Saturday July 28 2012
El Kaddouri 'flattered' by Arsenal

Brescia midfielder Omar El Kaddouri is “flattered” by reports of interest from Arsenal and Parma after Juventus talks broke down.

“I am in the Olympics and my advisors are looking at the available options,” he told Sky Sports.

"Arsenal? I do not know if they are interested in me, but it is flattering.

"I am settled in Italy to be honest, but Premier League football is appealing to any player."

The 21-year-old had offended Parma by holding out on a €5m transfer fee amid speculation of Juventus stepping forward, but that move never materialised.

Now reports in Italy and Morocco suggest the Ducali are again close to capturing the creative midfielder.

However, Arsenal are also getting into the race, as scouts are ready to watch El Kaddouri when he plays for Morocco in the Olympics.

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