Anorak News | Transfer Balls: Arturo Vidal moves to Arsenal and Chile becomes Italy

Transfer Balls: Arturo Vidal moves to Arsenal and Chile becomes Italy

by | 29th, June 2015

Transfer Balls: The Daily Telegraph says Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have beaten Manchester United to Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

They have?

Arturo Vidal, the Juventus midfielder, appears set to join Arsenal this summer after reports in Chile claim the 28-year-old has signed a deal with the north Londoners… despite United’s interest in Vidal, it now looks like the player will join Arsenal who have agreed a £21 million deal for the player, according to Chilean newspaper La Stampa.

The Indepedent cites the same source for its Vidal to Arsenal story:

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The only problem with the Tele and Indy’s stories is that La Stampa is not a newspaper in Chile. They speak Spanish there. La Stampa is Italian for ‘The Press”. And there is a newspaper in Italy called La Stampa. 

The Daily Mail gets that part of the Vidal story correct. But it fails to link to the story.

And on La Stampa’s website there is no news of the transfer.

But we did find this:

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We can’t find that radio interview, and on Feler’s twitter account he makes no tweet about Vidao to Arsenal.. But this tweeter does:


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Such are the facts.

Posted: 29th, June 2015 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Reviews, Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink