Thursday, June 14, 2012
TRANSFER GIST: CHELSEA TARGETS £18 MILLION RATED BEN ARFA
France and Newcastle midfielder, Hatem Ben Arfa is next on the list of Roman Abramovich's transfer targets as Chelsea's Russian owner looks to add more flair to his squad.
He appointed Roberto Di Matteo as full time manager with a two-year contract on Wednesday and is providing him with plenty of fire-power.
The Champions league winners have already acquired Marko Marin and Eden Hazard to bolster their attacking midfield options but Newcastle's twinkle-toed Frenchman is next.
The representatives of the West London have approached Newcastle to enquire about the player and Chelsea believe they can procure him for around £18million, although pundits thinks Newcastle will demand more than £26m.
Chelsea are also pursuing Hulk although if they sign Ben Arfa it remains to be seen whether they will continue
Ben Arfa cost Newcastle just £5m from Marseilles after he moved on loan to the club in 2010.
The french man has three years remaining on his contract and fans will be desperate to keep him as the Toon look to build on their superb display this season.
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