Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Luiz Gustavo eager for Arsenal move as Napoli join race

ARSENAL target Luiz Gustavo has revealed his desire to leave current club Bayern Munich for the Premier League.

Bayern ace Luiz Gustavo
Gustavo said he needed to quit the Champions League winner to further his career, as first team football won't be guaranteed under new boss Pep Guardiola.
The Gunners have been linked with a £17m bid for the midfielder but are facing competition from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg who are also looking to strengthen before the start of the season.
Speaking before Brazil's friendly in Switzerland, Gustavo made it clear how much he'd like to player under Arsene Wenger this term.
He said: "My contract with Bayern runs until 2015, but it is very important that I play first-team football to keep getting called up for the national team.
"I have personal and professional reasons to move. I have heard about the Arsenal interest.
"It's a big club we're talking about here, so of course I'd like to play for them."
But the north London club will have to move quick as Napoli have reportedly joined the race for the Brazilian star's signature.
Gustavo has confirmed he's ready to leave Bayern MunichGustavo has confirmed he's ready to leave Bayern Munich
“I have personal and professional reasons to move. I have heard about the Arsenal interest.”
Arsenal target Luiz Gustavo
Fifa agent Giacomo Petralito revealed the Italian giants' interest, saying: "Even if it meant reducing your wages by 10 per cent, Napoli remain the top choice.
"It's not just for Rafa Benitez, but for the importance of the city and the project being developed.
"Luiz Gustavo is a very important player who would suit any club in Italy, not just Napoli. However, the Partenopei already have three midfielders of a good quality, so they'd have to sell one."
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