Report: Inter to fight Arsenal and Man United for Song

Alex Song

Alex Song is set to leave Barcelona in the summer and Inter are apparently ready to challenge Liverpool and Manchester United for him.

After two mixed years at Barcelona, it seems that Alex Song is ready to move on and it could be an Anglo-Italian battle to sign him.

Barcelona signed the Cameroon international for £16m from Arsenal but he now looks likely to command much less with a fee of £8m suggested by various press sources.

There have been reports that Arsenal are keen to bring Song back, but the Daily Mirror states that Liverpool and Manchester United head the queue.

However, Italian sources believe that Inter, who are long-term admirers of the 26-year-old, will also make an attempt to snap him up.

Inter pulled off an impressive transfer coup when they signed Nemanja Vidic on a free transfer and they have also been linked with a loan move for Chelsea's Francesco Torres.

But the Nerazzurri, like many Serie A clubs, have limited resources to compete with their English counterparts and may find themselves out of their depth in an auction.

Song may also feel more comfortable in England, having spent seven years there with Arsenal, including a year on loan at Charlton.

Arsenal signed Song from French side Bastia in 2005, initially on loan, after he impressed Arsene Wenger on a trial in pre-season.

Fans were on the whole sad to see Song leave when he joined Barcelona and it's still possible that Arsenal will move to try and bring him back, especially if Wenger opts to stay.

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