“No” seems the obvious answer with a player of Nasris quality and proven Premier League pedigree- not to mention his young age of only 23- making him surely worth at least £20 million in today’s climate.
However Nasri has only one year left on his current Arsenal deal and according to reports in the British media, the French international could leave the Emirates for a relatively modest sum.
The Independent notes:
“Manchester United yesterday began exploratory negotiations with Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri’s representatives. Nasri has only has one year remaining on his contract with the Gunners.
“The talks were only conducted among intermediaries from both sides and did not include the Frenchman’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes.
“United’s willingness to open talks with the 23-year-old suggests they may be ready to capitalise on the fact Arsenal have not tied Nasri to a new contract, possibly obtaining the France international for as little as £8m.
“Should Nasri leave, it is understood he would like to stay in England, and Chelsea have indicated they are not interested.”
Wishful thinking coupled with naive reporting I hear you cry, just as I did when I first heard the story, however the Mirror weighs in with a similar piece:
“Manchester United are planning a sensational £10million swoop for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri.
“The Mirror has learned that United are exploring the possibility of luring Nasri – who’s out of contract at the end of the 2011-2012 season – to Old Trafford in a deal that would enrage Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
“United are understood to have outlined their interest in Nasri to a third party, although the France midfielder’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, has not been involved in any preliminary negotiations.
“Nasri’s reluctance to enter into talks with Arsenal over a contract extension, until he is satisfied with their spending and recruitment plans for this summer, has alerted the champions to his potential availability.”
The Mail had this to say on the matter:
“United have been made aware that Nasri is definitely interested in a switch to Old Trafford. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said last week that there was no way Nasri would be allowed to leave for United.
“Nasri has only 12 months left on his current deal but talks over fresh terms have stalled because of his wage demands.”
I’ve been sceptical about the prospects of Nasri joining United ever since the story broke and have a sneaky suspicion he may just be trying to engineer a better deal off the Gunners.
There’s far too much conjecture surrounding Nasri joining United but if he were to come to United and it’s a big IF for less than £10 million then it would represent a major coup from Sir Alex Ferguson and could prove fatal to Wenger’s Arsenal career.
Mark my words, Nasri WILL sign a new improved contract at Arsenal. There is absolutely no chance of Nasri joining United. . . . . Hope am wrong
Kash woh aa jaye..Kitna accha player hai….
Plz Na$ri come 2 Man Utd…What a player….
That will a nice signing. Come to home of trophies nd become a king my little prince.
wont happen cant see it but could be the missing piece in the jigsaw class
Man utd will not buy nasri as a winger we need him to fill the spot left bij scholes, he has good passing if we are going to get nasri we wil also buy a player like rodwel. As a understudie for fletcher.
nani/young rooney valencia/young
fabio ferdinand vidic rafael
Id love it if Nasri came to Man Utd, he is exactly the type of player we need here. His creativity, vision and skill can bring back the adventure missing in this modern man utd team that was present in abundance in the 90s.
Nasri is a great player but i carnt see him as a utd player even if nani does go
He’s using United to get more money from Arsenal – zero chance of him signing. I’d also rather see Hazard or Gotze come in