Arsenal Transfer Rumours - Ribery, Uvini and Campbell

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on July 20 2011 11:21 AM

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Ribery is seemingly injury prone and could also pose Wenger with disciplinary problems.

Arsenal could soon have the double boost of signing French winger Franck Ribery and getting Samir Nasri's signature with it after reports suggested that the Gunners were in advanced talks with Bayern Munich for Ribery's signing.

Bayern are looking to offload Ribery, according to reports in footybunker.com, as Bayern failed to win the Bundesliga with Ribery injured for most part of the season.

However, Ribery's deal is directly related to whether Arsenal agree an acceptable fee with Barcelona for Cesc Fabregas as the proceeds from that sale would be required to sign the Frenchman.

Ribery could also fall under the bracket of 'big' players which could tempt Nasri to extend his contract with the London side.

Elsewhere, Arsenal are looking to sign Sao Paulo defender Bruno Uvini, according to a report in talkSport. They are banking on their good relations with the Brazilian club after they allowed wantaway midfielder Denilson to join Sao Paulo despite receiving a higher loan fee from elsewhere.

Uvini, 20, is set to captain's Brazil in the upcoming Under-20s World Cup. Arsenal are one of the clubs, whose scouts are expected to watch him in the tournament.

However, Arsenal target Joel Campbell has been hijacked by Manchester United, the Metro reports. Arsenal were due to have a pre-medical meeting with the 19-year-old Costa Rican and his father, but they failed to turn up and later said another club had interested them. The reports goes on to say that their Costa Rican sources suggest  Manchester United are the club, though Dynamo Kiev are also interested.

The player's father, Humberto, said in the report, We've decided we will not sign anything yet (with Arsenal. We have other offers on the table that are being analysed, but nothing's done. Let's negotiate after the World Cup. We hope to go to the World Cup and that Joel plays well without pressure. We'll see what happens.

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