Wenger’s first choice target and the Brazilian international is understood to be desperate to secure a move to the Emirates as he wants to remain in London where his family are settled.

However, the newspaper suggest any deal has stalled due to the players wage demands and we’ve told the former Inter Milan ace he’ll have to lower his expectations if he wants to finalise any move.

Cesar is currently away on holiday after being given extended leave by QPR following his excellent display’s for Brazil at the Confederations Cup last month, and Harry Redknapp has apparently told him to find a new club as they want his hefty wages off the books at Loftus Road.

Napoli were linked last week but the Italians have pulled out because of Cesar’s demands and are now looking to sign Pepe Reina on loan from Liverpool, so we appear to have a clear run at the experienced keeper and a move is in the pipeline as long as he’s willing to accept a more realistic salary.

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Would you like to see Cesar come to Arsenal this summer? Do you think we need another keeper?



  1. atid

    July 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    For me a keeper is not a priority but we do need one after losing mannone shea and charles-cook. £1.5m and £60k a week for cesar seems good as long as wojech and lukasz are convinced to stay and make it a 3 way fight. Perhaps we could loan martinez to qpr as part of the deal?

    • Chris

      July 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      We do not want Fabianski to stay. He has not really made it and never will.

  2. huffs & bluffs

    July 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Ha ha ha ha…..
    Who said this……
    “Yes we can do £250,000 aweek
    And we can do more than that”
    Send your Answers on a post card.

    • Ross

      July 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      It’s all about the wording..
      “Yes we can do it” is different than “Yes we will do it”..

  3. True-gunner

    July 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Arsenal can afford his fee and wage demand,they are just stingy and that cost us alot of players

    • Chris

      July 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      Why is it that Wenger has never been prepared to pay much for nor to a keeper ? It is crazy. He inherited Seaman and the whole great Arsenal defence – without which he would have won much less. He did buy Lehmann (for a song) and he did well for us. Since then we have always been short of a top keeper. Can the Arsene worshipers NOT understand why the rest of us think Wenger is a big handicap ?

  4. William

    July 20, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    We are losing out on most top players b’cos we are stingy.Ivan n Wenger must bow down their heads in shame. What is 60,000 a week 4 Cesar? Its nothing. Check what Joe Hart n Cech are taking.

  5. Previgo

    July 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I know gazidis said we could pay a player 250k per week, i’m not a fan of gazidis but what he meant was we could pay top players what they deserve, ceaser is a top player but anything above 70k per week(for a keeper/considering his age) he would be over paid.. As much as i want to see ceaser in an arsenal shirt i dont want us to start paying rediculous amount of money to players who actualy dont worth it.. 70k per week on a 2year deal(with the option of a year extension) is the maximum for ceaser. The GK position is the only area we can consider not to strenghten among all other positions, a CDM A MOST SO AS A CF & A CB, WE ALSO NEED A PROPER LEFT WINGER

    • Chris

      July 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Why would he be overpaid ? Don’t you (and your hero, Wenger) think it is rather important to have a top player to stop the ball going into our net ?? In any case at over 30 a keeper is at his peak. And are you saying the 2 Poles would be good enough ? Other top clubs would think that laughable !!

      • James

        July 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        Okay so Cesar sits on the bench half a season because he is primarily there for experience and to push Szczesny. He gets £70,000 sitting on the bench, the likes of you who are too ignorant to understand the basics of wages soon start harping on about how all our squad players are over payed. When a few months earlier you were slamming Arsenal for not throwing cash at every player they wanted just to get them on to the wage list. Let them do the business, there’s a reason they’re employed to do it and not you guys.

        • tokyngton

          July 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm

          well said it will not be long before someone does a leeds!

    • khriezoasou

      July 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Y do we need a left winger huh?

      • James

        July 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

        Because we don’t have “wingers”. Our only wingers are Gnabry, Myaichi, Wellington and possibly OC but not when Wenger sees him as a central midfielder. Gervinho also but I think he’s gonna be sold.

        • Michael

          July 20, 2013 at 11:33 pm

          He’ll sign abother midfielder and play cazorla on the left. Didn’t like it when he first did it but it worked out pretty well

  6. jim

    July 20, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    What is he asking for, what was he on at QPR?

  7. gary

    July 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Shows you everything you need to know about Arsene Wenger.

    He wants to sign the current Brazilian international goal keeper who has played for top clubs in Siere A and expects him to take a pay cut to come to arsenal.

    Wake up wenger. Top internationals don’t take pay cuts when they move clubs.

  8. MistaKen

    July 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Deja Vue

  9. wengersjacket

    July 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    The only person that should be taking a pay cut is our useless 7.5 million pound a year manager.. The mans a joke.. Hes never gonna change. Hes turning our club into a the laughing stock of Europe.. someone should remind him its not his money.. Jog on wenger your turning into an embarrassment….

  10. samuel

    July 20, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I just not know what to say, coz I’m tired of being patient. Is Wenger not seeing the way other managers are working hard in the market?. He is going to buy not after the top players would have gone elsewhere. Arsenal is becoming a laughable stock in England and Europe as whole. The club has what it takes to be the best in the world but God will punish the shameless Wenger and the entire board, coz they are causing us a lot of pains. I not listen to any speculation again, until a real deal is done. All We want is the signing of Quality players and not Quantity, which will sort out the problems with the team, such as a DM, RBD, LW and top class GOAL SCORER. Plz shameless animals do this 4 us.

  11. Solomon o. John

    July 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Wenger must be silly,if he can nt paid £70,000 for ceaser so how much he will lik to paid him,this man is jst toying with our Emotion.

  12. Frank Abiola

    July 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Ceaser is a gud keeper ad 60 a week is gud 4 him ntin more dan dat

    • Johnny Canuck

      July 21, 2013 at 4:34 am

      Good Lord, this isn’t Twitter – you’re allowed to use more than 140 characters… would it kill you to string together some full words? How much time and energy does one actually save by typing “gud” instead of “good”?

  13. Alawa

    July 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Wenger and d board re breaking our hrts. Can someone help tell them that the fans are suffering. They should spend this money pls

  14. Giorgio Inzani

    July 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I think for £1.5 mil, this would be a bargain for us. However, wouldn’t be too gutted if we didn’t get him, I still have faith that szczesny will be a top class keeper.

  15. gunnerparadise

    July 21, 2013 at 2:39 am

    Szczesney is a joke he think he is in top of the world but he is not. Ceaser is . He has won everything a player dreams. If qpr can afford 70k and arsenal cant afford than arsenal is the joke. Let ceaser be no 1 if the sceptical said we pay him to much for a bench warmer. A goal keeper can last until his 40 if he still has his fitness abd focus. Enough saying it just showed how arsenal is.

  16. Amos

    July 21, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Let’s jst strengthen our midfield n defence.Current goalies r ok.rmember even the bst keeper wudnt perfom with porous midfield n dfense

  17. Arsene wenger8yrstruphyles

    July 21, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Hummmmm u dont know my mind as ur club coach did u?u are ordring me to sign another goal stoper…..hahhahhhahh u must all be foolish.hum,if not wer would i trow syn,fanb and mart??u are also crying of dmf wat of frimpong ramsy and arteta??and also some mad and blind fans are crying of strikers:wat of giroud,akpom and podi gervin which d trio exept gerv are scoring hatrics in our preseasion tour huum.see,my fans wake up from ur slumbring can’t u emulate borussia dustmond hw many player av they sign over ther year?humm, two bak to bak league champions with many local truphy and champions league finalist….were not wasteful runner here if u want to be seeing new-new sign pls swarp dis lovely club and move to monaco my formal club it wnt be bad atall foolish pple hahahhahahah i still remain ur loyal boss arsene…and one more thing remember i wil need some descent overon for cold purpose instead of that of last seasion which the zeep has colaps due to my overpreasure on my strongest team in the last 10000meter race for top4 ok pls consider my welfare thanks

  18. d

    July 21, 2013 at 7:59 am

    get the big 6.5 young German he looks like being world best in a couple of years and is great already

  19. uche okorie

    July 21, 2013 at 8:01 am

    If cesar is dat gud,y shuld he loose his no 1 spot in inter milan & led qpr 2 relegation,some fans r rilli funny swious, y shuld any1 couse arsene wenger,u want God 2 punish him 4 doin wat,supportin a fc is by choice & not by force, we all knw dat wenger has not won a trophy 4 eight years yet he waz voted coach of d decade ahead of sir ferguson & mou, & recently he waz voted 3rd coach of d century only behind sir alex & mou.2 me wenger is a more hard workin coach dan both mou & sir alex so we shuld gv him credit. Dat u bot a player £100m & pay him £500,000 a week is not guarantee dat his gona b a success,eg, hulk,sanchez,torres,villa,nasri,lescot etc,pls u guyz shuld allow d old man 2 do his job,cesar is gud buh payin him £90,000 a week is much, d club is now in a more financial stable position 2 compete is jux bcos of wenger’s vision, I knw he had made some mistakes in d past which all of us has done buh we shuldnt course bcos he has refused 2 do ur biddin,as 4 dis season dey r rill in d rt track, loanin coquelin waz a mistake cos he culd hv bn a revelation dis season,d team is gud,jux 1 or 2 additions, a striker,a gud cb, & a strong dm,fabiansky is gud 2 b our no 1,promote 4 of our most promisin young players,gnarby,akpom,elsfied & aneke,let zalelem go on loan 2 only a team dat playz gud futbal,dat guy will b a super star in no distant time,let’s go dia guyz,is well with afc its well with our grt manager prof emeritus.

  20. Roland C Rozario

    July 21, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    No party …. be it Player or Club will hold anyone To Ransom!
    Its simply boils down to ethics!

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