“We Are Discussing With The Representatives Of Arsenal, They Are Very Interested”

By on January 19, 2014

The agent of Cheikhou Kouyate has revealed he is in talks with Arsenal and claims the club are ‘very interested’ in signing the Anderlecht defender.

Kouyate is a name many of you may know already as he’s been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in recent transfer windows. In fact, a move was meant to have been agreed in the summer but it fell through at the last minute due to work permit issues.

The 24-year-old has since been granted a Belgian passport meaning he’s free to move to any European club and it appears we’ve now renewed our interest in the centre-back.

The players agent, Saffet Balkan, has been quoted in the Mirror as saying that he is in talks with both Arsenal and Liverpool, but claims that we hold the most serious interest and with Man City and Southampton also in the running, he believes his client will be sealing a switch to the Premier League soon.

“We are discussing with the representatives of Arsenal and Liverpool, in particular the first are very interested in him,”

“I also had contact with Manchester City and Southampton, so he’s very likely to arrive in the Premier League shortly.”

A centre-back isn’t really considered as a high priority for many fans at present but with the long-term future of Thomas Vermaelen in serious doubt, it’s possible that Kouyate is viewed as a potential replacement for the Belgian international.

There looks to be some serious competition for his services, but his agent seems to suggest we’re leading the race so you never know, he could be our first January signing.


  1. Arsenal1Again

    January 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    For starters the only TWO clubs able to compete with Arsenal in the transfer window is Chelsea and Man City. So please, no more talk about “stiff competition” from Liverpool, lol.

    We have right now a transfer kitty larger than what they’ll have in the Summer. We also have no wage cap anymore. Come the Summer, we have an automatic 70 million transfer kitty added to what we have left over from this transfer window. Are you getting the idea. We also don’t need to sell. Are you getting an even clearer understanding. 😀

    We also have Wenger as Manager, an awesome stadium, the best training facilities in Europe and we’re topping the league, we’re in the Champions League where the Champions are worrying about us and we are pretty much debt free.

    Now look at these words “There seems to be some serious competition for his services, but his agent seems to suggest we are leading the race …” Now is that still a wonder to anybody. If we don’t buy him it’s because the selling club priced him over the valuation of Wenger’s or we didn’t want him or Chelsea and Man City competed for him. Bye Bye Liverpool.

    • niro

      January 20, 2014 at 3:11 am

      You are retarded you clearly have no clue about our finances

    • gh

      January 20, 2014 at 9:22 am

      what Kronke has more money than Henry {Liverpool} wake up

      • Crimson

        January 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm

        Kroenke will never put a penny of his own money in to Arsenal. The club is not run like Chelsea or Man City.

        • mathew

          January 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm

          Well this time you are wrong.kroenke did .he signed Ozil.Not wenger.Wenger ass was saved that time.Now kroenke need to sign at list draxler if he want to give new contract to wenger.Fans would love itn they could love wenger more.what a stupid wenger.fans gonna love u.just spend

  2. Joe

    January 20, 2014 at 1:22 am

    The fact he’s saying this makes me less confident, not more. You almost never hear a word from anyone we actually sign (or their agent). Hope I’m wrong.

  3. antony washa

    January 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    All arsenal fans want to see thomas vermaleen remain at arsenal fc this season while also want to see a world class striker at arsenal at meantime players which wenger must consider signing during this transfer window are dimiter berbatov,luis suarez,wayne rooney,alvaro morata,mirko vucinic and so on.

  4. Mwise justine

    January 20, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Plz mr. wenger we need a supper striker 2 give hawa team more goals(Diego costa)

  5. mathew

    January 20, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Guys.if u r in LOndon u can do the same with paper SPEND,SPEND,SPEND LIKE THAT GUY WHO DID IN SUMMER.WHEN KROENKE IN DE STADIUM HE GOING TO SEE.we need draxler or striker badly.realy badly.come on londoners….come on.

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