Arsenal latest: Capoue, Fabregas, and shattering wage structure?

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Arsenal midfield target Etienne Capoue has confirmed he is seeking to leave Toulouse this summer. The defensive midfielder is rated at around £10 million, and is said to favour French champions PSG. The 24-year-old said that while he would not be averse to staying put, his desire is to move on and test himself at a higher level. He is currently on international duty and plans to begin sorting out his future on June 10.

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has indicated he does not plan to return to Arsenal this summer. He said there is 'nothing to say' with regard to his future and does not anticipate moving on. This would also rule out a much talked about switch to Manchester United.

Arsenal have been linked with signing a Manchester United man themselves, Wayne Rooney. Reports have claimed that Rooney is open to a switch, but only if his wage demands are met. Rooney is more than £200,000 a week, more than double the £100,000 top earner Theo Walcott earns. Despite this, Goal.com claims Arsenal are looking at shattering their current structure by putting together a package to tempt the Englishman.

Midfielder Tomas Rosicky says he plans to stay at the club this summer. The Czech midfielder has one year left on his contract and says that Arsene Wenger has indicated he is still part of his plans. He adds that 'some good players' may join Arsenal, and that no major stars will be leaving.

Arsenal want to bring in Michu from Swansea if The Mail are to be believed, but the Welsh side would demand in the region of £20 million for the attacker who they bought for just £2 million last summer.

Thomas Vermaelen has been ruled out of Belgium's upcoming World Cup qualifier with injury. We have asked if this could see him lose his regular starting place for his country too, something which down the line could tempt him to leave the Gunners if he remains third choice.

Laurent Koscielny has made some comments about wanting to win titles with Arsenal, and says if he fails to do so he may be forced to consider his options. However he is keen to stay at the club and has seemingly no desire to leave this summer or in the immediate future.

Bacary Sagna is in talks with Arsenal over his future, but at this point is refusing to rule out a return to France. The right-back is said to be wanted by PSG, and has just one year left on his contract.

 

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