Arsenal made a loan approach for Aleksandr Kokorin of Dynamo Moscow during the summer transfer window, confirms player’s agent.
In the final days of the summer transfer window back in August there was a rumour linking Arsenal to Dynamo Moscow’s attacking midfielder cum forward Aleksandr Kokorin that hit the headlines repeatedly.
Reports saying, Arsenal tried to make a late bid to rope in the 24 year old Russian when their first choice Karim Benzema didn’t want to leave Real Madrid and Wenger was keen to bolster his attacking unite by signing a No.9 at the last moment. British media also claimed that Manchester United, PSG, Tottenham and Zenith St Petersburg all were keeping an eye on the Russian but Arsenal was far ahead who actually made the bid.
Now Kokorin’s agent Cyril Loginov has confirmed that Arsenal had a loan bid rejected last August, “there was a proposal, it was examined and refused. If I am correctly informed – it was absolutely correctly refused.”
He also gave Wenger fresh hope to sign the Russian in January Transfer Window, “Aleksandr still has the chance to move in future and not just to Arsenal.” The Gunners boss still monitoring the Dynamo Moscow striker.
Dynamo boss Andrei Kobelev also revealed the reports were true, “There were substantial discussions on Kokorin, but it did not happen. We vetoed a lone. I believe that Alexander deserves more than a lone.”