Writer: Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk
Date:Thursday August 18 2011
After disclosing the pending signing yesterday, the popular French newspaper Le Parisien has followed up today with a claim that Nasri's transfer has gone through...
With a headline "Nasri Makes A Fresh Start" that should see camera crews scrambling to The Bridgewater Hospital for second day's stakeout, the French hacks state that the deal was sealed yesterday.
VMC Le Parisien link: 'Nasri prend un nouveau départ'
The story goes that the quicksilver 24 French International known in France as "le petit prince de Marseille" has agreed a 5 year contract at City and The Arsenal have settled for a 26 Million euros fee.
The reason for the delay in confirming the deal is said to be discussions over the structure of payments, the start of the Premier League and the conclusion of Fabregasgate. Nasri will go straight into the City squad for Sunday's game at Bolton.
- Sky Sports News have a crew in place at The Etihad Stadium.
- National TV Channel TF1, Paris midday:
"L'histoire d'amour entre Samir Nasri et Arsenal finit mal. Le Français rejoint Manchester City sous les critiques, voire les insultes, des supporters londoniens."
- 12:15 GMT+1 Sky Sports News reports deal not completed but expected sooner rather than later.
- Friday 19Aug: Wenger speaks in glowing terms of Nasri's professionalism, Mancini hopes for deal to be concluded quickly. Nasri goes into Arsenal squad v Liverpool.
- Saturday 20Aug: Sources report £22 million fee agreed by clubs days ago, delay on transfer is due to disagreement over agent's fees.
- Saturday 20 August: Press Association - "Nasri, whose £22million move to City is, according to reports on French TV, said to have broken down - did not applaud the crowd as the teams came out of the tunnel, and was then jeered by some sections of the Emirates Stadium faithful when his name was announced."
More on this developing story as we get it...
Samir Nasri Arsenal Factfile
- Signed for £15,800,000 from Marseille
11 Jan 08 to present:
109 League and Cup Starts, 27 goals
Arsenal Sing The Nasri Song At City October 2010
all times GMT+1
Su 21 Aug 16:00 Bolton, Reebok Stadium, PL
Su 28 Aug 13:30 Spurs, White Hart Lane, PL
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Date:Thursday August 18 2011
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