Sunday August 21 2011
Arsenal join Montolivo race

Arsenal have joined Bayern Munich in the race to sign Fiorentina outcast Riccardo Montolivo.

The midfielder has refused to sign a new contract and will be a free agent at the end of the season, so the Viola must sell now to avoid losing their investment.

An offer from Milan was rejected and director Pantaleo Corvino warned “he will only be sold abroad.”

Bayern Munich were the hot favourites to provide €10m for Italian international Montolivo, but they have competition.

Today it is suggested that Arsenal are also interested in the midfielder, who they see as a replacement for Barcelona buy Cesc Fabregas.

The Gunners are under pressure to improve their squad after a dismal 2-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.

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