Song links up with Gunners
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alexandre Song has linked up with Arsenal for their pre-season trip to Austria.Alexandre Song has linked up with Arsenal for their pre-season trip to Austria.
The Bastia defender is aiming to clinch a move to Highbury, with Arsenal having opened talks with his club.
Bastia are hoping to receive é¼4 million (£2.7 million) for the Cameroon international after confirming they expect to sell the teenager.
But before Gunners boss Arsene Wenger sanctions the transfer, he wants to take a look at Song in training.
Wenger has invited the powerful centre half to the club's training camp in Austria, where he will assess Song before pushing through with a bid.
Joining Song in Austria is Philippe Christanval, who is currently on trial with The Gunners after being released by Marseille.
Christanval played in Arsenal's friendly win at Barnet on Saturday and has a few more days to convince Wenger he merits a contract.