Arsenal prepare sensational Bassong swoop
Vital Newcastle United broke the news weeks ago that Arsene Wenger was preparing a bid for United's highly-rated centre-back Sebastien Bassong, and now finally, the popular press is catching on. The Daily Mirror is reporting that the 22-year-old Frenchman is the subject of a sensational bid from The Gunners.
Arsenal manager Wenger is ready to offer the Magpies €11 million (£10 million) for the France Under-21 international who has established himself as the best newcomer to the league this season.
The Magpies had acquired Bassong on a bargain from French outfit Metz, for an initial payment of only £500,000.
Mike Ashley is now considering whether to cash-in on the player, which would give him an overall profit of £9.5 million.
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