Song set to earn contract
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alexandre Song is poised to complete a permanent move to Arsenal.
Alexandre Song is poised to complete a permanent move to UEFA Champions League finalists Arsenal.
The Bastia youngster appears to have done enough to convince Arsene Wenger to change his loan deal into a permanent arrangement.
The 19-year-old is expected to sign a contract within the next week or so after making seven appearances in all for the Highbury outfit, including two in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Robert Pires continues to be strongly linked with a move to Villarreal in the French media.
The midfielder has been holding out for a two-year contract with The Gunners and has agreed a deal for that length of time with the team beaten by Arsenal in the Champions League semi-finals, providing he fails to prolong his stay in North London.
Both players will be in Wenger's squad for the mouthwatering final against Barcelona in Paris.