Gunners tell Barca £5 million and player for Hleb

Arsenal have today told Barcelona they must pay £5 million and exchange Yaya Toure if they are to have any chance of signing Alexander Hleb. The Gunners midfielder is almost certain to leave the Emirates this summer after admitting he can't settle in London. (Daily Star)

Barcelona were apparently willing to bid £8 million for Hleb, but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was not willing to let the Belarus international away that cheap. He has now purposed that Barca offer midfielder Yaya Tour (brother of Arsenal defender Kolo) and £5 million to secure Hleb's services.

I personally think the Camp Nou will be the final destination of Hleb, but wheter or not Arsenal get what they want for him is another question. Hleb, 27, has spent three years at Arsenal, becoming a firm fan favourite in that time and I am sure all Gunners fans will be sad to see him go, when he eventually does leave.