Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Clint Dempsey Set To Join Arsenal

Arsenal are closing in on signing Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey as the transfer window comes to a close.Fulham do not want to sell the club's key attacker but privately accepts that they will be unable to fend off Arsenal if the north Londoners match the valuation of £10 million for the American, who is highly regarded at Craven Cottage and has two years remaining on his contract.The Gunners made their initial move for Dempsey before Sunday's 8-2 humiliation at Manchester United after Arsene Wenger identified the American's versatility and experience as qualities that can improve his threadbare squad.Sources close to Dempsey say he has aspirations to play in the Champions League after joining Fulham from Major League Soccer in January 2007.Dempsey was Fulham's leading scorer last season with 13 goals, including 12 in the Premier League. He has already added another two in the Europa League this season and scored in his team's 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United on Sunday.Fulham coach Martin Jol is ready to make a late move for FC Twente's Bryan Ruiz if he loses Dempsey. The 26-year-old Costa Rican has been closely tracked by Fulham during the window and has admitted that he is open to a move to England.

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