Spanish side Malaga’s manager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that there is an offer from Arsenal for Santi Cazorla, but despite the fact that the Gunners are highly interested in bringing him to London, the coach claims that the move isn’t going to happen according to the club’s officials.
“There is an offer, they say, for Santi Cazorla,” he said.
“To sell him for €20 million would be to give him away. I don’t think the club intends to do that.
“I’ve talked a lot with [vice-president] Abdullah Ghubn and with the Sheikh and this would not be representative of their mentality. It would send out the wrong signal ahead of our Champions League campaign.
“If significant offers come in for players they are worthy of consideration, but I don’t think Santi will be leaving for €20 million.”
Arsene Wenger is still looking to bring a couple of top attacking midfielders to the club, and Cazorla seemed to be the most likely to join after the Gunners lost the chase for Montpellier’s Younes Belhanda. Barcelona’s Afellay can still be an option but there’s nothing certain for the moment. Who do you think would be the best to join?