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  28/11/2014: Arsenal set to bid for Ledesma?
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Cristian Ledesma's agent Vincenzo D'Ippolito took some time out to speak to Radio IES regarding his clients future amidst transfer speculation that the midfielder may be on his way out of Rome in January;

"Yes, I can confirm that the rumours coming out from England are true. Arsenal are interested in Cristian. There has been some discussion with the club (Arsenal) and we will see if there is an opportunity to continue further with the discussions soon". 

"To have a club like Arsenal following you is very pleasing for the player. Cristian is an important and highly valued player, so it is normal that clubs will have an interest in him".

The naturalised Italian is a fan's favourite who has been with Lazio since 2006 and notched up nearly 300 appearances, but his time at the club may be coming to a premature end. He is struggling to find a place in Stefano Pioli's new look Lazio and if reports linking him to Arsenal are true, then he may well reconsider his options in the upcoming transfer market. 

Arsene Wenger is desperate for a deep lying midfielder and with recent injuries to Mikel Arteta and Jack Wilshere it is even more certain that the Gunners will spend in January to reinforce their central midfield. Ledesma would be a reliable,  experienced and well priced option so a serious bid may not be far away.

Author: Boris Pechev
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