Date: 22nd May 2008 at 10:09am
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The agent of Arsenal target Samir Nasri has revealed that Olympique Marseille have accepted Arsenal’s offer for the player after claming the player is considering Arsenal’s offer.

The Gunners wouldn’t be able to speak to Nasri had their offer not being accepted, or in this case, had they not met the magic number that triggers the playmakers release clause.

However, it appears to me that Nasri’s agent is setting the Gunners up for a fall and is merely trying to raise the player’s profile and possibly getting other clubs to come in with better offers.

‘We are not in a hurry. It is true that we are examining an offer from Arsenal, which is interesting for Samir Nasri from a sporting point of view,’ said his agent Jean-Pierre Bernes.

‘But I have also received other offers.’

It wouldn’t be the first time Arsene has been thwarted in his transfer plans after players agent have revealed transfer talks before only for Real Madrid to steal the targets at the last second.