Song admits Barcelona interest but says he’s happy at Arsenal


Alex Song has told Sky Sports that he’s aware of interest in him this summer but insists he’s happy at the club.

The Cameroon international has been increasingly linked with Barcelona in the last couple of weeks with the Catalan press and the Barcelona players laying the usual groundwork for a move.

But Song says while he’s aware of said interest, and refers to Barcelona as the best team in the world, he’s content at the Emirates.

“I am not going to lie if I said there is no interest but I am at Arsenal and I am happy at Arsenal,” he said. “Barcelona are the best team in the world, and speculation will always continue until the window closes.”

That said, speculation can easily be killed off before the window closes if a player really has no interest in a move, but then no player with a brain closes off options and it’s naive to think Song would, especially given the agent advice he’s bound to be getting.

Reports from Spain this morning suggest Barcelona have lodged an official €15m bid for Song but there has been nothing said from an Arsenal point of view.

It remains to be seen if Wenger would be tempted by another extraordinary profit on a player he brought to the club for £400,000 back in 2006.

Whatever happens there can be no doubt that Barcelona’s interest and intent is very real, but with a contract until 2015 Arsenal are in a strong position to make a decision that suits the club above all else.

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