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Nasri reveals Arsenal offer

Agent claims Frenchman is considering Gunners move

By Lewis Rutledge.   Last Updated: 21/05/08 5:10pm

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Nasri: Arsenal offer

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Arsenal have made an offer for Marseille's highly-rated playmaker Samir Nasri, according to the player's agent.

The 20-year-old Frenchman only recently signed a long-term deal with Marseille but he has been linked with a move to one of Europe's top clubs for some time.

It was reported earlier this week that Arsenal were closing in on Nasri and agent Jean-Pierre Bernes has now revealed that an offer is being considered.

Bernes has also claimed that other clubs are interested in Nasri, but he admits his client is very tempted by the Gunners.

"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," Bernes told southern French newspaper La Provence.

"But I have also received other offers."

Arsene Wenger has been promised funds to spend in the transfer market after Arsenal finished third in the Premier league this season.

Mathieu Flamini has already left to join Milan and Wenger is understood to be keen to bring in a number of new players quickly to strengthen his squad.

Nasri, who has often been likened to Zinedina Zidane, has been included in the France squad for Euro 2008.

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