0,,14656260-EX,00Fiorentina thought they had tied wanted midfielder Felipe Melo’s future to the club but the contract extension seems to have proved of no use as according to their transfer chief Pantaleo Corvino, negotiations are taking place with Arsenal.

Here is the statement that appeared on the Italian club’s official website:

“The director [Corvino] points out that Arsenal FC are the only club that has come close to [Felipe Melo’s] release clause.

“Fiorentina, in turn, has proposed that the clubs reduce the amount of this clause by entering into negotiations the right back Eboue.”

It would be nice if Melo is bought as we desperately need a holding midfielder. But if it is a swap deal involving Eboue, I surely will not be pleased at all. Eboue is our only good enough back up right back and that is his best position as well. Arsenal need him and I don’t think he should be sold unless an adequate replacement is bought. Again, lets wait and see what happens. I am sure Arsene Wenger would not be eager to let Eboue go.