While rumors circulated everywhere, Robin van Persie decided to break his silence today and announce on his website that he would not be signing an extension to stay at Arsenal. The Dutch star said that he sat down with Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazdis to discuss the future of the club and said he disagreed with [.
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Nobody shelled out more to agents than Manchester City last year in fact, nobody came close.
The Premier League leaders paid £9.7million to agents, the most of the £71.8million total
Tottenham (£7.6million) and Liverpool (£7million) round out the top three.
Care to guess who the final three were?
As always, here is our collection of the best transfer rumors we found.
Lukas Podolski is being linked with Arsenalas help to keep Robin van Persie around after this
Eduardo Vargas' agent has added Arsenal and Liverpool to the names of clubs interestedin the
Universidad de Chile winger.
Eden Hazard is leaving Lille at the end of the season and that means clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea
and Real Madrid are lining up to inquire about his services.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder won't come cheap, especially since Barcelona and Liverpool
have been added to the mix of suitors too.
Eduardo Vargas is just 22-years-old but he's already on his way to a possible South American
Footballer of the Year award.
That's created quite a bit of buzz for the Universidad de Chile winger, who could be scooped up
in January by AC Milan, Arsenal, Inter or Liverpool.
His agent Diego Cativa identifed those teams when talking to supervaso.
River Plate's Lucas Ocampos has been on Chelsea's radar since at least October, when the west
London club first looked into acquiring the teen.
Though his Argentine club has said he's not for sale, it's thought the club are now looking into
making a move to cash-in in January.
A £15m bid from Inter has been rejected in the past, but reports now are suggesting that if
Chelsea or Liverpool want the 6-foot-2 striker they may be able to have him for £14m.
It seems that with Arsenal's resurgence this season and Robin van Persie's arrival as one of the
most lethal and potent players in the game, the club will be linked with every wantaway striker in
It is well-known that Van Persie's contract is up at the end of the season and the club doesn't
want the Dutch national to leave.
Kolo Touré doesn't want his team to lose focus on the day-to-day battle if his current club is
going to match the unbeaten Arsenal season in 2003-04.
Touré, who was part of the team that knocked Arsenal out of the Carling Cup on Tuesday, had
this to say about going unbeaten.
"We started very well but now we just need to forget about it.
Juan Agudelo will have a chance to impress at Liverpool beginning today as the New York Red
Bulls rising star begins a two-week trial on Merseyside.
Agudelo is the youngest player in national team history to score for the United States, having
scored on his debut against South Africa on November 17, 2010.
It has been said that Andy Polo would be on his way to Real Madrid, but comments from the
17-year-old may have changed the earlier thought.
The Universitario striker has been watched at matches by Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and
Tottenham along with other European powers.
It appears one of them has won the services for the rising Peru star, but he won't say
Lucas is likely out for the season after suffering a major knee injury against Chelsea in their
Carling Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday.
One of the top players for Liverpool the past season and a half, Lucas injury will be felt by
the team as they continue to surge for a top four spot.
Jay Spearing and Jordan Henderson could try to spell Lucas in the immediate future.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel might have the best name of this season's transfer rumors, but if it was
up to 22-year-old Dutchman, he wouldn't be in talks.
The Sporting Lisbon striker said it's nice to have interest from clubs like Manchester United
and Chelsea, but he has no interest in moving right now.